A few weeks ago I was visiting another blog. Vicki over at 2 Bags Full is hosting a party. Everyone likes a party, right? It's a "GROW YOUR BLOG" party. Well of course, I'm always looking for ways to grow my blog and get new followers. By golly, I think I'll join in the fun and party with the best of them.
Vicki suggested I tell you about myself. For my readers that already follow, I'm not really sure I can tell you something you don't already know.... you know I love to quilt.... after all, I'm the Quilting Queen. You know I love to scrapbook. I recently finished up 6 years worth of scrapbook photo albums for William's graduation party.... you know I love to garden and work with my flowers.... and you know I love to cook. But quilting is, has been, and always will be my passion.
However, for you newbies, you may not know that I'm married to The King (aka Gregg).
We just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. Well actually there was no celebration. He is in DeKalb, IL, I'm in Brownwood TX until the house sells. He was recently transferred with 3M (his employer for 30+ years). But like any good husband would do to stay out of the doghouse, he sent me these roses. There are 20 of them; one for each year. There are also 3 pink ones for each of the 3 kids and 4 white ones for each of the 4 grandkids.
We have 3 grown children. Drew and his wife Bethany live near Nevada, MO and are the parents of 2 of my grandchildren Josie and Emmett.
Hollie and her husband Kyle live in Sasebo Japan (where he is stationed in the Navy) and are the parents of the other 2 of my grandchildren Raleigh and Kameron.
William is a freshman in college and is living at home still. I call him my webmaster, court jester, and sometimes the King as he thinks he is most of the time. He helps me a lot with my blog!! He and are are hosting Tasty Thursday and he is doing all the cooking so far.
Obviously you are interested in quilting or you probably would not have visited. So here's a quilt I made to wet your taste buds. It's called Luvin Texas and features hand embroidery blocks and pieced blocks. I also have Tuesday Tips, Tricks, and Tuts that features a helpful quilty related post. I'm a longarm quilter and will post from time to time photos of the quilting I do for my customers and the patterns I used to quilt them. I participate in several block of the month programs and post my progress on here. I've been published in Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Volume 8, Volume 9, and Volume 10 and hope to be published in many more. I also participate in blog hops at Sew We Quilt and am always looking to participate in other blog hops. You just never know what you might find quilt related on here.
Now if you're still with me, you deserve a chance to win something. I'm so glad you've stopped by to visit. I have a signed copy of a book that I got from Quilt Market last fall that I'm giving away. All you have to do is leave me a comment that you follow me and how you follow me. I'll give it away on Feb. 1st. It is open to anyone, just make sure you're not a no-reply blogger. I have to be able to contact you to tell you you've won.
Be sure to link up to Vicki at 2 Bags Full and check out others who are joining the Grow Your Blog Party.