Friday, 14 February 2014

Grow Your Blog Winner

Well it's 15 February here in New Zealand, so time to determine the winner of the Grow Your Blog tour 2014.

Firstly I'd like to say a huge thank you to Vicki from 2 bags full for arranging this event. She must have put many hours into organizing this blog hop and I'm very grateful. Vicki has done wonderful things for all of the smaller bloggers out there. I had no GFC followers before this event, and only 5 followers on bloglovin. Now I have 32 GFC followers and 18 followers on bloglovin. Most of those new followers have joined as a result of Grow Your Blog, so thank you Vicki.

As for myself, I visited at least 50 new blogs during Grow Your Blog. I tended to restrict myself to those that sounded like they involved quilts or stitching. I discovered some real gems and have met a couple of people with very similar interests. It's a pity that they live in USA and Canada, and I live in New Zealand, and there's no real prospect of meeting up at quilt shows, but, at least we've got the internet, and don't have to send letters and photos in the post. I've gained a whole load more inspiration, and have many more ideas of things I'd like to make.

Thank you to everyone who visited my blog and left lovely comments. I hope you found some inspiration and might return again in the future.

I thought that the fat quarters looked a bit lonely by themselves, so I've added a New Zealand tea towel. I live in Wellington, the capital city, at the bottom of the North Island, where Peter Jackson made the Hobbit movies.

New Zealand tea towel and NZ fat quarters
Time for the prize draw then - drum roll please - the winner is:
Heidi from Red Letter Quilts - congratulations Heidi. I'll send you an email to get your address, and then pop your prize in the post.

Thank you everyone - I'm looking forward to doing it all again next year!


3 comments:

Tanya @ Bead and Needle said...

I would SO love to visit New Zealand one day...in the meantime, there is the internet, indeed! Continue the quilting creativity...I will be around! Congrats to Heidi - Happy Valentine's Day to you, my blog friend! Tanya

Heidi said...

Woo-hoo! What a lovely Valentine surprise! Those are both awesome prints, and I love love the towely:-) It will remind me of you, as well as the one trip I have had down under,
I took a boat to swim with the little dolphins from the S Island. I am thinking it was right about where those whales are on the tea towel map:-) They were the world's smallest dolphins, and although we saw a few jump, we weren't able to swim with any that day. Thank you!

Lisa said...

Congratulations! It is great how the internet can connect use all that way!