Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow Your Blog Party 2013. And Giveaway!

Hello! And thank you for stopping by to visit me here in my little corner of blogland.
Let me introduce myself and tell you somewhat about my blog.
My name is Holly and I started this blog several years ago in the hopes of chronicling my knitting adventures. Since then I have learned to spin my own yarn and have developed a deep love for the fiber arts. I enjoy sharing what I am working on, be it spinning, dyeing, carding,  sewing, knitting, quilting, crochet, rug hooking, photography, or just daily life in general.

As part of the "Grow Your Blog Party"... ( brilliantly hosted by the wonderful Vicki from Two Bags Full: )
.....I am offering a small giveaway. There are no strings attached.  The giveaway is open worldwide to anyone. Even if you don't have a blog please feel free to enter. All I ask is that you have a way available for me to contact you if your name is drawn. ( Email, Ravalry, etc.)
So what am I giving away you ask? Well, lately snack mats have been quite popular and as EVERYONE eats snacks that seemed like the ideal prize.

Made with a scrappy assorted selection of fabrics from my stash and then quilted, The Snack Mat will be a sturdy place to set a mug with a hot beverage and a cookie or two. I'm sorry I do not have a photo to share to give you an idea of what i am talking about'. The idea is still simmering in my head and I will be sewing it this coming week. I'll share photos as it progresses if I am able.
The deadline for my giveaway is January 31, 2013. Lord willing, I will be announcing the winner sometime on February 1.
Stay tuned!

Once again thank you for stopping by! Feel free to pull up a chair, pour some tea or coffee, and browse awhile. I love visitors and I look forward to hearing from you!
Have a blessed visit, my friends!

P.S. to be entered in my giveaway drawing simply leave a comment on this post. ♥ Thank you!


  1. What a beautiful picture. Rav amchart

  2. I am on my phone now, but once I get to a computer (tomorrow or Sunday) I will enter! (And look more into grow your blog!) xoxo!

  3. Your yarn is awesomely yummy. one day my dream is to own a wheel and spin my own yarn!! in the mean time I am happy to follow along on your adventure. Nice to meet you on this Grow your Blog Party journey.

  4. I would love to be a part of your give away! I always enjoy reading your blog!

  5. Greetings from across the pond. I just love your colourful photos. Best wishes, Una from Great Balls of Wool
    I'm on Ravelry as uomalley.

  6. I crochet so was happy to find another yarn lover. I just learned the knit stitch to make those ruffle I'm ready to learn more. I hope you stop by, I have a giveaway too!

  7. Well, I had to stop by and tell you how much I like your name. ;0)
    And, I am the snack queen! Such beautiful things you create!
    Lovely to meet you.
    I am your newest follower.

  8. hi. i'm a new follower. so happy to have found your blog - thanks to the blog party. please enter me into your giveaway. please stop by my blog soon. Merry 2013. all the best to you. take care. enjoy this weekend. ( :

  9. Elizabeth Gaskell is my favourite victorian author, I couldn't help but notice the book in amongst the gorgeous wool. It is lovely to meet you on the blog hop, and thank you for sharing a giveaway as the snack mats sound fun.

  10. I just started knitting last October, so I'm excited finding knitting blogs like yours. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  11. I love the mix of colours you achieve......that turquoise mix is divine!
    And your fleece on Etsy too is wonderful!

  12. I see you are a fan of Cranford! :)
    One of my favorite mini series! Have you seen, Lark Rise to Candleford?

  13. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.
    I would like to try my luck in your giveaway.
    There is a giveaway on my blog,too.


  14. opps, I think my first incomplete comment went through. Let me do this again.

    When I saw you knitting, I knew I would be following you. I am a knitter as well and a few other things ... :-), but mostly a knitter. And I would love to be part of your contest.

    Please come and see me at my blog.


  15. oh my goodness..I am so happy I found your blog via the Blog Party! Your fibers are simply divine! I love them all, and want to touch them. I think I will have to visit your etsy shop! I have checked out your fingerless mitt pattern and may just give it a try! I love to knit, not very good at it, but I can knit a scarf a mile long!!! I am now a follower and will visit often, I'm sure! I have also started needle all of your colors!

    Enjoy the Blog Party. Hope you'll visit me and follow me back!

    Aloha from New real name is blogosphere I am hula~la...

  16. I would love to win your wonderful giveaway. I knit some but probably not as beautiful as you. Beautiful pictures you have, Visiting from Cottage-Wishes, Di

  17. I am here from Vickie's 2 Bags Full.

    My. your yarns are beautiful! How cool and what a blessing to take something you love doing and make it into a business.

    I like your Exodus quote. I don't think I've ever stopped to really think about it before.

    I enjoyed looking at your photos for December. I am going to save the prompts for next year and do the same.

    Please enter me into your giveaway. It sounds mysterious and of course very usable.

  18. hi! wow! i'm a new follower from the gyb party. can't wait to see what you do! hoping you'll stop by and visit me as well... happy creating!

  19. Nice to meet you!
    I'm looking forward to seeing more of your yarny adventures!
    Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

  20. You have a lovely blog. I'm a new follower and participant of 'Grow your Blog'. Have fun at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

  21. Beautiful, Holly!!! Kudos to you for creating such lovely yarn and roving and patterns. :-) God bless you!

  22. :). Love all the great ideas you come up with!

  23. Hello there. I love yarn but I have to sew now due to shoulder injury. But I still love looking at yarn! I would love to enter your giveaway please


  24. Hi Holly, I just started working with wool, appliqué and recently started rug hooking. I love the texture. I do knit but prefer rug hooking. Look forward to learning from you.

  25. Oh, my - what lucsious, yummy yarns! You have such a wonderful eye for color. I am not a knitter, but I crochet, am a quilter, and a rug hooker.

    Thank you for the chance to win your prize.

    I have become a follower of your blog and look forward to returning often.

    blessings, denise :D

  26. Your wool looks lovely, it will be nice to hear of your knitting projects. I do some spinning, too. But at the moment it's renovation program in our house. By the way, do you like Elizabeth Gaskill? I do.

  27. Visiting via Vicki's GRB Party and am giving away sock yarn on my blog. If you've time, come for a visit.

  28. Hi there!
    New follower here!
    Gosh! I'm in love with the colours of your photos!
    Count me in for the giveaway!

  29. Your blog is beautiful; looking forward to following you. Love the textures. Hugs from Alaska. Karen ( - or

  30. I hope you have some tea left... What a party! And do come to visit my blog, since the party goes on. I have a nice vintage lace book to giveaway. See you there.

  31. That yarn looks so pretty. Looking forward to reading your blog.

  32. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway...

  33. Hello Holly, I am happy to meet you through this fun GYB party! You have a gorgeous blog! I love your large beautiful colorful images. Fibers are so lovely to work with. I do not knit but I do crochet.
    What caught my eye was the Elizabeth Gaskel book! I am a fan of hers and have read her works. I also loved the series Cranford. Maybe we share this?

  34. What fabulous yarn - you inspire me.

  35. Nice to meet you Holly! Always a pleasure finding a fellow knitter and seeing what they are doing! Hope you will stop by and visit me sometime.


    1. It is lovely to meet you too, Terri! Thank you for stopping by!

  36. I can never have enough yarn. This year I taught myself to crochet. By the end of this year, I hope to teach myself to knit. :)

  37. OMG, OMG, OMG! Did I say OMG?! You are my kindred spirit for sure! I am far behind where you are with your fiber craft but I am hoping this year to finally learn to spin my own yarn. I am hoping to acquire a couple of angora bunnies to assist in this process as well. I am your newest follower and you can believe me when I say I will be back, OFTEN! LOL!:D Your wool is beautiful, I just can't get over the fabulous colors! Well, I'm off to visit a few more blogs but I will be back for a proper visit soon.
    Beth P

  38. Hi Holly I just found you through the GYB party ... yep here I am still partying after all these days, there are so many wonderful places in blogland to visit It's taking me a while to go to them all. Your photos of your knitting and spinning work are just beautiful, I look forward to following your adventures in the months to come

  39. Wow- this is really gorgeous! Such beauty-I don't know the correct word- so I just say- "yarn" I love the colors and I'm curious to see and read more, so I started following :-)
    Warmest regards from Germany
    Ines- E. Blumenstengel

  40. So cool to have landed on your blog! I love working with wool and felting , also crochet and knit very basic things! Hope to learn some more from you!Come check my blog!

  41. ... ohhh surprises are FUN.. thanks for letting me stop by your blog and the opportunity at your blog candy.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  42. I love having a look around your blog! I am here through the GYB hop!

  43. Hello Holly

    How lovely to meet you via our dear friend Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party!
    Isn't she just the kindest person in blogland.

    I love that shade of blue in your header - WOW!
    I haven't knitted for ages but when the weather gets cooler I'm going to knit a pretty scarf for Vicki's "Pink scarf Project".

    Your fibres at the bottom of your post are wonderful.

    I’m your newest follower.

    I do hope you'll pop over and see me too and enter my GYB Giveaway!
    Enjoy the party.
    Shane ♥


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