Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog!!

Hello! Welcome to my blog --  my little crafty corner where I keep a running rambling record of the in & outs, ups & downs of all my crafting endeavours.

Today I'm participating (for the first time) in the Grow Your Blog party hosted by Vicki from 2 Bags Full. I believe there are close to 600 blogs involved! (I'm glad I have the day off … sounds like I'll be busy surfing!)

2 Bags Full

Let me tell you a little about myself and my blog …

My name is Adrienne and I am a cross stitch addict. I learned how to cross stitch when I was a child, but just picked up the craft again about 5 years ago. I really got into it during my first semester of my PhD … I needed something to help me unwind and relax from the stress and strain of graduate school. It's the perfect hobby for me -- it requires just enough focus that I can't think or stress about other things (aka school) while I'm engaged in it, but not so much focus that it's work. I truly enjoy stitching and have developed a taste for large complicated projects. :) I am also a stash collector (patterns, fabric, floss, etc) and my bank account suffers for my hobbies.

Over the past 2 years, I have also acquired a few more crafty pastimes: crocheting and English paper piecing (a type of hand sewn patchwork quilting). On the odd occasion that cross stitching is too much for my brain to concentrate on, it's nice to have other crafts to entertain myself with. I love creating for myself and for others.

I blog for a few reasons … (1) to have a record of what I'm working on and when I started/finished it and (2) to help me see progress and stay motivated to continue on difficult or large projects. It's a lot of fun to see how my projects slowly grow.

Thanks for stopping by … if you're interested in what I do, then I'd love for you to stick around as I share my hobby with you.


  1. Nice to meet you Adrienne. I have been reading your blog for quite a while.


  2. Hi, Adrienne,

    I'm Terry. I am one of Vicki's volunteers. Wow! You are a busy lady! Your work is stunning!

    I hope you enjoy visiting all the wonderful blogs!


  3. love your blog, following by email

  4. Hi Adrienne, Have been reading your blog for a while. Following you now. BTW, your blackwork piece really does look like it took quite a while to do. Love it.

  5. Good afternoon, fellow quilter! Dropped in from GYB party. Love your EPP project. I did a hexagon quilt a couple months back and loved it. Looking forward to seeing what you create throughout the year and that finished EPP star.
    Sew Incredibly Crazy

  6. Hey Adrienne, Looks like your diamonds are coming along splendidly. I love the colors you selected so early but yet not dirty looking. It has been lovely getting to know you.


  7. your quilts are beautiful - a great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Reviewing being a newbie blogger I missed some minor details like making comments... But Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party entries are 600 bloggers. My reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio 24 hours left to go now I just review at much as I can. If you like come visit My site contact info is 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.

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