Saturday, 24 January 2015

Grow Your Blog 2015

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~ Douglas Pagels


It's that time again, thanks to Vicki @ 2 Bags Full!

My name is Astrid and this is my fifth year blogging.  It started out as cross stitching and then went on from there - family, friends, testing Pinterest recipes, blog hops, and even Scenes from a ...car/train/boat/plane/whatever.
Here's a little bit about me ~

Here's a sample of some cross stitch, appropriate at the moment with the snow we are supposed to be getting!

Scenes from a ... ferry

Family

And now for the fun part, the give-a-way!  This is not a requirement of Grow Your Blog, just a suggestion.  So please leave me a comment telling me your favourite drink, and if it's a mixed drink please share the recipe!  On Feb 15th, I'll pick a winner.  A winner of what?  I'm not sure, but I'll find something you'll like.  It might be a stitchy piece or a gift card?
BTW, right now my favourite drink is my morning mocha peppermint coffee or even my white chocolate raspberry coffee, yum!

I don't know how long it's going to take me to look at over 400 blogs, but I'll do my best!  I hope YOU meet some new friends along the way, that's my plan!


And just in case you're really bored interested, here are my two prior Grow Your Blog posts from 2013 and 2014.

30 comments:

Lisa V said...

I've been following your blog for a while now, I enjoy seeing your cross stitch.
Please enter me in your giveaway.
My favourite drink is Sarsparilla, especially on a hot Summer's day here in Australia.

cucki said...

so lovely to read about you..
pretty stitching x

CJ said...

My favorite drink is hot tea with milk, I drink at least 4 cups every morning. I am about to have my second cup as I visit all these fantastic blogs. I enjoy visiting your blog because you live on the East Coast and I miss it. Have a great day. I hope you get lots of new visitors.

CJ

samantha amini said...

Been a follower for a while and I love your blog :) I love cherry juice

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I just love your snowflakes sampler. I have been contemplating picking up cross-stitching again. I haven't done it since my eyes started getting old....but now that I have finally given in to turning 50 and got myself some glasses I may be able to do it again. You have inspired me. I am following your blog now. Please come by and visit me (section 19) and follow if you would like.

Vickie said...

I enjoyed learning more about you.
My favorite drink is a Pumpkin Spice Tea Chai Latte.

Thearica said...

Love your cross stitch sampler! I have just began cross stitching again after a long siesta! I am finding I cannot put it down but that is how I was before. I used to cross stitch large projects but this time around I am sticking to smaller pieces as my eyes tire quickly. That is the main reason I stopped before.

You have a darling family! I am not much on coffee, especially flavored coffee so I have to say my favorite drink is sweet tea... good ole' southern sweet tea. I use 2 cups of sugar to sweeten a gallon..and use 5 family size tea bags. YUM!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Your stitching is so pretty. Always enjoy your blog as I have been a follower for a while. this is my second year joining Grow Your Blog and added friends. Your family is great. My favorite drink is any Texas(USA) white wine.
Please include me in your give a way.

Christine said...

I love that snowflake piece!
You can't beat a nice cup of tea in my opinion

Stephanie Faris said...

Your family looks so charming! I don't think I'll make it to all 400 blogs, but I'm focusing on blogs that are about more than just crafts--mostly because I'm not crafty at all and I have a feeling craft bloggers won't be too interested in my life!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love the facts about you! Very interesting. I do like those Cottage Garden pieces too.
I mostly drink instant coffee, white with one sugar. I used to enjoy making Tequila Sunrises when I worked in a bar, especially putting the grenadine in to make the sunrise effect!

Linda said...

It was nice to learn a little more about you Astrid. My favorite drink these days is coffee with chocolate caramel creamer.

Linda

DJH said...

I have been a follower for awhile now, and I always love your updates.
My favorite drink at this time is a coffee called "morning fog lifter" and it does exactly that! Love it!

kathyinozarks said...

Hi dropping by from the party-I love the fun spirit here I am getting from reading your blog post-I love a cup of hot tea as well or a good cup of hot chocolate with mini marshmallows-lol
If you get a chance I am having a giveaway too-
enjoy the party
Kathy

stitchinpeanut said...

I have been a follower for a bit...but love your posts. My favorite drink is from Starbucks and is a Tazo Chi Tea Latte ... with whole milk and made strong. My daily favorite is Starbucks verona light blend coffee with Almond joy coconut chocolate internatioal delight cream... YUMMMMMMM... i think i will go get one right now.

Julie said...

A cup of tea is my drink of choice, plain and simple!

Mouse said...

love the interesting facts .... Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart .. love that composer ... and hmmmmm drink let me see a cuppa is the normal choice but on special occasions its got to be a hot chocolate with whipped cream and sprinkles and marshmallows too :) yummmmmm ... love mouse xxxxx

Frances N said...

Just found your blog through GYBP and it's lovely! I will be a new follower!
I like many drinks--tea is always good, and I hate to admit that I love Coke Zero.....
I'd love to enter your giveaway!
Thank you!

Lorraine said...

Hello Astrid! Thanks for visiting my blog today. I love your stitching projects and look forward to seeing many more. I just finished a Chai Latte waiting for this snowstorm to hit us. Stay warm!

KimM said...

Hello! Coming to you via GYB party. Already a follower...and love your big. Hmmmm....favorite beverage...tea.
Take care.

Gill said...

Lovely to meet you - I like your 'Snowflakes' cross stitch
I like coffee - strong and black!!

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Hi Astrid! Visiting from GYB. I love seeing your stitchery. I wish I could drink coffee but my stomach doesn't like the coffee acids! But yours sound scrumptious! So I drink flavored teas... my favorite...vanilla ceylon. But then again, I am an ice tea addict!
Cheri, the quilting nanny
quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sue Kosec said...

You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

Happy crafting!
SuZeQ

Heather said...

Hi Astrid! I'm visiting via GYB and I'm ashamed to say my favorite drink is an ice cold Coca-Cola (I need to take a page out of your book and give up soda...I know)! On a cold winter day, I also love hot mint green tea. I completely agree with you on the shopping cart thing, by the way!

Threads of Inspiration said...

Hi Astrid, I love the cross stitch of the snowdrops - I love the clean lines and simplicity. As for my favorite drink - depends on the day but today it seems to be lemon tea with a bit of honey. Susan

DJ said...

I think you know by now my favorite drink is Mocha Frappuccino from Starbucks...but a close second is any coffee with pumpkin flavor (thanks for introducing me...LOL). I haven't had an Astrid hug in WAY too long!! *Hugs*

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

HI, I'm a textile artist, visiting, via GYB, from St. John's, NL Canada. I like my cup of tea!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Love your dragons! I have a resident dragon that lives up near the ceiling in my studio and keeps me company as I stitch (her name is Ellyron - Elly for short). Thank you for having us over for a visit. Oh - favourite drink? Either coffee or homemade ice tea.

Arianna Macy said...

I love shirley temples... followed by apple cider.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Coffee, the stronger the better, LOL! Visiting from the GYB hop, and it is taking me forever to get to them all! Thanks for participating.