Saturday, 25 January 2014

Grow your Blog Party


Hi, welcome to my blog. My name is Lyndsey and I live in London UK. I'm married to John and we have three grown up children, one son and two daughters. As the name of my blog suggests I love to sew and knit. I do all types of sewing from dressmaking to quilting and embroidery. I also crochet but I don't enjoy it as much as knitting. I also like bead work and bobbin lace making. Unfortunately because I work my time for needle craft is quite limited 

My other hobbies include walking, drawing, reading and cooking so you will find a mix of items here.Scamp, our dog and Picasso , the cat love to help with whatever I am doing and are great at testing out the comfort factor of my quilts.

I started this blog in April 2012. I loved reading other people's blogs and decided I'd like to join in. It is great fun to share my projects and the blogging community is very supportive. When I'm a little confused over a particular technique or can't make a decision about fabrics someone will always leave a helpful comment. It's like being part of a huge extended family that spans the world!

Last year was good for sewing with lots of lovely finishes. Here are one or two







When we go walking I try to remember my camera so I can show you some of the British countryside or historic buildings such as Winchester Cathedral where Jane Austen is buried.


How about the view from the office over south west London?


It would be lovely if you wanted to take time to visit some of my older posts. Why not make a cup of tea or coffee and stay a while.

I also have a give away to say thank you for visiting. You don't need to follow my blog but if you want to it would be great to have you along (the tool for following is on the sidebar on the right).  I will post anywhere in the world. My give away is a selection of 5 inch charm squares. There are over 40 squares (and I still have a couple to add). They are a mixture as there are some I have been given and some I have left from a project. I will also include a mystery fabric fat quarter.


To win all you need to do is leave me a comment on this post. I will draw the winner on February 15th.

It has been fun to have you stop by and I hope you'll visit again soon. I hope you enjoy a very happy weekend.

Lyndsey

83 comments:

  1. I love the lavender in your quilts...I haven't used that color yet. Scamp approves it seems. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  2. I am happy to follow you on Bloglovin.. Best wishes from Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  3. You had some really nice finishes for last year! I am a follower via Bloglovin!

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  4. I already follow you :)
    Your work is stunning.

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  5. I am a follower,and I love those quilts.
    Have the swoon pattern but not the courage to start the quilt ,looks complicated.
    Xx Laura

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  6. You have some really great quilts!!!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Happy Grow your Blog Party!!!
    xoxoxoox

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  7. Your quilts are lovely. I envy the one pictured on the bed with your little dog; it's beautiful. Didn't know you lived in the capitol city. That must be amazing.

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  8. Hi Lyndsey, I'm one of Vicki's helpers in the GYB party. Welcome to this fabulous event and I hope heaps of people pop by to say hello. I must say I love your blog as quilting is one of my passions too. Your little pup in the first quilt picture is adorable. And of course I'd love to enter your giveaway.Hugs from Melody in Melbourne

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  9. Good morning Lyndsey.....I am a faithful follower!!!! Love your quilts and is nice to learn more about you.

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  10. Great quilts - I've been following you for a while!!

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  11. Love the Granny Square quilt Lyndsey, it is so fresh and springlike! Unlike today which is wet and miserable :)

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  12. Hi Lyndsey. Since I will never make it to the UK, I love the pics you share with us. Thanks.

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  13. I'm a follower - love your quilts - thanks for sharing.

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  14. I'm a follower, and your quilts are beautiful. I especially like the rainbow one. I also enjoy our bloggy friendship very much.

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  15. I love that cutie on the quilt, I had one just that color but unfortunately he passed away last year. Love the quilts, I follow you with bloglovin

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  16. Hi Lyndsey,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you and your furry friend. Your quilts are amazing - you are very talented! 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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  17. I'm already a follower…love your projects and enjoy the pics of England (one of my favorite places to visit!) Thanks for sharing :)

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  18. I've been following you for some time now. I love your pictures, especially Winchester Cathedral. Here in the US our historic places are often not that old.

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  19. So lovely! :)
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

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  20. Hello from Yukon! I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do.
    Evalina, This and that...

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  21. from Georgia , usa a old follower

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  22. Love your quilts. Been following for awhile, but I'm rather quiet.

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  23. I love the granny square quilt. I made one last year. I'm in for the charm squares!

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  24. Greetings from Norway!

    jachelno(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Your quilts are awesome! You are very talented!

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  26. How do you do!! Very nice to meet you. Love your projects, esp. the purple sampler blocks. It will be just lovely when it is finished. A trip to England is on my bucket list. You have the most interesting birds there.

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  27. I love the upper quilt you posted (with the cute dog). Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  28. I could use these fabrics in my next I Spy quilt.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  29. Good morning, so nice to meet you, coming from the party. I love your quilts and your furry friend is too adorable! I browsed around a bit and enjoyed all the pretty photography.
    I live in Missouri and quilt and other crafts.I will be a new follower too.
    Kathy (Oh and I am having a giveaway too-so please stop by if you have the chance)

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  30. Great projects and the granny one caught my eye!

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  31. Hello from Spain.I`m a follower.Thanks!

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  32. I love your Swoon quilt. The color combination is great. I am so glad I found your blog and will be following via bloglovin.

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  33. your doggies is too precious. what a cutie. 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

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  34. Hi there from Oregon! It looks like you had a really full year of sewing last year, beautiful work!

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  35. Those charm squares would be so fun! I live in MO and already follow you!

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  36. Hello,

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

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

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  37. I love Jane Austen , it must have I been great to see

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  38. Thanks for sharing. I'm happy to discover your blog. kmcassie@gmail.com

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  39. Love your quilts...specially the one bein modeled by Scamp! :) Looooove the Nancy Drew charms I see!!

    I've been a follower for awhile..thru GFC & Bloglovin...

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  40. I love your aqua and red quilt. Just beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  41. pramuditahandaristi at gmail dot com

    Cute dog on a really beautiful quilt!

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  42. gorgeous quilts! I love the granny square one and the swoon one best. It's good to hear you do other crafts too, I like a bit of variety in my making world

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  43. Your quilts are so lovely!!! I just love the chevron quilt - so colorful! Thanks for sharing your talents with us!
    Happy quilting
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  44. How lovely to meet you on the blog party. I really like the purple Swoon quilt, so pretty. Thanks for a fun giveaway.

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  45. Love your quilts and pictures! I follow on Bloglovin!

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  46. Love the photos of your your project finishes!

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  47. Great pics for this post showing your finished projects...your furbaby in the header is so cute...

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  48. I love your red, gray, purple and white star quilt. The other ones are nice too.

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  49. That was a great post, Lindsay, for getting to know you better!

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  50. Wow!
    You have made some lovely quilts. Love seeing the pictures of the UK, hoping to visit someday. I am working on a quilt from Bonnie Hunters' Celtic Solstice. Thinking trying king size was quite silly on my part. I'm going to follow so I can see your lovely pictures and quilts. Thank you for sharing. Lyn

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  51. Enjoyed visiting your blog. I love your bright colored zig zag quilt.

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  52. Visiting you through GYB and what a pleasure it was, your quilts are beautiful! I love the block in your latest post the fabrics are great.

    I'm not stalking you honest but I am a new follower :) I'm looking forward to popping in to see what you're up to.

    Peg

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  53. I just stumbled across your blog and I am following you on Bloglovin. What beautiful quilts.

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  54. It's nice to meet you Lyndsey! Your quilts are lovely, and I especially appreciated your post about the Jane Austin quilt. I love Jane Austin and I love quilting, so I'm intrigued by that book! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm now following you on Bloglovin.

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  55. I enjoyed visiting your blog and will probably drop in again soon.

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  56. What a great blog you have here. I will enjoy having you on my regular Feedly schedule. I just love your quilts, especially your little doggy at the top and that wonderful bright quilt! Thanks so much for the giveaway. I also enjoy seeing your photos of the UK. I'm in the state of Texas here in US, and I've always wanted to visit over there. Maybe someday!

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  57. Found your blog via the Grow Your Blog Party, and I'm glad that I did. New follower via Bloglovin'. :)

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  58. Your blog looks very interesting. I am looking forward to reading your posts. Pretty quilts and embroidery. my favorite. i am now following through google friends.

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  59. Pleased to meet you Lyndsey through the GYB hop. Your photos of UK make me nostalgic as I´ve lived in Spain for so many years with very few visits to my country. I look forward to returning to your blog to read more after I have finished visiting the long list of participants in the GYB. best wishes

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  60. London is one of my favorite cities; love it! Visiting via Vicki's GYB party and loved the photos of London and the pup. Your quilts are beautiful!

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  61. Great to see a fellow Brit on here, I was born in London and now live in South Wales

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  62. Hi Lyndsey, I'm from the uk too, it's nice to see what other creative people are doing in these parts. I've just read your post on the Jane Austin quilt. I'd love to have a look at that book, it sounds intriguing. Thank you for your giveaway.

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  63. Your quilts are beautiful. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. Nice to meet you.

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  64. I love your quilts! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Your quilts are gorgeous, especially the first one! :o)

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  66. Your zig zag quilt us wonderful. I have always been intrigued by these quilts. I feel they are out of my comfort zone since I generally do a lot of applique

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  67. what a great offer, thank you. I've been making quilts since the 1970's and love to get inspiration from other makers, it keeps you young and not stuck in a rut!

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  68. Ooh, London how exciting. I love all your quilts. I would love to make one for our bedroom, it is on my to do list. Hopefully this year. Maybe next.

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  69. I love your quilts and your giveaway. Thanks Jackie

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  70. Love your Granny Square quilt, that's my favorite pattern too.

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  71. Your Swoon quilt is gorgeous! I love the color combo with the lavender!

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  72. I love that rainbow quilt! Thank you!

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  73. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice to meet you. You live in an exciting city - love it! Would love to visit it again some day. Your quilts are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  74. been following you, I love your quilting.

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  75. Thanks for the drawing... I love your quilt with all the lavender blocks....normally I don't care for a quilt with so many different blocks, but maybe it is that beautiful lavender that makes it look all together!

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  76. I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYB party.
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 460 blog and more to go. Whew a lot of good read and great giveaways too. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is 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. And loving the crafting networks.
    Oh thanks for letting me be part of your giveaway.

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  77. I am a new quilter & a new follower on bloglovin. Thanks so much for the opportunity to learn from & with you.

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  78. Your quilts are beautiful. Nice to see the British photos too, since I'm a British expat. :)

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  79. A delightful blog - I loved seeing your wonderful quilts - thanks for sharing.

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  80. Your projects are lovely! And thanks for sharing the scenic photos -- it's fun to learn a bit about places I haven't visited.

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