Friday, 24 January 2014

Grow Your Blog party!

Hi everyone - its Pauline here


 I am participating in the Grow Your Blog hop hosted by  Vicki at   2 Bags Full  and I am happy to be posting today as part of the blog tour.

For those who do not know me I am a craft obsessed retired occupational therapist who believes passionately in the value of being creative for well-being and health.  
(my current South African flower project )

I love to knit, crochet, embroider, paint and most of all  QUILT!

(Starry Hexagons - just started quilting) 

I started about 10 years ago whilst I was still working  but after retiring 3 years ago  I can now  indulge myself with my hobbies and have made numerous quilts over the last 3 years  years which I have  given to friends and family. You can see some of my recent quilts and paintings  on the pages at the top of my blog. 


(just added Prairie points to my Lakehouse Irish Rose quilt) 

I belong to the Mowbray Quilt Group and I am currently organising our first Quilt Retreat in April which should be great fun. 

Blogging has become an important part of my life and I have made some great new friends across the world and learnt so much from all of you in blogland ! 
I mostly  post pictures of what I am currently working on.

As my husband and I have a touring caravan we now spend as much time as we an  over the spring and summer travelling around the UK so I post some of my travel pics as well.  ( Our travels seem to take us very near to quilt shops which is a great coincidence - hee hee !!!)  
Quilted landscape wall hanging made from one of my photographs of the Lake District 

I have a give away to celebrate the blog hop -its a book about using up scraps ( which we all have so many of) and some fabric so leave a comment after visiting and I will draw a winner on the 15th February.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by

Pauline



33 comments:

  1. Your landscape wall hanging is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. It is always a pleasure to see your beautiful projects Pauline , love those quilts !

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  3. It has been so wonderful to share your growth in blogging and quilting. Love how your Rose quilt is coming along!.

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  4. Great post. Your quilts are awesome. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  5. Pauline, I've been following you for quite awhile and always enjoy your post! You are very talented and inspiring! Wow that looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  6. A lady of many talents, an inspiration to us all..

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  8. Inspiring as always -can't wait to see them finished in class. The Rose quilt looks fab with the prairie point edge.

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  9. Pauline your landscape design is awesome. I always struggle with landscaping. I hope you get many visitors during the hop

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  10. Hi Pauline! I love your landscape - it's a technique I haven't ever tried, but so pretty. I've been following for awhile now. Good luck with your blog hop. All the best!

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  11. Hi Pauline
    I've been following you for a while!
    I love your African Flowers - if only I could crochet!!

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  12. New follower here via GYB party! I love the ipad and kindle holders you made- also the prairie points on your quilt are beautiful!!!
    ~Tanya

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  13. Nice to meet you.....your quilts are beautiful.

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  14. Hello,

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

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

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  15. Hi Pauline I am visiting from the party. I so agree that creativity is so important in our lives-I would love to be entered in your giveaway-thanks
    Please stop by me too for a visit Kathy

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  16. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  17. Hello Pauline. Lovely to meet you. Your projects are just lovely. The quilted landscape is beautiful. I'm visiting from Melbourne, Australia.

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  18. Hello Pauline. Using scraps...making "scrap quilts"...is something I am really going to be working on this year! I am an over organizer, a tailored and structured mentality. I quilt, but everything has to match, be the same, be equal etc! Scrap quilt just seem to busy and cluttered for me.. but I have so many scraps and can't bare to throw them away! So I have to make myself get out of this box and be a "scrapper"!!! So I am going to follow you! I am a Grow Your Blog blogger too...
    www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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  19. Hello Pauline. I am stopping by from Vickies hop. I love using scraps. I usually make 6" blocks with them, but I can always use a new way of creating with scraps.

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  20. Hi Pauline! Your quilts are stunning!! Can't wait to follow your traveling and quilting adventures! Do you bring your sewing machine with you when you travel or do you focus on stash building at those mysteriously placed quilt shops? ;)

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  21. Your landscape quilt is just wonderful.

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  22. Okay you hooked me with your hexis and the south african flowers lol
    Am now following : )
    Where can I find details about the Scarborough april workshop please?
    Im in Hull and in need of a retreat of sorts!

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  23. Love your post, Pauline. Was unable to leave a comment earlier.
    Good idea to create a tab for your beautiful art work. I like how you made it constantly snow for one painting : )

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  24. What lovely work! I've enjoyed my visit and will be following! ~Terri

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  25. I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYB party.
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 433 blog and more to go. Whew a lot of good read and great giveaways too. I know the importance of having blogging followers so I dropped everything and doing the web work. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is 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. And loving the crafting networks.

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  26. Slowly getting around to the blogs from the GYB party. Enjoyed reading your posts and seeing your lovely work. I am a new follower!

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  27. Hi, great blog - it has been nice to get a chance to meet you and get to know you if just for a moment. Your blog is very inspirational. Thank you for sharing.

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  28. hello, nice to meet you! Your work is just lovely. Mowbray as in Melton Mowbray?

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  29. Looks like a great book. Enjoyed visiting you. Love your work. So pretty.

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  30. Hi Pauline, arrived here via the GYB hop. What lovely quilts and the bed runner is really beautiful. Please enter me in your giveaway, maybe you would like to enter mine too!

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  31. Greetings from the Pacific Northwest. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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