WIPocalypse 2012

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog 2015

Hello everyone and welcome to anyone finding me for the first time through the Grow Your Blog party. This is the third year I've participated and I can't wait to find some new blogs to add to my reading list.

For the newcomers- I'm Sara and I blog from northern Indiana where I live with my wonderful husband, the dog, a 6 year old ninja turtle...


and a pair of 4 month old super heroes (who needs bibs when you can have capes!).



This started out as a blog about my cross stitch hobby but it has grown to include a little of this and that as our family has grown. I'm sure you've noticed the lack of posting from last year and I'm working on correcting that. I spent most of last year being pregnant with identical twins and between the doctor appointments needed for a high risk pregnancy and work and being Mom to the 6 year old there wasn't much time or energy for stitching so blogging got neglected too since I didn't want to keep blogging that I had nothing to show off. January wasn't a great blogging month either as we lost Erich's grandfather and no one has had time or energy for the normal things but February is going to be the month for stitching- we've got cold and snowy weather perfect for stitching evenings, baby boys that are quite content to perfect their scooting and rolling skills on their blanket while they try to gum every toy they can reach, and best of all we have no plans.

So if you hang around here you can look forward to lots of pics both of kids and stitching with a few of the dog thrown in too. I stitch a variety of designers and subjects but I am in love with the BAP so you're also likely to see lots of progress but not lots of finishes. My current focus pieces are these two but there are several more in my pile as you can see on the sidebar...



That's Space Traveler from HAED and Fish City from Stoney Creek and I'm actually working on Fish City now.  I will get a new pic of it in a few days when I have a good chunk of progress to show.

Oh, and in honor of the party there will be a giveaway!  I'm not silly enough to think that the ninja turtle and super heroes of the house are going to give me enough free time to actually stitch a prize this year but I will be giving away a small prize package that will include a few stitching supplies and maybe a few edible goodies too.  Enter by commenting on this post and sometime on the evening of February 15 my personal random number generator will pick a number between 1 and however many comments there are and a winner will be chosen. 

Thanks for visiting! 

22 comments:

Bette said...

Your kids arereal cuties. Looking forward to reading more about their adventures.

Debbie said...

On behalf of Vicki of Two Bags Full and myself, welcome to the Grow Your Blog blog hop! Your stitching is beautiful!
Your family photos are great.
Hope you receive many visitors today.

DJH said...

I love Fish City, and your progress is great.
Your super heros (all 3) are super adorable.

Stephanie Faris said...

Your twins are ADORABLE!!! I can't get enough of that picture. So nice to meet you through GYB.

Jen Barnard said...

I've seen a baby bib on the internet with "these fools put my cape on backwards" on it! It would be perfect for your twins.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Emily C said...

Hello from Pennsylvania. I love HAED, but have not found the time to start one. I have about 8 WIPs and do not wish to have more.

Stitching Angel said...

Kids are so cute and nice stitching. crossstitchangel@blogspot.com.au

Sara Parise said...

My name is Sara too. I'm the mother of a 2 year old dinosaur and two goofy four legged rescue pups. Life is good isn't it? :)
Thanks for sharing!

Sue Kosec said...

You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

Happy crafting!
SuZeQ

Heather said...

Hi Sara! Nice to get to know you and your family! I love cross-stitching, especially the Thomas Kincaid designs and other full landscapes, but have put them aside lately for quilting. I need to get back to one project that has been sitting in my stitching basket for a while, and what better time than winter??

Alexis Borsboom said...

I also have identical twin boys! So I have an idea where you're at. I wish you nights of good sleep.

Our boys will be four in April!

t_ktl at yahoo.com

marygracescrossstitch said...

I have fraternal boy twins. They are seven now but I remember back to the days when along with their older brother we had three boys 3 and under! The old saying "the days are long but the years are short" is so true!
I love Fish City and look forward to seeing your progress.
Mary

Kathy H said...

Your blog is my favorite kind to follow. Some stitching, family and pets. Looking forward to seeing what you are working on.

Gill said...

Lovely to meet you - your boys are gorgeous!
I'm visiting from the UK

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nice to meet you. I'm visiting via GYB from St. John's, NL Canada. Beautiful children.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Wow - you're a busy lady! It's no wonder you don't get a lot of time for stitching with those little sweethearts to dote on. We have a wonderful little 8-mo old grandbaby and life is good. Thank you for inviting us to come for a visit.

Fat Dormouse said...

It sounds like you have had a whirlwind few months, full of joy and sorrow. I wish you and your family well. It has been lovely visiting other blogs through GYB

Threads of Inspiration said...

Sara, no wonder you took a break from blogging! Twins and a superhero need a lot of attention. Good luck with the newest members of your family and maybe you'll find some stitching time. Susan

Joyce Carter said...

Your babies are so adorable. With three beautiful kids to play with, who would want to do anything else?(I can imagine how busy you are though) Thank you so much for your giveaway.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Visiting from GYB, you are one busy lady! Thanks for participating and sharing those wonderful pictures.

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Sara! My name is Kelly and it's so nice to meet you! You have an adorable family and that's what's important! Can't wait to see the rest of your creations!

Arianna Macy said...

Your kids are so cute! And the fish are going to turn out adorable, too.