Thursday, January 23, 2014

It's Party Time!

It's that time of year again!  Vicki, at the "2 Bags Full" blog is hosting her second annual "Grow Your Blog" party.  Over 500 bloggers have signed up and the fun will begin on January 25th.
She'll have a list of all of the participants and links to all of the wonderful blogs that are participating.
To join in on the fun, visit her blog by clicking HERE.  Visit as many blogs as you'd like.
There will even be give-aways on many of the blogs.


I love blogging and have been doing it for years.  I find it to be rewarding in many ways.
I love the creativity of putting together a post.  I love hearing from wonderful people and knowing that others are reading and enjoying what I have to share.  And, best of all, I love meeting and making friends with so many awesome people.  Blogland is a wonderful place!

If this is your first visit to my blog, allow me to share with you a little about what you will find here.
I'm a fiber arts lover and post a lot about knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, needle felting and more.  You'll see posts about cooking, gardening, crafting, sewing, and life.  I also love the outdoors and traveling.  So, I love to share my outdoor adventures and trips.  My trips are often much more of an adventure as I love to not only see new things but do new things as well...like mountain biking, canyoneering and hiking.  And, many of our trips include camping.  
I also share stories about my family.  Especially my wonderful daughter.
She's my best friend, she's fun, smart, amazing and she's a harpist.

I'm pretty sure I'll be doing a give-away for this party.  I just haven't had a chance to decide on a prize yet.  I'll post it soon and will probably provide some options to be sure the winner gets something they'd really like to have.  To enter, simply leave a comment on this post and/or any other post over the next month.  If you're a follower of my blog, you'll get an additional entry.  So, each comment and each follower will count as an entry.  I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner at the end of February.

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!  Enjoy the party!

47 comments:

Art and Sand said...

I hear that there are over 300 bloggers this year.

I have my post ready to publish on Saturday. We are in Vegas tonight to break up a drive to Salt Lake City for skiing. I hope I get some good photos.

Mereknits said...

I love your blog and am so glad we found each other. I am not joining the party, althboiugh I know I should. Hope you have a wonderful time growing your blog.
Hugs,
Meredith

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

I'm very much looking forward to this party. I hope you get lots of visitors. Have fun!

Julie Nichols said...


Hi I love your blog and follow you through e-mail..I love reading about your travels../this will be my first time joining Grow Your Blog!!

Donna Heber said...

Hi, I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. You have a very pretty blog. I hope you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

Daisy Jones said...

I am joining the party too! so nice to meet you...I love that little knitting picture you have on your side bar too
Happy weekend enjoy the party
bestest daisy j

Roxie said...

Your blog is a treat and constant source of inspiration. Of course I'll continue to follow you.

Delighted Hands said...

I'm so glad to hear about this...I have 'met' many wonderful and creative people through our blogs! It is a wonderful way to connect!

Betty W said...

My first time joining the party. You have a very lovely blog here.

Maxine said...

Thanks for participating in the blog hop. I am a member of our local fiber arts (and quilt) guild. I LOVE it!

Kathy S. said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Good luck in growing your blog! I love visiting new blogs, but GFC says I am at my limit of following blogs and I haven't figured how to delete the ones I really don't read anymore. I'll figure it out eventually.

Teresa Kasner said...

Count me in.. I want to do a giveaway too.. I'm thinking about one of my crocheted hearts.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

mysteryhistorymom said...

You're my first blog stop!:) This is such a fun event. I've always wanted to learn how to knit. Any good books you could recommend? Hosting a giveaway on my blog, too, so feel free to stop by!:) Lori

Jennifer aGlimpseOfOurLife said...

Hi I'm visiting for the grow your blog party, working through links in her comments and yours is #1!

hula-la said...

I love that you were # 1 to sign up for the party! Already a follower from last year. I didn't know that you did needle felting, though. I have done a little of that myself. Enjoy the party! Aloha

Laney Izzybeads said...

Morning! A harpist...wow...what an instrument, my daughter was a violinist, good too, but she gave it up when she started College, hopefully one day she will begin again and all those painful hours of bad notes and stropping will be worth it! My first grow your blog event going to be a lot of reading!! Laney x

Wendy said...

I'm sitting waiting for the party list to go up! In the meantime, i'm getting a head start by going through the comments! Nice to meet you.

Nancy's Notes said...

Hi, checking out your blog, it is great! I'm going to read more of your posts! Have a great day!

September Violets said...

I'm visiting all my friends first before I start in on Vicki's list. Love your blog and always enjoy your posts ... especially your amazing adventures! Have a great weekend, and enjoy the party :) Wendy x

Jo said...

You have some lovely knits. I am blog growing too and have a little giveaway this weekend. Jo x

Angel Blue said...

Very nice blog and Y like to crochet myself and do a little knitting still in the teaching myself stages lol.

Shirley said...

Good Morning, Welcome to Grow Your Blog party 2014, I volunteered to help Vicki this morning as there is so many in our party. It is a fun time and I have enjoyed reading your blog. I will become one of your followers if I am not already. Have fun. Shirley@shirleystitches

Rubye Jack said...

I'm not participating in Grow Your Blog, but someone else I follow is and so out of curiosity I clicked a couple from the list and follow you here.With that said, I was hooked on your posts right away. I enjoy blogs where people share themselves rather than merely sharing their crafts or photos. Your posts are interesting and your daughter is fabulous.

Rubye Jack said...

I'm not participating in Grow Your Blog, but someone else I follow is and so out of curiosity I clicked a couple from the list and follow you here.With that said, I was hooked on your posts right away. I enjoy blogs where people share themselves rather than merely sharing their crafts or photos. Your posts are interesting and your daughter is fabulous.

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. ( :

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

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

Greetings.

Bernadett

averyclaire.org said...

You have a lovely blog...love the name Acorn to Oak! Love all of the yarn pictured and the "music photos". Enjoy blog hopping.

DebraKay Neiman said...

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

sweetpea family said...

Lovely blog good look with your blog growing x

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello - it's lovely to meet you as part of Vicki's party!
You've written such a warm friendly post to welcome us - thank you!

What a clever crafty person you are - I do a few of those things too - I've always loved sewing and stitching.

Ooh a surprise giveaway - sounds lovely!

I'm following you - and I would love you to come over and enter my Giveaway - a vintage fabric and lace collage.
I'll be back to see you when the party finishes - have fun and enjoy the party!
Hugs
Shane

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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's nice to get to know you better. I'm a regular around here and now I'm a follower, too! Sweet hugs!

EvalinaMaria said...

Hello from Yukon! I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do :)
Evalina, This and that...

Carole said...

Lovely to meet you and "Acorn to Oak" a wonderful blog name! Wishing you a day filled with love, light and laughter. Carole

Linda said...

Hi,loved your post!
Greetings from snowy Montana!
Thanks for sharing!

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

CatieAn said...

HI from washington state. what a lovely blog. Your daughter is beautiful and I love that she is a harpist. You sound like a wonderful family.

Sarah and Dan said...

I from Vancouver, WA. Thanks for sharing more about yourself.

okcamp said...

Hi from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I'll be back after the party. I want to know more about your talented daughter. A harpist. Wow. Stay warm.
Diane

Phoebe @ Lou Messugo said...

It sounds like you are a very busy lady, where do you find the time and energy to do all your crafts, cook and travel? I'm impressed and I look forward to reading more. I'm here through the GYB party!

Vicki Boster said...

Hi girlfriend-- I'm so happy to have you with us at the party-- I just know there must be so many folks who are happy to visit you here at your beautiful blog. Your knitting leaves me breathless--
Love
Vicki

Amy said...

It is nice to meet you. I am visiting from the GYB party. I love your Claudia cowl that you crocheted. The color and pattern look so warm and gorgeous. I look forward to seeing your creations throughout the year.
~Amy
Sew Incredibly Crazy

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Thanks for sharing your blog.

Cache-Mire said...

So nice to meet you at the party! Your blog is just lovely! I'll be following... ~Terri

Bead and Needle said...

Popping in from the Blog Party - happy to have landed here...playing catchup on my reading and working my way through that huge list. Newest Follower - Happy Tuesday - Tanya

deborah lyn said...

So pleased to meet you on the GYB Party circuit! Lovely Blog! I am your new follower and I look forward to your posts. Please visit my Blog and maybe you would like to be my follower too. I'm at: http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/
Enjoy the harpist practicing! Wonderful! best to you, deborah

Tisha Dolton said...

I'm now a follower. Can't wait to look through more of your blog. Nice to meet you through GYB. I hope you have had as much fun as me visiting all the great blogs. (Mine is about embroidery.)

aprilsongstress

macmillanmarie said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely blog. I was so nice to meet you and get to know you. Take care.