Friday, January 24, 2014

"GROW YOUR BLOG"

Hello,  Is everyone as excited as I am that this party has finally started. And what better weather to stay indoors and make new friends. My name is Tonia, and friends is one of the reasons I wanted to start blogging. I'm going to retire soon and know that not too many people are going to come out this far to visit. And I am a people person. So I'm hoping you will become a friend. Sharing the parts of our lives that friends do.
Before I get carried away, I want to voice my gratitude to Vicki, for being willing to help so many people grow their blogs. I cannot imagine the time and work involve. Especially with the newbies (like myself). I also want to thank Vicki for introducing Karen to us. I can't thank Karen enough. She held My hand, while revamping my blog and getting me on gmail. If you weren't there, well lets put it this way she is very patient and did a great job. Thank you both.
I'm a crafter of about 30 years. But I just started sewing a couple of years ago, and have never looked back. Oh sure, I will probably share something I found in a yard sale and refurbished into something else. Love those yard sales. In fact, todays post was going to be (and stills is) My sewing area which I put together from yard sale finds this fall.
I painted the old chest but had misgiving about the bookcase because it was so nice. But that feeling is over, this spring out side it goes to be painted. The white piece of formica was used but I just put the cut end inside the bookcase. The whole thing was only 40 bucks. After I decide what color to paint the walls, I think the white will pop. And that big blank space on the wall.  Well,  I'm open for suggestions.  Seriously, I welcome ideas.
Next Friday I hope to have the baby quilt done, and have a few pictures of the nail art I'll be doing for Valentines. Wow, I'm trying to tell you everything at one time.  Told you I was excited.  I'm looking forward to learning some things about you, and what you enjoy.
Be safe and warm.

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  1. Hi Tonia!!! The post looks great! You are right... I AM proud of you!! The pics look great sweetie! I hope this is the beginning of a wonderful blogging experience and that you make many wonderful friends along the way!!
    xo,
    Karen
    ps... Thanks so much for the shout out!!!!

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  2. Hi Tonia,

    I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. Your quilts are gorgeous! - you are very talented! Your blog looks fantastic! Karen is so wonderful and easy to work with. She redesigned my blog several years ago. I plan to look around a little 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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  3. that's a pretty quilt. I admire people who revamp furniture, I've got loads that needs doing but just don't have the patience.

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  4. I love your craft corner and your pretty blog design! Have a great weekend!
    Elsina

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  5. Just wanted to say hello! I came by from the blog hop. I lived in Jeffersonville , IN for most of my childhood. So sort of neighbors! ;-) Have enjoyed looking around your blog. Good luck with the hop.
    Lola

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  6. You have made a very nice sewing area. I think it is great that you have made it from yard sale finds. My sewing area is also partially made of used furniture. I must admit I had to buy a few more new shelves, if I had been patient enough I am sure I would have found some though :) The quilt you are working on are beautiful! I have signed up as a follower- greetings from Marit Johanne in Norway

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  7. I am just moving my sewing "room" from scattered parts of the cottage into 1 place. I found you via the Grow your Blog hop and am here for the long run. I like a blog that has bits of everything in it, a bit like mine, Have you thought about a small design wall, I have made a square frame and stretched some batting over it. My unsewn blocks get stuck up so that I can make sure that I am happy with them. Your area looks just about perfect.

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  8. What a great sewing space, Tonia! Your quilts are so sweet and I look forward to seeing your finished project next week when you post it, so I made sure to join you blog. Visiting from the Grow Your Blog party - hope you'll come visit me, too! Cindy from TheCranesNest.com

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  9. Good Morning! Love your sewing space...and the white will look great against a color! Nice idea! I have just rearranged my sewing space also and it' snot looking pretty! I am so unorganized at the moment, it's overwhelming when I venture in! Haha! Have fun with the blog hop and congrats on your upcoming retirement! Sounds wonderful !

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  10. Very nice blog! Hope you enjoy your retirement. Like your sewing space.

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  11. Love your blog! Karen also gave me a much needed update. She is such a talented lady! Looking forward to hearing more from you in 2014. Your newest follower... Terri

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  12. I enjoyed reading your post and visiting your blog today! I love to sew and quilt, too. :O)

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  13. Good moring Tonia! I too love your blog!! I love the way is it....Karen...designed your blog! Very nice. I am 64 in April...my name is Sandy and I live in Hemet, California with my mother. Mom needed help, she is diabetic, so I am just everything for her. I quit my full time job and took early S.S. to do so, probably a mistake in that regard...money wise, but trying to make things to sell too. Cat toys, both in crochet and sewing, I crochet throws, pillows, hats, etc. I too, hope to make a quilt one day. I am busy saving fabrics, and only the best. Quilts need to be made with good cotton fabrics, so each time I go to the fabric store, I pick something up for my quilt. I hope you will visit me one day too, I joined your blog! and took your badge too! Sandy www.sanderellascrochet.wordpress.com

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  14. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement! Your little sewing nook looks perfect and the blanket you are working on is adorable. So nice to meet you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  15. Your work space looks great and the baby quilt is lovely. Come see me at Dreamchallenge. My knitting and cooking and love of life may give you some ideas for retirement. Jan

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  16. Hello, Tonia. Very nice to meet you. :D A fellow crafter and furniture painter. Ahhh... I had hesitations over painting my desk as it was just too pretty. Last summer I took the dive and decided to paint it white. I love it! Now I'm into new arts and crafts that I'd never done before and having a blast with it. I hope to never lose that child within. I used to sew quite a bit, though I must say, I'm no where near as good at it as you and I have not touched my sewing machine in months. Poor lonely thing.I see you are on Pinterest. I am just beginning and have no idea what I'm doing at all. lol I do look forward to your future posts and getting to know you better. I'm rather shy so I like making friends via the blog world and have been very fortunate to make some very good ones in the last couple of years.

    Bright blessings, Bird http://birdsearthyspirit.blogspot.com/

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  17. I just wanted to say hi Tonia. Hope you get lots of new followers with the blog hop.

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  18. I was going to suggest an Idea/Design wall. There are several ways to do it. My favorite is to cover a used bulletin board frame with the flannel side of a cheap tablecloth.

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  19. What a lovely Blog you have. I love your creativity. I am a cardmaker and know the pleasure that making something can bring. Happy Weekend. Judy x

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  20. Very welcoming area, Tonia, and think I would paint the bookcase too!

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  21. You have a beautiful blog, Tonia! And your sewing creations are just gorgeous!!

    Greetings from beautiful Savannah! xo Silke

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  22. How about stitching up a mini quilt for that space?

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  23. Thank you for sharing your blog with us. I very much enjoy your style of writing and with that said, I have joined your circle and will come back to visit.

    Wishing you a wonderful Saturday!

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  24. This is a lovely blog. I'll be following to see more of your beautiful work!
    Cathy
    CraftyCat

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  25. Hi Tonia, I 'm very happy, your blog is nice! I'm following now, happy Grow your blog.

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  26. Hi Tonia ... what a wonderful blog and I love your background! Nice!
    I love to sew, too but I can't use a sewing machine to save my soul ... so I hand sew!!!! Yikes, huh???
    I am definitely going to become a "follower" ... you're stuck with me now (wink-wink).
    Have a great time at the blog party!
    Diane @ thoughts and shots

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  27. Hi Tonia! I love your blog design ... different than a lot of blogs, but so pretty. Setting up a blog in anticipation of retirement sounds like a great way to share your ideas and get creative. Thanks for sharing your sewing area with us, your baby quilt looks lovely. I would say put something you made, like a small quilted wall hanging, in that bare space. It would warm up the corner and be pleasant to look on. I'll be following along with you now. Wendy x

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  28. It's great to have a room where you can keep your sewing things close by. I really like your vest. Did you make it?

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  29. Nice to meet you Tonia, what a talented lady you are, I think you will enjoy being retired but find yourself busier than ever....!! I hope you will come over for a visit to my blog.
    Jackie

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  30. Well it sure us nice to meet another blogging friend and sewer/crafter. your quilt is going to be a beauty and I look forward to seeing your room evolve.

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  31. Hi Tonia! So happy to meet you through this grow your blog event.. Love your blog so much and the baby quilt looks beautiful! Thanks for visiting my blog.. Hope you get loads of friends!! Hugs😊

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  32. Beautiful blog and they quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

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  33. love your baby quilt, now following

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  34. Now this is a photo I can totally relate to. Stitching in the studio - bliss... Hi Tonia.

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  35. A great and nice work, good luck!
    Have a nice party :-)

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  36. Hi Tonia. If you don't mind a friend from Across the Pond here I am.
    I have been looking back through your blog and have enjoyed what I have seen. I know this may sound a daft question (but then, I am English so it is only to be expected) Are the birds in the photographs real? They look it, but I have no idea what they are ;0)
    I am now a follower. I have just started to learn quilting so I shall read with interest.
    Hugs x

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  37. Hi tonia what a lovely blog. Your quilt looks so pretty. Isn't it nice to have your own work space where you can create to your heart's content? I think you should make a small quilt to hang above your sewing machine. Hope you are enjoying the party. You will love retirement.

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  38. Fun getting to "meet" you! My DH and I just started taking sewing classes (he wanted to know how to use the sewing tool & I need a refresher!) and I was so pleased to find your blog! I've a weakness for consignment shops and yard sales too. :) Can't wait to stop by again soon- loved your pooches, chickies & wild bird pics!

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  39. Hi, so nice to meet you! Your blog looks amazing--love the whole layout. Your sewing space is so nice, it's easy to see why you can make such great projects!

    Good Luck with the Grow Your Blog Party!

    Deb and Kathy

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  40. Hi Tonia-
    It's nice to meet you. I too live in the "country" so to speak in Oklahoma. I am loving you. Good luck with the blog party!!

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  41. Hi Tonia, lovely space you have there. I definitely think you should put up a mood board on that white wall -- filled with bits of this and that. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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  42. Hi, nice to meet you. Your quilts are lovely - I have a large box of things I have started but am unsure how to finish so I only get so far. Jewellery has taken over for me for the moment but I do love your work. And maybe I will give finishing a go.

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  43. Love your space!! I just re-organized and cleaned up my space and I do the same things with the piles! I had the problem of an empty space on the wall right in front of me. But I fixed it by putting up posters and art of things I like. But I've seen people, do mini quilts and things like that and hang them up like that too, to help them stay inspired!

    It's nice to meet you and I can't wait to see what you craft this year!

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  44. Hi! I came over from Grow Your Blog and I love your area. For a suggestion, I'd say a large board that you can pin inspirational items to that you can look at when sewing.

    Really nice to meet you and I look forward to following you from now on.

    http://ladynero815.blogger.com

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  45. Best of luck with growing your blog. I have been blogging for three years and while my blog followers have grown steadily, I am still hoping for more followers - just like you! It looks like you will have lots of fun things to share and I do like the looks of your blog that Karen helped you with.
    Marsha
    http://quilterinmotion.net

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  46. Your blog is beautiful and what a great place you have to sew. That space over your machines is a great place for an inspiration board....all those things you find inspiring can be tacked on it and you will never run out of ideas on what to do next!

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  47. Your blog is just beautiful .... and we share a name, though spelled differently. One day I hope to live on a farm as well. Ahhh, that would be the life. I am also a quilter, about a year and a half in to it I would say and I love it. I found your blog through the hop, stop by if you get a chance. http://www.domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/

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  48. HI Tonia, waving hello to you from cold snowy eastern Canada. Nice to see your sewing space, you'll fill that blank space in no time - you are getting lots of suggestions for an "Inspiration" space. Sounds good tome. Have fun on the GYB Hop, and I hope you'll visit me too!

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  49. Hi Tonia. I am a new follower of your blog and I am looking forward to reading your post and seeing all the things you make. I don't have a blog of my own, but I love to read them.I live in Georgia so that isn.t very far away from where you live. I am also 65 years old and I love bears.I like to go to yard sales and flea markets. I like to refinish items to reuse in my home.Since we have a lot in common, I think it will be a lot of fun visiting you. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  50. hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. when i looked over your shoulder & saw that you were working a "Winnie The Pooh & Tigger (who is my favorite) quilt you had me. i love Tigger ... i have so much around the home with Tigger. a car, stuffed animals, shirts, t-shirts, purse, etc. etc. he is so happy. just love them!! ( :

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  51. Your work station looks SOOOOO TIDY!

    Not at all what I'm used to ... mine looks like a bomb went off in it. But you know, when it's clean and tidy I can never find what I need when I need it; and I end up with a mess in the end anyway just to stay on track with all my commissioned projects :-D

    ~Val

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  52. Tonia,
    I am dropping by from Vicki's GYB party and am very pleased to meet you! My first blog anniversary was just this past December, so I am still, in many ways, learning how to navigate the waterways.

    I, too, love sewing and have tried my hand at literally hundreds of craft techniques over the course of my 63 years. One project is barely complete before the next one is being contemplated. That motivation, and my family, keep me going, literally.

    I have been married to my husband for 45 years and we have 2 daughters, 2 grandsons and 3 granddaughters--no great-grands, as our oldest grandchild is 16 years old. I chuckled at reading your older post about the "condition" of your sewing room, because I can SO identify! My sewing/craft room is a pretty pitiful sight as I write this.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

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  53. Hi Tonia!
    It's so good to meet you. This Grow Your Blog event is so much fun. My name is Chantal and I live in Allen, Tx. Quilting and crafting are my much loved hobbies. My kids have all gone off to college and my husband and I are empty nesters. I have more time now to sew. I look forward to seeing what lovely projects you will be working on.

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  54. That big, blank space on the wall would be the perfect backdrop for one of your quilts - visiting from Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party - happy to have found you. I'm a quilter as well - Happy Saturday, Tonia - Tanya

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  55. Hi Tonia! So glad l dropped by what a great blog you have going, you certainly are a people person full of bubble infectious cheer. You are so lucky to have your own space. Happy blog hopping.

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  56. Hi I found my way here via the grow your blog party. I am not listed, maybe next year! but it caught my interest, so I thought I would visit a few blogs. Love your little sewing nook. I just might have to clear a bookshelf of my own off! Vanessa

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  57. Hello Dear Tonia
    I am here to welcome you on behalf of Vicki as a Volunteer in the GYB party. I am sure Vicki will eventually visit but we are her helpers in making you feel welcome to the world of blogging.
    I live on a small farm just like you and believe me in no time at all you will be making friends with like minded people like yourself.
    Believe me you won't believe how your life can change with a blog with all the inspiration out there to fill your heart's desire.
    Your special room is looking lovely and so is that gorgeous quilt you are working on.
    Enjoy the party and visit as many blogs as you can even if it takes some weeks.
    All the very best to you,
    Suzy

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  58. Your room is beautiful! and so orderly...I can only dream of an orderly room! I have too much stuff stashed! I am a people person too and love to get to know bloggers.
    Love the baby quilt. I made quilts for my Grand girls last year...I really could post about them! I haven't yet?!
    hugs,
    Betsy

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  59. Great sewing room. Shelves would go great on that wall. We never have enough shelves. Also you can move your nice thread holder over there too and it would be in easy reach. Thanks for sharing your sewing space with us.

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  60. Lots in common - love to craft, love to make quilts, retired last June.

    I just bought Karen's e-book to update my blog.

    I plan to visit every blog at the party so I won't be back for awhile, but I will be back.

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  61. What a nice sewing room. You have some wonderful finds! I grew up on a small dairy farm and miss it every day. I could not be a farm wife, though. I've had breast cancer and have fibromyalgia, so I'm some what limited in what I can do and farm work is hard work. I do try to satisfy my love of quilting. When I read you were going to create some nail art, I had no idea what you meant then I read more and now I know. I can hardly wait to see your creations. Some folks create string art around nails - my ex-husband did that and, of course, that was my first thought. I'm now a follower through Google Friends. I'm glad you are growing your blog.

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  62. I am having fun finding new bloggers to follow...love sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  63. Hi Tonia! you have a lovely blog, and I like your wonderful work space! am pleased to be a new follower on your blog, please come by and follow me :)
    http://kippyssomature.blogspot.com/

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  64. So glad I found your blog through Vicki's GYB party. I'll follow you with interest as I think we have much in common, Melody in Melbourne

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  65. You have a lovely sewing room - I keep modifying mine trying to make it "perfect", can one ever have the perfect space??

    Jouise from Australia.

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

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  67. It's obvious your a beautiful person, it's a beautiful site, and a great post. Thank you

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  68. What a great sewing space ! And as a quilter , I was drawn to the quilt you are working on as well ! I wish I could keep my sewing area as clean as yours is when working on a project !

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  69. gorgeous sewing place. I hope to eventually have an area dedicated to sewing. It will happen one day.

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  70. I love your sewing room. I hope you enjoy your retirement and I look forward to following you.

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  71. Hi Tonia, You have some great finds in your sewing room. A wall hanging would be my idea of what to put in the empty space. Something for inspiration while sewing in you great sewing space. Glad to have found you. Stop by sometime, where it is warm, most of the time..

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  72. Hi Tonia! It is nice to meet you. I'm from the GYB party. Congrats on your retirement coming up. I hope this gives you more time to continue your sewing. I just received my first sewing machine in November and have had some fun with this new "craft". Hope you meet lots of new friends today and get many followers. :)

    Jennifer www.karmas-journey.blogspot.com

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  73. So nice to meet you Tonia! Here from GYB. Your sewing space is great. How nice to be able to look forward to retirement.

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  74. It is very nice to meet you. I started quilting and blogging about two year ago and it has been pure bliss. Enjoy your retirement and look forward to seeing what you create this year. Found you through GYB.

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  75. Hi Tonia, visiting from GYB. What a lovely blog you have and such beautiful things you make. I'm following your blog and look forward to returning to read more.
    Love and best,
    RedSetter
    http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/ - my crafting adventures
    http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/ - tales/tails of my two cats exploits

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  76. Hi Tonya - I am visiting as part of the GYBParty - have enjoyed looking around your blog and will be back again (and a follower)

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  77. Visiting via Vicki's GYBP and my wall suggestion is an idea board...with a frame of left over scraps of material. A cork board with push pins would allow you to pin mag photos and other such to keep your enthusiasm and creativity sparked.

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  78. Thank you for popping by my blog during the hop. I look forward to seeing your room redo. I love re doing my craft space too! The bookcase will look lovely and give a feeling of continuity once painted white.

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  79. New follower via GFC, come on over and join up with me. FiddleStix Quilts Home of the Learning Curve www.jeannegwin.blogspot.com

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  80. Hi Tonia and very nice to meet you. Your sewing redo looks really nice and I can't wait to look at all your older posts.
    Donna

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  81. Hi Tonia, lovely blog - looking forward to looking around more later. Happy retirement coming:)
    deborah

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  82. I think a lovely bit of embroidery would look great on that wall. LOL (I'm an embroiderer.) Maybe a quilted wall hanging? Thanks for sharing your blog. I can't wait to read more posts.

    aprilsongstress

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  83. Hi Tonia--thanks for visiting and following me:) I love sharing my faith, thanks for noticing! I think I would either hang and inspiring print/painting in the white space or an inspiration board filled with colors, pictures, fabrics, etc. that really get your juices flowing. Perhaps I'll read in the future about what you decide, since I'm now a follower :) Blessings, Diana

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  84. Hi Tonia. I just retired and am enjoying it very much. It's nice to meet you. Your baby quilt is very nice!

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  85. Hi Tonia, I am looking forward to retirement in a few year's time, I hope, I still have my two youngest children at home so still need to work for a bit longer. I loved seeing your sewing room, your yard sale finds are great. If you get the chance, you can visit me at http://kittenstitching.blogspot.com

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  86. Hi Tonia!
    It is very nice to meet you. I am visiting from GYBH. I live on a farm too and look forward to your future posts. I am a new follower.
    xo jan@ Sew and Sow Farm http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  87. Hi Toni,
    Visiting from GYB. Your quilts are so pretty and you have a wonderful blog.

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  88. I missed signing up for the Grow Your Blog hop, but I'm visiting the participating blogs just the same. Maybe next year I can join too.

    I love your sewing center and how convenient it is for you to get things while you sit. I'm a new follower too.

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

    Judy in Colorado
    judy@atticraggedys.com

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  90. Oh what a lovely blog! I found you via the 'Grow Your Blog' event and it was such a treat to scroll through your sweet posts. I am a happy new follower and am excited to visit again :) Have a wonderful Monday! Hugs and blessings to you

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  91. Hi Toni, lovely to meet you, I'm popping in via GYB, I love the quilt you're working on and yes we do all have spaces like yours before clear up lol. Love your blog and look forward to visiting often, I'm now a follower by site and email so I don't miss any of your posts :)

    Peg x

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  92. Hi I am stopping by from the Party. Your blog is gorgeous! I love to quilt too. I live very rural in Missouri and I am retired now so have more time to play and create. enjoy the party! Kathy

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  93. Love your choice of words in this post. Looks like a great workspace!

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  94. What a beautiful post. Its great to connect with you. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

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  95. I just found your blog and see that we have a lot of the same likes. I am looking forward to reading your blog. I am just starting up my blog again and would love for you to follow me.

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  96. Hello Tonia
    it's great to meet you at Vicki's party - you've done very well with your post and Karen's help.
    She is a gem and she's helping me out at the moment too - I'm definitely technically challenged!
    You've got a great crafting space - I know it's a difficult decision to paint beautiful timber but sometimes we've just got to take the bull by the horns and go for it! It will look lovely.
    I think I would probably have an inspiration board on the wall - or maybe you might have a quilt that would lovely there too!

    I'm following you - and I would love you to come over and enter my Giveaway - a vintage fabric and lace collage.
    I'll be back to see you when the party finishes - have fun and enjoy the party!
    Hugs
    Shane

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  97. Hi Tonia, I'm visiting from the GYB party too. You've got a lovely blog and craft space. I'm very interested to see more of the things you've made. As for your blank wall, I'd use it for a bulletin board to hang things to inspire you to even tack up some of your smaller tools or gadgets you'd like to keep close at hand.

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  98. Hi Tonia,
    Visiting fron the GYB Party. Just got back from a quilting retreat so I am catching up on visiting blogs. Great space you have set up. I have also started following.

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  99. Hi Tonia,
    I am visiting from GYB and enjoying all the new blogs I am finding. You can find me further down the list in the S's.

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  100. Beautiful blog! I think you should make a small wall quilt and hang it on your white space - it would look oh so lovely there! I wish you all the best as you move forward with your life and into retirement!

    Elise @ http://loveleadesigns.blogspot.com/

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  101. I just retired a year ago. And have gotten back to sewing. Following you. Enjoyed your blog.

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  102. Hi Tonia, I love your blog and what you blog about, you really do a great job. I work fulltime, have four dogs, a garden, a house, and don't know where to get blog time or knitting time - not to talk about personal time... so I totally understand you ;-)
    I came over with the GYB party and am really happy to having found your place, am a new follower via bloglovin!

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  103. Hi Tonia, Enjoyed visiting your blog. I'll be following to see what you're up to.

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  104. Best of luck with your quilting and the plans to retire. I retired at 65 and have been working part-time every since. One of these days, I'll be completely retired, however, working helps me and others in these hard times. I participated in the blog party last year and gained a few new followers. Now that Bloglovin is around, I can easily follow more blogs, your being one of them.

    Thank you for the lovely pictures and I look forward to more of them.

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  105. Hello Tonia, Your blog is lovely as is all your creations. I retired a couple of years ago and I am truly enjoying it.. Hugs Judy

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  106. Hello Tonia! Love the quilt you are working on. I'm visiting form Grow Your BLog too. I was late getting my post up because I had to work overtime so they deleted my blogs from the list. I'm getting close to retirement too and the social [art of not working is what scares me the most. We live in the country too and rarely have company so work is my social outlet. I am thinking of perhaps going into semi retirement and working a few hours a week to get me out of the house and talking to humans instead of critters. I love to sew and have gotten away from it over the past few years but looking forward to having more time to do it again when retirement does get here.

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  107. Hello Tonia,
    You have a great start here. Love the quilt you are sewing on. Yard sales are one of my favorite ways to decorate/furnish a home.
    I'm going to look forward to seeing your nail art and am signing up to follow.
    Lyn

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  108. Tonia, it's nice to meet you. I'm visiting from the GYB hop. You have a very lovely blog. I'm following via GFC and look forward to reading more of your post!

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  109. Welcome to the blogging world. I think you will have fun here. I have already retired but work part-time occasionally. Definitely gives more time for fun. Visiting from GYB. Think you and I would have a lot to talk about.

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  110. Your blog looks lovely! Well done for setting it up. Good luck with Etsy (I first heard of it 3 years ago and only now braved to open a shop). And you comment about nail art reminds me I was planning on painting mine before I leave for work (instead of reading blogs).
    Enjoy the party!

    Lija
    http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.com/

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  111. Such a cute work space. I really need to work on mine, it isn't inviting to me at all. I will be following you on Bloglovin.

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  112. Hi, Tonia!

    I come to visit you via Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. Isn't Vicki amazing! And I agree, Karen too!
    I love your sewing table!

    Happy blogging!
    Terry

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  113. I think that wall is crying out for a nice wall hanging or something inspirational...or both! I love how your stuff hangs on the side of the bookcase.

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  114. A very nice blog, enjoyable to read. Look forward to following

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  115. A cute baby quilt you are making. Love your studio. So glad to meet you via GYB.

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  116. Hi Tonia :) I am yet another GYB visitor, and of course I couldn't resist becoming your 100th GFC follower! I don't do much quilting these days but still enjoy reading about and viewing your lovely projects :)

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  117. Hi Tonia,

    First of all, I love your name -- it has such a nice ring to it. :)

    Your crafting area is great -- and that baby quilt looks lovely. As for the blank spot on your wall, what about an inspiration board? That might be wonderful to inspire you for more projects. :)

    Lots of greetings from Germany,
    Birgit

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  118. 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 580 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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