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I have been stitching since the late 80's I used to knit till it went out of fashion in the 80's,I enjoy many forms of stitching hardanger,blackwork, any counted stitches, cross-stitch, Quilting,stumpwork,beading and of course my first passion which was knitting.I love the colour purple, I like to stitch samplers I love alphabets, will design my own for special occasions.I like following designer lizzie kate, brent creek,prarie schooler, shepherds bush, little house needlework, Country Cottage Needle work and many more.

Friday, 24 January 2014

GROW YOUR BLOG 2014

Hello my name is Jayne, while wandering through blog land which I generally do by visiting other peoples blog lists, I came across 2 Bags Full who was hosting an international blog party(see button in side bar) and HERE (for blog lists) I decided to join in.


I am not a great fan of having my photo taken but managed to find a good one or two, I am the first on bottom row this was on a walk before Christmas with some of my work colleagues yes we were all drinking wine, it was one of the girls birthdays and someone had 2 bottles of wine in their rucksack we all went for lunch afterwards it was a 7 mile walk I realised afterwards how unfit I was!


I have been a Midwife for over 20 years and have worked for the NHS 30 years, I work as a Delivery Suite Co-ordinator which is a clinical managers post so I am fortunate to delivery a lot of babies.
I have had a blog for 5 years I started it because I started doing exchanges and you had to have a blog to be a member of some sites, over the years I have received some lovely things through the post which I love, my Christmas Tree this year was covered in stitched ornaments most of which I have received in exchanges and I also some times like to participate in stitch-a-longs(sals). So you could say I like to do anything which involves a needle or a hook.


This is one of my  many scissor thread keeps I recycle old cards into thread tags and you can never have enough pairs of scissors.


I have knitted for years I cannot remember what age I was taught to knit by my Grandmother but stopped in the 80's when it went out of vogue and took up the many needle crafts which I do, I have also now started to crochet I have attend a few workshops, the above is a brooch I got free on a magazine but I embellished it with beads.


We are lucky and are able to spend a lot of time at the coast as my mother in law has a static caravan near Filey and I attend bead workshops in summer at Robin Hoods Bay which I have done for about the last 13 years.

I also have the required sewing machine or two and enjoy making up projects I also dabble in quilting, I enjoy the piecing but I am not very good at the actual machine quilting that's another workshop I am attending soon.


My Mum and I have been lucky over the last 8 years to have been on a lot of stitching associated holidays with The Cross Stitch Guild run by Jane Greenoff we have been to Norway doing hardanger, Denmark to visit Permin and danish flower threads, Holland for Samplers, Belgium for lace, France to see the Bayeux Tapestry and Germany for threads and linen. We have visited some lovely places and done other things while there, like a lot of wine tasting you must thing I am into the wine I do not drink usually.


A visit to the Maderia Factory Germany.


Wine tasting in Germany.


I am fortunate to have visited Zweigart about 4 times and have bags full of lovely linens. I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog and drop by again soon.

Jayne


42 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

How nice you have done so many trips with your mom and to so many different places. I love the crochet flower.

Kate said...

What a lovely post. How lovely to make your stitching trips with your Mum and you have seen so many wonderful things.
I'd love to know more about the beading workshop at Robin Hoods Bay.

Elizabeth Braun said...

Hi Jayne! Hope you get great results from the GYB party.=)

I was at the Knitting & Stitching Show in Harrogate too. One day, I'll treat myself to the London show....

Jen said...

How wonderful! Your trips sound so exciting.

M.K. said...

What a lovely blog, and what interesting things you do! Midwifery! I find that fascinating. Blessings from North Carolina :)

Donna Heber said...

Hi Jayne,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meeet you. I wish I had learned to crochet. I am more into papercrafts. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

averyclaire.org said...

Hi Jane....nice to meet you. You have a lovely blog and your work is lovely as well. Lucky you on your travels!

Deborah Weber said...

Hi Jayne. I'm visiting from the GYB party. What a delight peeking into your world. Your stitching is so lovely!

Lynne said...

Hi Jayne. I'm visiting from the Blog Party and found your lovely blog. It's so nice to meet you. I have a cross stitching blog too at http://ravelldsleave.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

You have such a nice and friendly blog! I'm also a stitcher and love other crafts too. I'll be visiting often!
Cathy
CraftyCat

steffi said...

Hi - visiting from Grow Your Blog - which I also found via a link from a link etc....
Great to see another UK sewist/quilter on the list :)
I was born in Whitby so do know Robin Hoods Bay and Filey - so lovely - and live in Lincolnshire now.

Jan Gartlan said...

Your stitching is lovely. What great stitching adventures you have been on.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Hi! I popped in from the Grow Your Blog party. Nice to meet you! Your stitching adventures sound like fun. I have a needlework blog, too. http://southpawstitcher.blogspot.com

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i would love to go to Germany one day ... my family is from there originally. ( :
hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party.

Tazzy said...

Hello and it is a pleasure to meet you, Jayne! I look forward to seeing your various trips and projects in the future.

http://ladynero815.blogger.com

Berina RGA said...

nice blog... love your creations.. I'm a new follower.. pls visit my blog also..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Wendy said...

I certainly have enjoyed my visit to your blog! I'm really quite jealous of all the stitchy trips you've taken!

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Enjoyed your blog. Found you at the Grow Your Blog party. We have a lot of crossstitching designers in common.
http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

Thea Wilson said...

I'm a GYB visitor and a fellow stitcher! Your work is beautiful!

New GFC follower.

Thea @ Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Great post! I went to the Knit & Stitch Show back in 2008 when I attended a textile tour in the UK

SUGAR MOON said...

Nice blog! I enjoyed visiting and am following, so I'll be back. You can visit me at sugarmoon56.blogspot.com

Janina Lynet Rolin said...

Hi Emma, I'm Lynet, nice to meet you, your blog is beautiful, I following now,I love to share with you from now on and we are good friends!Happy grow your blog

cmoh said...

Oh the bead work that you have worked into your crochet is stunning. And those trips look like a ton of fun. It was so nice to meet you.

Hugs
Caroline

Tisha Dolton said...

Thanks for sharing your story & blog. I'm working my way through the Grow Your Blog list... I am in the 1st batch if you want to visit my embroidery blog.

aprilsongstress

deborah lyn said...

Hi Jayne - I'm a GYB participant - Your blog, artistry and stitching works are wonderful. I love embroidery and am currently learning freeform embroidery to enhance my fiber art. I look forward to following your posts. take care, deborah http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

hula-la said...

Yes, I have enjoyed my visit here very much! Nice post for the blog party! Party on! Aloha

Thistle Cove Farm said...

visiting via Vicki's GYBP and you look like a fun woman...talented as well. Don't sell yourself short, you're lovely as well.
Happy Blogging and Needlework!

Caitlin Jordan said...

sounds like you've done a loot of things. some great experiences.

EvalinaMaria said...

Hello from the Yukon. I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do :)
Evalina, This and that...

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello Jayne
You are lady of many talents!
Your crocheting and beadwork is so very pretty!
You are lucky woman to have travelled to so many places!
Hope you are enjoying visiting some lovely blogs in the GYB party.

Rowyn said...

Hi Jayne, I found your blog via the GYB event. I'm a cross stitcher too. I'll be following along in the future.

Midwifery must be an amazing job.

Brigitte said...

The factory outlet of Zweigart's is terrific, isn't it`. Whenever I go there I come back home with lots of pieces or new linen.

A Nudge said...

I did enjoy my visit. A nice post, Jayne. Plan to come back again. I'm a new follower. Glad to meet you via GYB.

macmillanmarie said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog and learning a little about your life. I too enjoy travel and it is nice to be able to combine a trip with other passions. Thank you for sharing. Happy hopping!

judith said...

Hi Jayne, I am still partying and I have found you. So glad to have met. Enjoy your tour thru GYB, will follow and return.

jan said...

Hi Jayne,
It is very nice to meet you. I am visiting from GYB. I love all types of stitching too. I am a new follower. I blog at http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com
I live on a farm and quilt alot .
I look forward to your blog.
xo jan

Puppet Lady said...

Hello Jayne, it's nice to meet a fellow UK blogger and crafter, you seem to have had some interesting trips.

lynn cockrell said...

Jayne, I am sending greetings from South Carolina, USA! I am having loads of fun checking out the blogs at Vicki's GYB party. I found your blog to be lovely. Your projects are so pretty. I checked out a couple of your other blogs, as well.

How wonderful that you are a midwife--a noble occupation, for certain.

I have been really busy for the past couple of weeks and so progress on the blog hop has been a little slow.

Your pictures are lovely. I am signing up to follow you and I hope you might pay me a visit at my blog to see what makes me tick!

Be blessed!

Dawn Castrova said...

I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYBparty.
I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 493 blog and more to go. You caught my eye when I saw your post on seek the lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. So now I am following you on goggle network

Gillie said...

Love JG's work and she is so nice, Bill too. Will be back, should have started visiting blogs early lol!

RedSetter said...

Hi Jayne, I'm a late visitor from GYB. You are my kind of woman as you can never have enough scissors! I am loving your selection of crafting and interest in a wide range of skills. Really looking forward to returning and reading more.
Love and best
RedSetter
Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

BluMoon said...

Hello Jayne, I really enjoyed browsing your blog loved your stitching and craft interests. I holiday with my daughter when we can.
I hope you will visit my blog sometime.
Jackie