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Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog

I'm so happy to welcome "Grow Your Blog" party goers and wish to thank Vicki at 2 Bags Full   for hosting this great event. I'm starting off with my give-aways this year. I have TWO prize packages. The first one is pictured above: it includes a fun vintage valentine print tote that I just found at an antique mall, two hand appliqued kitchen towels and two hot pad that I have made for you and five of my "flossies" which are little dress shaped embroidery floss holders. Due to the valentine theme of this prize, I will hold the drawing on Feb. 7th.

This is the second prize package. It includes a rare, vintage Pyrex bowl in a peachy pink, two hand embroidered kitchen towels, a package containing some ribbons and trims and a little notebook for your handbag. The drawing for this prize will be on Feb. 15th.  All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment. You will be entered in the drawings for both prizes. It's that easy.

I will tell you a bit about my blog. I started it 3 years ago and it is a place for me to share ideas, projects and a lot more. It is primarily a quilting blog. This is a quilt I finished earlier this year.

This is a quilt I did a few years ago, displayed in a little vintage shop that I am involved with.

I enjoy making aprons (it's one way to use some of the fabric I've stockpiled). This is a set I made this summer for a Mom and her little boy and girl. I enjoy designing them and embellishing them with hand applique.

I do quite a bit of handwork...it gives me something to do in front of the TV in between quilts.

You will also find on this blog that I share pics of my adventures in shopping and traveling in and around the northwest (this was at a local lilac festival).

This gorgeous garden cottage in actually in the backyard of a friend. I love sharing special places I find.
You may wonder how my blog got it's name. Well, I do love ribbon and glitter and gift wrapping, but I love so much more and would like to share it with you. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and will want to come again. I love visiting other blogs and look forward to meeting you.  -Derrith

52 comments:

Fit and Healthy Baby Boomers said...

Hello, I'm already a follower, but I too am participating in the Grow Your Blog event. You are very talented, I love the quilts and the aprons are really nice too. I'd love to be the recipient of one of your give away! Enjoy the party.
Sharon

Betsy said...

Your blog is beautiful. I am glad I stopped by. I love how you quilt and display the things you create. You are very talented.

Bev said...

Love your blog and have made it one of my "must read" blogs! I don't remember seeing that first quilt you show..it is soooo pretty! I love the colors! Thanks for a wonderful experience reading your blog and sharing with you as a person! XO Bev

Tanya Rachelle said...

Wonderful blog my friend! Always fun to see what you're creating. What a year it has been since I found you last year on GYB party!
~Tanya

Sherry said...

Very nice projects and lovely giveaways. I enjoyed my visit.

Christina Paul said...

Your work is just beautiful! So glad to be part of the Grow your blog party! and what a great giveaway- any of those prizes would be wonderful!
Cheers!

My Garden Diaries said...

Hi friend!!! What beautiful gifts you are giving away! Everything you make is absolutely stunning!! You have such a gift and I am so happy to have found your wonderful blog along the way! All the best this year and I am happy to let you know that I am enrolled in a sewing class! I have a lot to learn! You have an outstanding weekend and enjoy the party!! Nicole xoxo

Shauna said...

Cool giveaway, love your quilts!

Bruna Aguiar Melo said...

Happy Grow Your Blog Party sweetie!
Have a nice weekend!
xoxo

Terry said...

Hi!

I'm Terry. I am one of Vicki's volunteers. I love your blog!!!! I will be visiting often! Your work is stunning!

I hope you enjoy visiting all the great blogs.

Terry

Kay said...

Lovely to meet you on the blog party. I really like your quilt and aprons, aqua is one of my favourite colours. Thank you for a sweet giveaway too.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Such an incredibly generous couple of giveaways! I popped around your blog and just love those deer you have under your Christmas tree!!!! Super cute. :) Happy to meet you on GYB Day. :) Stop by to take part in my giveaway too!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

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

Maggie said...

I remember your bright and cheery blog from last year's party... Love all the happy colors in your quilts! Your giveaways are so generous--I'd be tickled to death to win either one with all of your darling handiwork!!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello, I'm visiting from the GYB party. There are so many talented quilters taking part and I envy the talent you have. I wear full aprons all the time and love the one you've shown.
Please enter me in your draw, it would be nice to win one of your handcrafted items.

Mom E. said...

Derrith,
Love all your colorful things! your ribbons....I feel much better about my ribbons stash...I have a feeling yours is a large as MINE!!!
Your giveaway items are adorable! Can I please be included in that??? I promise to keep following you! Good luck getting rid of me!
hugs,
Betsy

Wendy said...

you have a wonderful blog...thank you for such a generous giveaway...please add my name to bowl...

Joluise said...

You are so talented and I love your beautiful creations. I would love to enter your giveaway - they both look lovely.

Please to meet you.

Blessings from Australia.

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

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

Greetings.

Bernadett

Susan Stanton said...

Love your beautiful blog and photos. Such inspiration!
yoyopattycakes at hotmail.com

Fat Dormouse said...

How lovely to meet you! That summerhouse is so wonderful - I would love to have my own craft cabin...but as we don't even have a garden, I think that's impossible! Your quilts are lovely!

I hope you can pop over & visit my blogs too.

fatdormouse.blogspot.com
dormouse.wibsite.com

Cathy said...

I've been a follower for a while and enjoy visiting your blog. Love your use of color in all of your projects! Very inspiring!
Cathy
CraftyCat

Karen said...

You have a very nice blog. I use ribbon for the Beads of Courage bags that I make.

Emily C said...

Hello. Interesting blog hop. Hope we all find many new friends.

SharpTeethOfLove said...

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I loved seeing your work! Such cute things.

Janine Avery said...

Wow - your blog looks lovely - I've found you through the GYB party and am your newest follower! Please do pop back to my blog and check it out! Look forward to seeing more, J9 x

Sowing Stitches said...

Derrith, I've so enjoyed my visit this morning at you blog! :)

Gill said...

Hi Derrith
Good to meet you - what fabulous quilts you've made - I especially like the first one!
I'm visiting from England!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Hi Derrith, it's so nice to meet you :) Your blog is a wonderful place and I know I'll be spending some time here just perusing and getting to know you. I quilt as well as cross stitch, make jewellery and generally have a few irons in the fire at once.

Amy said...

Derrith,
It is so nice to meet you. You have a beautiful blog and I know it will be a lovely place of inspiration. I started quilting about two years ago and I love it. I, too, like a dabble in a bit of everything. I look forward to seeing what you create throughout the new year.
Amy
~Sew Incredibly Crazy

Sarah and Dan said...

I miss the quilt group, but get to see what everyone is up to through your pictures and posts. You must know that you are so talented- keep up the good work!

Wendy Welsh said...

Hi Derrith. Your blog looks lovely. What a great range of photos you've included. I hadn't thought of making aprons from scraps but it makes sense.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Derrith
Lovely to see you here!
You have a lovely blog and I will be coming back for inspiration often!

I was sure I was already a follower of your blog - I will join again via Friend Connect. I'm having a few problems with it tonight so I'll come back in the morning to double check - must be all the GYB people following each other!!

I would love you to come over and enter my Giveaway - a vintage fabric and lace collage.
Have fun and enjoy the party!
Hugs and blessings
Shane

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

It's me again - Yea it worked!
What a lovely giveaway - I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Shane x

CatieAn said...

I am slow to the party but that is okay. Your blog is very lovely and your quilts are so beautiful. I see you are a fellow washingtonian. I live in Spokane. I am now a happy follower.

Teresa Young said...

So glad for the Grow Your Blog event to find wonderful blogs like yours! I have the greatest admiration for your hand work. Absolutely beautiful. That takes great talent and patience to do quilting or needlework. I am your newest follower and hope to come back soon to see what you are up to. Thank you for offering the wonderful give a way. I would love to win!
Teresa
www.foxhollowtales.com

jeanga6 said...

Love your aprons! I desided to follow you on bloglovin. Jean from French oddities.

cmoh said...

Hey Derrith, Oh you have a lovely blog and home. Everything is so nice and neat and the colors are gorgeous. I am loving everything on your blog. It has been wonderful meeting you. I am going to take a swing around some of your other posts.

Hugs
Caroline

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Derrith, Happy to met you through GYBP.. Your quilts and aprons are truly gorgeous.. I enjoyed seeing your vintage finds. I agree that garden is most beautiful. Hugs Judy

Diane E W said...

Stopping by through GYB. Looked around and signed up to follow. Love those aprons.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Hi Derrith,
Your blog is so beautiful. I love your quilt and aprons and all that you share.

Kathy H said...

I follow you through google friends. Great quilts and projects too. I am looking forward to reading your blog.

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Hello Derrith! I loved each and everyone of your quilts and your lilac bouquet is amazing. I'll have to make it out to the festival this year. Thank you for following my blog, I am now following you too!

Cache-Mire said...

Whew! Almost missed your deadline! But it's been a challenge to visit so very many blogs at the party. So nice to meet you! ~Terri

LBP said...

I love your blog and I am you newest follower! Looks like we could be kindred spirits!

Blessings

Linda

jackie vernon said...

love your blog and the way you display things. So glad I found your blog. Jackie

barbara woods said...

great blog, following on bloglovin

Dasha said...

Hello Derrith. Lovely cheerful blog, and such things you make. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

nice to meet you! Your quilts are beautiful and I love the aprons, so cheerful

Tisha Dolton said...

I love your quilts! & your friends garden is lovely.

aprilsongstress

macmillanmarie said...

your quilts are beautiful - such eye candy. I make jewellery and I find quilts to be very inspirational - thanks for sharing.

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