the little prince

the little prince

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog



Welcome to my blog! If you are visiting from Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party, I hope you are having fun discovering lots of new blogs...and that you may find some that you would like to follow as well.

According to Blogger, I have been blogging since 2006, but I know that when I first started, I rarely posted anything. I think that at that time I was so impressed with some really fabulous blogs that I had found, and I just felt that I didn't really have that much to say or share. Over the years, even though I still don't post as often as some, or as often as I would like, I have come to enjoy the experience more.

So...a little introduction. If you look in my sidebar, you will see that my name is Lynda. You will also see that there is no photo there. I do not like having my picture taken. So, I am represented by Flat Lynda, a virtual representation of myself. And until things change in my head, she will just have to do!

We live in Oregon...my husband and two dogs and two cats and me. We moved to the Pacific Northwest from New York 20 years ago, and I have never looked back. I love it here and feel like this has always been home to me. We have two adult daughters, both live close by, and one grandson who is 6. He is the light of our lives. Being a grandparent is the best!

When we lived back East, I was a school librarian.Since we have been living here, I have worked in public libraries, first as a children's librarian and now as a manager. We are in the middle of a building project that is taking up much of our time and energy. I just realized that I have been a librarian for over 40 years...and it's still fun!

My interests include reading, especially cozy mysteries and biographies; watching baseball; spending time with my family; exploring new places, cuddling with our furbabies, and cross-stitching.

I started this blog as a place to share my stitching, and that is still the main focus. There are many stitching blogs out there, and I love reading them and seeing the photos of everyone's beautiful work.
I know that there is so much other social media around...Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook...but the reason I still love to blog (and read others' blogs) is because I think that when you blog, you share a special part of yourself and that is really important.

Almost forgot about the prize...not 100% sure what it will be, but I can tell you that it will stitching related! So it will be a surprise prize! Everyone can enter. You don't have to become a follower to enter, just post a comment saying that you interested. The drawing will be on February 15.

Thanks to all the other bloggers who are so willing to share their creativity and their talents with the rest of us. I am looking forward to discovering lots of new blogs today and meeting lots of new friends.

And thanks to everyone who has visited here today. Please leave a comment if you have time...they are always appreciated. And I hope to see you again!

40 comments:

  1. Lovely to read more about you hugs.

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  2. lovely to read about you..
    hugs x

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  3. I loved this post. You are so true about blogging, it is a great way to express your creativity. It is sort of like a journal. I hope you have many visitors.

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  4. Enjoyed your post. I have also joined for the 2nd year of Grow your Blog.
    What a wonderful way to find new friends that have your same interests.
    Please include me in your drawing.

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  5. Wonderful to meet you through your blog. Looking forward to more entries.

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  6. Great post! I like "Flat Linda" reminds me of a story I read as a child about "Flat Stanley"
    Please include me in the draw

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  7. Hi Lynda! I have been a follower for quite awhile and am a fellow grandmother and animal lover. I am also participating in GYB this year. I've always enjoyed seeing your latest projects and would love to be entered in your surprise give away! Thank you!

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  8. Hello Lynda! I'm a long time follower but love to read more about who you are. I worked in my school library during high school and LOVED it. So I can totally see how you have enjoyed it all these years. I would love to be entered into your drawing. I wish everyone Good luck!

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  9. Enjoyed reading about you. Please include me in your giveaway.

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  10. Hi Lynda...on behalf of VIcki at 2 Bags Full...WELCOME to GRB 2015!! You post looks great and we hope the hop brings you many new followers and friends! (PS...you stitiching is beautiful!) Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

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  11. Dear Lynda, Welcome to Grow Your Blog party. Loving the little prince header.. Like you I love cross-stitching as well.Hope you'll made some new friends and have new followers in the weeks to come. Big Hugs from Singapore

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  12. Already a follower, but wanted to say hello! Love watching your progress and would be happy to be included in the giveaway!

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  13. Hi Lynda! I started following you not too long ago. I found your link from someone else's cross stitch blog, but I forget who.

    I am in the Grow Your Blog event too and am giving away a cross stitched pillow tuck, so I hope you'll get a chance to come my blog as well!

    Blessings, Jessica

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  14. Hi Lynda. I enjoyed learning a little more about you. I have been following your blog for a while. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    Linda

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  15. Hi Lynda, visiting via GYB hop. Pleased to find your blog, see your pretty stitching and know more about you.

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  16. Good morning, stopping by for a visit from the blog party-so fun to meet other crafters.
    I am retired now and live very rural I do allot of fiber crafts
    enjoy the party
    Kathy

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  17. I've been a follower for quite a while now, not sure how long but I've always liked Flat Lynda the Librarian. I also don't use a photo for my avatar. On FB I have a Lego Bookseller that looks very much like me!

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  18. Hello.. so nice to get to know a little about you. I have watched this grow yiu blog each year and thot to get involved... i have very few viewers and followers... always ooen to more and more... will watch your blog it it on my favorites now. Thank you for postig this giftaway.

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  19. Great post. I have been following your blog for some time now, but I just learned new things about you. :)

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  20. Heh, Lynda - great post - we've been blogging buddies for awhile...popping in from the GYB party. Love, love my stitching sisters.
    Best wishes

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  21. Hello from Pennsylvania. I love Vicki's GYB party. I always have such fun reading all the blogs.

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  22. Hi Lynda! I'd love to be entered into a surprise prize drawing 😀. I've been enjoying your blog for a few weeks now. Thanks for the background intro. I wish I could have had your job (at least in my romanticized vision anyway!)

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  23. Nice to see your blog again, Lynda. Please include me.

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  24. lovely to read more about you and I am with you on the blogging world ... love this place :) and coooo that's a long time being a librarian ... sooo how many books have you read while you have been doing the job ..lol
    would love to be entered into the draw too :)love mouse xxxxx

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  25. Hi Lynda! I am pleased to be a new follower to share in your tales of cross stitch adventures! Hope you can visit my blog too!

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  26. Hi! I enjoyed reading about you! I visited Portland during the summer--it is such a beautiful area of the country!
    I'd love to be entered in your "surprise prize" giveaway! Thanks!

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  27. Thank you for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed looking at your blog, and I'm now a follower. Please add my name to your list for the giveaway.
    Happy Stitching!

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  28. Hi Lynda!
    Hope you're enjoying GYB Party.
    You have a great blog!
    Nice to meet you.
    xoxo

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  29. HI LInda...following from GYB and will follow you! I learned to embroider at age 8 and loved doing it for many many years thereafter. Now, 50 years later, I am always thinking I should pick it up again, but my eyes don't seem to want to listen to me! Your work is beautiful. And I agree with your assessment of why to blog... I feel the same way!
    Cheri, the quilting nanny
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  30. 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

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  31. I am a follower from Google friends. I enjoy seeing your stitching. Good inspiration for me to get back to cross stitching.

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  32. Hi Linda! I'm visiting your blog via GYB and enjoying scrolling through your beautiful stitcheries. I'm excited about your giveaway...thanks for the opportunity!

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  33. Hi. I'm a textile artist, visiting via GYB, from St. John's, NL Canada. Interesting blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Agree with you that grandparenthood is the best (we have an 8 mo old grandson). Enjoyed seeing your January TUSAL post - fun presentation! Thank you for inviting us to visit.

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  35. Hi Linda, I'm visiting from GYB! Your embroidery is really lovely. Enjoy the blog party! Susan

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  36. Hi lynda, ive come over from gyb party. Its so great to find all of these blogs isnt it? A stitching related suprise giveaway sounds fun.

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  37. Hi Lynda! What kinds of dogs and cats do you have?

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  38. Hello "flat" Lynda. I have always enjoyed cross-stitch and did both of my kid's birth samplers.

    Popped by from GYB. http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2015/01/grow-your-blog-and-repairing-vintage.html

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  39. Hi Lynda, it is scary to put youself out on a blog, you are so right that you are sharing a part of yourself with each post. I hate pictures of myself too, but I bit the bullet and posted one, and I was OK with it after a bit. I used to do a lot of cross stitch, and I need to do a post on my previous projects. Furkids add so much to our lives, we have rescue Welsh Terriers. Enjoyed visiting from GYB.

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  40. Hello from NYC! It sounds like you are living the good life in your neck of the woods. I would love to live there!

    Thanks for having this blog, I love cross stitch. You are so generous to offer a stitchy giveaway!

    - afistfuloflemons @ gmail

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