Saturday, 24 January 2015

Grow Your Blog

Hello and Welcome to my blog!  My name is Christine and I am delighted to be taking part in GROW YOUR BLOG party hosted by Vicki of 2bagsfull.

It would be great to meet new blogging friends and find new sources of inspiration.
That's what I really love about blogging - the sweetest people I 'meet' who are so talented and give me more reasons to craft!
And that's what my blog is all about - I love to craft and stitch.

Cross stitch has probably become my first choice of stitching when I pick up my needle and this is one of my WIP's by Heartstrings, Beth Twist
 But way back in the beginning, I fell in love with primitive style pieces and applique was my 'way in'.
This was one of my first attempts at making something for our home and the sentiment stays the same
 I have been know to make a doll or two~

 I still enjoy primitive style for its warm tones and homeliness~

 Sweet hearts and stars quilt I pieced together~

 Wool applique is another favorite craft and just to have a stash of wool in the cupboard brings JOY!
So that's what I'm about and you are more than welcome to become a follower and come with me on my creating journey.

It's great to have company to encourage each other!

Thank you for stopping by!
Don't forget to visit Vicki and find other blogs to follow.


  1. Hi lovely lady! I always love seeing your beautiful creations - you are talented, my friend :)

    I am very excited about the Grow Your Blog event as this is my first time participating. What fun! :) Hugs to you!

  2. I enjoying seeing all the wonderful things you make. I like that quilt

  3. Is the house pillow a Sarah Sporer design? Looks familiar though not a pattern I have.

  4. Love your blog Christine!
    This post is great!
    Love your doll, and your first attempt!
    And never grow tired of stars and hearts!

  5. I loved the stars and hearts quilt, stunning a real delight.

  6. I enjoying seeing all the wonderful things you make. I like that quilt so much...wonderful blog and lovely stitching x

  7. You have a great blog with beautiful stitching projects. I admire your work. Jo

  8. I love all of your primitive art creations, Christine but the doll with her headscarf and apron has stolen my heart, she is a delight!
    Wonderful to meet you thanks to Miz Vicki, I do hope you'll have a chance to pop over to see me in Normandy later today.

  9. Christine, your needlework is beautiful! And I love that doll! My mother-in-law would do cross-stitch. My eyes bother me when I do but I enjoy admiring others works. :-)

  10. Hi Christine! I love all of your creations! So happy to have a blog friend like you who is so sweet. (You are!)
    Blessings, Jessica

  11. Lovely to read some more about you and see some more of your work! Hope you have fun with the blog party! xx

  12. Hello, I am visiting from the party-I have always loved prims too-have not tried the cross stitch-yet lol
    so nice to meet you

  13. I love all of your lovely projects. Such a treat to see them like that.

  14. An old(in so many ways lol) friend stopping in to say hi!
    Be blessed,

  15. Love your work Christine, you are one talented gal!

  16. All that you create is soooo wonderful! Love everything! And you are super talented! :o)


  17. so neat to see more of your lovely creations!

  18. Blog hopping with “Grow Your Blog”. Its so great to meet you. Thank you for stopping by !! Wishing you the best!!

  19. Blog hopping with “Grow Your Blog”. Its so great to meet you. Thank you for stopping by !! Wishing you the best!!

  20. Your work is beautiful, and is well staged. I visited your shop and those pieces were lovely as well. I also appreciate your witness scattered along your side bar. Your is a job well done. I'll enjoy visiting and sharing your blog.

  21. Hi Christine..
    What a wonderful talent you have! Oh my.. I have always liked the prim style. Your creations are so inspiring to look at. The star with the sheep is one of my favorites.. My sister would really enjoy your blog as well. I'm going to send her the link! She will be so excited. Thank you for the sweet visit to my blog and it's a blessing to have you following along! I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work!
    Best wishes and have fun at the hop..

  22. Hi Christine, lovely embroidery work! I really like the simple shapes and warm color tones that primitives have. Enjoy the blog hop!

  23. I love counted crosstitch, Christine. I did it for years and years, put it aside for awhile, and now I want to start again.
    Your projects are so beautiful!

  24. I love the doll you created! She really tugged at my heartstrings! And thank you for introducing yourself on our blog today and leaving such a kind comment :) I will be following you back!

  25. You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!

  26. Karen I can't find a place to leave my email address to join your blog. What's the best way to do this? Jo

  27. You make such pretty things! I used to be more country in my decorating, but now I tend to be more retro. But, I so like the prim look when it is all put together. Your Santa and quilt is so pretty.

  28. Pleased to have found your blog via the GYB hop. Beautiful and interesting work.

  29. Hi Christine, thank you for your comment on my blog!I love cross stitch too but I am not into primitive designs as they have not really much to do with our trdition.Still I find them very beautiful!I will look around and follow you!AriadnefromGreece!

  30. Hi Christine...visiting from GYB..I learned embroidery when I was 8 - 50 years ago! I did it for years, but then stoped when i learned other crafts, but lately I have been thinking I should pick it back up... I dont' do cross stitch but like stamped and can't find I think I might get into the embelisshed type as your one post shows! They use that on crazy quilts which is what I intend to learn this year!

  31. Hi Christine, I love your work and designs. When I first started painting, I painted mostly primitive folk art. I loved it and still do enjoy a creation now and then offered with my shabby and farmhouse styles.
    Your stitched creations are beautiful. I am a recent new follower and so glad to have met you.
    Have a nice weekend and happy creating.
    Hugs and Blessings

  32. Hello dear Christine
    What a lovely post for Vicki's Grow your Blog party!
    All of your work is beautiful - I adore the sweet little prim doll - I would like to try one of those next.

    I've dabbled in crossstitch too and made Christmas angel stockings for my three granddaughters!

    I'm already a follower - have fun at the party.

  33. Hi Christine, you do lovely work! I used to cross stitch more but the charts got really small, LOL!! Visiting from GYB

  34. I love cross stitching too and right now I'm enjoying doing seams on my crazy quilts with the aid of waste canvas. Thank you for joining in on the party - have fun!

  35. Hi Christine--- Love your star and heart quilt.

  36. Love your doll and your style ~ GYB visiting
    thanks for a fun read through : )

  37. Hi Christine!
    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I love your needlework! I look forward to reading more of your posts.


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