Saturday, 25 January 2014

Now joining the fun at Grow Your Blog Party

Good morning everyone and thank you to Vicki for organising the great 2014 Grow Your Blog Party


I'm really enjoying writing my blog and 'meeting' other bloggers online. Only problem is that I'm so new and only have a few followers so far. I love the ones I have got but would like to meet more patchers, quilters, knitters, sewists and crochet friends online. I love all the inspiration, friendship and support the crafting community give each other.

I am married with two daughters and a lovely step-daughter (but I think of her as my daughter too). They each have 2 adorable children ranging in age from 8years to 11 months. I have knitted forever, took up sewing last year and started patchwork last Autumn. I live on the edge of the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales and just 10 minutes from Cardiff.

My WIPS


  • my first hand-pieced and hand quilted sampler quilt. Basted and in the process of quilting
  • my first machine pieced quilt (currently taking a class for this)
  • Classic Meets Modern QAL
  • Hummingbird quilt for my eldest granddaughter Alexandra, age 4
  • Lacy cardi for Isobel, age 11 months
  • Playful stripes cardi for Isobel, almost finished
My first hand sewn quilt



Fabrics for machine piecing class

Classic Meets Modern QAL



My first blog was published on January 5th this year. That's how new I am. Please help me get started by following through the Grow your Blog Party!

Looking forward to linking up

Catherine

29 comments:

  1. Hi Catherine...nice to meet you. Welcome to grow you blog day. I like your "first hand sewn quilt"....very much. congratulations on a beautiful piece. I love handwork as well.

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    1. Wow, that was quick. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. I've just checked yours out and your work is amazing!

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  2. Your work is fantastic :) Welcome to the community of bloggers!

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    1. Thank you! and thank you for visiting too

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  3. I enjoyed my visit to you blog. You seem to catch on to this blogging thing pretty fast..... LOL..... We sure seem to share a lot of the same interests. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  4. following, i too just started last year on quilting and i crochet

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    1. Thank you Barbara. I'm just starting out and so much to learn.

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  5. your quilts are lovely. The little girls are in love with pink and bunnies for such a short time aren't they? The Vale of Glamorgan sounds like a magical place! I would love to visit just on the name alone. I have never been to Wales but have been to England and Ireland. I am looking forward to getting to know you better

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  6. There is a photo of the view from the back garden on one of the earlier blogs. We live in a converted barn on a farm which is nearly 500 years old as far as we know. We have a document to show that the farm was here in 1593. I am a retired midwife married to a retired doctor. We both like travel, good wine and food and new experiences. Neither of us is Welsh though. I was born in the north of England.
    It is lovely to make contact. Please keep in touch via the blog.

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  7. At last I have sorted out how to reply! I seem to have cracked the quilting stitch - not brilliant yet, but I'm happy with it. I prefer the cheaper Clover needles to the black ones, and have sort of found the preferred thimble combination.

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    1. do you use a thimble on the hand underneath too? I enjoyed meeting up for lunch and the "getting to know your machine" course. Have you used it much since? We should meet up for coffee soon. How about Llantrisant sometime?

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  8. great projects. lovely to be visiting you

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  9. Glad to meet you Catherine! Fun visiting GYB party sites! looking forward to following your blog posts. What a great idea to visit ~10 blogs a day - I've been at the list for almost 3 hours now - WHEW! what a wonderful list. Hope we all grow our following! best to you, deborah http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

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  10. What nice work you do! I'm having a ball along the blog party route. Hope you'll stop by for a visit! Enjoy the party! Aloha

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  11. New follower here! Thanks for sharing your blog. I can't wait to read more posts. I am an embroiderer participating in Grow Your Blog too.

    aprilsongstress

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  12. I'm a new blogger too. Just one week for me. You're sure right about so much to learn! I spent gobs of time on line today changing things.
    I'm a new follower of yours now.
    linsquilts.blogspot.com

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  13. wow it's nice to meet you :D It's good to see the projects that you have going.

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  14. Hi! stopping in from the GYB party! Thanks for sharing your blog. Enjoyed reading your posts. Be sure to stop by my blog to be entered in my fabulous fifty giveaway. Happy Bloggin!

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  15. Nice to meet you. I will look forward to seeing your quilting progress. I am also a quilter and am now following you on Bloglovin.

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    1. Thank you Sherry. I'll be popping in on your blog too. Thank you for following!

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  16. Welcome to the blog world. I am loving it! Lots of inspiration all around. I am now following and look forward to seeing all your beautiful projects.

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    1. Thank you Jean. I'm having a great time seeing all the very different blogs and trying to answer all the comments.

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  17. Hello from the Yukon. I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do :)
    Evalina, This and that...

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  18. Hi, nice to meet you here. The hop has been so much fun. I am trying to get every blog in the under 50 group and I am almost there! Happy hopping!

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  19. Hello, New Follower. 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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  20. I am visiting you via the Grow Your Blog Hop and am now your newest follower with Bloglovin. If you get a chance, please visit me at http://meadowbrook-Kristen.blogspot.com/. Happy Stitching!!

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  21. I am visiting via GYB Hop, love your work, will definitely be a follower.

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  22. Hi, I found your blog through GYB Hop. You do great piecing, especially for a new quilter. I love your recent blocks. I couldn't find your Google Connect follow widget, but I think I'm following through Google +. I never know if that one works when I click it.

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