Saturday, January 24, 2015

Grow Your Blog (Giveaway Closed)

2 Bags Full

Hello! Welcome to my blog!

This is my first time participating in the "Grow Your Blog" event hosted by Vicki. I can't wait to "meet" some new blog friends!

Have a look around my blog to see if you'd be interested in following. :)

A little about me...

My name is Jessica. I am a Christian mom. I am 36 years old. I homeschool our 10 yr old daughter and 14 year old son. I take lots of pictures of our kids and pets. Hubby and I have been married for 18 years.

We are a natural and organic family. We're pro raw milk and pasture raised meat. Someday we hope to move to a small farm where we can raise and grow our own food. We're not hippies, but we are pretty crunchy!

I love to cross stitch, sew, and make primitive and country crafts. I also enjoy being outside and working in the yard. I do not sell anything, or design my own patterns, but that may change in the future.

Life is not normal for us right now. We live in my grandmother's house in California. Everything we own is in Colorado waiting for us to return. We flew out here for a family emergency in July of 2013, and we're still here. We are hoping to return to Colorado this summer.

So, that's me (us!) in a nutshell!


GIVEAWAY CLOSED ~ Thank you everyone who participated!


Now for the giveaway. This is open to everyone!

To enter, leave a comment on this post letting me know you want in on the giveaway. (If you want to comment and not enter, then don't mention the giveaway! Simple as that. :) ) Please be sure I have a way to contact you! If you are a no-reply blogger, you must leave your email in your comment. I am giving away one of my handmades. This is a small cross stitched pillow tuck, with optional hanger. Once you get it, you can leave the hanger on to hang it or take it off to display in a bowl, on a shelf, or wherever! I don't recommend it for a pinkeep because it is stuffed with scraps. Pattern is from HERE.



Back: (missing the hanger)


Wrapped and ready to go!


Winner will be drawn on February 15, 2015. I will email the winner.

THE WINNER IS: Terry!
http://sharingdivineinspiration.blogspot.com/

Good luck and thank you for visiting!!

40 comments:

Heather Long said...

Hi Jessica, great to meet you on the blog hop. I think your lifestyle sounds really interesting and something that sounds really peaceful as I live in a bustling city. I would love to be in the draw for your giveaway.

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning visiting from the blog party-hope you can return home soon-that's a long time to be away-hugs.
I am retired now and we live very rural I explore allot of fiber crafts
enjoy the party
Kathyinozarks

gpc said...

What a sweet little stitchery. I hope your life gets settled soon, and send prayers for a peaceful resolution. :)

Allison said...

Hi Jessica-- I'd love to be in the giveaway! We would someday love to live in the country, a friend of mine and her family moved from the city to an hour away and started a business. This is their blog which http://www.synergisticacres.com/blog/
We're somewhat crunchy--

Love the stitchery so cute!

KimM said...

Hi, Jessica! I'd love to be in your giveaway - and just became a follower. Your stitching looks amazing.
Hope you will pop over to my blog and take a peek WisdomwithNeedleandThread.blogspot.com
Best wishes for a great Grow Your Blog party!
KimM

Shauna said...

Hi I'm one of Vicki's helpers, checking all the links for the Grow Your Blog Hop. Love your work. Have a great day.

Debbie said...

Hi Jessica,
So nice to meet you via the GYB party1
Your stitching is beautiful!

Kim Orcutt said...

Hi Jessica! Love your stitched handmade and would love to be entered in your giveaway.
Kim

Kaisievic said...

Good morning, Jessica, I am hopping over from The Party, your blogs looks so nice and I look forward to being a follower from now on. Please count me in the giveaway, my blog is at http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com

Kaisievic said...

P.S. Please count me in the draw for your giveaway (and oh, was the link meant to go to the pattern because it only takes you back to your blog). hugs, Kaye

Sylvia said...

Hi Jessica, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. What a cute little pillow.

Sue Kosec said...

Oh yes, Jessica ... I would LOVE to win something you created with love.

Isn't this party fun? I've become a Follower right here and hope you'll do the same when you get to SuZeQ Creations.

Thanks!
SuZeQ

Felicia said...

I'd love to be entered in your lovely giveaway. You have a beautiful blog and I can't wait to follow your journey.

Judy Goddard said...

Hi Jessica.
It's nice to meet you. My name is Judy. I live on a small farm in NJ. My children are grown now. One is married and lives in a cabin right down the drive.

We are a Christian family also.
I'd love to be entered in your giveaway.

God Bless!

Janice Petty said...

Hello Jessica! I am a dollmaker and love all things prim! Do stop by! Jan

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Shirley said...

Hi Jessica, I am spending some more time this blog hopping. I have enjoyed reading yours. I love hand embroidery, cross-stitching, so we have something in common. I would love to enter your give away and possible have something from another stitcher. I have became one of your followers and would love to help yours grow. Shirley@shirleystitches

SUGAR MOON said...

Hi Jessica, You have a nice blog. I would love to be in the give away. Am going to follow and will be back to visit.

SueFitz said...

Love finding new stitching sites and see what others are stitching.

Followed

http://suefitz-fitzsstithing.blogspot.com/

Kathy L said...

Hope you will be able to return home soon. Thanks for the giveawa.

Christine said...

Hi Jessica! You are one sweetheart blogging friend I treasure!
Thanks for all your lovely comment on my blog!
Keep up the good work!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Grow Your Blog Party is fun. Enjoyed your blog, glad to find you and I have become a follower.
Would love to be included in your give a way.
joycefrank@sbcglobal.net
http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

Kathy H said...

Love your cross stitching and would love the chance to win in your giveaway. Looking forward to following you.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

It was so fun to learn about you. Your blog is great. I am a new blogger as well and the best part is meeting new friends like you. Have a great day! Jo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I love the name in your header! Will happily throw my name into the draw as well. Thank you for having us over for a visit and enjoy the tour!

Carol D. said...

So nice to meet you via the GYB. Hope you have fun hopping around the other blogs.

Janine A said...

Hi there, am delighted to find your blog and will follow along. Please do pop over to my blog if you can! Take care, J9

Beverly Kirk said...

So many, many cute blogs and new friends to make as we GBY.... have a great year. Keep stitchin..... my logo is Bquiltin !!! 'cause its simply what we love to do!

Laura Quaglia (Fun With This and That) said...

Your blog is so sweet .Your hand work is so neat.
Have a great hop
GROW YOUR BLOG
Laura

Shelly said...

Your blog looks super interesting, I can't wait to see more. I'll be following. Thank you for the giveaway too. What a fun party!

Sarah said...

I'm glad to find your blog, and thank you for the adorable giveaway! Glad to hear that someone else stuffs little things with scraps. ;) sarah@forrussia.org

nicolesender said...

Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! I love the pin keeper. How sweet! Enjoyed your blog!

Renee said...

Your work is lovely!

addicted2fabric said...

cute giveaway!
i'm still GYB ing! & loving it!
www.addicted2fabric.wordpress.com

Sandra Cox said...

Hope things settle for you quickly. Your pillows are beautiful.

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I love your stitching...I want to incorporate more of it into my quilting. Thanks for the chance to win that adorable pillow.

Terry said...

Hi Jessica!

I come visiting by way of Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I love your cross stitch pillow and would be honored to win it and display it in my home. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

Terry

Sharmayne said...

Lovely to come and visit with you - I'm also taking part in the Grow your Blog, but I also noticed your comment on another Blog we both visit - Jenny of Elephanz :) Hope you make it back to Colarado soon
Hugs Sharm

AFistfulof Lemons said...

Your pillow is adorable! Yes, I'm happy to enter the drawing! :)

- afistfuloflemons @ gmail.

Jaana said...

Enjoyed reading this although I should know you by now. :) Thumbs up and fingers crossed for your farm dreams and hoping to move back Colorado soon. <3

Love the "we're not hippies, but we are pretty crunchy"! :D