Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog!

Hello and welcome to my blog, CraftyCat.  Last year I participated in the Grow Your Blog party hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full and had a wonderful time.  So I am happily joining in the fun again.

My favorite craft is cross stitch, but that's not all I feature on this blog.  You'll also find posts about jewelry making, beading, sewing, crocheting and other crafty endeavors.  On occasion, you'll see a recipe, photos of what's growing in my yard, and maybe photos of cats.  Yes, they do appear here from time to time.

I try to make this a fun place to visit, and don't take myself too seriously.  I'll happily admit to my shortcomings, like my limited crochet abilities.  But my goal each time I begin any kind of craft project is to create something beautiful.

During last year's Grow Your Blog event, I found so many great blogs.  Along with gaining inspiration, ideas, and helpful crafty information from them, I've just had fun reading many of these blogs.  It is my hope that you will have the same experience when you visit CraftyCat.

As part of the Grow Your Blog party, I am having two prize drawings! Yay!  To enter the drawings, all you have to do is make a comment on THIS post.  That's it.  And remember that if you win, I'll have to get in touch with you, so make sure that I can find an e-mail address for you.  The prizes are:
#1: A very cool beaded (by me!) needle case.  

#2: Better Homes & Gardens "Cross-Stitch Christmas"(128 page book)
Pretty awesome, right?  So just leave a comment.  I'll draw two names at noon (EST) on February 15th.  One will win the needle case and one will win the cross stitch book.  I'll post the names of the winners right here in a blog post in addition to sending them e-mails.  Good luck!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  I hope you enjoyed your visit and will come back often!

40 comments:

  1. I would like to participate for the draw of that book if you accept foreign participants...

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    1. Yes! I should have included that in my post -- I will ship anywhere, so all comments will be entered!

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  2. Nice to get to know you a little Cathy. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    Linda

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  3. Great to read more about you. A lovely giveaway too. Please enter my name :)

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  4. Hi Cathy,
    I'm one of Vicki's GYB volunteers.
    A lovely 'home' you have here on the web. That beaded needle case is very well done! I have a deep respect for anyone who knows how to bead like that. It is a very 'picky' hobby.
    Good luck and have fun during the party!
    Andrea
    myeverythingcorner.blogspot.com

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  5. Hi Cathy,
    Thank you for joining my blog. I'm now a follower of your blog. :)
    Happy Stitching!!

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  6. So glad I found you! I love this grow your blog party!!!

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  7. Hi Cathy, thank you so much for leaving your lovely comment over at my blog.

    I'm following yours too as I love that you do a range of crafts too. Your craft room looks just so inviting and that chair definitely needs an occupant crafting away. I also love your humour with the dollar bill frogs which I've never seen before and the 'bottle of boos'!

    Looking forward to returning,
    Love and best
    RedSetter

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  8. hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :

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  9. Hello,

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

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

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  10. I've followed you for ages but it's always nice to find out a bit more about the person behind the blog. I would love to enter the draw for the book if possible please. xx

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  11. Greetings Cathy! Thank you for becoming a follower and your kind comments! I reciprocate in kind! Blessings, Jan

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  12. It was sweet of you to visit and become a follower Cathy! I return the compliments and will be following you as well. Blessings, Jan

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  13. Nice blog ,very comfortable. You do really nice work and I liked the Boo's Bottle too.

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  14. Hi Cathy - thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower - I have enjoyed looking around your blog and learning all about you - I am now a follower!

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  15. I'm glad you visited me so I could find you! Thank you for being a follower. I am now following you too.

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  16. Hi Cathy, New Follower. 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. I'm also a new follower :)
    I really enjoy your cross stitch and look forward to getting to know you.

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  18. Nice to meet you through the GYB party. Although the only crafts I'm currently doing is handmade cards, I am in awe of the cute little needle case you made. Even I have needles for mending. :-) Please enter me in your draw.

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  19. I would love to be entered into your drawing for the beaded needle case. I already have that book. The needle case is lovely!

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  20. Blog hopped and found you.. great bead work
    Chris

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  21. Hi Cathy from a fellow stitcher and nice to meet ya.
    Donna

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  22. I'm in! lol I don't know how you find time to do all this and also your cross stitching. I'm lucky to focus on just 1 project at a time! Good luck to you!

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  23. I guess I never paid attention that you had a blog before! Very interesting! Hope I win! lol

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  24. Hi Cathy!! Nice to see that you have a blog..would love to be entered in your competition..:)

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  25. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. All those itty bitty beads....yikes! You must have lots of patience!

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  27. I live in Alabama and we were hit hard by the storm too. Glad to know that you are okay and enjoying the snow while it lasts. your cross stitching is lovely. It has been nice meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  28. Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

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  29. So nice to meet you at the party! Your work is lovely! ~Terri

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  30. Very nice stitching projects. Love that tote bag you made too. Looking forward to reading your posts.

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  31. Love your stitchery projects and would love to win the needle case you beaded. Jackie

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  32. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Lovely projects. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Hello from Australia. Visiting via the GYB party. Hasn't it been a great way to find some awesome crafters?

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  34. hello, lovely to meet you! You've stitched some wonderful pieces

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  35. Hi, so nice to meet you on this hop. I have enjoyed browsing through your lovely blog. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  36. Hi Cathy, I am visiting late from Germany with the GYB party but I am still not done with the list... Life always gets in the way ;-) I love your blog and your craft and I'm a new follower! Will have to look at your back posts, too...
    Tina

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  37. 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 561 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.
    I posted on the stitch V day card. thanks I have to put your post dear to watching. I love it. love it. I want to learn it....yippee

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  38. What awesome giveaways. I like your blog header and title. So nice to meet you!

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  39. Love your cross stitch! Enjoyed your blog.

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