Saturday, January 19, 2013

GROW YOUR BLOG PARTY - New Blogs to Love, AND a GIVEAWAY!

I've met some of the nicest, most interesting people thanks, in no small part, to Al Gore and the invention of the Internet - more specifically, blogging.  Joining in with Vicki (from 2 Bags Full) and HUNDREDS more (literally) international bloggers, on the GROW YOUR BLOG PARTY.  Look around here, and then join me over THERE, for more reading fun, and possibly picking up a new "friend" or two of your own, along the way!
Coinciding with the posting of my free FABRIC POTHOLDER TUTORIAL (click on the link, or find it on my sidebar to the right, there), I'm hosting the "I LOVE a Good Party! Giveaway"...win yourself the set of 4 potholders shown (yep, made by me), and two "rockin'" Valentine cookie cutters.
 
Entry is simple - LEAVE A COMMENT, on this post.  ANYONE CAN ENTER (with the exception of those pesky spammers, that show up daily, from "Louis Vuitton" and "Bear Grylls"...sure, you're Bear Grylls!).  NO NEED TO BE A FOLLOWER, NOR A BLOGGER - a simple comment is all you need to enter.  If you are not a blogger, please make sure your comment includes an email address, or contact method.  Giveaway winner will be drawn February 1st.
Thanks to VICKI for giving us all the chance to stumble upon a new blog or two...or tons!  I'm assuming her lovely knitting fingers are gnarled into little fists now, from the sheer amount of names entered on her blog party list.  Don't let it be for naught...put that list to good use in some spare moment you might have during your busy day.  As for me, I add to my blog on a fairly timely basis..."Travel Tuesday" meandered through Taos, NM this week, and I am usually up to trying my hand at something creative.  Thanks for visiting...will be hitting the blog list myself, in hopes of meeting some new friends of my own.  Leave your comment for the giveaway below, and Happy Saturday -
 
PARTY ON, WAYNE...PARTY ON, GARTH!

64 comments:

Patty C. said...

Glad you joined the party!
I absolutely love your Giveaway- awesome potholders- have fun growing your blog!

Elisabeth said...

Hi Tanya, here's your first comment on this post and it's to say: please, please enter me in the giveaway!! :) Lovely prize - the potholders are really great! Happy weekend! Elisabeth xoxo

Elisabet said...

Just popped by from the Grow Your Blog Party to say hi! I love your pot holders, what a unique and cute design! I thought while I was here I would become a new follower too. After all we can all use good friends even if we meet just in cyberspace!
Have a fun hopping day...
Hugs,
Beth P

Gill said...

Fabulous pot holders! Count me in please!

Hindustanka said...

Hi, Tanya! I was so thrilled to know that your Mum saw my comment:) wow, blogging indeed goes beyond internet!
wishing you to find more readers and expand your blog:)
Warm hugs,
Anna,

Jackie said...

Oh what a fun give away! Include me!

RoseMary said...

Love your blog. I understand "been around" Born in CA and Ohio is #8 for me. Hope you will visit
grandmawillcox@zoominternet.net

Gutukas said...

Love your idea mea the giveaway. Thanks for the potholders tutorial ;)
My e-mail just in case inga.jlk@gmail.com

Mary said...

Yay for new blogs, new friends and giveaways! I'm going over THERE next! Love your posts, Tanya!!!

Kay Eyles said...

Lovely to meet you on the blog hop. The pot holders are just fab, teal is one of my favourite colours.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

The Sage Butterfly said...

Your blog is full of so many interesting things. It was a pleasure to visit through the Grow Your Blog party.

Bogomilla Hopp said...

Hi! Thank you for having visited my blog...I like to know new friends! Slowly, I'll read all your blog. Your giveaway is so nice...
Bogomilla

Lou Anne said...

I found your blog via Seawitch and am also participating in the wonderful Grow Your Blog party. I'd love to enter your giveaway and I am your newest follower. I hope you'll visit my blog Misplaced Mermaid.

Kinley Rose said...

Hi Tanya. Your blog is so full of interesting things. I believe that a kitchen can never have too many potholders. Never thought about making my own, but I think I'll give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

Debra Lee said...

Hope you get a ton of followers!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a fun blog post. Glad to meet you :-)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

but wait i really am Bear Grylls ... seriously. no i'm just kidding ...i enjoy joking around. that's my thing. please enter me. thanks!! would you please stop by my blog when you get a chance. take care. ( :

Createology said...

Vicki's "Grow Your Blog Party" is really HUGE! It is fun to see you participated. I am happy that I already found you and your blog. Party on dear...

Jay said...

Very cute!! And thanks for the tutorial...this is such a good idea...come visit me sometime!!

Joy said...

Those look like awesome potholders. I may have to try your pattern.

Sea Witch said...

Wow, what a great giveaway. This has been such a fun blog party. I hope you have lots of new followers. Sea Witch

Cheryl said...

Tanya, love your breezy style of writing, and please make sure I win those potholders! I'll be visiting you again soon. And thanks for stopping by my little blog in Salida.

Jenny said...

Hi, Tanya! Thanks for visiting The Modest Peacock earlier! Happy GYB Day!!! :D Your giveaway is amazing! Hope you have a MARVELOUS weekend and I will see you around the blogosphere soon, my dear!

Countrywoman said...

glad to meet you and what a wonderful giveaway

The Primitive Bucket said...

Enter me too!!! I know, I know I can sew and can make my own but you do such amazing work!! And I love your fabric!!! :O) Love you sis!! Good luck to all entered!!

Sherrie {Bird Lady} said...

Thanks for stopping by Bird Lady Blog http://birdladyblog.blogspot.com

Your potholders are very nice. They would be perfect for my daughter who just moved into her very first apartment today. What a wonderful house warming gift they would make!

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely giveaway! I had no idea Al Gore had anything to do with the inventions of Internet. Internet has been around since 1960. It was developed by the Defense Research Project Agency and Al was just 12 at that time. The only thing that I put Al Gore together with is the silly movie about global warming. After all he is a politician and likes to claim to many things as his own.

rebecca said...

If you could see the condition of my potholders, you'd CHEAT an stop the give-away with my "entry"!

Seriously, thanks for the chance - and good luck with growing your blog :)

Dagmar said...

Hello Tanya,
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

Quinn said...

Thanks for commenting on Comptonia earlier! I'm your newest follower :) Love the Taos pictures; reminded me of time I spent in Santa Fe, ages ago. I'm hoping for a SW trip in my future...I miss the colors!

CatieAn said...

HI Tanya
thanks for coming to my party! I am so happy to meet you! Count me in as a new follower. I am looking forward to getting to know more about you. Love your blog
catiean

Carolyn Phillips said...

Those are wonderful pot holders. I'm having great fun during this party visiting lots of blogs and meeting people like yourself. It is great to have an opportunity to find blogs we would otherwise never come across. Look forward to seeing more of your posts.
Carolyn
http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/grow-your-blog-party.html

pippirose said...

I`d love to enter your lovely giveaway.

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

May Loh said...

Cute potholders...and the blog party is a lovely idea!
May x
www.walkinginmay.com

Bernadett Rauski said...

Hello,

Nice to meet you in this party.:)

There is a giveaway on my blog,too.

http://petite-armoire.blogspot.com/
betikarauski@gmail.com

All the best.:)
Bernadett

hueisei said...

Great post! I love your lovely giveaway...
Thanks for the chance to win.

Kym Bozarth said...

I'm not a pesky spammer, I am from the blog party and your giveaway sounds fun. Thanks for liking my blog also :-) Glad to meet you.

Everyday Things said...

so nice to meet at the party - its fun isnt it? I joined your blog too as it looks like a wonderful place to read!

Becka said...

So nice to meet you Tanya-
I'm visiting from Girasole Farm via GYB party. Your potholders are adorable.
Your beading work is beautiful as well.
We'll be visiting again soon.
-Becka @ Girasole Farm

angi eharis said...

hi tanya! love your blog, making me really want to go to NM! growing up we visited annually every summer as my mom was born and raised in NM, left when she was !* though, but i sure have great memories in albuqurque ans roswell, i was obsessed with the trading posts! aloha, angi in hana

Ronda Walker said...

I made it, coming from CA takes a while. Thanks for visiting me. Go Niners!

okcamp said...

Stopping by from Vicki's party. Nice to meet you. Santa Fe looks awesome. This might be as close as I get to a winter vacation someplace warm.
~Diane

My Garden Diaries said...

So loving your blog! You have a little bit of everything!! So glad you popped by my blog so now I can follow along with you on your adventures! Oh and those potholders rock! Have a happy week!!

Andria said...

Lovely giveaway! I am thinking that you should be hired by the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce...your more recent blog entry is a fabulous intro to the city! I had the good fortune to visit back in high school with my parents, but I would love to see it again at greater length.

DearHelenHartman said...

Always fun to visit and learn along with your blog. That food looked so good it gave me heartburn!

Donna Heber said...

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.

Gabriela said...

nice to meet you!I will look forward to reading your blog!Come visit me!!

lorik said...

Such a happy and positive blog! Nice to meet you:)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Tanya

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

I'm about to venture into the world of quilting so I've already had a good look at your great tutorial for fabric potholders - thank you!
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/

Magdalena said...

You have such an inspiring blog and wonderful stories to tell - one immediately wants to go on the same trip. Have a good time!
Magdalena

knitalatte said...

Tanya,
Thanks for stopping by via the party.
I appreciate your kind words about my knitting.
I just loved reading about Santa Fe and looking at all the gorgeous photographs. Such a great blog, can't wait to return. Dude, the potholders are great!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Your small town photos are super great. Beautiful flowers and art. I have never been to this part of the USA. Lovely gift. Hugs Judy

Tanya Rachelle said...

Fun! So happy to be your newest follower. Great blog and I love seeing the travels and pics. Refreshing.
~Tanya

Marrianna said...

Hi Tanya and thank you for joining the Grow Your Blog Party. I'm still making my way through the list of great blogs. I want to visit all of them if I can. Your photographs of the various cities in New Mexico are fantastic. It's been years since I've been there but I always enjoy the quality of the artwork and the scenery.

Keep up the great work and your sense of humor in your writing.

Marrianna

Email: marrianna65@gmail.com
www.reddancerstudio.com

Derrith said...

Your blog is really fun! I love your give away. Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I am a new follower of your blog too! -Derrith

kareninkenai said...

Will be following your Blog; such a lovely one. Thanks for joining Vicki's Party. 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

Shannon said...

You're having so much fun on this blog--I love it! Travel Tuesday might just help me get through this winter if you keep showing sunny locations. :)Shannon@SMCbyDesign.com

Angela Cruz-Garcia said...

Those potholders are adorable. Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway.
Angela
stitchinginthezooo.blogspot.com

Denise Bryant said...

Happy to have found your blog on the GYB hop!
DeniseB
deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

vicki said...

Oh my goodness - look at all the new friends you have made - yea!!! This excites me so much -- you deserve this -- its wonderful that more people are getting to know you and your beautiful blog!

xoxo,
Vicki

mybearsnme said...

Fabulous photos on your blog! oh, maybe I could use those to cutters to cut out chocolate...mmmmmm.. there's always a link to chcoclate ya know! I found you through the blog party, but am slow in getting through the list, lol - I'm over at http://leftoverchocolatestitches.blogspot.ca/ come by if you need a giggle :)

Cathi said...

What a fabulous blog you have -- love all the photos of places in your area of the world!
And I love those cookie cutters! :-)

Tammy said...

Nice giveaway. The recent baby quilts you made are lovely -- the dragon one very unique indeed. :) Thanks for visiting me in my little corner of the blogging world. Best wishes, Tammy

Maggie said...

Hi Tanya, i'm squeaking in under the wire for the giveaway! Love the little potholders and the cookie cutters need to get to my house soon so I can start making the sugar cookies for V.Day! Your photos make me want to go back and visit New Mexico again...i love TAOS and Santa Te!!

I think i shall go & follow you, right now! So glad Al Gore helped bring us together:-)

Glad you stopped by my blog again- ya'll come back now, hear?