Friday, January 24, 2014

GROW YOUR BLOG

Hi Bloggers.
I just want to say 'Thank you' for taking the time to come in and sit awhile to read my blog.
My name is Judith and I am a sewing quilter. I totally enjoy sewing, and I started out making clothes and then went into quilts. My fingers get itchy for pins and fabric. The hum of the machine makes my heart sing.
I am a self taught quilter and whatever else I do. Garden, blog, cook, and even do some home canning.
I am a grandmother of five, one girl, four boys. The oldest is ten, and the youngest is sixteen weeks.
I homeschool my grand daughter who is the oldest. We are into the fourth year of playing school.
I hope to get to know more of you as this year continues and I remember to keep the fire going under this pan. I have a lot of pans on the stove all the time, and some times I forget which one has fire under it.
I began blogging a couple of years ago, because a  friend gave me the idea, as well as my sister. So much to share with others when others have the time to sit awhile.
I am glad to be a part of this Grow Your Blog event.
I  started an Etsy shop so I can help at home and sew at the same time. If you want to see what is there click on the link, or on the button on the side.
 I hope to share with you what makes my heart sing, which is what I create when I get to SEW.
Again THANK YOU for taking the time to stop and read thru my blog.
To further thank you I’m giving away a coin purse made by me from a fabric I have on hand.  This giveaway is open to anyone. In order to win, leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite fabric is (floral, geometric, solid, novelty, etc (please be sure you are not a no-reply on Blogger).  For a second chance to win, you can become a follower and leave a comment telling me you have done so. Winner will be chosen on February 15th.  Good Luck! 
the oldest to the youngest~~~ joy!


85 comments:

  1. Love floral fabric, Judith. Would love to win a coin purse. I like your aprons too. Thanks for the chance! I'll be coming back to your blog.

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  2. Picking just one fabric is hard because I love them all. Lately it seems that I have fallen for polka dot fabric. I'm lucky number 13 on your followers list. Have a wonderful day, Toni peddlerjo.blogspot.com

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    1. Dots are good Toni, and 13 can be a very lucky number. Thank you for becoming a follower.

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  3. Hi Judith. My favourite fabric is anything by Kaffe Fasett! I guess that means floral and bright. I love your purses.

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    1. Kaffe Fasett is wonderful and floral and bright are great. Thank you for the complement.

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  4. I've become a follower now. I'm interested in seeing what else you make. Thanks.

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    1. Doubled your chance to win and I will definitely share what I make. :)

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  5. new follower by email, isn't this blog fun?

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  6. I guess floral would be a favorite but I love most fabric . I am a new follower and look forward to more visits .

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    1. I can understand the love of most fabrics. Thank you for following and your visits.

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  7. Have a lot of the same interests as you. I have to say I love solids as of late. I do a lot of hand quilting and they show that off the best. I am a new follower and look forward to returning soon.

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    1. Glad to hear I am not alone out here. And yes solids help POP the designs. Glad to see you are following and look forward to your returns.

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  8. I love your reference to keeping "the fire under the pan"! I think I can relate to that. How blessed you are to have such a large extended family. I joined your blog and will look forward to reading more. I love fabric, too, although I do not sew quite so much these days. I'd have to say my fave is anything vintage or cottage style - gingham, calico, etc. Cindy from TheCranesNest.com

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    1. I am so glad to know you are following and have fires burning as well. Family really is important to me. Thank you for cruising by.

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  9. Very nice introduction to your blog. Family is the best, isn't it? My favorite fabrics - a 50-50 split between batiks - the Hoffman 1895 kind - and Civil War repros. I can't get enough of either one! Thanks for the giveaway chance. dezertsuz at gmail.

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    1. Thank you, and family is the best, in many ways. I agree with you on the batiks. Love them, find it hard to cut them up. lol. Good luck.

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  10. Love the windmill :-)

    Good post too; LOL!

    My favorite fabric is denim. And I am following :-D

    ~Val

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    1. Hi Val, thanks, for the complement and for following. Denim is good, and very comfortable. :)

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  11. I found your blog via the Grow Your Blog Party, and I am so glad that I did!!! I love browsing through all of your posts. :)

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  12. I forgot to mention that I LOVE solids.
    Also, I am a new follower!

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    1. Solids are like crayons in a box, they just work with everything. Thank you for following, and you have doubled your chance to win. :)

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  13. Hi Judith, I love florals! Missed seeing you at the Road today. I'm not a blogger by I'm a follower.
    Blessings

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    1. Hi Carol. MISS YOU!!! Come see me out at Moore's in Corona, on Saturdays. LOL Thank you for following :)

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  14. Judith, I just signed up as your newest following and hope to come back soon. I love geometric designs on fabric. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Teresa
    www.foxhollowtales.com

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    1. Glad to have met, thru GYB. Geometrics are fun. Thanks for following.

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  15. Lovely to 'meet' you Judith!! Just visiting your lovely blog via Vicki, A Quilter's Mission. Mmmmm......'tis a bit tricky choosing a fave fabric...love them all!! But....if I have to choose it would be florals....love, love, love anything to do with flowers!!

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  16. Hello Judith. I popped over to your Etsy store, your wallets are really great. They look so polished! I tend to gravitate toward natural colors and prints, greens, florals, browns. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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  17. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

    I love floral fabrics.

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  18. Nice meeting you!!! I am from Canada and since it is such a large country, I must tell you that I live in the province of Ontario! My favorite fabrics are Batik!! I am following your blog via GFC - thanks for sharing in this hop!!

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  19. When I first started to quilt my favorite was novelty fabrics however over the years it has changed to geometrics. Really enjoyed your blog

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  20. Love your wallets! I have made Valentine iPhone cases, so I guess "novelty fabric" is my choice. Dog prints, word fabrics strike my fancy.

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  21. Greetings from Henderson, Nevada! I hopped here from the GYB Hop -

    Love the wallets in your Etsy shop!

    I am a fabric lover so it is hard to go wrong! I favor geometrics over floral, but there are definite exceptions when it comes to vintage and retro florals!

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  22. Homeschooling! Rocks! :D A favorite fabric...you've got to be kidding! I love them all!!! :D

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  23. Oh and I am now happily following your blog!

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  24. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I'm still working my way through the list of blogs. You do great work. & homeschooling your granddaughter must be rewarding work.

    aprilsongstress

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  25. Hi Judith, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment :) I'll visit your Etsy shop next - I do love Etsy!!
    I just wanted to ask if you wish to put your name in for my giveaway - I didn't make my instructions clear, so I'm checking with those who left comments on the GYB post...
    Really lovely to meet you x

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  26. Hi from Switzerland! I've had a good time looking at your Etsy shop. You do very professional work! As for favourite fabrics, I seem to changing at bit at the moment. I tend towards the traditional English rose garden but am also being distracted by brights occasionally. :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Hi Judith, I love primitive and traditional quilts so reproduction and civil war era fabrics are some of my favorites. Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Judy in Colorado
    judy@atticraggedys.com

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  28. Nice work! Favorite fabric is bright florals.

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  29. What a delight to find my way here via GYB. Lovely blog and your one talented lady. Will be coming back for more....Good luck!!!
    Cheers,
    Sruthi

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  30. Hi Judith! pleased to meet another SoCal blogger :) I love textiles and fabrics, and it I were to choose...I like novelty fabrics..I like animals and woodlands -
    http://kippyssomature.blogspot.com/

    I am pleased to follow your blog! ~Jennifer

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  31. Hi Judith. I loved seeing what you do. As for my favorite fabric, I love the 30's reproduction fabrics as well as any small floral fabrics. Thank you so much for your giveaway.

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  32. my favorite fabric is whatever I'm currently sliding through the sewing machine. where I live, we don't have designer fabrics, just fabric. visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoyed your blog.

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    1. Hi Judith, love your blog and glad to meet you through GYB party.. I love floral fabrics.. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  33. Hi, it is so nice to meet you and your lovely family. I have two grown children but no grands yet. But I am in no rush if they aren't. You do lovely work. Happy hopping!

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  34. I've been blogging for about 5 years and, it's fun to see where everyone comes from. It's so nice meeting new friends through the GYB hop. I enjoy working with florals or solids.

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  35. Hi Judith
    Good to meet you - I'm visiting from England!
    I love modern fabrics and solids!

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  36. Hi Judith, I am pleased to meet you on the GYB circuit! I am your follower now and look forward to your posts. Thanks for sharing, deborah I'm at:
    http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

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  37. it's nice to meet you. Your projects are gorgeous. It's also wonderful that you can manage to spend so much time with your grandchildren.

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  38. Hey Judith, I too am not a fan of football but what a great way to spend your time creating such a fun wallet. I love the colors of your brown wallet. Very pretty. It has been nice getting to know you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  39. Hello from the Yukon! I hope you're enjoining this party as much as I do :)
    Evalina, This and that...

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  40. Hello and nice to meet you! I love modern fabric of all kinds, probably florals and geometrics most

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  41. My goodness what beautiful quilts. Everybody needs to have a fabric stash to be creative with. The blog party is wonderful winter time event here in the northeast. Very nice work you do here. Enjoy the party. Aloha

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  42. Hi Judith,
    It is nice to meet you. I love to quilt, also. It sounds like you are super busy with quilting and homeschooling. I look forward to seeing what you create throughout the year.
    ~Amy
    Sew Incredibly Crazy

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  43. Hello - I found you through GYB and am now a follower. Don't think I could go back to "school" but special times for you and your granddaughter.

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  44. Favourite fabric - that's a hard one; probably something soft not bold and bright. Beautiful quilts you've made.

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  45. Dropping by from the GYB party. Am a new follower! enjoyed seeing your quilts. I also like to quilt. Stop by for a chance to win my nifty fifty giveaway. I was wanting to ask you about a photo of your dog from your July post. Pease email me at doloes@doloresquilts.com when you get a chance

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  46. I am visiting from the GYB hop - it's taken a bit of time but I am glad I had a chance to visit your blog. I love tulips, by the way! Lovely to meet you and learn a bit more about your family. Enjoy the party!

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  47. Hi there stopping by from GYB hop. Great creativity happening here. Very talented.

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  48. Hello Judith. I absolutely love the picture you have as a backdrop. It is fabulous! Also impressed that you are home schooling. That takes enormous self discipline. Guess if I had to choose, I would say I like florals best.

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  49. You are a very talented lady thank-you for dropping by my blog I have joined yours.

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  50. Thank you for your sweet comments and encouragement on my blog! Your quilts and garden are just beautiful! I also checked out your Etsy shop. The wallets and aprons are fantastic! I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future.

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  51. Your wallets and aprons are great. Your family is fantastic! I would love to ein a coin purse. Jackie

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  52. Hi Judith, thanks for visiting me! Of course I would like to win a prize and I like novelty or solids. Now off to discover your blog!

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  53. Thanks for stopping by my blog and am returning the visit!!! LOL Love any fabric out there! I hope to be accomplished as you one day! I'm off to be a follower.

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  54. Thanks for stopping by my blog and I too am returning the visit. I am loving Bonnie and Camille's fabric right now. I am in love with every line they have.

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  55. I am a new follower on Bloglovin too.

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  56. Hi Judith! Thank you again for stopping by my blog. (www.karmas-journey.blogspot.com) and for recommending to stay healthy through that website you sent. :) You are very talented with quilting and sewing. Have a great time on GYB party!
    Jennifer

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  57. Hi Judith! So nice to meet you. I love florals. Enjoy those grandkids. :)

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  58. Good Morning from Seattle Judith! Lovely Grandchildren and good job with the homeschooling. We have done so on and off over the years with our children. I love batiks and solids, well, and most fabric...

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  59. Hi Judith,
    I am visiting from GYB. It is very nice to meet you. Looks like you stay very busy too. I love to sew and quilt and live on a small farm in North Georgia. Have fun with those adorable grandchildren.
    xo Jan @http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/2014/01/grow-your-blog-hopand-giveaways.html

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  60. Wow I love my visit. Didn't realize that there is so much going on in cyber world. Forgive me for coming to the party at the last minute, But 600 blog reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio. Your my 583 blog and 24 hours left to go. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.

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  61. Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! Enjoyed visiting your blog. I love novelty prints!

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  62. Hi Judith--Thanks for visiting me last month via the GYBP :) It's been fun making new friends, hasn't it? I'm your newest follower. Your quilting is LOVELY! Blessings, Diana

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  63. Hi Judith--Thanks for visiting me last month via the GYBP :) It's been fun making new friends, hasn't it? I'm your newest follower. Your quilting is just LOVELY! Blessings, Diana

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  64. Hi Judith, I'm visiting from GYB and love your blog which I am following and looking forward to returning to. I'd love to be part of your giveaway and would be happy with any fabric but if forced to choose I'd say go for novelty!
    Love and best
    RedSetter
    Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
    Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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  65. Hi Judith - thanks for visiting Comptonia! Glad to meet you. I just came from your etsy shop, and wow, you do make very nice things! The wallets look especially lovely.
    I lean toward floral and botanical themes, probably because that's what I'm surrounded by...I live in the woods :)

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