Sunday, 12 January 2014

Grow Your Blog!

It's nearly Grow Your Blog time. 




The big day will be January 25th, but here's the kicker: I will be out of town and completely offline at that time.

So here is what I propose.  If anyone decides to follow me, please leave a comment below and I will be sure to follow you back upon my return.

Also, when my blog hits 50 followers, I will do a draw for a prize.  Nothing grandiose, but I think whoever wins will like it.

For those of you who would like to participate, see the handy-dandy link right to the right of you.  ------> > >

So don't be shy, leave your comments below. I love meeting new people.


I'd also like to add, that this post is 100% black cat approved!

~Rai Rai


48 comments:

  1. I like too much this idea! I'm your follower first than this post. My blog is wrotten in english also, and i love too meet new friends. So here i am and...
    i'll wait for you. Hugs, Varla Lee.

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    1. Thanks Varla!
      Don't forget to click on the "Grow your Blog" icon and register your site.

      It's nice meeting you!

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  2. Your work is amazing. That Adrift will be stunning just as the Rose of Sharon is. I am Angie - one of Vicki's GYB volunteers. Welcome to the party! Safe and happy travels. Thank you for participating in Grow your Blog 2014.

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    1. Thank you for helping organize such a fantastic event! I know from past participation with previous projects just how much work these can be, so believe me when I say thank you!

      I have a lot of reading to do and a lot of blogs to visit!

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  3. Hi Rai,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet your black kitty! I hope you are enjoying your out of town trip. 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 when you return and enter my giveaway. Hugs – Donna

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    1. My trip was amazing! Thanks for asking!
      I really enjoyed your blog and plan on forwarding the link to my card making friends! Your designs are beautiful!

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  4. I'm a new follower... your work is very nice.. I used to do embroidery when I was a kid.. but haven't done in a long time.. I would love to start it again.. Currently I make jewery, cards and flowers and I crochet... pls do visit my blog...
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. It's hard finding the time when you have so many hobbies on the go, isn't it? That's why I purposely never got too involved in stamping, because I knew it would seriously impede my stitching time!
      But I do make cards on occasions, and love it!

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  5. Your stitching is really great. I did a little cross stitch in high school and I've been eyeing some kits lately. I don't know if I'd get kicked out if I pick up one more hobby, but I doubt it since I'm the only one in the house that does laundry :) It's nice to visit your blog, and I'll be following.

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    1. The fact that you do laundry gives you carte blanche to go hobby wild! I say pick up a kit and start stitching! We will cheer you all the way!

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

    New GFC follower.

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place

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    1. I love your blog!!! So many beautiful finishes and wip's!
      I'm relatively new to the world of HaED, and I love looking at people who have been stitching their patterns for years.

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  7. I must admit, I love this photo! He/she looks most relaxed...:)

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    1. Lorraine, he does that whenever I am stitching, which means he does it pretty much nightly! He rests his little face on my lap desk and snoozes, and when he dreams, he suckles, like a kitten. It's really cute!

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  8. Hi from a new follower and also a stitcher. Your work is so pretty! I love your kitty picture and it makes me sure miss my 2 black girl kitties, Gertie and Maggie Mae.
    Donna

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    1. Your work is pretty as well! I hope you don't mind me following you!

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  9. I don't stitch I wish I knew how I am seeing so many beautiful things

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  10. Hi, I found you through Grow Your Blog. I have become a follower, and I'm also a cross stitcher. You can find my blog at www.ColourfulCrossStitches.blogspot.ca

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    1. Hello, fellow Canadian (eh?)
      I followed you back!

      We actually have quite a bit in common! I have a grandmother-in-law whom I adore who lives in Cambridge, and I am also a one-at-a-time stitcher (although I may be breaking that rule with this ginormous mermaid I have just started, just because I may need to take a break from her.)

      I may be in Cambridge over the summer. If I am, perhaps we can meet in a coffee shop for an afternoon of stitching?

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  11. A lot of work going into those - nice!

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  12. I think I am follower number 50! Just found your blog through the GYB party and had to follow you...I stitched Rose of Sharon many years ago and she still hangs at my parents' house to this day. I look forward to seeing yours completed. Adrift is stunning.

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    1. Hi Justine! Did do you a faithful rendition of Rose or did you do your own conversion? She is awfully fun to stitch!

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  13. Enjoy your time off-line. The hop is a lot of fun even if it is slow going. Happy hopping!

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    1. You are so right! It is incredibly slow going, but I'm really enjoying all of the blogs!

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  14. Hope you have a lot of fun while you are away.love the cat picture and you have some beautiful stitching. Looking forward to your posts.

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    1. Thanks Kathy. Do you have a blog of your own? I clicked on your user name, but could only see the blogs that you follow.

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  15. hello nice to meet you :D see you when you get back!

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    1. Hi Caitlin! I love your winter angel, it's really pretty!!
      I've followed you, hope you don't mind!

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  16. I'm still sluggishly making my way through the long list of blogs! I hope you will repay the favor & check out my redwork/ embroidery blog. (I'm in the 1st group of links on the GYB post.)

    Hope your trip is going well.

    aprilsongstress

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    1. Your blog is really neat, and what a great idea for the reindeer.
      It's incredibly clever!

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  17. Your cross stitching is gorgeous you pick the prettiest patterns! I love the mermaid a few posts down. And you work so fast! Love your black cat. I'm a cat lover too, they are just so therapeutic. It has been nice getting to know you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Why thank you! I pick pattern that speak to me in some way. I find then, save the link, and if I keep going back to the pattern again and again, I will usually buy it, when I'm ready to start a new project.

      My little black cat is a treat! He's a relatively new addition, we adopted him in the summer time. He had been surrendered to the SPCA, declawed. II hate that he has been declawed, and would like to slap the vet who did it, but his old owners loss is my gain. He is a delight! He loves to sit with me while I stitch and hardly ever bats at my threads! (Well almost never... hmmm, pretty regularly, if I'm being perfectly honest!)

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  18. Love your patterns and I'm keen to watch your progress. I'm a new follower of yours - visit me at xstitchlibrarian.blogspot.com.au if you're interested.

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    1. Not only am I interested, but I am now a follower of your blog. Beautiful stitching!

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  19. Hello Rai Rai, my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. I just say that 600 plus bloggers that sign up to the Party and I am only up to 131 whew a lot of good read and great giveaways. Thanks for this opportunity to join friends with you and be apart of your giveaway. Can't wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site overboardcreations.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello Dawn,
      I hope I followed you back correctly, it's a bit different than other blogs.
      It's nice to meet you too, and look forward to seeing your blog grow!

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  20. what a cool trip you took! Thanks for sharing the pitures too! Water is Awesome!! (Love your Kitty too!)

    I'm a new follower now....

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    1. It was a really need trip! Unfortunately, leaving the black cat for so long was definitely NOT black cat approved, but he soon forgave me.

      Welcome to my blog!!!

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  21. I read about your cruise! It sounded like it was just what you needed. Did you stop at St. Thomas? We went on a Caribbean cruise and St. Thomas got my pocketbook with the diamonds. :) New follower. So nice to meet you!

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    1. I did stop in St. Thomas! We went on a Catamaran tour there and snorkeled at Honeymoon Bay. We saw stingrays AND turtles! I love, love, loved it!

      We found the best shopping was in St. Maartin. Crazy sales there! My husband and I bought matching Movado watches for $300 for both of them. They usually retail for $500 each. Score! (And no, we didn't get them off of a street vendor, we got them from Diamonds International.)
      Where did your cruise stop?

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  22. Hello from Yukon, Canada! I'm still visiting GYB participants and I hope to be done by tomorrow. There is so many of us! Love your blog ♥

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    1. Thank you! And welcome to my blog. I've discovered so many wonderful blogs through this, and I love it!

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  23. Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! Loveyour cat! New gfc follower: nicolesender.

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    1. Where in the Pacific Northwest are you? I, too, am in the PNW. Most beautiful place, in my opinion. But you have to love the color green! LOL

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  24. Loving your blog and following you too. Frankly any blog covered in cat hair is good in my book, or at least that's what my cats tell me!
    Love and best
    RedSetter
    Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
    Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. And I love your kitty's too! The kitten photos are adorable!

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