Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog...and A Giveaway

I am participating in the Grow Your Blog 2014 Party organised/hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full and I hope to meet many more bloggers from around the world by visiting their blogs and, hopefully, as they come to visit my blog as well.  To participate, I need to tell you something about myself and my blog.


Welcome to my little part of the blogsphere...it is here that I post mainly about my sewing, quilting and crafting...sometimes I will post about family as well...I love to share about what I am up to on the crafty front...

I am married to my very best friend and soul mate, we celebrated 25yrs. this past December...we have three children, with one being married with four children and the youngest two still at home...come this fall both with be off to college and I will be an empty nester...I have two furbabies that are my sweet boys...Riddick who is the more calm and laid back sweetboy and then there is Whizzer who is my add little fellow...he has more energy and gumption than is imaginable...both are lovable and never leave my side...even as I write this post they are sitting right next to me...

I started blogging in 2007 as a way to record my crazy quilting journey...I love to sane or traditional quilt, but my true passion is crazy quilting...I never thought that I would be blogging this long...I enjoy meeting new people and forming friendships through blogging...of course you not only meet wonderful people, but through swaps and such you have a chance of connecting with others of like minds...
Epp scrappy stars...a slow work in progress...
Epp scrappy grandmothers flower garden...slow work in progress....
Postage stamp quilt....slow work in progress....
I am a fourth generation quilter, which I think is awesome...even though I started out young I did not really start to quilt until later in life...always just small items...in 2007 all that changed and I became more involved in quilting...in the last year or so I have fallen in love with epp and have several projects on the go...two scrappy and one which is not scrappy...
Crocheted baby blanket for my dd friend...I also enjoy crocheting very much and have four blankets in progress...one of which is almost finished...
Crocheted pin cushion...
Crocheted frilly scarf...
 Current crocheted blanket in progress....
shawl in progress....

I also love working with laces and fabrics while making fabric books and collages...they are quick and very relaxing to make...
book pages in progress....



Embroidery is another area that I truly enjoy and use a lot in my crazy quilts of course...I do not however like cross stitch as it is for me, too time consuming...and I do not like having to count my stitches...




So, on this blog you will find many areas of the crafty version along with those posts about my furbabies....sometimes I post about my family happenings as family is very important to me...

I do hope you will come again to visit and if you do please leave a comment to let me know that you were here...I love getting comments and then being able to answer them back to those who leave me one...I always try to comment back within a day or so of your leaving a comment...if you would like to become a follower that would be awesome as well...I always love having new followers...
 a sweet collage that I have been working on....
Now for the fun part...a giveaway...I will be giving away a collage ( similar to the one above) that I have made to one of my visitors on this post... just leave a comment below and I will be picking a name on February 15th 2014...you do not have to be a follower to participate in the giveaway...do however make sure you are not a "no reply" blogger or your name will not be entered into the drawing as I will have no way to contact you...this giveaway is open to my international readers as well as those who live in the US...
Wendy

40 comments:

Betsy said...

Wendy I am glad I dropped by. I love crazy quilting. I have one posted on my blog. I also share the embroidery bug with you. I hope you get tons of visitors

Lorraine said...

WOW, the first comment! You bet I wanna be entered - you just never know! Great post Wendy.

DeAnna S said...

You are a very talented lady. All of your projects are awesome. I especially love the Grandmother's Flower Garden that you're working on. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

Gina said...

Wendy, I've been following you for quite awhile.. you are very talented and inspiring. I enjoy your blog post! Thanks so much for the collage giveaway offer. The one shown is amazingly beautiful!

Createology said...

Wendy thank you for sharing so many of your creative interests. You have lots of beautiful projects. Be prepared for your blog to grow with this hop. Creative Blessings...

Jane Galley said...

Love your latest lacy collage

Pinnylea Creations said...

Wow Wendy when do you find time to sleep? Love seeing everything you make and would love to enter your giveaway.

prsd4tim2 said...

Hi! I've been following your blog for years now. Hope you have a great response to the blog hop! All the best!

Lorraine said...

Hey girlfriend! I'm on an official visit BUT you know I always enjoy visiting you anyway. So happy to see you are participating in the event and YES, I do want the opportunity for your collage - gorgeous! Have fun visiting those other 600 blogs - wow, fabulous participation. Chat again, Lorraine (GYB volunteer team)

Gill said...

Hi Wendy
I've been following you for a while and I love seeing what you get up to!

Elita@Busy Needle Quilting said...

Wow, Wendy, you're a very busy lady! You're a 4th Gen quilter and I'm the first quilter in 4 generations in my family! All the women have done some type of needlework but I'm the first quilter in a while. Keep up the beautiful work you do!

Shirlee Fassell said...

Just stopping by via the GYB Party. Love your blog!

Ruby Mole said...

Fabulous quilts Wendy. You also make some beautiful crochet and embroidery work. Truly a very talented lady :)

DebraKay Neiman said...

Love the fur babies and the blue crazy quilt. New follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Crochet Bliss said...

Lookin' Good Momma!

Sheryl S. said...

Hello Wendy. What beautiful work. Am here via the blog hop and will be back again to read more of your blog. Very pleased to meet you.

Terry in California said...

HI Wendy I saw that you are another USA swapper in the Mini swap. Your work is beautiful.

Wendy Welsh said...

Hi Wendy.I love the blue crazy patchwork. You are a very talented lady.

karen said...

there are some gorgeous pictures of your work here Wendy. I particularly love the baby blanket....it looks so snuggly.
http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

Bamasphynx said...

what a pretty collage. You do very nice andelegant work. I ahve enjoyed your blog for the past year. Thank you for the give-a-way

Heather said...

Some gorgeous stuff on your craft table. I love your collages they are so beautiful.

Art and Sand said...

Oh my!

your quilts . . . your knitting . . . your embroidery . . . all BEAUTIFUL!

Barb said...

That one blue crazy quilt is simply gorgeous...you certainly are carrying on the tradition of quilting.

It is fun being an empty nester but sometimes lonely....

Sarah and Dan said...

You do a little of everything- so talented!

Quilt Musings said...

your work is beautiful! Can't wait to see what you create next!!

Neesie said...

Hello from Bonnie Scotland Wendy,
Wow you have some beautiful creations here. I'm in awe as I find it amazing if I get to sew a button on. Time restraints not particularly lack of skill although looking at your work I'm seriously lacking.
Your furbabies remind me of a pup we used to know in the Middle East called Macey. He was Muffy's best friend and they played beautifully together ^..^
Enjoy the weekend...keeping cosy of course ;D

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh Wendy
What a fabulous post showcasing a variety of your talents in crazy quilting (love the blue and white one naturally!), your crocheting and knitted pieces, pin cushions and those lovely lacey fabric pages - sooooo pretty.
I would have just the place to put this little collage if I were so lucky to win. I am creating a Friendship Fabric book with fabric creations from blogging friends!
Enjoy the party Wendy!
x Suzy

cmoh said...

Hey Wendy, Wow you do a little bit of every and you do it fabulously. I love your fabric hangings so soft and romantic looking. All the snow looks like fun. It has been lovely getting to know you.

Hugs
Caroline

A Nudge said...

You do beautiful work - so feminine and romantic. Thanks for the chance.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

congratulations on 25 years...hurray! visiting via Vicki's GYBParty and enjoyed your post and getting to know you.

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Simone said...

You just may be a lady after my own heart as far as the type of crafts and projects you love. I've commented on your blog during a past hop or two; I don't have a blog myself but I learn a lot and appreciate bloggers like yourself. Thanks for all of your inspiring post!! I am now following by GFC.

Leslie said...

Visiting from GYB party and because you visited me. You do some fun crafts, many of which I do/did myself. Can't imagine not living an artful life making pretty useful things. Happy arting.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice to meet you. You sure have been busy! Great projects. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn Castrova said...

I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYB party.
I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 430 blog and more to go. Whew a lot of good read and great giveaways too. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is 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. And loving the crafting networks.
Oh thanks for letting me part of your giveaway.

jackie vernon said...

Your blog is great. I love your collages and would love to win one. I am a new follower. Thanks, Jackie

macmillanmarie said...

Your work is lovely. I enjoyed my visit to your blog to learn something of your life. Thank you for sharing.

Gillie said...

I am swooning over the crazy quilting - would love to enter the giveaway! Will be back but I am racing along before Saturday comes!

Patty Antle said...

Oh, I love your projects. I need to make a vintage sampler and I got some ideas from your collages. LOVE the crochet pin cushion - so cute! Nice to meet you!

Allison CB said...

Love teh collage!

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