Friday, 24 January 2014

Grow Your Blog

 
Today I am taking part in Grow Your Blog organised by Vicki over at 2 Bags Full. The idea is to pop over and take a peek at lots of blogs, then follow those that take your fancy. At the same time people are popping in to see you. It's like a sort of street party for bloggy types. So if you have come via 2 bags Full, welcome to Stitches and Seeds, and if you have come for any other reason, welcome also. My name is Eleanor. Now, can I get you a glass of something? Cuppa? Cake? Excellent.
 
Now I am supposed to tell you all about why I blog and what it is all about. Hard question really. I started almost two years ago, really just to prove to myself I could. I didn't even broadcast the existence of my little blog to anyone to start with, I just wanted to see if it suited me. I think it does and so I like to ramble about my crafty makes, my much loved garden, baking, days out and all manner of fun.
 
Then about 15 months ago we embarked on a little adventure. J and I and the three Smalls left our happy house and our lovely garden to travel half way round the world, and came to live here on the little island of St Helena for two years.
 
My little blog expanded to include stories of our travels and our exploits in our new home. I have met amazing crafty types and have expanded my horizons in every direction since we have been here. My non-crafty friends and family back home have even started popping by sometimes. 
 
So scroll back through a few posts and you can explore life 1000 miles from anywhere and have a peek at one of my pet projects. If you like what you see, follow along with the button in the left hand side bar and I look forward to you popping by again soon.
 
Expanding my horizons: the view from Jamestown wharf this evening.
Now, charge your glasses and lets make a toast to future bloggy fun and frienship.

Cheers!

xx

32 comments:

  1. Grow your blog sounds huge fun, I've enjoyed following your adventures so far.

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  2. St Helena! How wonderful! I admire the adventurous spirit.=) I used to live in the Far East myself.

    Have a great time with GYB!

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  3. Hello! I've enjoyed reading your blog and will bookmark it to return to...what an adventure for you and the Smalls to live somewhere so different!

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  4. Hello Eleanor, and welcome to GYB! I am one of Vicki's "volunteer visitors" and starting my morning GYB visits (it is mid-morning here in Maritime Canada). I am enjoying reading your posts about life in your corner of paradise. Believe it or not, I have actually heard of your lovely island via a fellow blogger, American jewelry artist and homeschooler, Genevieve Williamson. Here is a link to one of her posts when she last visited St. Helena for an extended stay:

    http://genevievewilliamson.blogspot.com/2013/07/global-craft.html

    What an exciting and life-changing experience you have chosen for your family, Eleanor... I'll be back to follow more of your adventures!

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    1. hey! St H is such a small place - I know Genevieve. We met when she was here last year!. Thanks for dropping by. xx

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  5. This is what I love about the GROW YOUR BLOG party - the chance to meet so many interesting people like you - the ones who fearlessly go where their heart may take them. I look forward to reading more about your life in what sounds like a lovely and exotic place. From the mountains of WV in the USA - Cindy of TheCranesNest.com - Come visit me soon, won't you?

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    1. I'm not sure about 'fearlessly'! Most things seem to take every once of courage I can muster! Thanks for dropping by.

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  6. Hi Eleanor I have just found your blog through bloglovin will look forward to following your adventures Eilidh :-) x

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    1. Welcome and thanks for coming! Eleanor x

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  7. Hello Eleanor!!
    So nice to meet you! I found you thru the GYB blog hop. I look forward to coming along on your adventures. I hope you'll pop over for a visit! Hugs! deb

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  8. Hi Eleanor,
    Love your blog. It's so nice to meet someone with an adventurous spirit......looking forward to more of your posts:)
    And thank you for stooping by my blog!!!
    Hugs,
    Sruthi

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  9. I'm looking forward to seeing more, I've started following.

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  10. wandered in from Grow Your Blog, ...love it here

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  11. Cheers Eleanor, I'll toast to many more happy bloggy years! I love following along with your adventures... Enjoy the party :-)
    Xx

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  12. Such a sweet place to visit, so glad to meet you and will be following along on your adventures. I see you had a visit from Clara the owl, I didn't join in with that traveling series but am looking forward to the traveling gingerbread house! Your crafty makes look wonderful...will be following along to see your future travels and creations.

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    1. Sharing Clara's adventure was really fun!

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    2. can't leave a comment on your blog... not sure why! Will come by again soon x

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  13. Lots of interesting things here - I've just become a follower. Thanks for visiting me on GYB.

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  14. Hi Eleanor.thank you for the visit. Need to sit still and read your blog adventures properly, so will return later. Amazing photos.

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  15. Visiting from GYB and am a new follower. I am enjoying your adventures in your temporary home. My daughter just returned to the States after living 2 years in London.

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  16. Your photography is lovely and so is your neck of the woods. What a great place to live, even if it is temporary. It has been lovely getting to know you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  17. Brave, wonderful souls to move so far and start anew, most folks fear moving across town. God bless you all. Visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoyed your post.

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  18. What a lovely adventure you seem to be on. St. Helena looks beautiful. I think your sewing looks very nice.

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  19. Hi, nice to meet you and your lovely family. What adventurous souls. I loved your post about your hike on you anniversary. Your photos are lovely. Thanks for sharing. Happy hopping!

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  20. Cheers! What a very nice adventure I had here today visiting your blog. The blog party is the perfect activity in the throes of old man winter here in the northeast. Hope you'll stop by for a visit! Enjoy! Aloha

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  21. I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYBparty.
    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 484 blog and more to go. I following you on goggle network

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