Sunday, 19 January 2014

Grow Your Blog

I'm joining the party. Thank you 2 bags full for the opportunity to meet other like minded crafters who have like minded blogs and want the number of followers to grow.
My name is Rae, I am turning the big 5 0 this year and finally have the time to do what I adore doing which is embroidery particularly and also to quilt. Historical embroidery has become my passion since discovering 17th century caskets and the Thistle Threads - Cabinet of Curiosities course and not to mention all those reproduction samplers out there from the likes of The Essamplaire and Scarlet Letter.
I started to blog when I found myself getting so darned excited about discovering the amazing resources and needlework networks there are online that I wanted to share my achievements. Even if no one was discovering my blog I find it a great tool to motivate me week to week and to see that you really do make progress on your projects even though it might not feel like it. It has become an online diary of sorts for me and rather than random musings of my life I do tend to focus on the craft.
I hope you enjoy my blog as I will reading others and thank you for the opportunity too join this network.
I am of course a relative newbie to blogging as only stated May 2013 and am still learning a lot.
2 Bags Full


  1. Hello, Raewyn. I'm Angie - one of Vicki's GYB volunteers. Welcome to the party! Your needlework is wonderful. I used to do a lot, but now quilting has taken over my life. You live where I have always wanted to visit - NZ - how lucky you are. Thanks for participating in Grow your Blog 2014.

  2. You have a beautiful blog and an extraordinarily wonderful talent. So happy I found your unique corner of cyber-space via 'Grow Your Own Blog'! Best wishes from Shroo:)x

  3. Hi Rae,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you. Your blog design is very pretty. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

  4. Lovely to meet you, Rae - still working my way through the GYB party list :)
    I've become a follower so I can keep up with your beautiful blog...
    I'm also turning 50 in April (eeek!), so I have 13 weeks of giveaways to celebrate *grin*

  5. So nice to meet you! Your blog and work are just lovely! I will be looking forward to seeing more of your creations. Hugs, Terri

  6. Welcome to the thread loving blogging family! I am a new follower of your blog via GFC!

  7. What lovely stitching you have here. Very intricate work. Have fun along the blog party route. It's the perfect winter activity while sitting next to the roaring fire. Aloha

  8. Hello Rae! I turned a half century onJanuary 24th. Threw my own party and even wore a silver sequin long dress. I absolutely am in awe of your stitch work. I also quilt and make art quilts. I'm a new follower.

  9. Hi Rae, nice to meet you. I'm working my way through all the blogs listed on the GYBP list. Your blog is lovely and I applaud you for taking the time to study and learn the historical embroidery. I look forward to seeing your pieces progress. Have a wonderful day, Toni from Easy Street Ramblings (

  10. Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can't wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site and contact info is
    I know I might not have much going on at my blog yet but, I sure could use some followers. hope you stop by

  11. Welcome to the party! Nice to meet you. Just to say a quick hello, and hope to read more of your posts in the future!

    Enjoy the party!


  12. Hello from Yukon, Canada! I'm still visiting GYB participants and I hope to be done by tomorrow. There is so many of us! Love your blog ♥

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