Friday, 24 January 2014

GROW YOUR BLOG 2014: If you want to know a little more about me....



So I decided to join Vicki at 2bagsfull this year for her 'Grow your blog' party. There are already over 500 bloggers signed up and will join the fun tomorrow (Fri 25th) by having a post at midnight of 24th (which is now, in my timezone). There will be some give-aways at some blogs. So if you can, please join and visit as many blogs as you can (click the badge at the top right corner of my blog).


The idea of this party, I guess, is to help people who have less followers increase their viewings and share their ideas to larger community - which is the MAIN reason why I'd love to join this meaningful party. 

I am a craft lover. A nature lover. A traveller. And a foodie.

I love small little beauties that I see at craft store and crave to make it myself. I especially love sewing and stitching. I began with small kits of Dimensions or Maia to larger advanced cross stitch project like Heaven and Earth Designs. My love for nature and landscape also affects what I am stitching, which mostly scenery. You can find my progresses and thoughts about it here on my blog. I update weekly.

Here are some of my stitching in progress:

Autumn by Jacek Yerka (HAED)

Dandelion Clock Dance by Joanna Bromley (HAED)

Harvest Moon by Lisa O'Malley (Love Thy Thread) FINISHED

Cow Parsley Design in Cross Stitcher Magazine (Finished in throw pillow)

Magic Fire by Esmira (Paine Free Crafts)


A little bit more about myself that people yet to know:

I was born and grown up in Vietnam, a Southeast Asian country. I studied in Japan and Singapore where I met my husband before we moved here to U.S, to learn and to chase our dreams. We move from places to places so we called ourselves the travelers. We are international couple, so sometimes we speak 4 different languages at the same time.

I love food which resulted in my fear of weighing and my effort to loose them. I love homemade bread. I love home-brew coffee. The perfect day for me is the day when I can munch bread, sip coffee while stitching. With a lot of sun shining through the window. As simple as that.

Here is my perfect day:

 Life is hard sometime but I feel blogging is a way for me to meditate. To get to know more beautiful friends. And to live a more meaningful life. I want to grow my blog, to achieve just that.

I love you all and thanks for reading this.

Gwen



36 comments:

  1. Hi five.. is great to see someone who has lived in Asia before... I came via the blog hop and found your creative space.. :D happy blog hopping..

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  2. Hi :) Your stitching is lovely! I think stitching a HAED takes such dedication. I can't wait to see more of your progress :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I will update more often!

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  3. Lovely to meet you, Gwen, your blog is lovely :) I was born in Singapore (my dad was in the RAF in the 1960s), sadly I've never been back... I'll become a follower so I can visit again :)

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  4. Such lovely work! Wonderful to meet you!!!

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  5. So happy to meet you Gwen~ I am visiting for Vicki as one of her helpers with the "Grow your blog" party. Great job and great blog.. So happy you are part of the party today! Here's to many followers and a great day! Blessings

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    1. Thanks for leaving comment! So happy to have you visited!

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  6. Hi Gina, Stopping by from Grow your Blog, lovely to meet you:) Vicky

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  7. Hi Gwen,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you and see your many talents. 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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  8. Gorgeous progress! Can't wait to see more. I have a couple of these charts and now I'm itching to start them!

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  9. Beautiful work..Nice to meet you and happy partying with the Grow Your Blog..

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  10. I'm an old follower but have to say it's nice to see all your projects in one post like this! Love your work!

    Thea @ Gizzimomo's Stitchy Place

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  11. Hello! It's a pleasure to meet you! I came your way via the Grow Your Blog party, and your stitching looks lovely. I look forward to seeing your art grow.

    http://ladynero815.blogspot.com

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  12. Love your project! It's going to be fun watching your progress.

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  13. Hello! I'm dropping by on the GYB hop. Your work is amazing! I stitch too, so I know how many hours are involved . WOW! I'm a new Follower. I hope you'll drop by my Blog too...

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    1. Pleasure to meet you Linda. Sure I will drop by.

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  14. Hi from the GYB blog hop. International blogger YAY!! I hope you visit http://fairiesmarket.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hi Gina, Dropping in from GYB and I'm delighted to meet you. Wonderful stitching pieces ... takes lots of time and patience ... but like you I love to keep my hands busy too. Enjoy your day.

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  16. Hi Gwen, I found your blog via the GYB event. I especially love your HAED pieces. As much as I love cross stitch I would never start one as I know I would never have the stickability to finish one. I'm looking forward to following along.

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  17. Hey Gwen

    Your work is lovely. I don't think I've ever seen something like this in the works, it was neat to see how you separate and block everything. It has been nice getting to know you.

    hugs
    Caroline

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    1. Hi Caroline! Thanks a lot for visiting my blog! Great to know you too

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  18. Hi Gwen, I love to see the way you work these lovely pieces in blocks. I have done some cross stitch in my time, but tend to work quite randomly, which makes it harder to follow the pattern! Enjoy the blog party!
    Janet

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  19. Hi, such a lovely blog. Thanks for sharing a part of your life here. Your work is beautiful. Happy hopping!

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  20. Hi nice to meet you. You've got some lovely projects on the go. I went to Vietnam on my honeymoon, gorgeous country, we really loved it and would love to go back.

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    1. Hi Wendy! Nice to meet you too! Great to hear that!

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  21. Thanks for sharing your story & blog. I'm still, slowly, making my way through the list of blogs. Nice to see another needlework blog!

    aprilsongstress (embroidery blog in the 1st set on the list)

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  22. Very nice blog party post. I'm still enjoying the party, and this snowy wintry day is the perfect backdrop for bloggin by the fire with a cuppa tea. Your sunshine day sure looks inviting...Aloha

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  23. Hi Gwen, lovely to meet you through GYB and share an insight into your life. Thank you for sharing with us :) x

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  24. Hello and welcome to the party! Your cross stitch projects look great ... just a quick hello ... so many blogs to see, but I will add yours to following. Hopefully till soon.

    Enjoy the party!

    Lija
    http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/

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