Saturday, 24 January 2015

Grow Your Blog Party

Hello and welcome to all who find themselves here today, whether a usual visitor or having stopped by for the first time via The Grow Your Blog party which starts today.


This exciting event is organized by Vicki at 2 Bags Full and is a wonderful opportunity to discover new blogs and meet new friends.

I´m Sheryl, English and living in the North of Spain.  I started this blogging adventure just over a year ago as a means of keeping a record of my needlework and since then I have met many worldwide talented friends, so I hope to meet more through this party.  My other hobbies are genealogy, gardening and reading.

Do have a quick look around while you are here and if you like what you see, maybe become a follower.  I love embroidery and applique.


Both these favourite pouches, one a glasses case and one a phone case, took quite a while to make, just embroidering each face took a whole evening, but I am pleased with the result.




I like to include hardanger in some small designs.






or maybe black or redwork.




I also enjoy crochet.




I haven´t done a lot of quilting lately and my `never-ending´ quilt is still without borders and backing. Here it is, really should finish it - perhaps this year.


but I did finish this red quilt (looks pink in the photo) for my mum in law last year.


and knitted  her this little scarf for Christmas.


 Thank you for having stopped by and if you would like to leave a comment on this post, I´ll enter your name in my giveaway which is this little jewellery bag.


Anyone can enter, you don´t have to have a blog or become a follower, all may enter.  One winner will be announced here on this blog on the 15th FEBRUARY.  ( GIVEAWAY  NOW  CLOSED)

Well I hope you have fun with this blog hop and will return here again soon.  If you click on the above link it will take you to Vicki´s blog and the list of all the other participants.

Have fun, I´m off to visit too.

Sheryl




67 comments:

  1. So, so happy to have happened upon your lovely blog all those months ago, Sheryl! The best thing about this blog party is I get to drink in all your gorgeous 'lovelies' all at once; all in the comfort of my chair. This post is truly breath taking! I cannot choose a favourite. Those glorious king and queen purses are amazing; so original. I am sitting here in wonderment as to how you fashioned these. Then my eyes fall upon the beauteous mermaid purses.....sublime! From your lovely mini hardangers, to the swish red work lady, to your lovely quilts, to your pretty crochet, to your........I could go on and on. I am just going to sit here a li'l while longer and be delighted in all this post's gorgeousness!!

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  2. Hi there from me too! I have very recently started follwing you and it has been fun! You make so totally diverse things so you have so many talents. I love your mermaids on the little pouches. ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)com AriadnefromGreece!

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  3. SHeryl your stitching is always so beautiful and I love your attention to detail. The King and Queen are my fav (I love to play cards) Enjoy the blog hop and sure glad we met in last year's GYB event!

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  4. All of your projects are gorgeous Sheryl. I have been following your blog. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    Linda

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  5. Your work and colors are stunning Sheryl. Thanks for showing us your beautiful projects.

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  6. Thank you for sharing your world with us - your work is just beautiful. I have been a follower for a little while and enjoy each of your posts. I off to do some more visiting around the world!!

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  7. You do such lovely work and are so creative with both your stitching and photography. Please enter me in your drawing.

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  8. Hi Cheryl. I follow you already. I love your work. I have a Queen of Hearts tatoo and I have to tell you that QOH eyeglass case is to die for!! Your little jewelry bag is very pretty too.

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  9. Wow Sheryl, can you believe it has been a year? Your projects AND your photography are amazing! You are my first visit on GYB 2015, now I must get some sleep cause tomorrow will be exciting :) Of course, since I make jewelry I would LOVE to win this handsome bag!

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  10. You've got some seriously gorgeous projects! Your creativity astounds me as always!

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  11. I enjoy your blog and have learnt so much from it. I also love hardanger and crochet and I appreciate all the tips I have picked up from you. Thank you very much.

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  12. I love reading your blog, I don't always comment but I love seeing what you make-your work is so beautiful-I especially love your mermaids-enjoy the party
    Kathy

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  13. You are a great artist !! You make so many lovely things and enjoy different kinds of needlework. I always love visiting you and seeing your work:)

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  14. Beautiful photos of stunning projects!

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  15. I was first won over with your Henry and Anne cushion but I always enjoy seeing your work. Such talented stitching and delightful ideas.
    Lyn

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  16. I always enjoy reading your blog & seeing all the beautiful things you create.
    Have been following for quite a while now & was lucky enough to win your last giveaway. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

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  17. What beautiful work. I love the playing card purses.

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  18. Your embroidery pieces are beautiful! I have done Hardanger Needlework many years ago. Since learning to quilt, that is how I spend all my free time, and I love it!!

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  19. Hi Sheryl - you know I am a follower and a great admirer of your work! Hope lots of people discover your very lovely blog during this hop! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Hi Sheryl! What beautiful stitching! I especially love the Hardanger embroidery... so delicate. Would love to win your beautiful jewellery sachet, thank you for the opportunity to take part! Thank you for visiting me too! I hope you have lots of lovely visitors! :) x

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  21. Hi Sheryl! Your work is exquisite! I truly admire those that can embroider AND crochet/knit :)

    On behalf of Vicki and the Grow Your Blog event, I would like to warmly welcome you - Vicky truly appreciates your participation.

    I am a happy new follower of your pretty blog and look forward to visiting again. Hugs! Stephanie - The Enchanting Rose

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  22. Your projects are all so lovely! I had to send a link to this post to an on-line friend that loves mermaids so she could check out your beauties for herself. I look forward to following your blog.

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  23. Hi, Sheryl! Popping to say "Hi". I'm continually amazed and in awe of your stitching talent. Have a great GYB party.
    Warm regards

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  24. Oh my gosh, Sheryl, you are so multi talented - everything is so beautiful! Please count me in your giveaway and enjoy The Party.

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  25. Hi i am a quilter from Ga. visiting from Vicki's blog and now following you

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  26. You are such a talented artist and I love coming over to see what you are working on :)

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  27. Beautiful work. So much to see. Thank you
    Sandi
    www.thevictoriangypsy.blogspot.com

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  28. Oh my goodness Sheryl! A gal after my own heart! Where do I start! I can't pick a place... the cross stitch journal cover is fabulous! I have just gotten back in to cross stitch after a 20 year sabbatical! I always thought bigger was better but my eyes decided they did not want to do things that took forever. I now have fallen in love with smaller projects so I can once again enjoy the stitching.

    The lace edging on your pillowcases are divine! Your hardanger is gorgeous.. that is one thing I have never tried. LOVE the playing card pouches! I never thought about how those would look! but they are fantastic!... and the mermaids!

    I love your work and will be adding you to my sidebar reading list so I can see your updates immediately when I log on to my blog in the mornings. :)

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  29. Dear Sheryl,
    nice introduction and beautiful projects you have made. So you are the one with the mermaid pockets, now I know. Great idea.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  30. Hi Sheryl. I've been following you since the last GYB party. I decided to join this year also. Love your work. It is all so beautiful.

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  31. Your stitchery is lovely! The crocheted lace on the pillowcases reminds me of my grandmother's annual gift -- even though she has been gone for over 35 years, I still use them regularly!!

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  32. Oohhh, your mermaid purses are so gorgeous - perfect little gems! Your work is really lovely. :-)

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  33. Oh Sheryl, What a creative person you are. I have been visiting your blog for quite a while and have seen a lot of your creations, but seeing them all in this post together is just fantastic.

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  34. Thank you for your visit and taking the time to leave me a comment so I could find you! What lovely embroidery you do, Hardanger, crocheted edging and knitting...you are like me such a variety of interests! Don't you love using the stitched on purse frames? I have made a couple and really enjoy them. Your giveaway of the jewelry pouch is beautiful. I look forward to reading more of your blog and getting to know you.
    Deb

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  35. Hi Sheryl, I have followed you since last year and am so glad I found your blog. Your work is beautiful and you are so creative. I really have fun reading your posts.

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  36. Lovely to meet you and thanks for popping in at my blog too - hope you're enjoying the GYB party :-)
    xx

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  37. I love all your little bags and pouches! The mermaids and playing card characters are amazing!

    t_ktl at yahoo.com

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  38. Hello and I visit from GYB.. wow! Your work is amazing! I love those coin purse with the little fairies on them! Just to cute! I will follow you...love to see what you've done!
    Cheri, the quilting nanny
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Hello from Missouri, USA. You have some awesome projects! Your crochet and quilting are gorgeous, as are your embroidery. What intrigues me the most, though, is the hardanger. I've never heard of that but it's beautiful! Oh, another NEW thing to learn!! I also enjoy reading, genealogy and gardening. I'm a new follower! Thanks for your visit and kind words.

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  40. Hi Sheryl, Dropping by on the GYB party. I think we "found" each other here last year, didn't we? Always great to see your beautiful work. I love your "never-ending " quilt... love the colors!! Have fun on the party hop!!

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  41. Hi Sheryl, So nice to meet you via the GYB party. You have a lovely blog. I look forward to following your blog.

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  42. Nice to meet you! I love your work, and signed up to follow you with bloglovin. sarah@forrussia.org

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  43. Thank you for the introduction. Love your handiwork! And if the quilt ever gets finished it is going to be amazing!

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  44. It was nice to read your introduction. I love those mermaid purses! Theyre fantastic.

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  45. Lovely to meet you - your work is exquisite! I love your purses.

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  46. Hey Sheryl. I have a feeling you emailed me at some stage and I was very rude and haven't replied (accept my apologies). I absolutely love your fish! and can't believe the patience and intricacy of your crochet! Last time I attempted crochet it was about 150 flowers ... really boring and definitely not so neat. Would love to enter your giveaway ... and come over for mine (sadly no gorgeous pictures like yours as it is still a work in progress).

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  47. Hello Sheryl
    It’s so nice to meet you at Vicki's Grow your Blog party!
    Thank you for visiting my little corner of blogland.
    I’m a stitcher too, your hardanger work is a treat to see!
    I have done a little of it, sadly my eyes have deteriorated so I am very careful what I use them for now! I have so many projects lined up for my granddaughters!
    Vicki has very kindly provided us with this great platform for artists to view one anothers work and engage.
    I have had a good browse through your blog and seen lots of your beautiful work!
    Your jewellery bag is exquisite!
    Enjoy the party and I'll be back to visit again once the party quietens down!
    There are so many new interesting people to meet and so little time!
    Hugs
    Shane

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  48. Totally Blown away by your blog! Gorgeous work!!!

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  49. You are an amazingly talented needleworker!

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  50. I'm visiting via GYB from St. John's, NL Canada. Following via bloglovin. Your work is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Wonderful needlework. Can't wait to see what you work on next!

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  52. Visiting from GYB. You have a wonderful mix of stuff. Your work is beautiful - I look forward to following.

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  53. So nice to meet you and to see your work! Hardanger is something I have yet to try (but it's on the list!). I love to crochet but have had to curtail it with arthritis in my hands...fortunately I can still embroider and knit. Thank you so much for inviting us to visit!

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  54. Sheryl, your stitching is beautiful. I love the eye glass case. I agree that stitching takes a long time but I find it relaxing! Enjoy the blog party!
    Susan

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  55. Love your exquisite needlework. I will have to come back and look at some of your other projects. Hope you are enjoying the GYB party.

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  56. I'm just swooning over your blog! All of your creations are so delicate and beautiful. I especially love the embroidered coin purses. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creations!

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  57. Your work is just beautiful! I look forward to visiting your blog in the future.
    ~Jaime

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  58. loving your work too... you are really talented lady.. ;)
    I've followed your blog via email...thank you for a chance to win your beautiful gift.

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  59. Visiting from GYB, you are so creative and talented! I love your blog header photo. I just became your newest follower on Bloglovin! Looking forward to seeing what you do next. Those little Hardangers are lovely.

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  60. I'm a little bit slow in working through the GYB but I'm getting around! Your work is gorgeous! You are talented in so many ways! Those mermaids...how lovely! I'm really impressed! Hope you're enjoying GYB!!

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  61. Amazing detail work!

    Popped by from GYB.
    http://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/2015/01/grow-your-blog-and-repairing-vintage.html

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  62. Your blog is so cute! I love all of your creations.....I'll certainly be joining and gladly! Thank you for stopping by my blog also, and thank you for the giveaway,

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  63. You are a true artist. I love your glasses case, phone pouch, and knitting needle container in your latest post! And your giveaway is adorable!
    - afistfuloflemons @ gmail.

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  64. Wow Sheryl, I'm in awe of your skills! Gorgeous pieces! The embroidered faces are stunning. I love the little hardanger pieces. I have done a hardanger piece a while ago but never used it in a creation, because at first it was to be a test piece. But you're inspiring me to make something with it, thank you :) I'm going to follow your adventures through bloglovin and google+. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! Wishing you a beautiful day ~ Wendy of Apple and Apricot blogsvanwendy@live.nl

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  65. Hi Sheryl, thanks so much for stopping by my blog Julie's Lifestyle yesterday and entering my GYB giveaway. I love all of your talented makes. I have a love for crochet and do a little bit of knitting too. Perhaps we can follow each others blog since we have a lot in common. I look forward to a fun blog friendship. Thanks Sheryl.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  66. Your glass and phone cases are fantastic. Where did you get that design?

    I have a project to make up of a scissor fob that reads, Snip for a queen and this case for my glasses in my sewing tote would be fantastic. Thanks and it's nice to see your lovely work.

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  67. Your glass and phone cases are fantastic. Where did you get that design?

    I have a project to make up of a scissor fob that reads, Snip for a queen and this case for my glasses in my sewing tote would be fantastic. Thanks and it's nice to see your lovely work.

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