25 January 2014

Grow Your Blog - Welcome!!

Today I am participating in the Grow Your Blog put on by Vicki at 2 Bags Full.



So if you're visiting from there - or from anywhere - WELCOME!  I'm so happy you've stopped by.  If this is your first time stopping by, I want to quick introduce myself.  My name is Melissa and I spend my days working in the stressful life of Finance.  But thanks to my grandmothers I have inherited the love of sewing and quilting!  I'm not sure if I follow all of the quilting "rules", I just kind of do my own thing and make it up as I go.  Which is a great way to just escape my day job!  (You can also read a little more about me here - About Me.  I also love quotes, so when i find a good one I like to share on Mondays - because Monday can be yucky enough - and we could all use a little more happiness or motivation to get through the first day of the week :)

One other thing you'll see around my blog is that I like to bake, and also LOVE using my slow-cooker. I love the idea of throwing everything in the slow-cooker and when I get home at night - an awesome dinner is ready!  So you can check out some of my favorite recipes as well!

Currently I'm working on making 2 baby quilts from the Moda High Street line, using this Jelly Roll.  I really really love this fabric, and as a lover of pink it hits that sweet spot for me!  :)

However, the first quilt I am working on is a simple stripe featuring the yellow, orange, greens, and greys from the Jelly Roll.  I may not understand it - but I have to keep telling myself, Melissa not everyone is as obsessed with pink as you are!  LOL  Although that means I have the rest of the roll (heavy on the pink!) for my next project which will be coming up next!  

Spring Stripes Layed Out

I hope you've enjoyed learning a little more about me and seeing what I'm working on. I'm hoping to meet some new friends, and to share a little pink love. I will be holding a giveaway of something pink and fun - winner being chosen on February 15th.  To enter, you do not need to be a follower of MyMeller - just leave a comment below & a way to get ahold of you if you are the winner.  Good luck, and now I'm off to check out some of the other blogs participating in the Grow Your Blog party.  I do have to share with you this cute pic of our dog Mr. C - very upset that I woke him up to take a picture, but I still think he's quite the handsome boy!

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33 comments:

  1. hi there, i'm Beth from "E. Lizard Breath Speaks" & a "Grow Your Blog" party volunteer, i'm helping Vicki out by visiting several of the blogs from the link up. so many folks to see & we volunteers are all working together to check you guys out. i want to welcome to the party!!! i sure hope you are having a great day. be sure to go check out some great blogs. there are so many to see. ( :

    what a cutie - all cozy in the blanket. i love baking & try to use my slow cooker as much as i can. i need to try some new recipes. i need to go see what you have tried? have a nice weekend.

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  2. Awesome hop. Great timing too. I'm in Pennsylvania, in the midst of a winter storm.

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  3. Hi Melissa, I am visiting from GYB. I too am a quilter who loves to use my slow cooker. If I use the slow cooker it means I have more time to quilt when I get home from work and spend less time in the kitchen! I put a link to your blob on mine, so I can see what you are up to!

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  4. Hi Mel (as you'd be in Australia!) I'm flying round the world via GYB and having a wonderful weekend, good job it's the school holidays and tomorrow is the Australia day holiday!! I'm not so much a crafty quilter but the Slow Cooker and cute dog - we share that in common. Looking forward to catching up again as your latest follower.
    Wren (Little Wandering Wren)

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  5. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.
    petitearmoire2@gmail.com

    Greetings.

    Bernadett

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  6. Lovely to meet you, Melissa - still working my way through the GYB party list :)
    I've become a follower so I can keep up with your beautiful creations!

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  7. Hi Melissa. Lovely quilt, great colours

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  8. Visiting from North Carolina - a new GFC follower. Thanks.

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  9. Mr. C is a cutey!

    I'm just starting to gather slow cooker recipes.... Looking forward to poking around and finding some new ones here. Yummm.

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  10. That jelly roll is very pretty in your quilts. Love them too!

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  11. Oh I love to bake and use my crock pot also! I don't know what I would do if I couldn't bake or throw everything in a crock pot. Your quilts look gorgeous I love the bright colors. So nice to meet you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

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  12. Greeting from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Great colours in your quilt.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your blog! I'm still trying to work through the list... Please feel free to visit my embroidery blog (in the 1st part of the list). I love the quilt you are working on. Great colors.

    aprilsongstress

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  14. I meant to say before that I have an under used slow cooker, so may well be borrowing some of your ideas!!

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  15. Those are some sad eyes on Mr. C! Poor baby. I am a new follower of your blog!
    sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

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  16. Love the bright colors! And, I'm a little grumpy when woken up too.

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  17. Gosh, your quilts are stunning, you could write patterns. Visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoyed this post.

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  18. Enjoying getting to know you. Looking forward to some new recipes.

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  19. Glad to meet you Melissa on the GYB circuit! Thanks for sharing - keep enjoying quilting! Wonderful! I'm looking forward to following your posts. deborah I'm at: http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

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

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  21. Love your doggie & copied 2 of your slow cooker recipes. Thanks!

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  22. So happy to meet you. It's been fun to meet new friends from the GYB hop. Glad that you have quilting as a way to relieve your stressful job.

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  23. Hi Melissa
    Good to meet you!
    I love the colours in your jelly roll!

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  24. Having fun along the blog party route! Nice little stash of colorful fabrics you have there. Your Mr. C is just too cute, and he looks very cozy there! Enjoy the party, hope you'll stop by! Aloha

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  25. Great blog, great projects. Thanks for sharing. This hop has been so much fun. Happy hopping!

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  26. I like pink too- may be because I had three daughters and my first grandchild is... You guessed it, a girl. Off to explore your blog.

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  27. Just making the rounds thru GYB. Quilting/ sewing is my way of therapy. I love Moda fabrics. You can see some of my work on my blog http://quiltersplayhouse.blogspot.com that are full of Moda fabrics. Well, not to be rude but I need to keep moving on, thru the party. Happy Blogging.

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  28. I like pink, quilting and my slow cooker. Good combo I think. I am following via email. This looks like a great blog. Jackie

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  29. I love that fabric. Hadn't seen a jelly roll until the GYB party. I am learning so many things about quilting.

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  30. Hi Melissa! Greetings from Portugal. I'm still visiting from the GYB party. You have good taste and I love your choice of colours. I'm now following on Pinterest. Have a great week. Ana

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  31. Hello, I am Dawn Visiting from the GYB party. My stop from 438 blogs site reading, I love all things creative and thrifty. And I love making cards. I going to follow you on every site that posted on your blog. I believe growing is to involve all my accounts. I hope you can join me too!. I don't have a lot of blog time on any of my sites. Since this was a New Years Resolution for me to Go ahead and stop procrastinating and start procraftinating. You can find me @ overboardcreation.blogspot.com

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  32. Hi Melissa, I'm a late visitor from GYB and loving your blog. I'm enjoying your blogging style and looking forward to returning as I'll be following you. Mr C is just the cutest and your 29th Jan pic of him is just fabulous.
    Love and best
    RedSetter
    Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
    Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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