I took my 3 wonderful followers and joined the party!Actually, I read about this on my Superstar Serial Starter & Divined Disciplined Diva Facebook group (yes, it's a real group...I love all 1,120 members!) Since I am now a "blogger" and know just enough to be dangerous...I thought I would give it a try. Here's the problem, I'm away at college right now - well, visiting a college for my son, so I realized that I didn't have great pictures to post - but we'll try this anyway.
|A beautiful day on Wartburg College campus. |
As part of our college search, we are here for a Scholarship Weekend.
Vicki of 2 Bags Full is hosting the Grow Your Blog Party (see a link to her blog on my sidebar). She suggested we do several things in our January 19th post: introduce ourselves and have a giveaway. So I'll start with introductions.
Obviously, you can read the little bio below my picture. I'm involved in the needlework industry, but I also work part-time in a quilt shop where I maintain the shop's web-site, work with customers & recently learned how to operate the shops long-arm quilting machine. I love being surrounded by all of the color & pattern when I am there.
I plan to talk much more about the needlework finishing & design part of my life as I grow & build up Hands On Design. I hope that you will check back to see updates.
Enough about me...these are some very important members of my family. Sisters Zeza & Whisker were rescued as kittens 5 years ago and Cassie, below, rescued us 3 years ago. I never really thought I would live with such a zoo, but they bring us joy every day. (My husband also likes to remind me that we are at the legal city limit!)
Speaking of cities, I live in Sioux City - home to Jolly Time popcorn, Palmer candy, Sioux Bee Honey, and Jumpy Monkey coffee - yum! This leads me to my giveaway! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (with an email address so I can contact you for an address)! You do not need to follow my blog and I will close the contest on Feb 1st.
Your prize will be a little taste of Sioux City...some of the wonderful products from our hometown businesses. Please indicate if you are a knitter, quilter or stitcher - I would like to include a little something "extra"! Thanks for playing!
I always like to include at least one stitchy picture. Boo's There? is a current WIP. I am visiting an LNS tomorrow (yippee!) to pick linen and threads for my next BAP (Ink Circles, Cirque de Coeurs) which will also be a SAL! Didja understand all of those initials? Hope so!
Have a great time at the Blog Party. I believe if you click on the Blog Party icon on my left sidebar - it will take you to Vicki's post which will include a listing of all party attendees. (on the 19th)
Have a great weekend!