Friday, January 24, 2014

grow your blog! welcome!


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Welcome to my familiar readers, followers, friends, and newcomers alike :D a big thank you to vicki for organizing this grow your blog party:)

My name is Jennifer and,
January CQ block
in this blog I write a bit about different art I create - embroidery, textile, thread work, and the like.
I am presently working on the crazy quilt challenge for 2014, a block a month -
this is January's block in progress....

also, for my son's birthday last week, a needlefelted hippo reading a Happy Birthday card - needle felting is one of my favorite art forms...I love animals...

hippo reading birthday card










I like working with natural fibers - wool, cotton, and sometimes silk...they are all gifts from God... and seeing what can be made with simple beginnings.

 I am the mother of two greatly loved and most precious adults, a son and a daughter; am divorced and we all live with my father, who graciously and loving welcomed us 20 years ago.....I work to take care  of his house, yard and two long haired dachshunds... and to sell through my etsy shop when I can Thank you for visiting! I am thankful if you'd like to follow, too :)
and my inspiration and life is the Word of God - because these are His hands, and how could this earthen vessel possibly create anything, but that He is the strength of it all, and to Him be the Glory~

43 comments:

  1. good to learn more about you on this posting, you are very talented with the needle felting, a lovely hippo and it tickled me to see he is reading a book. Looking at your Bible quote on the crazy piece I cannot decide whether it is stitched or printed onto the fabric.

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    1. thank you Margaret! I printed them out on fabric, as I cannot embroider that small (yet...?)

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  2. You create such beautiful things; the hippo is SO charming! I am glad you feel the support from 'above'.

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  3. Hey Kippy popping in from the GYB team of volunteers. Welcome to the party!

    Oh that hippo.... that hippo... I just love him up. I was on a train trip across Canada last year and there was a girl making the most wonderful wee felt animals. It was a joy to watch her creations come to life.

    Have a great time at the party!

    go easy ~p

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  4. Jennifer, you do such lovely work! The hippo is amazing! Thank you for visiting my blog and following! I tried to follow through Google Friend Connect but got an error. I like to read from my dashboard. I'll be back!

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  5. I don't know who is cuter sister, brother or the hippo. It's been a long day. your the end of the party for today. I following you, so we can get to know each soon.

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  6. thank you for visiting my blog. You do such beautiful work.

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  7. It's great to meet you Kippy! GYB led me here...but I'll be a frequent visitor. Your felted hippo is absolutely delightful! I love the expression on its face...does it have a name yet? Perhaps Hortense, or Holden? ;o) Sara

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  8. Hi, Kippy!

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love your needle felted hippo! We are comrades in needle felting. Are you a member of a needle felting group on Facebook? I am a member of a group titled Needle Felting.

    Happy needle felting!
    Terry

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  9. Hi, Stopping by from GYB, enjoying travelling round & meeting lots of new people:) Vicky

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  10. Hello, GYB sent me this way, sounds like you keep yourself busy. I adore your hippo he is so cute. I've been thinking about doing this needle felting course, I believe seeing your hippo has given me the final push to do it.

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  11. There seems to be a kink in your GFC .... It is not allowing followers. :( I will be back maybe it is too much traffic or something....

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    1. sorry bout that sowing - please try again

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  12. Hi Jennifer! Nice to meet you via Grow Your Blog party. You are a talented artist whose work I'll be following from now on.
    Ana

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  13. Your little hippo is adorable and your blog is lovely. Needle felting is something I've been keen to try out. I'll be following your blog!

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  14. Your little hippo is lovely and so well done. I like your crazy bloc too and I'll follow with pleasure your blog.

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  15. Thank you for stopping by Plum Hollow. Your needlefelting AMAZING! I've wanted to learn for the past few years but haven't researched much on it. Is there a beginner kit or book that you will recommend, please?

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  16. Hello Jennifer,
    Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog.
    Happy you like it. So good to know we are sisters in Christ !
    I admire crazy quilting and would like to learn it myself.
    Your hippo is sooo cute, and so are the dogs !
    I'm a follower now and looking forward to seeing your crazy quilting project grow.

    Blessings to you !
    Wilma. Shabby Royale.

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  17. Cute hippo, I wonder if you are the etsy seller with the felted worms I've been eye-ing. I'll have to check now....

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    1. thank you Sarah and Dan! no worms yet...;)

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  18. A lovely post Kippy and nice to know more about you. Your hippo is so cute and very nicely needle felted. I've done a little bit of needle felting but have only done a flower so far.

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  19. Hey Jennifer, Oh your hippo is just darling! I am in aw of needle felting. Your blog is lovely. It has been so nice meeting you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  20. Thank you for stopping by my blog! I love your CQ work and your hippo is amazing. I look forward to seeing more of your work throughout the year!

    Hugs,
    Renee

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  21. hi nice to meet you. The hippo is lovely!

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  22. The hippo is so cute. Love the horse on the crazy quilt too.

    I'm still working through all the blogs from GYB. A little over 1/3 of the way through. Please feel free to visit my embroidery blog. (I'm in the 1st set on the list.)

    aprilsongstress

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  23. Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can't wait to see more of your great photos . My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com
    Happy Birthday hippo!

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  24. what a privilege to meet you and your family through your blog. It was very enjoyable to read your entries. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. i am following by email, nice to "meet" you

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  26. Ola! You won my cupid picatoo necklace!! Please send your mailing info to cheekyroseboutique@live.com
    I am delighted! Blessings, Jan

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  27. Hi Kippy, Thanks for stopping by All Thingz Sewn. I am following you. Your felting is gorgeous. And I commend you on your witness to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Not many people are that bold. I am going to email you a personel request.
    We are blessed
    T.

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