Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog ~ 2014



Hello, and welcome!

I'm grateful to each of you who have taken a moment to stop by. My name is Shari, and you are now visiting Quebec, Canada. I'm an English Quebeccer in a quickly growing town...we are no longer rural, certainly against my wishes, but we certainly cannot be classified more citified until we get us a real fabric or yarn store lol.

Blogging...I love to read the blogs of others, especially those of you who create things and post pretty pictures of them. I'm very  good at collecting projects and things to try. I don't do a lot of anything very well, but I love to play and learn new things...cooking and baking, knitting, crochet, sewing (clothes and home decor), cross-stitch and other hand stitching, gardening, especially starting from seed, pets (not all at the same time)--rabbits, birds, cats, dogs, fish, invertebrates, hamsters, guinea pigs, mice, chickens. Tried my hand at homeschooling my son for two years. Loved it!

Why do I blog? I'm not really sure LOL I enjoy a space to share my thoughts out loud. I love getting feedback on my projects from likeminded individuals. I love the opportunity to learn from others and to connect with those who share my creative passions. I love to be inspired. Being part of the blogging community just seems to make the world so much smaller, and yet it expands my own world vastly to know that I can be sitting in my living room and chatting with those on the other side of the world as though they were sitting right beside me. Blogging is a means of personal growth...so thank you to each of you who are a part of that!

Started learning about quilting this year. Something I thought I'd always want to try my hand at, just never got there. I've always wanted to make a traditional type postage stamp quilt, found the PSQ swap with The Curious Quilter last year, and signed up as a newbie. Wow! Now I just have to start sewing the pieces I received together, and making cuts for upcoming swap in March so I can pay forward the love I received.

This also led me to find Mdm Samm at Sew We Quilt. I have participated in and thoroughly enjoyed her hosted blog hops. I've met many kind and generous quilters through these hops and made some new friends.

The name of my blog is Living with Purpose...so named to remind myself that everything I do is for a purpose, and that purpose is to glorify God in all I do. Thanks for stopping by! I so look forward to meeting more people.

A big thank you to Vicki at 2 Bags Full for hosting this great event and all the work required to make it happen!

36 comments:

  1. Making the rounds on Grow Your Blog (already follow on Bloglovin) Best wishes from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  2. Yes, the late to go to sleep! We do have fun hoping! I follow by Bloglovin

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  3. Hi Shari!

    I'm one of the GYB party volunteers calling in to welcome you to the party and hope you have a great time of it!=)

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  4. Good morning Shari! So nice to meet you. My parent are both Canadian and I lived in Newfoundland when I was young, so we already share a connection. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Have a great weekend!

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  5. I love the reason you blog--very well said.

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  6. Shari - it's been lovely to read abit more about you & your wide range of interests... thank you for sharing & i wish you continued happy blogging

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  7. Hi Shari,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you. I wish I had learned how to quilt. So many beautiful designs and patterns can be created. I"m more into papercrafts. 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

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  8. Great to find you from Grow Your Blog! You had me at "Grace . . ." I'm reading through all of Louise Penny's books, set in the Quebec area and the surrounding woods. I visited Montreal and Quebec one time and fell in love with them! Blessings to you! Sharon

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  9. Hi Shari...nice to meet you. Absolutely love your photo banner! Enjoy Grow your blog day!

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  10. Hi Shari! I am dropping by via "GYB" party.. I love your heart and your faith.. I am going to follow along with you..Stop by and visit with me.........Blessings!

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  11. So nice to meet through the GYB. I'm now a follower

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  12. i was wondering what to think? do i have a purpose? i think so .. but then i figured out what you meant - i am with ya now. 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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  13. Good post :-)

    I'd like to join you in your "Septuagint" study if that's okay with you?

    ~Val

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  14. I too have just started quilting and have a lot to learn but not quite as much time as I would like to do it.

    Glad to have met you:))

    Blessings from Australia.

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  15. Lovely to meet you - still working my way through the GYB party list...
    I've become a follower, so I can keep up with your beautiful creations :)

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  16. Hi Shari,
    I found you through Grow Your Blog and am now a follower. I live in Ontario, Canada and also love to cross stitch. You can find my blog at www.ColourfulCrossStitches.blogspot.ca

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  17. Hi Shari and I see we both are going to tackle learning to quilt this year. I'm also a stitcher and a kitty mom so nice to meet you.
    Donna

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  18. Popping by to visit from GYB. It's so fun to quilt. I took my first class so many years ago and continued to learn and grow. Don't you just love Mdm. Samm's blog hops? They are so fun.

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  19. Hey Shari I wish you luck on learning to quilt, that is one thing that I haven't gotten into. And I bet that you are a lot better at the things you do than you give yourself credit for. It has been lovely meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  20. Thanks for sharing your story & blog. I'm working my way through the Grow Your Blog list... I am in the 1st batch if you want to visit my embroidery blog.

    aprilsongstress

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  21. Hi Shari, I'm pleased to meet you on the GYB circuit! I'll be following your blog on and looking forward to your posts. Happy Stitching! deborah
    I'm at: http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

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  22. You had me at the spinning wheel! Visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoyed your post. I also quilt and love, and agree with, the name of your blog.

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  23. I spy that awesome looking spinning wheel! Poppin' in along the blog party route. You have alot going on here. And yes, living with purpose is the only way to go! Enjoy the party! Blog on! Aloha

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  24. It is a joy to read your blog, and a pleasure to be a follower :) found you via the blog party that I am still reading through
    ~Jennifer
    http://kippyssomature.blogspot.com/

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

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  26. I have all sorts of projects I would like to do but never seem to get started on them. Always something to sidetrack me. I cross-stitch and crochet, paper craft and doodle, but clearly lack focus on any one thing, thus the lack of getting things done. Inspiration comes and goes. Right now I am enjoying everyone at the GYB party. Especially cross-stitchers as it used to be my number one hobby but I find now that throwing hook and yarn in my purse is so much easier. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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  27. Hello, Shari, I am slowly savouring blogs on GYB (I hate doing anything quickly) from my home in northern New Brunswick. Inspiration and creating beauty are wonderful gifts to share with others, and I love to see all the projects folks are up to, even if they are hobbies I can no longer enjoy myself. To everything there is a season...

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  28. Hi, nice to meet you and get a chance to read your wonderful blog. It has been wonderful to learn more about you here. Thank you for sharing. Happy hopping!

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  29. Hi Shari,
    Nice to meet you. I´m making my way through the GYB list. Amazing work and talent out there.. Will be back to read more.

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  30. Lovely blog and I LOVE you title. We should all be reminding ourselves that what we do we do for His glory. I am a quilter and I look forward to seeing your growth in your new adventure in quilting. Have a blessed day and continue to enjoy the party.

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  31. 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 http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com

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  32. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful needlework. It was nice to meet you at the BYG hop.

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  33. Visiting from GYB.and will be your newest follower. Hope you'll stop by and visit me.
    Sharon
    fitandhealthybabyboomers.blogspot.com

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  34. Hi Shari--thanks so much for stopping by via the GYB party :) I'm from near Plattsburg, NY, so I'm quite familiar with Quebec--we love to visit, but haven't been in a long while. So nice to meet you. Looking forward to following you, Diana

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  35. Hi, from South Carolina, USA! I cannot say sunny SC at the moment, because we are right smack-dab in the middle of PAX and everything is totally covered with ice. Many people down this way have lost electrical power and our lights have begun to flick on and off, so I fear we might be next to lose power.

    I, too, am a blogger who dabbles into just about every kind of crafty thing, including sewing, crochet, cooking, you name it. I love to find out, in a hands on sort of way, how things are created. I also marvel at the beautiful things that God has created and the awesomeness of His power!

    I have enjoyed reading your blog today and plan to come back on a regular basis, as I am signing up to follow you! I hope you might take a moment to visit me over at my blog.

    Have a beautiful day!

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