Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Grow Your Blog

I’m going to a party – and you’re all invited to come along!

It’s a blog party (of course) and an opportunity to meet new blogger friends. 

Victoria, over at 2 Bags Full, is hosting this party, asking that participants introduce themselves and their blogs, with the possibility of adding blogs to our reading lists and/or adding followers to our blogs.  Many will also be offering give-aways to any who comment – you’ll find details of my give-away at the bottom of this post.  To find the list of participants, simply follow the link on my side-bar.

But first, to the business of introducing myself:

My name is Peg, I’m wife of over 40 years to Grizz who at least pretends to understand why I do what I do and supports no matter what; mother to six, three born to us and three added by marriage; Christ-follower; quilter; cross stitcher; and soon to be grandmother.

This picture was taken last September when we had a rare half hour when we were all together in one spot.  My parents, on the left, were there with us.  The three children born to us are the two boys in dark blue and the girl in the white top standing next to Grizz.  I’m the one on the other side of Grizz, peeking out from behind the shoulder, not sure how that happened LOL! 


This blog was started as a journal, more than anything a quilting journal, when I retired a few years ago.  Even though quilting is the main topic, I’ve included family times, travel adventures, some cross-stitch and even occasional knitting projects, geo-caching treks, volunteer efforts, happenings in the world around me, and sometimes just some words about things I see and hear.

My blog banner includes some of my favorite quilts, and here are a few others:

132.Verna's quilt

136. Adolf's quilt

001. Cowboy applique.jpg032.Black White and Green



047.Black, white and red

106.Life's Colors for Toni


128.CF BOM 2012 kid's quilt

Cross-stitching has long been a passion of mine, and it’s a rare evening when I don’t have a piece in my hands.  Just a few months ago, I completed this years-long project:


It is finally off at the framer’s – I can hardly wait to hang it on the wall, and there will surely be a picture to share!

We love to travel, have a trailer that has taken us on two cross-country trips as well as to Alaska and California and various closer-to-home destinations over the years.  We’ve also enjoyed a few cruises.  Stay tuned for our next travelogue!! 

As I said earlier, we’re expecting our first grandchild in a few months, and I’m sure there will be lots to share when she comes along!  Now she’s about 10 inches long and weighs about a pound, and is very, very squirmy!  She’s keeping us all on our toes already, and much, much care is being taken to ensure that she waits as long as possible before facing the big, wide world out here.



And now for a give-away.  Because I’m a quilter, and I do try to focus my blog on quilting, this give-away will be somewhat aimed at quilters, but I hope others could find these useful.  The winning person will receive the following (these are pictures from the patterns, the actual projects are not yet made):

This little coaster could sit nicely beside your sewing machine.  Pattern found on Made by Ale.  Non-sewers can put it anywhere, and let everybody think they sew! Quilting, free patterns, my sewing machine, ale balanzario
full_450_15354_CathderalWindowPincushion_1 A lovely little pin-cushion based on the pattern found at I Sew Free.  Even if you’re not a quilter, or even a sewer, a pincushion surely comes in handy when something needs to be mended.

I may add in another goodie or two, time will tell!

No requirements other than a comment.  Say, for my own inspiration in deciding what I could add to the package, why don’t you tell me what your favorite hobby is.

If you don’t have a blog, or a Google account, simply send an email (click on my blog profile left side-bar).  Please be sure that you provide a way for me to contact you – in other words, don’t be a no-reply commenter, or put your email address in your comment.

Winner will be drawn on February 15.

Happy, happy blog party!                Blessings, Peg

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