Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog 2014

                                                              2 Bags Full


Hi there , if you are new to my blog , welcome , it is always nice to have visitors and I really appreciate  my faithful followers . My name is Sheila and I live in rural Nova Scotia which I love and I often share photos of my surroundings as well as my quilting .  I am so happy you could stop by today for the Grow Your Blog 2014 that is hosted by Vicki of 2 bags full  , this is my first time taking part in this event and I know it will be a lot of fun discovering new blogs and making new friends far and wide .
 I have been quilting since around 2000 but sewing since I was knee high to a grasshopper , I watched and learned from my mom and my grandmother . I started out making clothing for my dolls but then  in highschool ,I made my own clothes and did so for many years UNTIL the quilting bug hit and since then I have been mostly doing patchwork and very rarely some clothing for my granddaughters .
A few years ago I got bit by another bug , the fabric postcard bug and it is really quite incurable , I am addicted , so much so I have hosted a few postcard exchanges in the past little while and with plans to do another real soon . Why postcards you may ask , well it is simple really , they are small , can be very creative and fun to make and when I send them out they are very well recieved . It is also a great way to use those small scraps we all collect and they can be embellished as much or as little as you want , fun fun !
 I decided to just do a collage of some of the projects I have done in the past little while ...

This will give you a sampling of the many types of sewing I enjoy , postcards, quilts, aprons, pincushions , needlecases and bags . My hands are usually busy with something and I didn't include any embroidery here but that is also something I love to do . I know there is a very long list of blogs to visit so I won't keep you but I sure hope you will return and visit often .
How about a small giveaway , I will make two postcards and leave the back blank so you can send them to whoever you wish , your choice of theme , how would that be ?
 Thanks again for stopping by today and enjoy the rest of the hop . It has been so very nice to meet you .
 hugs Sheila

92 comments:

  1. Hi, Sheila. You have been busy - nice projects. I was reading some of the blogs on my reading list when yours came through. I had forgotten about Grow Your Blog as I have been travelling. Maybe next year I will get a chance to participate too.
    Cheers
    Judy

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  2. Sheila, I have been following you for quite awhile and enjoy your blog post. You are very talented and inspiring! A postcard with a spring, garden flower theme would be awesome right now! Thanks so much for the giveaway offer!

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  3. Hi Sheila i am a happy follower and i enjoy seeing the projects you make,you are very clever my friend.xx

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  4. Love your collage and your post cards are so pretty.

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  5. Although I have made many postcards, they are fun to make. Thanks for the collage of your creativity. I always like popping by to see what you're up to.

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  6. Shelia, I already follow on bloglovin. I think the postcards are great, but I have not made any yet. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  7. Hi Sheila, I already follow you from Australia and I love to read your blog and see pictures of what you are making and where you live.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  8. Hi Sheila. I hope you get a lot of new visitors who will love all the eye candy you always provide your readers

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  9. You are spreading your addiction and have me enjoying making postcards now:) Thanks for that, it is a fun pasttime. Your collage is pretty and good idea, too. I'm happy to have met you through blogging.

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  10. It is always a pleasure to visit your blog and see what you have been up to..
    I can relate to the quilting bug and not dressmaking anymore.
    Also I have enjoyed participating in your postcard swap .look forward to the next one.

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  11. Hi Sheila, I'm Beth one of Vicki's GYB party volunteers. Your quilting is gorgeous girlfriend... I am quite jealous!:D I hope you have lots of fun at the blog party and wish you much success at "Growing Your Blog"!
    Hugs and have a great weekend,
    Beth P

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  12. Hi Sheila
    I'm already following you and I love seeing your creations!
    I would love to win one of your postcards!!!

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  13. How lovely to meet you on the blog party. I haven't tried to make a fabric postcard yet. I started sewing last year and have made lots of pincushions, fabric baskets, bags, and a couple of quilts so far. Thank you for sharing a surprise giveaway too, hand made gifts are always the best.

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  14. Love those small projects. Great stash busters, and its nice to sit down and finish up a project or two in an afternoon. Your so inspirational!

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  15. Good luck with the "Grow Your Blog" hop. Hopefully you get lots of new followers. Those of us that already follow know what a great blog you have!

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  16. Nice to meet you. I had never heard of the fabric postcard. Would love to learn more about that.

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  17. Hello from another 'grow your blog' participant. Are you enjoying this party as much as I do?
    Evalina, This and that...

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  18. Hi Sheila. Your sewing looks lovely.

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  19. Hi Sheila, thanks so much for your kind comment on my post. :))
    Isn't Grow Your Blog a fab idea, and it's fun visiting new blogs. Hope you get lots of lovely new followers. :)

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  20. Hi Shelia. I do follow you and enjoy stopping by to see your wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Hi Sheila - It is so nice to meet another Canadian quilter. I'm from Ontario. I would love to be entered in your give-away. I hope you'll drop by my blog for a visit if you have time!
    Karen H
    http://faeriesandfibres.blogspot.ca/

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  22. I always love to read your blog and take part in the postcard swaps... Hope you get lots of new visitors... Please don't add my name in the giveaway being a long term visitor!!!
    Hugz

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  23. Hi Sheila, So nice to meet you through the GYB party, you certainly do very beautiful work.

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  24. i am a long time followerin this blog hop to.

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  25. Hi Sheila, Very nice to see the wide variety of work you do. Looking forward to reading more posts

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  26. HI Sheila...thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is super and all of the work you do is lovely! Enjoy Grow your blog day!

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  27. You've created so many beautiful items, keep 'em coming! Postcards would be lovely!

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  28. It's nice to learn a little more about you! I can't wait to come visit sometime in the near future.

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  29. I like your projects. I have never seen a fabric postcard. Wouldn't they get ruined in the mail?

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  30. I have been a follower for some time. Great work on many things. Happy growing :)

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  31. Oh my, you have been busy!!
    Thanks for stopping by yesterday and leaving a lovely comment :) I'm now a follower so I'll be back when it's less frantic - still catching up from the GYB party...

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  32. 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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  33. wonderful projects. I am visiting from gyb and just started following you!

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  34. Hi Sheila - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog party! I'm here from BC - it's great to find a fellow Canadian. Love all your projects! Looking forward to getting to know you - new follower!

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  35. Thanks so much for sharing, Sheila. Love your blog

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  36. Sheila, what a beautiful part of the world you live in. I love reading your blog, and seeing your projects, inspiring! If I was to win one of your post cards I don't believe I would give them to any one else but ME, they would be MINE!ALL MINE!! LOL Have a beautiful day.

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  37. hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :
    elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com

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  38. Thanks for visiting my blog, and welcome as follower. I will be a follower of you on Bloglovin. Your quilts are beautiful! The quilt with the houses is my favorite. I also liked the winter and house postcard. I am afraid I will never be more than a small project quilter, but I love to do that. If I should win in your give away,maybe some spring and flowers?

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  39. Hi Sheila, Thank you so much for stopping to visit me and your sweet comment.You make some very pretty things! And the photos of Nova Scotia are lovely - I have always wanted to visit. I have followed you on Bloglovin'!

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  40. Lovely banner, I live in the AB north so it looks very familiar!
    Happy to meet other Canucks!

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  41. Thanks for sharing your projects. I love them all.

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  42. Quanto movimento por aqui! Este projeto é muito interessante! vou ficar atenta para participar em 2015.
    Citei você num post sobre os postcards que fiz. Se puder vá até o jeitomineirodeser.blogspot.com.br . Obrigada!
    Um abraço!

    How much movement here! This project is very interesting! I'm staying attentive to participate in 2015.
    I mentioned you in a post about the postcards I made. If you can go to the jeitomineirodeser.blogspot.com.br. Thank you!
    Hugs!
    Egléa

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  43. Hi Sheila. So happy to meet another quilter! Thanks for visiting me.

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  44. I love the quilting bug....I've been a GFC follower...augh a Spring postcard would literally make my day...inbetween sewing projects today I wanted to adventure on my long weekend walk...but unfort. the weather did not agree...stop by: myplvl.blogspot.com WIth smiles! V

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  45. Postcards from heaven, to sew and enjoy twice.

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  46. Hi Sheila,
    You have many beautiful projects in the pictures here. Currently I'm following along with Bonnie Hunters Celtic Solstice and wondering what possessed me to think the King size was a good idea.
    Nova Scotia sounds like a lovely place to live. I will look forward to seeing different pictures on your blog!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Lyn

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  47. Hi Sheila, I am a follower, I have been wanting to make post cards but not sure just how to. Would love to win yours. Thanks

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  48. Hi Sheila, Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Judy in Colorado
    judy@atticraggedys.com

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  49. Hello Sheila. Nice to find out some things about you. I often pop in and have a look at your blog but don't always leave comments.

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  50. Hopping by on the GYB party. Love seeing your projects and think the postcard hop sounds fun.

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  51. Lovely to see some of your beautiful projects grouped together! xx

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  52. Hi Sheila, thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. I don't sew but love quilts. Especially small art quilts. I've also seen some lovely fabric postcards out there in blog land. If I had to sew anything, it would definitely need to be on a small scale. :) Wishing you all the best, Tammy

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  53. I have enjoyed reading your blog and I have so glad we connected through blogging.
    What a nice giveaway. I have admired your creative postcards and would love to own one.
    Have a great year blogging.

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  54. Hello Sheila
    Lovely to meet you via Vicki's GYB party!
    You're the first blogger I've met from Nova Scotia.
    There is so much Inspiration here - some wonderful projects and links.

    The fabric postcard sounds great.
    Are you able to point me in the direction of a tutorial?
    I think it would be a perfect way to start quilting for a newbie - not too overwhelming for a newbie!

    Love the sound of your hand made giveaway.

    I'm following you now so I'll be back again when this party quietens down!

    I would love you to come over and meet me and enter my Giveaway - a vintage fabric and lace collage.
    Have fun and enjoy the party!
    Hugs

    Shane

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  55. Hi Sheila,

    How lovely to meet you! I am not in a hurry to visit all the blogs -- I take my time to read all and everything. After all, the real purpose of this party is to get to know bloggers -- and maybe new friends, isn't it?

    Your projects are all interesting and beautiful. I will be sure to come back to see more of your artwork. :)

    It's kind of you to offer a fabric postcard as a door prize. If I were the lucky winner, I would choose a western theme. :)

    Lots of greetings from Germany,
    Birgit

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  56. Lots of great-looking projects, and the postcards are so fun!

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  57. Hi Sheila! I'm visiting from the GYB party. I love your mystery quilt. I love sending postcards and I've been noticing a rising trend in using paper cards instead of emails on holidays, so I'd like to be entered in the giveaway. All the best, Ana

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  58. I have followed you for awhile and really enjoy seeing what you are making. I liked the collage of things you have made. Wonderful projects.

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  59. Poppin' in along the blog party route. What nice work you do here. And I love the post cards... Enjoy the blog party...I'll be back! Aloha

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  60. Your quilts are beautiful as are the collages (or is it collage, can't remember right now...). Visiting via Vicki's GYB party and enjoying your blog. I'm a big fan of postcards!

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  61. Beautiful work! I found your blog via the grow your blog party. I am a new follower via Bloglovin'. :)

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  62. just stop by from the blog party. love your site. I never seen stitching postcards. I am a newbie to the scrapbooking cards and I bought a sewing machine this last summer for the purpose to stitch on cards. Have a lot of other sites to check out. hope to see more.

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  63. Your work is great and I would love to have two of your postcards. Thanks for the chance to win. Jackie

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  64. Very lovely work - thank you for sharing.

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  65. Waving Hello from snowy cold (presently stormy) NB. Dropping by on the GYB party- I'm finally finishing off visits to the last groups on the list! Whew! It's been a long list but what fun it has been!

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  66. Greetings from the Pacific Northwest. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  67. Hi Sheila, I love your blog and I will become a follower although I've had you on my Bloggers Cruise Bookmarks for quite some time. LOVE LOVE LOVE your postcards! Thanks for following my blog!

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