Friday, January 18, 2013

Growing Your Blog Party


Welcome to growing your blog  party. It will be a lot of fun going and visiting all of the ones in our group. You have arrived at Shirleystitches  and I need to tell you a little about me and my blog. First off my first name is Shirley, a mother of three, grandmother of three, a primary caregiver to my hubby, and work full time. My blog is about this and that which means about our adventures, family, the different things that I love to embroidery which is my stress reliever. 

It is my way of traveling and meeting new friends.  Exploring new places and seeing what they like to do.  I admire the ones who are very creative.  I have an etsy shop and you can see what I am involved. If I know it is a person's birthday, I like to stop by their blog and tell them Happy Birthday. They might be living by themselves.  I have friends who are caregivers just like me and we give each other support.

My hubby and I liked to go for drives and you never knew where the adventure was going to take us. We would just pick a direction with no particular destination in mind. My favorite time of the year to travel is the fall.  This  fall was very different  for us. We didn't get to do some of the things that we like.

In the summer, you will read about my oldest two grandsons showing their horses and their adventures. My youngest grandson is taking swimming lessons and I don't know how far he will take it. They each have there own personalities. 

The last few months extra time is being spent visiting the nursing home. My hubby had to have a hip replacement and it has been a very slow process.  Last but not least I thought I would leave you  with pictures of my boys, a couple of my projects that I have made.  I will be visiting you all and happy to have found you on blogland.
One of my new tea towels

my grandsons

My biggest project  I have made

37 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

What a very neat party...you wrote a wonderful post! I LOVE the bedspread you created. You are amazingly talented with your needle and thread, my friend!

XO,
Jane

vicki said...

My dear sweet Shirley --
I am so happy to be able to play even just a small part in bringing friends here to meet you and see your beautiful blog and the amazing creations that you bring to life. Honestly - I want everyone to love you as I do.

My post will be published early in the am -- around 4 am. You can expect lots and lots of folks to visit you when that post is out.

Thank you for participating in this first ever 'Vicki" event -- you are so dear to me - always have been since I first met you.

Always in my prayers dear Shirley - I hope things get better soon my friend~

I love you-
Vicki

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Your tea towel is beautiful! I hope your husband's recovery goes well. Thank you for sharing.

Vickie said...

Hi Shirley! I learned something new about you today. =) I like the new black tea towel. http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

YamYam said...

Hello Shirley,hope Your husband will be well soon.The teatowel is so amazing!
Ines

Kerrie said...

Shirley, your grandsons are handsome and I adore your beautiful embroidered quilt! I love the color combination, my favorite, anything with white and blue :) Praying for you and your hubby. Hugs, Kerrie

The Sage Butterfly said...

It is very nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog party. Creating is something I love to do, and it is comforting to meet others who enjoy it, too. Have a great weekend!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love your tea towel. so decorative. amazed i am. take care & have a great weekend. ( :

EvalinaMaria said...

Nice to meet another stitcher!

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...

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirley, Wonderful post for the GYB party. I am so glad to have meet you and been a long time follower too. You are a dear and I always enjoy my visits. Keeping you and your hubby in prayers.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the party.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Acorn to Oak said...

Hi, Shirley. Thank you for visiting my blog...that's how I found you. I love your stitchery. It's beautiful! You can count me in as one of your newest followers. :-)

Holly said...

Wow, that quilt is GORGEOUS! You are so creative! It is so nice to meet you! Thank you for stopping by. I am your newest follower!!

Terry said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have to say this GYOB event is wonderful. I can't believe how much stitching you have done. The bedspread is beautiful - so is your family.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Shirley, I hope your DH will recuperate soon and be able to come home soon. Your grand children are lovely and I use to ride horse many years ago. Your stitching is wonderful too. Hugs Judy

xstitchlibrarian said...

Hi Shirley, I really like what you do here, so I'm nominating 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 bloggers getting to know each other and motivating each other!
http://www.xstitchlibrarian.blogspot.com.au

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Nook and Cranny said...

Shirley,
The tea towel is great, the bedspread is fantastic!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog during this event.
I hope you make many new friends during this grow your blog party.
Have a wonderful week.
Michele
ps, I hope your dear hubby will be 100% soon.

Miss LindaLee said...

What beautiful work you do Shirley. I'm so thankful to "Grow Your Blog" for putting us in touch.

I do hope to stop in often and see what you're up to. Your blog is so friendly. Oh! I'm now your newest follower.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Shirley,

It is so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely as well as your tea towel - you are very crafty. I wish your hubby a speedy recovery from his hip replacement. I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello.

CatieAn said...

What a fun party! Thank you for stopping by my blog and visiting. It is so nice to meet you. I am sorry for all that is going on in your life right now. I hope things with your husband are evening out and you have found some help. please let us know.
catieAN

OneOldGoat said...

6your grandsons and embroidery are just gorgeous! 8 love the bedspread. I'm not sure about a retirement....I feel like ill be working for at least a month after I'm buried! I hope things have worked out with your husbands Medicare. A friend of mines husband had a major stroke last may and has been in a nursing home ever since. My heart breaks for them. Ill be keeping you and your family in my prayers. Beth

OneOldGoat said...

6your grandsons and embroidery are just gorgeous! 8 love the bedspread. I'm not sure about a retirement....I feel like ill be working for at least a month after I'm buried! I hope things have worked out with your husbands Medicare. A friend of mines husband had a major stroke last may and has been in a nursing home ever since. My heart breaks for them. Ill be keeping you and your family in my prayers. Beth

LauraO said...

Hi Shirley, thanks for stopping by my blog and leading me to yours. Oh my goodness..that bedspread is stunning! I can't imagine stitching something so big and grand..and finishing it LOL! I'm definitely coming back to read more of your blog. I felt like I was hearing from an old friend..I love horses too and though I didn't show them, I had horses for many many years. I hope all goes well for you and your husband, and you will enjoy your retirement. Hugs ~ Laura

Bonnie said...

love your beautiful quilt and your valentines made me smile. They remind me of ones we gave as children.

Kelly said...

What a talented lady! I simply am in love with your embroidery. I used to embroider a lot, but since I've found knitting and wool, I'm addicted to all things wooly. You do amazing things with your craft.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm happy you stopped, I am now a follower on your blog!!!
Cheers
Kelly
okacres@hotmail.com

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