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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.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Grow your Blog 2015

I partispated in last years Grow you Blog party hosted by Vicky, this year she is hosting it again approx 400 people have signed up to the party.
Hello my name is Jayne, I love wandering through blog land which I generally do through visiting other peoples blog lists, Last year 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 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 6 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, 



like to participate in stitch-a-longs(sals). So you could say I like to do anything which involves a needle or a hook.
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, I crochet a blanket for my Jack Russell Penny.


 I attend bead workshops in summer at Robin Hoods Bay which I have done for about the last 13 years, I have a rather large stash of beads. I was fortunate last year to attend 2 classes taught by American Bead Artist Melanie Potter and this year we are having Marcia Decosta coming to teach.



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 and usually end up making small things which are easier to finish,



 I have attended quite a few classes now with Stuart Hillard of Sewing Bee fame he live in our area and teaches at the Viking Loom in York,


the last class I did we made a bag.


I am also going to give away one of my thread catchers so please do leave a comment and a name will be picked out on the 15th Feb. Please leave your Blog and e-mail address if you want to be in the giveaway.


Jayne

30 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

You're a lady of many talents Jayne, I've dabbled in quite of few of these crafts too and I'm envious that you're going to do a class with Marcia DeCoster. Well done on being a midwife, it's a tough but rewarding job.

SUGAR MOON said...

Being a midwife sounds very rewarding and exciting. I enjoyed your blog, will follow and return.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

As I have been a follower for a while now and always enjoy your postings. Wonderful to be able to attend classes and continue learning new things. What a great life you have had and are having now. Blogging is so great, being able to have friends all over the world. This is my second year to join Grow Your Blog. Please include me in the give a way.
http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

Dear Jayne, I'm one of Vicki's helpers.. Welcome to Grow Your Blog party. Hope you'll made some new friends and have new followers in the weeks to come. Big Hugs from Singapore

Sheryl S. said...

Hi Jayne, I`m visiting via the GYB hop, What lovely varied work you do. Wish we had different craft classes here - there are very few, and mainly just quilting or knitting.

KimM said...

What gorgeous work! I found you via GYB party and am now a follower. I hope you pop over to my blog and take a peek: WisdomwithNeedleandThread.blogspot.com
I look forward to following your stitching adventures.
Warm regards

Emily C said...

Hello from Pennsylvania. Love the pictures. We have had 5 inches of snow this week and more this weekend.

Conversations from my House said...

Oh what a fun blog. Except for knitting you seem to like all the things that I do. I used to do a LOT of beading type things.... now I just seem to collect beads... sigh.... but I do lots of all sorts of stitchery. Happy to have found your blog.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

On behalf of Vicki at 2 Bags Full, and myself, welcome to the Grow Your Blog hop! We apologize for the late welcome, as your assigned greeter didn't show for the party. You have a wonderful blog, love the projects and Penny is just too adorable. I'll be back later to look around more!

Cache-Mire said...

What beautiful work! I am looking forward to getting to know you better! Your newest follower...Terri

Beverly Kirk said...

You are almost overboard in creativity... that's a good thing! Nice visit to your blog!

Mouse said...

nice to see you and love the beading and the stitching and the quilting and the facts about you too ... and we have had classes with the same man different locations ..lol love mouse xxxxx

Andrea said...

A wide and varied selection of talent you have, especially when I suspect being a midwife takes up so much of your time.

Astrids dragon said...

Looking forward to following your blog! Penny looks adorable and your thread catchers look great.

Melissa said...

Woo! Those thread catchers are very lovely :)

lynda said...

Just stopping by to say hi from the blog party! I am a new follower and would love to be included in your giveaway. I am looking forward to reading more of your blog!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Jayne, I am stopping by through the GYB event. I love all of your creations. I really love the crochet blanket you made and your dog looks so cute sleeping there! I joined your blog via google friend connect and hope we can become new blog friends. I hope you will visit my blog Julie's Lifestyle for the giveaway I have too. Thanks for your lovely giveaway.
Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

Sarah said...

You do beautiful work! sarah@forrussia.org

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

Mokki said...

I love the stuff you make. Your little dog looks so cute and cozy under the blanket.

Heather said...

Hi Jayne! It's nice to meet another blogger who is interested in many stitchy mediums like myself (quilt, cross-stitch, embroidery, scrapbooking and BASIC crochet). Can't wait to explore your blog a bit more!

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

Wow Jayne! You have so many talents! I have done several of them in my past life but dropped them for one reason or another. Good for you for keeping up with them.! I love the little thread catchers.. how cute! But I think I'd have to keep my bobbins in it. I wind up to 8 bobbins of the same color thread each project I quilt so I dont have to constantly be stopping work to wind a bobbin!
Cheri, the quilting nanny
quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

Alexis Borsboom said...

What a neat life you have! (PS. knitting is very much in fashion again!)

t_ktl at yahoo.com

Gill said...

Hi Jayne lovely to meet you!
Your work is lovely - I can crochet but I can't knit!!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Nice to meet you. I'm visiting via GYB from St. John's, NL Canada. Your work is lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Marsha said...

I can't wait to see what you get up to. Penny is so cute in her new blanket.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You're lucky to live in an area where you have access to classes. Being able to learn new things is wonderful. I'm self-taught in everything I do so I'm sure I have a lot of bad habits..lol. Thank you so much for inviting us over to have a visit with you.

Threads of Inspiration said...

Hi Jayne it is nice to meet you. You are involved in creating in so many ways - from delivering babies to all of your needlework and sewing. Enjoy the blog party! Susan

Arianna Macy said...

Your thread catchers are really nice. I've thought about being a midwife - I might do that if I need a career change later on in life.

Alyssa F said...

Love all your projects. Very nice! I'm now following.