Grow your blog party

GROW YOUR BLOG 2015 PARTY & A GIVEAWAY

grow your blog 2015Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. This is a special post to introduce my blog and myself at the start  of “Grow your Blog Party 2015”.

In Berlin - where I was born

Thats me – Annett, in the middle of my 40’s; mother of two (a girl, 16 and a boy, 27) – and imagine, one year ago I knew nothing about blogging and just a little more about patchwork & quilting!

I started this blog because of another hobby of mine: exchanging postcards with people from all over the world with postcrossing.com. In my profile there I asked postcrossing members to send me with their postcard a fabricpiece to create a “postcrossing-quilt”.  I love needlecrafting in general – but until then I had never tried quilting (but I ever wanted to 🙂 ). Then I received the first fabrics and felt that I needed something to show the participators what I was doing with their fabrics. I thaught about Flickr – but only showing photos was not what I wanted. Can you imagine that I had no idea about blogging??? So I took some evening classes in February 2014 and started my blog in March. Just a few days ago I finished my Postcrossing Quilt – my last post was about that quilt. Today was a post about it on Postcrossing-blog too and I was overwhelmed by all the lovely comments.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOnly a few days before I finished this project I got some new fabric I couldn’t put in there: so I decided to start a new one: Postcrossing Quilt II – and this time not open only for postcrossing members. It is open to everyone who’ll send fabric (every fabric coming by mail!). So if you want taking part please contact me. I plan collecting fabrics until late summer – before I start sewing. I think about an appliqué-quilt or some scrappy one…

workingplace

The place where I sew…

During the last year I learned so much about sewing & quilting… one year ago I didn’t know how many cm an inch was, what a fat quarter was, free motion quilting, quilting in the ditch, disappearing ninepatch… charm pack, layer cake, jelly roll … all that was new for me. Because of postcrossing’s common language is English I started my blog in English … although I think I didn’t upgrade my grammar I learned a lot of new vocabulary. Anyhow… it is a foreign language for me and sometimes I feel very disabled to express what I want to say like I would do in German.

Beside sewing I like knitting and felting very much. And once a year I make my own soap. In 2015 I hope to improve my stiching skills and do more appliqué… I started a Dear Jane Quilt, suppose it provides a lot of applequé for me (and lots of curves… another challenge!). Here are some impressions what kind of topics you will find on my blog:

I hope to discover a lot of new interesting blogs this year and find others with similar interests … and perhaps inspiring people with completely different interests? I thought about a giveaway … and here is what has occured to me:

Out of my stash I combined a charmpack – 42 charms (5×5″) from 21 different fabrics (two of each) … it is multicoloured and I really interested in what you (perhaps) would make out of it:

knettycraft stash charmpack

These are all fabrics I used for one or the other of my projects … If you would like to win, please leave a comment and tell what you can imagine to make out of these fabrics.

This giveaway is open to everyone from everywhere in the world – doesn’t matter if you have a blog or not – until the end of Feb 15 2015 (CET). The winner will be drawn using a random number generator. Numbers will be allocated in the order that comments are received. If you are a no-reply blogger, please make sure that I can contact you and leave your email address in the comment. Good luck!

Thank you for visiting my blog and taking time to stay a while … would be nice if you come back again. 🙂