Saturday, January 19, 2013

It's Party Time


Many thanks to Vicki over at 2 Bags Full for letting me be a part of her Grow Your Blog party.

My blog was created to share my stitching journey with people who enjoy stitching as much as I do.  Every new start has a story.  I choose patterns that speak to me, so my projects vary.  Sometimes I get a subtle prompting that keeps me going to the chart again and again before I buy.  At times a design leaps of the page and demands immediate purchase.  Although I was taught to cross-stitch a long time ago, it's only been over the last 2 years that I've been stitching consistently.  This year, I have pledged myself to tackling charts that challenge me, learning new stitches, and committing to large projects.  Also, 2013 is the year I stitch for me, so fewer gifts for loved ones and more things for me to cherish. 

More facts about me?  If I’m not spending my free time with a needle in hand, I’m probably caught up in a book.  Some of my earliest memories involve me and my mom at a bookstore.  Actually, we still include a visit to the bookstore in all of our outings.  I also love to bake.  So don’t be surprised if an occasional recipe finds its way to the page.   There’s something so satisfying about stitching with the smell of something delicious baking in the oven.   Oh, I live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and I detest cold weather.  Every winter I vow to move someplace where it’s warm all year ‘round! 

Well, that’s enough about me.  Time to get back to stitching.  Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comment.  Until next time. 

Happy Stitching!

~ Kinley Rose

36 comments:

  1. Found you through the GYB event- looking forward to watching your WIPs grow!

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  2. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    Stitching is one of my favorite hobbies,too.I try new stitches,too.:)
    So I am your new follower and you are on my blog list.I hope this is a beginninig of a great friendship.:)
    Greetings.
    Bernadett

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  3. Hi Kinley Rose...we definitely have stitching in common! Nice blog!

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  4. Hi Kinley Rose, well we are going to be great friends - I too am passionate about stitching, reading and baking. I have visited you from the Blog Party. Please come visit me @ http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com and join in my Giveaway.

    hugs, Kaye

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  5. I love to read also and will get sidetracked reading :) That is ok though :) you do lovely work :) I look forward to following and getting to know you :)

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  6. Hi I discovered your blog through the grow your blog party, I look forward to seeing more of your work :) love the progress on feather fairy too :) go ahead with the colour change if you feel the original colours don't work for you :)

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  7. Hi. Joining your blog through the blog party. I stitch also.

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  8. Enjoyed reading your blog. I used to live in NJ and my dad worked in Philly. Living in Texas and love it. Looking forward to seeing your WIPs. Charlsey

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  9. Hi Kinley Rose, We definitely have something in common. I love to embroidery and always have a project or two close at hand. I like reading, but would sooner be embroidering and keeping the hands busy. Welcome to the party. A Missouri Friend.

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  10. ... I also have the luv for stitching.. and luv to add beads to my projects whenever I can.. ty..
    mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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  11. I love to meet other stitchers! You have a very lovely blog. I'm a new follower and a 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

    Evalina, This and that...

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  12. I found your blog through the grow your blog party. I look forward to watching your blog and your stitching grow. :).

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  13. Nice to meet you- enjoy the blog hop ;)

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  14. I'm glad that I found you thru the Blog Party. I'm a fellow stitcher I've enjoyed looking at your blog.

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  15. What a fabulous work you do. I'm looking forward to your recipes and would you like to tell me which books you read? I'm a follower now.
    Magdalena

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  16. In high school, the owner of the nursery school I worked at taught me how to cross-stitch and I've enjoyed doing it ever since. Years ago, I tackled big projects and worked with linen, but now that my eyes aren't so young anymore, I tend to stick with simple projects that I can finish quickly. Crochet is much easier for me now, that I will always consider myself a novice -- I like to combine both crafts sometimes. Right now I am working on heart sachets. Have a great day! Tammy

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  17. Hi there, lovely to meet you via this party.
    Carolyn
    http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/grow-your-blog-party.html

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  18. Love meeting you and reading your blog. Good luck with the Chatelaine. Her patterns are gorgeous. I have big projects to do still and will put off one of those for a while until I can get some other things out of the way.

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  19. Happy to find you via the Grow Your Blog Party!

    I am starting to sew again after a longtime away. I am happy to find another for inspiration!
    :-)
    Traci

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  20. hi, Kinley Rose! Love your name! We have thread and books in common..I do some cross stitch, needlepoint, but mainly make art quilts...good to meet you through the blog party. Drop by my blog sometime!

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  21. New follower here!
    Nice to meet you!
    xoxo

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  22. Hi Kinley, I really like what you do here, so I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check out my post with the details and let me know if you have any questions! It’s all about new blogger getting to know each other and motivating each other! http://crossroadsofmymind.blogspot.com/2013/01/another-liebster-this-is-so-fun.html

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  23. Great introduction! I started stitching for myself about 10 years ago and I haven't stopped. I"ve done smaller pieces for others but I've not done so many large pieces as I used to.

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  24. I found your blog through the GYB event. I love cross-stitch, but never seem to make time for it as quilting always seems to come first.

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  25. I love the memory garden :) I used to cross-stitch then got hooked on quilting. I still combine the two because I cross-stitch the labels for my quilts! Btw, I found you on GYB party!
    Beth

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  26. HI!NIce to meet you! I look forward to your posts!

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  27. Hello Kinley! So nice to find your blog. I'm really thankful about the "Grow Your Blog" party. Otherwise, I may not have ever found your lovely blog. Come on over and visit sometime. You can find me at,
    CrossN' My Stitches

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  28. Joined your blog! You had me at "stitch" ... ;)

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  29. Hi Kinley Rose! I am finally making a dent in this long list of blogs from the GYOB party! I look forward to reading more and seeing your lovely stitches grow.

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  30. Hi Kinley, so lovely to meet you and I am truly enjoying your blog. I love to sew too. When my girls and grandkids were young I so enjoyed the hobby, now my great grandkids are boys and prefer store bought rather than Nan made *grin* oh well, I still pull out my machine and use in some crafting.

    Drop by and say hello.

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  31. Hi Kinley. I love your blog so I've nominated you for a Liebster Award. It an award to pass around the blogging community so we can get to know eachother better. See my latest post for details http://katstitching.blogspot.ca

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  32. I like your blog and look forward to seeing more of your stitchery. xo Jenny

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  33. Great to meet you Kinley. I am also a stitcher and I am visiting via the Grow Your Own Blog Party.

    Love your stitching and looking forward to seeing more!

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  34. I enjoy your blog and I am from Philadelphia originally. I am in South NJ now.
    I am following your blog, maybe you will do the same.
    I am also a cross stitcher.

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  35. Hello Kinley , wonderful to visit your blog..What a great way to meet like minded women..Still working my way thru all the blogs..such delight.

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  36. I love this post, great minds think alike :) I just started my blog this month and it was ment to be just for my cross stitch projects only but other things are finding their way on there already lol I also love a challenge and tackle big projects head, I dont think i;ve ever done a small one. happy stitching my new friend, hope you will find your way to my little home :)

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