Friday, January 18, 2013

It's party time

If you are here from the Grow your Blog event being hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full then welcome to my small space in blog land, it's lovely to have you here.

I'm looking forward to getting to know a few more bloggers out there.  It's brilliant getting to know people from all around the world.

This is me, a bit of a crazy picture I know, but it cracks me up.  It was taken while I was on holiday in Malta at the end of last year.  The little boy is my nephew, my sister and her family are living in Malta at the moment so hopefully I'll have many trips to that lovely island to look forward to.

I'm Angela, and have been keeping my blog for 7 years now.  My blogging journey began way back in 2006.  I had lost my Mum to cancer christmas 2005 and needed an outlet, a distraction from the grief.  My Mum taught me to knit and sew when I was a youngster and keeping busy crafting has seen me through many an up and down on this crazy journey that is life.

When I first started my posts were mostly about quilting and cross stitch, but these days pretty much anything and everything goes.  As well as crafting I love walking and photography, so you'll find all that on here as well family stuff, my holiday snaps and pretty much anything else that tickles my fancy.

I am planning on having a giveaway as part of this fabulous party, but I haven't yet decided what the prize will be.  You'll have to bare with me I'm in the middle of a house move, and I'm sure you all know how crazy that can be ..... especially when the world outside looks like this
 ... and of course the world inside looks mostly like this.
Once I get back to normal I'll figure it out but if you don't mind a bit of a mystery prize leave a comment and you'll be entered.  Draw will take place on 1st February.  In the meantime thank you for popping by to my little corner of blog world.

39 comments:

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
I hope when you are finish moving you can enjoy your arts and crafts!!!!

xstitchlibrarian said...

Hi Angela,
Sounds like you've got a lot going on at the moment! Good luck with your move. Hope you get some time to relax!

Jane Galley said...

Hope the snow will have disappeared before you have to move. Looks like you're well on the way with the packing
http://www.loopysplace.co.uk/blog.html

Sue said...

Juat popping by from 'Grow your own Blog' event. Love all the photos on your site, places you visit and beautiful crafts.

Sowing Stitches said...

Happy moving! :)

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi I am Di and I will join your blog site so I will be keeping an 'eye' on you!!!!
Hugs, Di and miss gracie

Lou Anne said...

Moving is such a pain! You seem to be taking it in stride though. Your blog is fun to read. I enjoyed the little window into your life.

Tammy said...

Hi Angela, what a fun post! Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. I almost was gonna have mystery giveaway, too but decided to just start with something and then add to it before the 1st. :) So nice to meet you! Warm wishes, Tammy

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

you make me smile. i love that. glad to find you through the blog party. please stop by my blog. i can only imagine having to live out of boxes. i hope it will work out soon. smoothly too. ha. ha!! have a great weekend. ( :

Jennifer Shelby said...

I love a good mystery! I hope your move goes well and you find many forgotten treasures when you unpack

Deborah Hamilton said...

Wow, a mystery prize. How interesting. Please visit my blog, too. Have a good day.

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

Nice to meet you.
I would like to try my luck in your giveaway.
There is a giveaway on my blog,too.
http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
betikarauski@gmail.com

Greetings.
Bernadett

Shanda said...

I look forward to following and getting to know you :)
http://stitchcrazy1.blogspot.com/

Fat Dormouse said...

Hello Ang! I hope you get yourself sorted out after your move soon. It's a pleasure to meet you and to read some of your blog.

Sue H said...

Hi! Working my way through the GYB list (I seem to be chugging along behind Fat Doormouse - my comments are invariably following hers - maybe she's tackling the list from the bottom-up, like me?!)

Had a quick noodle round and I'll be back later for a proper explore! (your snowy bench looks the same as my snowy bench, here in Warwickshire!)

Enjoy the blog-hop!

SueH The Knitting Assassin!
Twitter – @Librarymaid

Gill said...

Nice to meet you!
I hope your house move goes smoothly!

Jade S said...

Wow! 7 year blogging, that's fantastic. I can't wait to read more!!

-Jade www.muffinteahouse.com
(your new follower!)

Di Lewis said...

Hi! Hang on better days ahead! It will be a pain to move in the snow, so I hope for better weather when you move. That picture of the bench in snow is beeeautiful! Nice to meet you. Dianna

Jessica @ A Humble Creation said...

Hi Angela,
I'm glad to meet you through the blog hop. I look forward to enjoying your work. Best wishes with moving and that chilly weather!

Emily C said...

I love mysteries!

Angela Cruz-garcia said...

Your moving pictures look just like mine. Good luck with the move.
Angela
stitchinginthezoo.blogspot.com

hula-la said...

I do not envy the move...I swear I will never move again. Hang tough, stay warm and enjoy the Blog Party. Curious about a surprise giveaway! I think I will do that, too. I didn't post one, because I didn't have one at the ready, but by Feb. 1st, I could! Enjoyed your post.

Aloha from Vicki in New York

Veronica Roth said...

Hello Angela, my new Wiltshire friend. We’re practically neighbours. :) I can’t believe you’ve been blogging for seven years! Wow! I see you knit and cross stitch and do all sorts of lovely crafty things. And you’re in the middle of a move...ugg...I hate moving. After my kids disassembled two bog-off heavy 1930’s oak desks and reassembled them in my loft office they said I’m never allowed to move again. Lol. I’ve added your link on my favorite bar so I can get to know you a little bit better. (Also have followed) Take care for now.

Quinn said...

Hi there - thanks for visiting and leaving a comment on Comptonia earlier!

I don't envy you dealing with the boxes, but at least if the weather is poor, there's something to do indoors.

Yeah, right.

:)

pippirose said...

Oh, I wouldn't want to be you--moving. I've moved 52 times in my 53 years, and have grown to hate it.
I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.
:o)
pippirose59 at gmail dot com

pam said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Looking forward to reading your adventures!

Dru said...

Hello there and thank you for stopping by and saying hello. Yes, I'm your newest follower now. Love the photo of the bench in the snow. We're covered in snow right now as well and I love it! Hopefully more this weekend. Take care, Dru

Gabriela said...

Nice to meet you !!!Wishing you a great move!Looking forward to getting to know you!!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Please accept my condolences; it's never easy losing someone to death.
Malta sounds like a great place to holiday; perhaps one day...
I'm having a giveaway on my GYB Party post; please come visit.

Wendy Wirth said...

Good luck in your move.

Linda said...

Hi. I just found your great blog thru the party. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Linda
http://www.bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com/
bengalcatlover10@yahoo.com

girlunwinding said...

I think I will like following you but I am not crazy about the uber winter pics (reminds me too much when we lived in Minot N.D and they had some of the most record lows and snow falls during the 6 years we were there). That was enough of that for me for a life time. But you go girl ;-)
~Dawn

minerva said...

Hi Angela,

Loved the little window into your life which I've found via the blog party links. Hope the move goes well when it happens. Looking forward to hearing more about your new abode!

kareninkenai said...

Hi Angela - your photography and crocheting are beautiful. I am going to join your following. Hugs from Alaska (visiting via Vicki)...
www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com

CATHY said...

Having moved a year ago - I can feel your pain! Especially in the snow. I always enjoy snow photos - this is something we do not get in Singapore!

hueisei said...

Nice to meet you at the party!
Beautiful blog and I love your mystery giveaway...
Cheers!!

Terri said...

Hello Angela, nice to meet you through the GYB party! It has taken me a while to get through the list, in fact I am still at it. But enjoying all the blogs very much! You have a great one, and I enjoyed reading about your blogging journey.
The photograph is fab! lol!
Hugs,
Terri
artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

fruitfulwords said...

Hello Angela,

LOVE your finished crocheted afghan. It is a cheery collection of squares.

Hope the move happens soon so you can get everything all sorted and settled in.

I am here from the blog party. And I've been enjoying your posts. Reading all these craft blogs have given me the itch to get at my pile of UFP's.

Erin Turowski said...

Hi, Angela,

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I am adding your site to my blogroll because I am totally envious of your crocheting. Keep up the great work! :)

-Erin
Less B*tching, More Stitching!