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Friday, January 24, 2014

It's My Party!!!! Grow Your Blog

Do you remember that song????  Well; this is our party to get to know each other and find new bloggers.  So, get ready to hop for some fun and giveaways!!!!                                               

Hello to everyone hopping through...I hope you all enjoy this post and the hop in general.
This is a party; so let's have lots of fun and visit everyone on the list.                               

If this is your first time here; my name is Marjorie.  My passion is quilting; hand quilting and I am
getting into machine quilting now too.  Other than my family; there is nothing I enjoy more than
quilting.  I quilt for myself and I quilt for others....it is the only hobby I have found that keeps me
interested.                                                                                                                              

Before I get too involved in my creations; I want to thank Vicki for hosting this hop for us. This is a tremendous job.  Organizing hops this size takes a lot of work and time.   Thank you Vicki!!  You should go to Vicki's link on Jan. 25th for the schedule for this blog hop.                                                 

So; on with my introduction.....I live in New Brunswick, Canada which is where you will find the Hopewell Rocks Park. This is famous for the world's largest natural flower pots. These are magnificent to see in person.  We are famous for high tides which made these flower pots. 



 I am in a rural area...very small...where you know all of your neighbors. That kind of community is hard to beat. I take part in an annual community turkey supper here; serve around 600 in an afternoon...lots of fun. I think that is probably enough geography...right??  lol                                                       
I started quilting over 25 years ago, my mother-in-law taught me. I can't get enough of it; honestly.
Hand quilting relaxes me and I work at it constantly. I bought a Baby Lock Tiara last spring and am learning to machine quilt.  I do a lot of hand quilting for other people also.  But, you know, since I started blogging 3 years ago; I have learned more than the whole 25 earlier years!!! We are never too old.  I owe a lot to my blogging friends and the ladies that I meet once or twice a week with at home.  We have a very fun sewing group and enjoy chatting and having our tea while sewing.
Besides my good friends; I have been married 40 years to a wonderful man...have 3 sons, 4 grandsons and 1 grand daughter....they range from 6 to 15 in age.                                          

Now; I am going to show you a few pictures of my work.  Before I bore you to death....lol

The Bluenose
Gone Fishin
This is a Quilt as you Go quilt
Texas Tear Drop
Take Five....this was done with my sewing buddies; we each made one. The first 2 quilts above were hand quilted; the rest done on my machine.                                                                                  
I won't flood you with more pictures...you get the drift.  lol  If you would like to see more of my quilts, please browse my blog or my website...Shepody's Quilter.  I hope you have enjoyed this.

Now; since this is a party and you have got this far....I have a giveaway for you.  All you have to do is leave a comment. I will ship any where at all....just make sure I can reach you, please.       
2.....1/2yard cuts of these fabrics.  Thank you for visiting; hope you come back. I love my followers; so feel free to join the list on my sidebar.                                                                 

































66 comments:

  1. Ohhhhh, your work is amazing! I'm so glad to find your blog! Thanks for stopping by my blog too. The Blog Hop is awesome this year! I love the colors you choose! Hope we get to know each other! Cheery wave from Bev

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  2. You have made some gorgeous quilts!! I too enjoy hand quilting... another one of my favorite parts in quilting! I live north of Lake Superior and we visited New Brunswick on a summer vacation almost 10 years ago... Loved it and want to return!!

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  3. Have been on a bit of a blog hop myself today trying to learn more about how blogs work. Glad l dropped by will came back again.

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  4. Marjorie, I have been following your blog for quite awhile. You are very talented and inspiring! Thanks for the giveaway offer!

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  5. I have followed your blog for awhile, but I had not seen the gone fishing quilt before...I love it. Bloglovin follower. Oklahoma USA sends love. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  6. I love all the quilting you do. I have done a little hand quilting but can't quite get the rocking method down. I guess more practice.

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  7. Your blog is always a treat to visit...I love following you around!

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  8. good to read about you Marjorie, feel like I know you now, some lovely quilts you have shared with us, as you know I am a follower of your blog. How do you manage when hand quilting not to prick your fingers all the time!! mine are so sore after hand quilting the other day, mind you it will not stop me as like you I prefer it to machine quilting

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  9. Majorie I already follow you and I always love the work you show us on your blog. I hope you get lots of new visitors today

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  10. As you know I am a long time follower and I always enjoy seeing your work !

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  11. It really sounds like quilting is your life. Good luck in growing your blog. You do so much that it's always a pleasure to visit your blog.

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  12. Hi, I'm Linda from craftygardener.ca and I'm one of the volunteer helpers of the Grow Your Own Blog event. We are stopping by to see links and comments etc work fine.
    Your site looks great and I hope you get lots of new visitors and followers.

    I'd love to be entered into your give away for the fabric.
    It's great meeting you, have a lovely day.

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  13. Your community sounds lovely! I, too, live in a small community and would feel lost if I lived in a big city now. Fresh air, blue sky, and a local quilt shop - can't beat that!

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  14. Your always one of my favorite stops! :-) I have never heard of Hopewell Rocks Park. What a beautiful place. No wonder you always have such gorgeous projects to share. What better place to be inspired to stitch!

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  15. What lovely quilts, I visited Toronto many years ago and it's always been an ambition to go back and tour the country, your wonderful park has just been added to my wish list :)

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  16. Hi Marjorie
    I've been following you for a while but it's good to learn a little more about you!
    Thanks!

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  17. Beautiful work. The colours are awesome :) I've added you to my blog reader :)

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  18. I love your quilts. Beautiful!
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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  19. Hi Marjorie,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meeet you. Yes, I remember that song and I won't be able to get it out of my head now ... LOL. You are very talented! Your quilts are amazing! 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

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  20. Hi Marjorie. Found through this wonderful Blog party and am very jealous of your quilts. I'm new to quilting so will be following you to see what I can learn.
    Gillx

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  21. I'm already a follower and love seeing your gorgeous quilts…so much inspiration!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  22. I have enjoyed visiting your blog as part of the grow your blog party. I have been quilting off and on for over 40 years. Some cousins of mine from New Brunswick got me started back in the late 60s. We still come back to NB every summer to visit family. I took a break from quilting but I am back at it now!
    I hope you will come to visit me at Conversations from My House. Happy Party Day! I am now a follower!

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  23. Very nice write up Marjorie. Your friendship and this blogging the last couple of years has meant the world to me. Thanks for being such a great friend and hope we have many more great fun years together.

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  24. HI,NICE POST!
    ENJOY YOU BLOG SO MUCH!
    THANKS FOR SHARING A SWEET GIVEAWAY!

    cobaltt16@yahoo.com

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  25. been a follow for a long time, enjoy your blog

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  26. I am a follower of your blog. I love your quilts. You really are so creative. Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  27. Wow Marjorie - your quilts are stunning - I particularly like the blue and white quilt as you go. I've not tried hand quilting may be........

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  28. WOW!! that fabric is so pretty. I love your blog and admire your hand quilting. You are amazing, I don't know how you get it all done, Thank you for sharing, bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  29. Love your quilts. Esp. love the Bluenose and the Teardrop. Beautiful colors.

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  30. Lovely blog post and lovely giveaway, Marjorie. I am really having fun with this hop ... so many new blogs to explore! Enjoy the hop ... :) Pat

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  31. I love reading your posts Marjorie and wish I had the patience to hand quilt more. Maybe when I retire I'll have a little more time. Loved seeing those quilts again.

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  32. Thank you for sharing your beautiful quilts. You are very talented!

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  33. hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :
    elizardbreathspeaks@gmail.com

    Congrats on your 40 years of marriage. the hubby & i have been 9 years so far. i pray we can get to 40 & beyond. that will be a true blessing.

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  34. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

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  35. So happy to see other Canucks hopping along!
    Love that Texas Teardrop.

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  36. Great blog Marjorie! I see a lot of giggles in the Take 5 quilt and they are all wonderful pieces art keep creating!

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  37. You have a marvelous blog, it's very inspirational. Always enjoy your hop entries of a certain madam.
    I follow you, have for a long time :)

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  38. Your Texas Teardrop quilt is so beautiful! thank you for such a great giveaway.

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  39. I love your quilts--they are all beautiful--and I admire hand-quilters, something that I don't do--it's all machine for me. I enjoy seeing your creations!

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  40. I always love hanging out in your corner of blog world! So inspiring!!! And that photo of Hopewell Rock Park has given my a bad case of wanderlust to go with my cabin fever. :)

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  41. Hi Marjorie! I've been a follower on Bloglovin' for a while and I can safely say that you & boring CANNOT be used in the same sentence! I love your Texas Teardrops! Mine is on my list to complete this quarter. Hope it turns out as pretty as yours!

    http://www.busyneedle.ch

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  42. Great blog! You are so talented!! I just love the quilts that you've made - especially the Texas Tear drop and the Bluenose. Beautiful, just beautiful!
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  43. hi Marjoric! Nice to meet you today! I visited Hopewell Rock Parks 30 years ago. N.-B. is beautiful. Have a nice day!

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  44. Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Judy in Colorado
    judy@atticraggedys.com

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  45. I am already a follower. and love what you make.

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  46. I am already a follower and always enjoy your blog. I visited Hopewell Rock Park about 10 years ago while on vacation. They are amazing and everyone should try to see it and take in New Brunswick as it's a beautiful area.

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  47. You don't need to convince me. I've been a follower for a while and love to visit your blog.

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  48. Visiting you from the Grow Your Blog party. It is incredible that you have hand-quilted so many projects, and such large quilts at that! I especially like your Texas Tear Drop quilt. I enjoyed reading about you and looking at your photos.

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  49. I love your Texas teardrop quilt. The colours are beautiful. I visit your blog regularly and really enjoy seeing your work. You're very talented!

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  50. Your quilts are just gorgeous!

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  51. Hi Marjorie, popping over from my blog to yours :)

    Your quilts are beautiful; I especially admire your handquilting them. I have a small collection of pathetically tattered antique quilts that I couldn't resist because the handquilting on them was so outstanding. It's becoming a lost art, so I'm glad you're carrying the torch! (Unfortunately my torch burn out as my last handquilting project is still in progress after ten years, lol.)

    Looking forward to your future posts!

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  52. Wow! You have created some amazing quilts.

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  53. those natural flower pots intrigue me; must visit one day! visiting your blog via Vicki's GYB party and loving your quilts.

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  54. I am a new follower via Bloglovin'. Your quilts are SO beautiful, and I am SO happy that I found your blog thanks to the Grow Your Blog Party! :) I look forward to following your crafty creations.

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  55. Hi, Marjorie! So nice to get to meet you. It was so cool to see those pots. I'd love to come to New Brunswick. Thanks for the show and tell - you make beautiful quilts. I'm a new follower who'd love to win those fabrics as I'm on a fabric fast and determined not to buy any - LOL. Thanks for the chance.

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  56. Hello, Marjorie, it's so nice to see a fellow New Brunswick participant in GYB. Though I rarely quilt anymore, I still love to read about the projects of others. How wonderful that you have turned your passion into a business... that is what I call LIVING :)

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  57. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful quilts. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. Nice to meet you!

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  58. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. I'm already following you. You do lovely work.

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  59. Hello Marjorie from NSW Australia via the GYB party. What a beautiful scene you have showcased - makes me want to pack a bag and visit! The quilts are pretty good too ;-)

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  60. Hi Marjorie--thanks so much for visiting me via the GYBP :) Your quilts are gorgeous! And yes, I'd like to be entered into your giveaway please. Blessings, Diana adirondackgirlatheart@gmail.com

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  61. Your work is beautiful - such inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

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  62. Wow I love my visit. Didn't realize that there is so much going on in cyber world. Forgive me for coming to the party at the last minute, But 600 blog reading was a little tasking. I wanted to read and get to know the girls so I did read everyone's bio. Your my 552 blog and 24 hours left to go. If you like come visit My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/and contact info is http://ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do's and don'ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. I liked you following you on goggle connect and Bloglovin you. hope to see you in the cyber neighborhood I am new to blogging so I don't have a lot posted because I got side tract with GYB party. Kind of felt it was important to have some one read my silly chatter. I can't remember a time I didn't dabble in something creative. I tried a little of everything. But, my new love these days is Card making I just love it.

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  63. I think you have good sense in making design. Manything will give advantage for people who love clothes design like me.
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  64. I'm late for the party, but wanted to drop in and say hello! Your work is beautiful!

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