Friday, January 18, 2013

GROW YOU BLOG PARTY

HELLO EVERYONE,

I am very excited to join with Vicki who is sponsoring "Grow Your Blog Party"  today at  "2 Bag Full" !! I am looking forward to exploring many lovely blogs. It is Truly Very Kind of Vicki to put forth so much time and effort to benefit us all.  Thank you Very Much Vicki.

A wee bit about myself.  I started CJ Stitching and Bloom back in July of 2007. I was encouraged by many crazy quilting friends so I could share with everyone my Stitching Creations.  I jumped in and have never looked back.  I have met so Many Very Wonderful and Kind Friends from around the world that has brighten my days and have blessed me in so many ways. I Cherish All My Blogging Friends.

I worked as a Registered Nurse for 36 years and retired in 2012. I have been stitching every since I can remember but in the 1990s I really became passionate about "My Creative Stitching".  Every quilt I have ever made has had lots of stitching on it.
 
In the last several years I have learned how to do "Wet and Needle Felting"! I absolutely Love Working with Hand-Dyed "Wools" and "Stitching and Beading" on them. I love adding lots of texture to My Creations by adding all kinds of "Fancy Threads and Textile Fibers".
Click on "Bavaria Winter Wonderland" to see more detailed photos of this art piece and the inspiration behind it. 


Below is another Favorite Stitchery I called,  "Dreaming Of Spring" which I worked on during one of our really Blustery, Very Cold Long Winters!!

And the last Favorite Creations I will share today is a Wet Felted Wool Easter Vessel I made last Spring. There is lots of beading and stitching on this Wool Vessel...



In appreciations of My Visitors today I would like to Thank You All by having a wee "Give Away"..  I have made a Fancy Frilly Knitted Scarf  in shades of Purples, pictured "Below".   
"Anyone" can ENTER Anyone Can WIN regardless of where you live.  There is NO requirement that a person has to be a Follower of My Blog to Win.  The Winner does not have to have a blog.  I am willing to send the "Gift" any wheres in the World.
The Give-Away Drawing will take Place on "February 1st 2013.  So please check back on this "Date" to see who the Lucky Winner will be. So Please leave Me a comment to Enter this Give Away. I look forward to meeting you all.  I would appreciate if the "Winner" would email me with their home address as soon as possible from this date..thanks




The Photo above is of My Dear Sweet Grand Daughter Chloe enjoying  her self with a Very Fancy Snow Lady that she made with her parents.  Chloe melts My Heart With her Lovely Smile.  When I first saw this Snow Lady I thought to Myself,  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, I think My Grand Daughter Is Very Artistic, what do you all think????  In My Humble Opinion I think Chloe is a "Budding Artist" and that really pleases her Grandma!! Huge VBG

Below I have a posting about Vicki's  "The Pink Scarf Project".  I also have a Button on the Right Side Bar that will take you directly to Vick's "2 Bag Full" blog and it will tell you all about this great project. It is a very worthy cause.

I wish everyone a Very Lovely Weekend.  And Thank you all for your Leaving Your Lovely Comments for me to read.

Hugs Judy

60 comments:

vicki said...

Judy -- What a beautiful post - and a lovely way to meet you! Your stitching is absolutely exquisite -- I am totally in awe of your creations! Jaw dropping beautiful!

My post will be published EARLY in the am - around 4 am when I get up to go to work. So lots and lots of folks will be by to see you after they see you on the list! I know you are going to make lots of new friends!

Chloe is so precious - that photo is so cute!

Love,
Vicki

ps - thank you again for your beautiful donation to the Pink Scarf Project -- I love you.

Annabelle said...

I have loved finding your blog and and am really looking forward to following you. I rarely give any personal details on my blog and guard my family privacy and reading other blogs I wonder why! The details of family lives of others, along with personal photos make for such intersting reading and help me 'know' my fellow bloggers better. Very cute and artistic Chloe. Thank you. x

Jane Galley said...

My first thought was that she followed in the footsteps of her grandmother, lol. I've never seen such a pretty snowman
http://www.loopysplace.co.uk/blog.html

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Your stitch work is so beautiful. You are very talented. And that is some fancy snowman! Haha! Thank you for joining in the party.

Solstitches said...

Hello Judy,
I already know your blog well and am sure that anyone who is visiting for the first time will find much to love here. Your work is inspiring and a joy to look at.
Hugs,
Margaret

West Michigan Quilter said...

Great post. Loved seeing your pictures of all the beautiful things you have done. Your granddaughter sure is cute.

Embroidery designs said...

Very beautiful.Thank you for sharing.

Sue said...

Your new blog layout is gorgeous! Karen did my blog too and she is very talented.

Love the photo of your grand daughter with her very adorable snowman!

Have a blessed day!

softearthart said...

Wonderful creations,
cheers Marie

okcamp said...

Judy, what beautiful work you do! I can't believe the creative blogs I've seen today....I'm following yours.
~Diane

okcamp said...

Judy,
I'm trying to follow but my pop up window isn't cooperating. I'll try again later.
~Diane

The Sage Butterfly said...

You have some beautiful creations. I am so glad I stopped by today through the Grow Your Blog party. S very nice to meet you...

Kay Eyles said...

Chloe does keep it in the family, so sweet too. Your work is just beautiful, and such an inspiration. One day I would love too try working with felt. Thank you for sharing a beautiful giveaway too.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Judy S. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I enjoyed yours. You have a very cute and creative grand daughter. I'll be back......

MarchAnn said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog CJ, great needlework. You are very creative.

Diane said...

Hi Judy,
I enjoyed visiting your blog.
You are very talented and I think your work is lovely.

I also think your sweet granddaughter is very talented as well.
That is the cutest snowman ever :)

Have a wonderful weekend,

~Diane

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love your grand daughter Chloe "hello kitty" snow hat. so cute!! a nurse wow, my grandma always told me to take up that profession but i never did. i don't think i could be around blood that much ... i can handle it unlike the hubby but not really something i enjoy. please stop by my blog soon. take care. ( :

Wendy Wirth said...

I love your work, and that snowman is so original. I am now a follower so I can see what other work you post in the future.

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Judy!
I enjoyed reading your stitching bio and seeing those beautiful creations once again.
Little Miss Chloe is a doll! Yes, she appears to have her grandmother's eye for detail to beauty. ( I know how tickled that must make you feel. One of my granddaughters learned to knit & crochet on my lap.) :D
Have a wonderful weekend!

shirley said...

Yes Judy, I do think that Chloe has inherited your artistic talents. It was so nice to see your work once more.

I love your blog, and I am sure you will get lots of new followers who do too.

Pearl@serenitycove said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you have a great trip to the mountains this spring. The Smokies are very dear to us and we enjoy every trip we can take.
The scarf is beautiful and I would love a chance to win it.

EvalinaMaria said...

You have a very lovely blog. I'm a new follower and a 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

Evalina, This and that...

knitalatte said...

Hi Judy,
Stopping by along the GYBP trail and I'm so glad I did.
Thank you for stoppng by and leaving a lovely comment at Knitalatte. I've never tried wet needle felting. It looks so beautiful and creative. Thank you for a chance to win your lovely scarf. I really love the cabinet you've hung it from.

umintsuru said...

Dear Judy, I love your new blog graphics and layout. Your photos and creations always look so fabulous.

Dagmar said...

Hello Judy,
What a wonderful way to meet like minded women. So glad that Vicki "Grow Your Blog"has gone to such an effort to showcase so many blogs. Creative and generous...Your work is so creative and inspiring.
Dagmar

Shirley said...

Dear Judy, You have a beautiful blog and I love the things that you have made. Your work is awesome. Your granddaughter is a cutie and they all love playing in the snow. Your pink scarf that you made is so pretty. I would love to enter your giveaway and I will be back to see what you are doing. Have a wonderful day. A New Missouri Friend.

Kathy H said...

Glad I found your blog and am looking forward to reading your posts.

Joan - South Island, New Zealand. said...

Love your beautiful work. I have a Chloe Grandaughter too! She is a similar age to your Chloe. She also is artistic. I love to see her creativity.

gypsyelves said...

Thank you for blogging! I am happy to find it, and will now read about the felt/wool projects, I have wanted to learn about that for a while now. I am loving all these blogs, so much talent and inspiration!

Sandra Kaye said...

Lovely blog post:):) Thanks for sharing!!

Michelle May said...

Stunning work. I love everything you create. That little Chloe is just precious! I use to have a bunny named Chloe, so I'm very fond. ;)

Di said...

What a lovely post and beautiful creations. I am a nurse also. I have moved to be closer to my girls and grandbabies. I would be delighted to enter your giveaway, Di@Cottage-wishes

Barb said...

Judy.....lovely work on your creations. Just checked out a few posts and see you are a Sue Spargo follower. I met her this summer in one of her classes. I'm new to stitching but very much enjoy it. Hope to gain inspiration from you. Glad to meet you!

hueisei said...

I am a follower now :D
Beautiful blog and I love your lovely giveaway... Purple is my favorite color.
Thanks for the chance to win

Beth said...

Hi Judy, Your creations are magnificent! Your granddaughter is adorable. Your blog template is very pretty - I thought when I saw it that Karen Valentine was involved. She's a great blog designer!

Art and Sand said...

Your work is beautiful.

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Thank you for your very kind comment on my blog Judy. Your felted pieces are beautiful works of art!

Retired Knitter said...

Well I love the scarf and would love to win it. I am also offering a scarf as a prize - it is hand woven by me. Go and check it out when you have time.

Elaine
RetiredKnitter@gmail.com
http://mynext20yearsofliving.blogspot.com

Donna Heber said...

Hi Judy,

It is so nice to meet you. Your blog is lovely. I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She is very imaginative and has the sweetest smile. I love seeing all of the beautiful things you make! It's nice to learn more about you! Sweet hugs, Diane

Olga said...

Hi Judy, your felting works are absolutely gorgeous. That's something I would like to learn one day too.

I wanted to let you know that I made a photo tutorial for the crochet flowers you asked me about. Hope it will help.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Judy

How lovely to meet you via our dear friend Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party!

I love all things creative too!

I’m your newest follower!
I do hope you'll pop over and see me too and enter my GYB Giveaway!
Enjoy the party
Hugs
Shane ♥
http://roseslaceandbrocante.blogspot.co.nz/


cathy @ma vie trouvee said...

I LOVE that snowman - he may be the most colorful one I have ever seen! And I love seeing the snow as this is something I will not be seeing in Singapore! Cheers

Thistle Cove Farm said...

visiting via Vicki's GYB Party, enjoying my visit and your work is lovely!

Betsy Adams said...

HI Judy, Thanks so much for coming to my blog. I hope you will return --although I'm not 'artistic' like you. Hubby and I are retired and love to travel, garden(flowers--including roses), hike (searching for waterfalls), and photograph everything we see!!!!!

You are very very talented. I had a good friend who had your talent... It's just amazing to someone like me. GORGEOUS....

YES--your granddaughter appears to have her Grandmother's gifts... Isn't that NEAT???

Hugs,
Betsy

Tanya Rachelle said...

Truly beautiful! Enjoyed and hope to continue to enjoy for many months ahead! Thank you for sharing!
~Tanya

Cache-Mire said...

Hi Judy,

I love your Dreaming of Spring creation! You are so talented and do lovely work! I look forward to seeing more:-)

Hugs,
Terri

Bead and Needle said...

Hi, Judy - dropping by from Vicki's GYB Party, and I am seeing SO many beautiful things here. Gorgeous stitching... OK, and your granddaughter with the snowman hooked me, for sure! Hope your weekend is wonderful - Tanya

Kathy said...

Loved the tour and your work is very creative!
Thank you for stopping by my little blog - it is nice to meet you.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Another familiar face on the GYB party train!
xo,
Deb

Becka said...

HI CJ-
I'm visiting from Girasole Farm.
Thank you for visiting me earlier.
You work is absolutely stunning.
I have never see this type of work before, and I'm in love now.
Your Gran daughter, Chloe, certainly must get her creativity from her Grandma for sure!
I'll be following along on your blog, and hope to get to know you a little better.
Hugs- Becka @ Girasole Farm

Michelle said...

Thanks for visiting Boulderneigh, Judy! You asked if I felt. I have tried my hand at needle felting but not wet felting. With all the irons I have in the fire, I'm sticking to spinning and knitting with wool for now - along with homeschooling, training horses, part-time work, and caring for all the critters here! ;-)

Maggie said...

Hi Judy--love all of your fiber and textile artwork! The hooking in a previous post is gorgeous, too. So glad you stopped by my blog for a visit. I'd love to be entered to win that beautiful purple masterpiece!

kareninkenai said...

Hi Judy - what a beautiful blog. I am glad that you joined Vicki, too. And, so good of you to join the pink scarf project; me, too! Hugs from Alaska. Please stop by if you haven't already and sign up for my giveaway. (I'm tardy because my motherboard died and went to the grave!) But, I have a replacement now! Hugs from Alaska. Karen

www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com

mitz said...

..ohh.. what a great fun this was to tour thru your blog.. and such an amazing idea for blog candy thanksss
mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Tammy said...

I love that snowman. So cute! Chloe did an excellent job. :)

Your stitchings are absolutely gorgeous. I cross-stitch and crochet but have never felted anything before. Certainly seems like it would take lots of work and patience.

The frilly scarf is lovely. Have a great week. Tammy

mybearsnme said...

Enjoyed your photos - you are very talented and creative... I found you through the blog party - come for a giggle with me at http://leftoverchocolatestitches.blogspot.ca/ :)

Carolyn Phillips said...

Great to meet someone else who loves working with wool, fibres and textiles and I adore that snowlady, your grand-daughter is great.
Carolyn
http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/grow-your-blog-party.html

Elizabeth J in Canada said...

Hello Judy,
I just love your beautiful blog.
I enjoyed reading it and almost forgot that I had tea waiting for me.
You are really talented and very creative with your stiitching work. I loved the beads and everything.

suziqu's thread works said...

Helo Judy - such a sweet blog and lovely sentiments - they are mine also.
Your embroidery with wool and beading is just so very beautiful - you really have a flair for it.
A lovely hand knitted giveaway also.
Would love to come back and spend more time looking around.
Come and put yourself in my Giveaway too - time is nigh!
Suzy

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