Saturday, January 19, 2013

Welcome to the Party!

There's a party goin' on!  I'm so glad you were able to come!  There are lots of wonderful people, great things to see, interesting stories, and endless inspiration.  There are hundreds of guests.  You and are are just a few.  The gracious host is Vicki at "2 Bags Full".  She came up with a wonderful idea for us to find new blogs to follow, meet other bloggers, and make new friends.  I loved the idea and didn't hesitate to join in on the fun.  My blog is just one of 400 that signed up for this international event.


When you visit my blog you'll find stories and pictures of things that I love to do...knitting, crochet, weaving, sewing, quilting, needle felting and more.  You'll find yummy recipes that I create using fresh, delicious ingredients.  You'll see stories of my adventures in travel, camping, and exploring slot canyons, caves and other exciting and beautiful places in the western United States.  You'll see lots of beautiful wildflower photos.  And, you'll enjoy stories about my wonderful family, including our adorable Airedale, Salsa and our soon to arrive new baby kitty, Penelope (we just picked her out at the shelter yesterday and get to bring her home on Monday...we're so excited!).

This month, I'll be having give-aways!  I'm still working on what the prizes will be.  So, be sure to come back and see.  To enter, simply leave a comment each time you stop by.  I love comments!  They add smiles to my day.  I try to respond to each and every one of them.  If you don't receive one, it's usually because the comment has a "no-reply" on it and no email address to write back to.  Each comment from all of the January posts will go into the drawing(s).  You can receive one entry for each blog post that you comment on.  If you're a follower or become a new follower, you'll get an additional entry.  I'll be drawing the name(s) of the winner(s) on February 1st.

I hope you'll come back for more visits.  While you're visiting today, click HERE to pop over to Vicki's to find more party goers and wonderful bogs to visit.  She has all the participants listed and linked so you can easily visit lots of them.  Have fun!

60 comments:

Derrith said...

Hi! I must tell you that your "Snuggle Sack" set is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. What a lucky grandson!

Art and Sand said...

I'm here via Vicki's party and am your newest follower.

Can't wait to see what you have been working on.

Art and Sand said...

I'm here via Vicki's party and am your newest follower.

Can't wait to see what you have been working on.

Terri said...

Hello! Nice to meet you : )
I have enjoyed your post and I had a look around and saw your lovely creations! I am sorry though to hear about Duchess....truly. It was so kind of you to write a post about how it happened to warn us. My yorkies Emma and Betsy have had that shot before. I didn't know what it was, but I will be very careful not to get it again. Again, I am so sorry about your sweet kitty!
Hugs,
Terri
artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Hi, I'm visiting from the party. I had never come across snuggle sacks before. My grandson was a preemie and these would have been perfect to keep him warm and comfortable. Have fun today.

Quinn said...

Thanks for visiting me earlier at Comptonia - I am now your newest follower! I read a couple of your posts - that bowl is fantastic! - and will be back for more :)

Shanda said...

Hi!! Going through the GYB blogs and I'm a follower now :)

Di Lewis said...

Hi! Peeping at other posts ..your knits are grand! Dianna

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

I found your blog very interesting.I will put your blog on my blog list and become your new follower.It seems to me,that we have similar hobbies.

Greetings.:)
Bernadett

Kaisievic said...

Hi, Kaye here from Kitten Stitching. I have found your blog via Grow your Blog Party. I have had a good nosy around and your blog is great. You are very talented with your crafts. So sorry to hear about the passing of Duchess but thank you re the warning about the injection I will keep that in mind if it is ever suggested for our two "boys": Milo and Furio.

Please come for a visit at http://kittenstitching/blogspot.com

hugs, Kaye

Kaisievic said...

Hi, Kaye here from Kitten Stitching. I have found your blog via Grow your Blog Party. I have had a good nosy around and your blog is great. You are very talented with your crafts. So sorry to hear about the passing of Duchess but thank you re the warning about the injection I will keep that in mind if it is ever suggested for our two "boys": Milo and Furio.

Please come for a visit at http://kittenstitching/blogspot.com

hugs, Kaye

Velody Dark said...

Hi so nice to stop by and visit. I have two small children too. I hope you figure out what food us affecting your daughter soon.

Happy blog party!

Velody
www.treegoldandbeegold.com

Fun With This and That said...

The hop is so fun hope to meet more friends
Laura

Sarah Jane said...

Your blog certainly sounds very interesting! I'm really looking forward to following :-)
Sarah xx

PS thanks for the comment you left on my blog <3

Jay said...

You sound like a girl after my own heart!! I amazed at how many people out there are of like minds! Come visit me sometime!!

Maureen said...

So glad to have found you via Vicki's party! Can't wait to see pics of your new kitty. How exciting! I have three cats, 1 dog, 2 birds, fish... yeah, I love animals. I'm your newest Follower!

Hooked on Quilting said...

Hi, just wanted to stop by and say, "Hi!" I love to do it all, too!

Stop by soon!
http://airolgmd.blogspot.com/

nonniescedarchest said...

The snuggle sacks are sooooo cute. I enjoyed your blog. Can visit me at nonniescedarchest.wordpress.com
Will be back soon. This blog party is fun!

Charlsey

Shirley said...

Hi Welcome to the blogging party, I have enjoyed reading your blog. I really like your knitting which would work for those tiny little people. I enjoyed reading the previous post. Have a great weekend. A Missouri Friend.

mitz said...

... the ** fur-kid ** family is growing.. such FUN.. you mentioned there were 400 in this.. where do I find the whole list.. there isnt that many listed on vicki's blog.. thanks for letting me visit..
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

KarenB said...

Looks like your party is going well! Congratulations! I hope Penelope fits in perfectly.

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I found you via Grow Your Blog - such an excellent concept. I love your blog title, so I just had to stop by :)

EvalinaMaria said...

You have a very lovely blog. I'm a new follower and a 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

Evalina, This and that...

kareninkenai said...

What a wonderful blog. I am going to be a new follower - and, really like the knitted hand towel - will go to Ravelry and try to find it. Thanks for the link. I am coming from Vicki's Party - enjoy. www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com (www.karendorcas.com)

girlunwinding said...

Glad to see you at the party. You know I am already a follower ;-)
~Dawn

Tammy said...

So sorry to hear about Duchess' death. I know that must have been very hard. Salsa sure is pretty. I had a wire-haired fox terrier years ago -- same kind of look, but much smaller. :) Good luck with the elimination diet. I made a lifestyle change 8 years ago, lost 30 pounds and do my best to eat right. I've been vegetarian for the past few years. By the way, I'm stopping by for the grow your blog party. Have a great day! Tammy

Maggie said...

Just popped in, via Vicki's place, to say bonjour and will definitely be back again, I'm your newest follower.

Magdalena said...

Your blog is so interesting. I wish you good luck with your elimination diet. We have some of these problems, too. But fortunately only a few ones. Your knitting is marvelous. I'll certainly be a follower. Thanks to Vicki!I have a translation button, but it doesn't see to work always, Vicki told me it's perfect, another blogger couldn't use it. So I'll do my best to practice my English.
Magdalena

Beth Pearce said...

I have enjoyed so much reading your blog entries. I am not currently writing in mine, just reading others - maybe I will get back to that. I have knitted for probably 60 years and learned to crochet and needlepoint and cross stitch when I was a young mother in Homemaker's Club. Right now, I mainly cross stitch, but I have had fun knitting those ruffle scarves for my daughter and daughter-in-laws. I have added myself to your followers, and am looking forward to your future posts!.

Roxie said...

YOu gifted stitcher! I am very greedily getting in a comment or two to be entered into your drawing!

Roxie said...

And here's another comment. I'm hoping to increase my chances! ;-)

Roxie said...

You do such beautiful work, and you are such a wonderful blog buddy. All these newbies are in for a big treat here!

Roxie said...

You do such beautiful work, and you are such a wonderful blog buddy. All these newbies are in for a big treat here!

thewovenspoke said...

I found you via the blog party and you have a lot of nice stuff to read about and some same intrests that I do. I am a new follower to!

Debbie said...

Hi,
Your blog is great. Love the knitting. I'll be following your updates on the elimination diet.

Carolyn Phillips said...

Hi, I am here from the GYB party as well. I love the description of your blog and the things you make. Great to meet you.
Carolyn
http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/grow-your-blog-party.html

OneOldGoat said...

I just love the snuggle sack! Congratulations on becoming the parent of a new kitty!

Beth

StarTraci said...

Hi! I'm visiting from Grow Your Blog! Looking forward to seeing your adventures and your crafts.

Happy blogging party!
:-)
Traci

Ziggyeor said...

I enjoyed looking at your projects. I'm sorry to hear about your kitty. My ferret Ponder went the same day too. I'm glad you're getting another kitty. My hubs didn't want more ferrets so we haven't gotten another pet yet.

Tamatha said...

What a fun blog! I'm party crashing a bit but enjoying all the blogs listed. The snuggle outfits are adorable and look so comfy for baby!

Donna said...

Just found your blog as part of the Grow Your Blog party and I enjoyed looking at your projects. The snuggie is adorable.

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. It's great to find another health conscience blog. I'll enjoy learning from you.
Sharon

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Visiting via Vicki's GYB party; nice to meet you. I'm also having giftaways.

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. Look forward to keeping up with your new posts.
Sharon

Cathi said...

I found your blog through the Grow Your Blog event. I was so sorry to read about Duchess. I'll be back as I can't wait to see your new kitty.

Sherrie {Bird Lady} said...

Stopping by from the Grow Your Blog party. Love some of the knitting projects I have seen on some of the blogs.

- Sherrie (Bird Lady)

http://www.birdladyblog.blogspot.com

kathyinozarks said...

Hi I found you threw the blog party, I love doing all kinds of things too weaving, needle felting, quilting, rug hooking-most things natural fibers. I am retired and live in rural Missouri-we love all of our wildlife visitors-i am off to explore your blog Kathy

Neesie said...

I've had a delightful visit to your blog today...I'm a blog party guest whose nipped over from Australia on Vickie's invitation. ;D
I nipped back into your previous posts and oh I feel for your loss of Duchess and also hearing how Salsa is reacting to the changes. We let these adoring pets into our lives which is wonderful and so enriching but it hurts so much when they have to leave us.
I'm making the most of every day that Muffy (my shuh tzu shadow) is able to spend with me. ^..^

Have a wonderful time blog hopping.
Enjoy :D
Neesie ♥

Gabriela said...

Nice to meet you! Come see my blog too! I love the baby outfit!

vicki said...

Oh my gosh-- look at all your comments and new followers!! This is SO wonderful for you!! It's about time more folks get to meet you and your lovely blog-- I'm doing the Happy Dance for you!!
Xoxo
Vicki

Stacy Crawford said...

I look forward to reading more from you. I'm a new follower thanks to the blog party!

Stacy Crawford said...

I look forward to reading more. Penelope is so cute.

Happy Blog Party.

hueisei said...

Nice to meet you at the party!
Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway...
I am a follower and looking forward to more inspiration posts from you :D

karamino said...

Hello, you have a lovely blog. I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Love your knitting - that snuggly little set for a baby boy looks sooo cute! hope you will stop by to say hello,
hugs from Turkey
Nina

Patty said...

Hi, It's nice to meet you from GYB. I look forward to seeing your crochet projects as I have just picked up my hook after it sitting a very long time!

Beth said...

I enjoyed my visit today. Love the snuggle sack, the shawl, and sweet Penelope. You're a talented crafter! Have a wonderful wknd!

Faith... said...

Hi! I stopped by via The Grow Your Own Blog Party!

Your shawl is beautiful and the kitten is so tiny and adorable.

barb said...

I am here for the party and am a new follower babscorbitt@gmail.com

Silke said...

Oooo, I love your blog with all your creative yarn projects! :) And that new kitten is just adorable - I bet she'll be sharing your love of yarn. I've had to hunt down the odd ball of yarn with our cats from time to time... xoxo Silke

Kadee Willow said...

Do you suppose I can still slip in for the drawing? A little late to the party but here I am! Just signed up to follow your blog... I always try to support those in the beginning stages as I know how good it feels to realize that others enjoy what I do! And thanks so much for following mine!! You're so sweet!