Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog Day 2014 !!!

Grow Your Blog Day is hosted by Vicki as a way for bloggers to get to know each other, to discover new blogs, and maybe to get some new followers for their own blogs as well. You can click on the button my sidebar to get to her blog, and to see a list of all the bloggers who will be participating today. This is my second year participating in this. Last year was so much fun...I found lots of new blogs to follow. It is just amazing how many great blogs there are out there...this year there are over 500 bloggers participating! I think it will take me quite awhile to get to visit all of them, but I sure will try!

Just a little bit about me...I am a transplanted New Yorker, living in Oregon for the past 20 years (where has the time gone?). My husband and I have two grown daughters, and one grandson, who is the light of our lives. We share our home with two dogs and two cats. I am a librarian by profession. I love to read (surprise surprise!), especially cozy mysteries and biographies; love watching sports, especially baseball; love spending time with my grandson; love exploring new places with my husband; love cuddling with our furbabies. I also seem to have a slight addiction to HGTV and the Cooking Channels!

I also love cross-stitching, and that is what my blog is mostly about. I'm a pretty slow stitcher, but I do get some things finished! This year I have joined a group that is stitching from our stash...we have a small monthly allowance to spend if we choose, but I am hoping to only use that when absolutely necessary. The reason for this is that I have so much stash already...I will never get to the bottom of it! I am also going to try and finally finish some of the pieces I have already started. I am certainly not a one at a time stitcher...it is hard for me to resist starting new things...so this should be an interesting experiment for me!

Some of the bloggers are offering little giveaways on their blogs for this event, so I will do that too. All I can say is that the giveaway prize will be cross-stitch related, but since I am still not quite sure what it will contain, it will be a surprise! I'm thinking along the lines of some patterns or other stash. We'll see! If you are interested, please leave a comment on this post telling me that you want to enter, and please include your email address so I can contact you. Since there are so many blogs participating this year, I will leave this open for four weeks and choose a winner on February 22.

I am hoping to discover lots of new blogs again through this Grow Your Blog Day, and meet lots of new friends. Thank you in advance to all of you who take the time to blog about your lives and your interests, and thank you to everyone who comes here to visit. Please leave a comment if you have time...they are always appreciated!
 

34 comments:

  1. Hello ,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to take part in your giveaway.Lovely presents.:)
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.
    Bernadett

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  2. Nice to see familiar faces! Are you enjoying this party as much as I do? There is so many blogs to visit. I think today I'm just visiting and tomorrow answering comments...
    Evalina, This and that...

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  3. Hi! I'm stopping by via the Blog Party. I'm so happy to have found you. I'm a cross stitcher too and have a blog at http://ravelldsleave.blogspot.com/

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  4. Great to find your blog through Grow Your Blog.

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  5. Hello, dear Lynda! Mm, my giveaway is a bit of a surprise too, lol! Think I am going to print out the list and be a little more organized in visiting blogs! I need to get my SFS list up for Mel to check off, not much, a few DMC threads but I am also going to list yarn purchases too, will be interesting to see how much I spend. And no, I don't need to spend anything either, I have enough thread and fabric, quilting fabric and yarn to last until the next millennium, grin!

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  6. Even though I visit as often as I can, I wanted to be sure to stop by on this party day.

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  7. Great to find your blog through the GYB Party. I love cross stitching and I keep coming back to it...

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  8. Lovely to meet you today on the blog party. I love to cross stitch, and also to visit stitchy blogs to see what other people are sewing. Then I add all the gorgeous designs to my must stitch someday list!. Thanks for a fun giveaway too.

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  9. How do you get involved? I am trying to understand all of this.. i would love to have my name added to the list for your prize and to find out what i need to do to be a part of the grow your blog. I would love to have more awesome blogs to read, new friendships to be made... and inspiration to be found. Thank you.

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    1. Hello!
      I tried to find your blog but could not.
      How can I find out?
      hugs

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  10. How do you get involved? I am trying to understand all of this.. i would love to have my name added to the list for your prize and to find out what i need to do to be a part of the grow your blog. I would love to have more awesome blogs to read, new friendships to be made... and inspiration to be found. Thank you.

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  11. Wow, I didn't realise that there were so many bloggers participating. Fantastic!

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  12. You have such a beautiful blog! I love your cross stitch, look forward to seeing more from you!

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  13. Thank You for visiting My blog and Your nice comment.I love reading too but I don't include it in My blogging,it is fun reading others suggestions though.I do some stitching but haven't in a long while,Wish I could practice more often.I mostly do paper crafts these days.Enjoyed meeting You.Blessings Denise

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  14. This is such a cheerful yellow. I like to read, too, and crafting. A cross stitch prize would be lovely; I'd like to enter.

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  15. Hi Lynda, lovely to learn more about you. I have lots of stash and WIPs, too, good luck with Stitching from your Stash this year. Please count me in your giveaway, my email address is KayeDeP@gmail.com

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  16. Good luck with the stitching from stash.
    Please count me in for the giveaway

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  17. Hello Lynda, lovely to learn more about you. I have lots of stash and WIPs, too, good luck with Stitching from your Stash this year. Please count me in your giveaway, Hugs:)

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  18. Hi Lynda, I can't wait to see more of your stitching :) I think your really brave doing Stitch from Stash! Good luck!
    Please count me in for the giveaway :)

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  19. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  20. Hi Lynda,
    I came via the blog hop and is excited to see a blog full of stitching posts.. I've followed you on GFC.. and love to see more of your posts soon.. do throw my name into the giveaway draw.. *crossing fingers.. nice meeting you.. :D

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  21. Just catching up on your last few posts ~ love your round robin piece! Good to learn more about you ~ good luck with stitching from your stash!

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  22. I love all the surprise giveaways. They are a lovely idea and so much fun.

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  23. Hi, I found your log on the grow your blog list. You have some lovely pieces of stitching. Bravo for the stitch from stash - I thought about it, but being as I'm just back into stitching, my stash pile is small, so decided to skip it this year,! I am adding you toy blog following list.

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  24. I'm happy to be a new follower of your blog and I'd love a chance in your giveaway! typenstitch@yahoo.com

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  25. I'd like to enter for a chance at your giveaway. I have a cross-stitch work in progress that I haven't visited in 3 years. Maybe it's time to dust it off...

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  26. I would love a chance in your giveaway. You have made some beautiful things. I love to quilt and have recently gotten back to cross stitching so your blog has great interest for me. Looking forward to your posts.

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  27. Found you at the GYB party, so nice to meet another stitcher and added myself as a follower too. I'd love to be included in your giveaway.

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  28. I love cross stitching too! So nice to meet you!

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  29. Hi Lynda, Nice to meet you through the GYB hop. Lovely blog you have and I´ll have to return and read more. Hope you will enter my pretty giveaway too.:-)

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  30. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. very beautiful cross stitch - it always reminds me of my grandmother - she was a prolific stitcher. Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Hello Lynda, visiting from Australia via the GYB party. Your stitching is lovely. I have been using stash for over a year now, but unfortunately I think its like rabbits - you know it breeds in the night LOL I don't seem to have made much impression on it.

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  33. Reviewing being a newbie blogger I missed some minor details like making comments... But Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party entries are 600 bloggers. My reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio 24 hours left to go now I just review at much as I can. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.

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