Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow your blog party

I'm a little late in posting this :( aka I was so tired last night I forgot!!


Welcome to my blog no matter if you're a long time reader or a first time visitor who has made their way here from the Grow Your Blog Party and I hope which ever you are that you'll be back


I'm Lindsay from the heart of Cheshire in the UK and I live alone with a Gecko named Baby who is getting ready to shed in this pic so she's a little dull and cloudy looking


And a cat called Rosie who likes cardboard boxes, plastic bags and waking me up at stupid o'clock in a morning because she want's a bit of attention


I'm a carer for my Mum hence the Caring Stitcher title of my blog which is now entering it's 12th year!!
I started blogging because at the time I was a full time Mum with a husband and 2 girls and not much of a life outside of them and it was the thing to do back then plus I was younger and a bit more stupid than I am now.  These days I blog because I enjoy it and find it's a good way of keeping a record of things I've stitched/ beaded/ done over the years.


As I said I stitch and that's my first love
Long time readers will recognise last week's progress pic of Toy Gatherer


And I do a fair bit of bead weaving, this is just one of my on going projects but it hasn't been touched in months now but I'm thinking about returning to it soon, do come back tomorrow when I'll be posting some pics of recently finished beading project


I never really know what to write when it comes to this type of thing and always feel that I make no sense at all or I come across as boring and I can never think of anything interesting to say!


If by some miracle I make it to 300 followers I'll be holding a giveaway of some sort, I'll decide that when the time comes

21 comments:

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Welcome to GYB! So glad you got your post done and on behalf of Vicki from 2 Bags Full....welcome! I hope the hop brings you many new friends and followers!

Linda said...

Been a follower for a long time Lindsay. Love Rosie and that look on Baby's face is priceless.

Linda

craftingpaws said...

Hello Lindsay! I'm just stopping by from the GYB event and really love your blog! You have some fantastic cross stitch pieces and I too, have a cat that absolutely loves boxes.
I look forward to reading more of your posts in the future!

Mouse said...

awww cute geko and love Rosie ... know another just like her ...lol
love the progress reports ... that's one of the reason's I blog too :) love mouse xxxxx

Clare - Aimetu said...

It's nice to see Baby & Rosie :-) your beading project looks great

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Baby has such a cute face and it's nice to see a photo of Rosie again. Your beadwork is so impressive and the Toy Gatherer is looking good.

cucki said...

It's so sweet to see baby and Rosie :)
Beautiful post
Big hugs x

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Like your pets. That looks an interesting beading project that you plan to get back to. Being a full time carer can be difficult as well as rewarding.

Marlene jones said...

Your post is lovely, thanks for showing us Rosie, most of us started blogging for your reasons given, not knowing what fun it would become.

Julie said...

A fantastic beadwork project!

KimM said...

Oh my - are you talented! I love the bead weaving, though it looks intimidating to me. I've become a follower and look forward to your stitching/weaving updates. Wishing you a stupendous GYB event - hope you will pop over to my blog to see what I'm up to.
Cheers!

Cathy said...

You do such beautiful work! I'm now a follower and look forward to visiting often. Thank you for following my blog.
Cathy
CraftyCat

Dani - tkdchick said...

Toy gatherer is coming along nicely. I love your bead weaving!

lynda said...

I'm already a follower, but just wanted to say hi from the blog party!

Sue Kosec said...

You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

Happy crafting!
SuZeQ

Heather said...

Hi Lindsay! I'm visiting via GYB. You are one talented lady...your beading is amazing!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

HI, I'm a textile artist, visiting from St. John's, NL Canada. Thanks for sharing your work and about yourself.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Hi Lindsay - I live in a town in southern Ontario called Lindsay! Bless you for taking care of your mom - we had my dad living with us for the last 12 years of his life and although there were challenges at times it was such a positive experience. Thank you for inviting us to visit with you!

Threads of Inspiration said...

Hi Lindsay,
Your stitching projects are beautiful. Being a caretaker is such a difficult job but so great you are able to be there for your mom. I find blogging is a great outlet for stress - it allows me to focus on other things. Enjoy the blog party. Susan

Mokki said...

I grew up in cheshire, its a lovely place. your gecko is awesome! And a poser too, looking straight at the camera. I love your beadwork, I bet it takes masses of concentration.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Stopping by from GYB hop, it is taking a long time to get to all of the wonderful bloggers and their interesting posts. Thank you for sharing about yours. I don't do much needlework anymore, the cross stitch charts got really small, LOL, but I still enjoy sewing, handwork, and reading. Hope you make your follower goal!