Saturday, 25 January 2014

Grow Your Blog


Hi to any new visitors - I'm so pleased to have you visit.

I've never done any sort of link up party thing in my blog before, but I'm trying new things this year, and I hope you enjoy reading what I have been up to.

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Suzie, I'm Australian and I have one husband, two children, one dog and one cat.  I've been quilting for probably twenty five years, sometimes very productively and sometimes not so much.

Lately it's been not so much.  But I'm trying my hardest to improve that!

I'm into all sorts of needlework - quilting is what is predominately taking up my time but I do enjoy lots of other sorts of hand work.  Last year I brought myself a fancy quilt frame and I want to reinvest some time into my hand quilting.  Not wanting to be lazy (!!) I also have a spinning wheel and two bags of fleece and I want to teach myself how to do spinning too.  Can't be too hard, right?

I've done a couple of tutorials on the blog, a mystery quilt and a block of the month in the past.  I would love to do more this year, and it's on my list of Things To Do.  

I'm constantly to-ing and fro-ing with my craftwork, and can't settle long on one thing.  I hope that will settle down this year.  But at least life's not boring!

Thanks again for taking the time to visit me - I'm going to visit every one of the blogs that Vicki gives us links to so please keep a look out for me on your blog!

Happy quilting!

Suzie


30 comments:

  1. Well I visit you every time you post! It is fun to see how creative others are and sometimes ( most times) it inspires me to let the fabric run through my fingers.

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  2. Hi Suzie, I'm one of Vicki's helpers in the GYB party. Welcome to this fabulous event and I hope heaps of people pop by to say hello. I must say I love your blog as quilting is one of my passions too. Hugs from Melody in Melbourne

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  3. Hi Suzie,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you. I wish I knew how to quilt or knit. You are very talented! I'm into papercrafts. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

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  4. Hi Suzie - it is nice to meet you and I am about to become a follower of your blog. I am a quilter too and I've been quilting for about 30 years. I think we have lots in common including the Dear Jane quilt. I finished my in 2000 and I treasure it. I also am crazy about hexagons and have posted lots of tutorials and patterns on my blog. If you have a few minutes I would love it if you popped on over for a visit.
    Karen H
    http://faeriesandfibres.blogspot.ca/

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  5. Hello from another 'grow your blog' participant. I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do.
    Evalina, This and that...

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  6. hello from barbara from'wonttobequilter' a really good hop

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  7. I just dropped in to say Hi! I'm a new follower! So fun finding new quilt blogs! :-)

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  8. Hi everyone, thanks so much for commenting! I'd love to know how to comment individually back to you all but I can't work that part out yet!

    I'm having a great time looking at all these new blogs and following as many as I can!

    Thanks again

    Suzie

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  9. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment :)
    I'm now a follower, so I'll be back again - but I'm still catching up from the GYB party...

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    1. Thanks, Claire - I'm only a little way through my party links - it does take time when there's so many blogs to find!

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  10. 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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    1. Thanks, Debra Kay! Do you have a blog? I hope to see you around the blogs!

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  11. Hi Suzie, so glad to meet you from the party. I do a little of different things too. and what caught my eye-is I told myself I must learn how to spin this year-it is something I have wanted to do forever and just never took the time to-so we can cheer each other on- Oh and stop by as I am having a giveaway of my hand dyed fabric Kathy

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    1. Ohhh I love hand died fabrics - I'm only a beginner at that too. The spinning thing will HAVE to be done this year - I have two big bags of fleece taking up room, surely it can't be that hard??? Time will tell!

      Thanks for posting, I'll pop over to your blog now!

      Suzie

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  12. My mom is a quilter... Thanks for visiting my redwork/ embroidery blog yesterday. My follow button is working now if you would like to stop back...

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  13. Love your beautiful quilt (tomorrow's post). I don't think it's too busy for a bed quilt, but it would be a fabulous wall piece too. I understand the bumping from one kind of project to another. Quilting and scrap booking are my main crafts but I also make cards and do some needlework and hand work.
    I'll follow and see what your next mystery quilt is...doing the Celtic Solstice at the the moment by Bonnie Hunter. I am in the Pacific Northwest, WA state, USA.

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  14. Thanks for commenting, I do appreciate it.

    I've not got into scrapbooking (probably a good thing, I'd probably fall for that hook line and sinker, I think).

    I didn't get to do the Celtic Solstice yet. It was so busy before Christmas I didn't want to have to rush it, and I would have rushed it, I know I would have.

    I hope you guys are not too cold over there!. I'm sitting in my bathers about to take the children in the pool, it's 45C here today.

    Thanks again for commenting!

    Suzie

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  15. Suzie...ty for visiting my blog...nice to meet you. Your applique quilt is GORGEOUS. What a lovely piece. I love it. Lots of people are doing hexies now...nice to see so many ways to use them.

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  16. Hi Suzie, Enjoyed visiting your blog. Nice to meet you. Thank you for visiting my blog.

    Judy in Colorado
    judy@atticraggedys.com

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  17. Hello Dasha, Stopping by from GYB Party. Lovely quilts. Enjoyed reading through your posts. Stop by for a chance to win my nifty fifty giveaway.

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  18. Love your blog! You have a new follower.

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  19. Stopping by along the blog party route! Lovely quilts you have here! You have a spinning wheel? Go for it! I just bought a drop spindle to give it a whirl! Enjoy the party! Aloha

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  20. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you. I didn't get to join in on the blog hop but I've been visiting the blogs anyway! Such interesting blogs and people. Thanks for sharing your work.

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  21. 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 453 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.

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  22. Hi Suzie--thanks so much for visiting me via the GYBP :) Your quilts are gorgeous! So nice to have met you, Diana

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  23. Hello Suzie, I am visiting from the NSW Central Coast via the GYB party. Almost to the bottom of that huge list! Love all your quilts and your other makes. So you will see me popping in again ;-)

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  24. Your quilts are beautiful - so much variety- thank you for sharing - it was so nice to get to know you during the hop.

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  25. Hi Suzy! A belated thank you for visiting my blog! I'm amazed by your talent with quilting and am inspired to explore your tutorials some day. Cindy from TheCranesNest.com

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  26. nice to meet you! i'm still hopping away... oooh a spinning wheel! I gave it a go and couldn't do it, but I think I could with more practice, are you enjoying it?

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