My GYB giveaway is now closed and the winner has been announced HERE
Hello and welcome to my blog! Today is the link up day for the 'Grow Your Blog' party and I am V-E-R-Y excited!! Before I go any further though, I must say a big 'THANK YOU' to Vicki of 2 Bags Full for hosting this fun event!!
For those of you who are new visitors, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Christine and I live in England. I started blogging in April 2013 when I found myself with more time on my hands as my 'children' were all away studying at university. For those of you who already follow my blog, may I take this opportunity to say thank you for your support and encouragement!
My blog is a journal of all my needlework projects both big and small. My first love is patchwork and quilting but I also like to incorporate some embroidery into my quilts as well as making simple sewing projects and occasional crocheted items.
I like to try new techniques. Last year I tried very hard to improve my free motion quilting skills, which was reasonably successful. The highlight being this cushion which I quilted with an all over 'pebble' design that I was very proud of if you don't look too closely!!
This year I have got lots of projects in mind and my challenge to myself is to learn to make a crazy quilt. I am taking an online class run by Kathy Shaw and I am really enjoying it. I am also participating in the CQJP Challenge which is also organised and run by Kathy Shaw. Here is the block (my first crazy quilt block) that I made for January.
I love sharing my projects on my blog and, I also love following and reading other blogs too. They are so full of inspirational ideas and information. I have also been delighted with the wonderful camaraderie and friendship that I have received through the blogging world. As a celebration and, as this is a 'party' I thought it would be nice to have my first 'giveaway'.
The prize will be a mini charm pack (42 x 2.5" squares) of 'Tapestry' by Fig Tree and Co, five flower buttons and a yard (just under a metre) of lace trim all packaged up in a handmade, drawstring bag made with Tilda fabrics.
To enter all you need to do is leave me a comment below. The closing date is Thursday, 12 February 2015 when I will put all of the names into a box and pick one out. The winner will be announced on Sunday, 15 February. Thank you for visiting me and good luck!