Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog & My First Giveaway!!

It's a good thing that Wendy, from The Crafter's Apprentice, reminded me of my participation in this hop! Thanks Wendy, for the reminder. Much appreciated.

This is the 3rd Grow Your Blog hop hosted by Vicki from Two Bags Full.

2 Bags Full

For those of you visiting for the first time, Welcome to my part of the world. My name is Judy Cooper. I am a retired primary school teacher who now creates one-of-a-kind textile / fibre art. My complete bio can be found HERE and my artist statement HERE.

I have received awards for my work and several pieces belong to the City of St. John's, NL and to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. The Greeting Cards on my web site, show images of textile art that I have created. More images of my work can be found HERE.  My latest large piece is pictured below.

At the moment, I am creating fibre art pendants and some new Shimmer Ornaments (scroll to the previous post).

Besides having a place to show my art and some of the techniques I use, I often write about other artist's work and link to their web sites. One of the other things I like to do is find tutorials and patterns for all kinds of textile / fibre art (usually freebies). Since 2009, I have blogged about a lot of interesting 'stuff". Please come back, grab a cup of something and explore my blog. I guarantee, you won't be disappointed ( even if I do say so myself - GRIN )!!

I am also going to have my first Give Away and I will post anywhere in the world! You don't have to be a follower to participate (it would be nice if you did). Just leave a comment on this post. Make sure I can contact you if you win.

My gift to you will be two of my shimmer ornaments. Deadline to enter will be February 14th and the draw will be on the 15th. The winner will be posted on my blog. I will also contact the winner for mailing instructions.

Enjoy the blog hop!

A list of participants can be found HERE just scroll down the page.

Fishermen's Museum, English Harbour West.
Property of the City of St. John's, NL




85 comments:

  1. I am happy I stopped by. I hope to find some time to spend more time looking at all of your work. I have never been to Newfoundland though I would like to. I spend time each summer in New Brunswick with family and have been to PEI. Thank you for posting to the GYB blog hop.

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  2. Hi Judy. On behalf of Vicki, I'd like to welcome you to the party and thank you for posting. You've got a lovely blog and I'm enjoying looking rou d

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  3. Hi Judy, This Grow Your Blog Party has been fun and so interesting ... love your photo section !

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  4. Oh my goodness! What gorgeous work you do! You put me to shame. I found your blog via GYB party and have become a follower. I hope you'll pop over to mine and take a peek WisdomwithNeedleandThread.blogspot.com
    Warm regards

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  5. Hello from Pennsylvania. Your shimmer ornaments are beautiful. We are having lots of snow, so my yard will look like christmas until March (at least).

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier Judy! Hello from California! I look forward to spending more time on your blog and checking out all the interesting tidbits! Glad you hooked up with Grow your BLog this time!

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  7. Hi i already follow you, visiting from Vicki's gyob

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  8. I've been a follower for a while and love how you highlight other fibre artists

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  9. So nice to "meet" you, Judy :) You have a lovely blog and it was so nice reading through previous posts.

    Hugs and blessings to you!

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  10. Hi Judy ; I have been following ( and enjoying ) your blog for some time . I love your fibre artistry and appreciate your frequent links to other various artists .

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  11. Thank you for the visit on my blog Judy. This hop is so fantastic! Lots of new friends along the way!

    www.stitchandquilt.com

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  12. On behalf of Vicki at 2 Bags Full, and myself, welcome to the Grow Your Blog hop! We apologize for the late welcome, as your assigned greeter didn't show for the party. I'll be back later to explore a bit more!

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  13. Hi Judy..... you are quite the inspiration. Keep doing good, fun, happy, creative things 2015 and beyond!

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  14. thanks so much for stopping by my blog! and I have gone over to textile art very largely in the last few years, have exhibited and sold my work in that latest medium. So we have something in common there!

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  15. Hi Judy ... You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!
    SuZeQ

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  16. Great post.See you soon at ACTS.

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  17. Judy I love your unique work and your beautiful province .

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  18. Thank you for visiting my blog--I had to check yours out, and your shimmer ornaments are gorgeous! I scrolled through and you have made some beautiful things! How lovely!
    I am a new follower and I'd love to be entered for your giveaway!
    Thank you so much!

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  19. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have certainly enjoyed my stop here! Lovely fiber art pieces!! I am a new follower :)

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  20. I've been following your blog since I saw some of creations in St.John's in 2009. I find your blog unique and I appreciate all your photos and links. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Thanks for visiting and the comments above. I've tried to answer all of you personally. A few are no reply bloggers so I'm not able to respond to you. However, I do appreciate all comments.

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  22. Visiting from GYB..what interesting and beautiful art you do! I have never seen anything like it!
    Cheri, the quilting nanny
    quiltingnanny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. You should be justifiably proud of your accomplishments in your field (and your beautiful creations, of course) :) Love the new shimmers, Judy!

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  24. Your shimmers are lovely! Greetings from the Pacific Northwest!

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  25. Hi Judy,
    I'm so glad I clicked through to your Flickr pages. What fabulous work and images. The Garden Sewing box looked like a jeweled casket. Your photography is brilliant too. I have followed on Bloglovin.
    Visiting via the GYB party from South Wales, UK. Thank you for the chance to win in the giveaway.

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  26. Wow, what wonderful creations. Such accomplishments, you should be proud.

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  27. Nice to meet you Judy. Your work is beautiful

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  28. You make beautiful things! I look forward to following you and reading more. sarah@forrussia.org

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  29. You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!
    SuZeQ

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  30. Pretty nature inspire projects you made. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  31. HI Judy, I'm already a follower, love seeing all your creations. Really like your new shimmer pieces!! Have fun on the GYB party!!

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  32. That fishermans cottage is to die for!
    Another GYB Textile Artist! xx

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  33. Hi Judy, from another Canadian blogger. I'm trying to see how many Canadian bloggers I can find during this party. I did it last year and most of my followers and blogs I follow are from the U.S. So this year I'm trying to focus on Canadians.Your fibre art is fantastic and clearly you are appreciated by many given where your work is displayed, I'm a retired nurse and have been making jewelry for 4 years but only found my way to Etsy last year and haven't had a lot of success there with sales but I'm loving the blogosphere and all the fabulous artists i meet there. I'm following you now so please come and visit me so we can be friends.

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  34. What a wonderful introduction to Canadian fibre artists your site is! (Not least of all yourself!) I'm mostly a knitter/spinner living on one of the BC gulf islands.

    cobcottagecraft.com

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  35. One of the nice things about being late to the party is, you get to see more of your blog. I was blown away by the sailboat, as well as the other shimmers you made. I especially like your maple leaf flag. It is gorgeous.

    I am always impressed with any fiber artist. I want to make different and distinct pieces that don't follow the norm. I guess that's why your Shimmers appealed to me so. I really enjoyed visiting your blog. It was a genuine treat.

    http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2015/01/grow-your-blog-blog-hop-event.html

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  36. Hi Judy, thank you for visiting my blog. I really enjoyed visiting yours your fiber art is amazing!

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  37. Hello Judy! Visiting from the GYB! Thank you for visiting my blog! I am returning the visit and your blog is beautiful! Love your work! :) xx

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  38. So nice to meet you! wonderful work!!! I have only one thing on my bucket list and that is to visit Newfoundland! Someday! I am a follower now.

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  39. Hello Judy, thanks for visiting my blog as part of GYB. Your fibre art work is wonderful and I've enjoyed browsing around your blog. Thanks for chance to win in your beautiful give-away.

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  40. I found all sorts of interesting things to explore on your blog! I will definitely be back and will be following in Inoreader too! Thank you for having us over for a visit.

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  41. Hi Judy, thank you for stopping by my blog. It sounds like you have a lot of interesting things going on! Enjoy the blog hop and thanks for following me! Susan

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  42. Hi Judy, thanks for the introduction. Your ornaments are so cute!

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  43. Nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by my place and it't nice to see your work.

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  44. I just realised I was here but didn't leave a comment! I loved your shimmering boats!I have to look at them more carefully to realise what they are made of!They look like ancient Greek boats!AriadnefromGreece!

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  45. Hi Judy lovely to meet you!
    I'm off to follow all your links
    Visiting from the UK

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  46. Your ornaments are simply beautiful as well as everything else that you create! I am very happy to have found your blog via the GYB Party. Thank you for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize. :)
    -Brittany @ Pickles Quilting

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  47. Hi Judy! Thank you for stopping by my blog to say hello! I just love your fiber art! Beautiful work! I also checked out your beautiful Shimmer pendants...beautiful! I love the Viking ship one! So glad I met you here on "Grow Your Blog Party"! :) Please include me in your giveaway: gemmeter12@gmail.com

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  48. Judy, what a joy to meet you at Vicki's Grow your Blog party!
    Thank you for visiting my little corner of blogland.
    As soon as I read textile artist I knew I was in for a treat!
    Vicki has so kindly provided us with this great platform for artists to view one anothers work and engage.
    I have had a good browse through your blog and seen some of your beautiful work!
    Your quilts are works of art!

    Enjoy the party and I'll be back to visit again once the party quietens down!

    There are so many new interesting people to meet and so little time!
    Hugs
    Shane

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  49. Good evening, I am so glad you found me at the party-as I missed you somehow. I love to be inspired by other fiber artists. your pendants are really lovely too.
    I am a google friend and follower now too.
    Kathy

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  50. Hi Judy!

    Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog! Your artwork is gorgeous! I will definitely be visiting you often. You are living my dream! I am an elementary school teacher dreaming of retiring (I have about 3 more years.) and having a second career with my fiber art. I am so glad I met you through Vicki's party.

    Terry

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  51. Hi Judy, thanks for visiting my blog. I've just been looking at your work and am impressed those fiber art pendants are absolutely gorgeous.

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  52. Visiting you from the GYB party and so enjoying your beautiful art. I know I'll get a pick-me-up each time I come back. I'm so happy you dropped by my blog and now I've found you!
    Patrica@ Dogwood Lane Rambles

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  53. Hi Judy it's lovely to meet you. I'm visiting from the UK
    I've had a look around and your work is fabulous!

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  54. Your work is amazing! :) Glad to find you from the Grow Your Blog Party! I will definitely be following you! :)

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  55. Your work is all so beautiful. The ornaments are really neat. Thanks for visiting my blog and for hosting a giveaway. :-)

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  56. Thank you for visiting my blog, Love your shimmers and those fibre art pendants look amazing.

    ukcitycrafter@live.co.uk

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  57. Judy, how lovely that you came all the way to Normandy to visit my blog which lead me to discover your beautiful creations, your pieces are stunning. Do you have an Etsy store?

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  58. It's always nice to meet a fellow artist .. I am part of the GYB party as well .. hope you'll take a visit to my space .....have a wonderful day!!!!

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  59. Your pendants are beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog. So glad to visit yours!

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  60. Your greetings cards and shimmer ornaments are beautiful. I'm following your blog with GFC, and looking forward to seeing more of your inspirational work.

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  61. Happy to meet you Judy! Your fiber art is wonderful! I am a new follower to your blog and look forward to your posts! I am at: http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/ please stop by when you get a chance. Enjoy the Blog Party! best, deborah

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  62. Hello from a blog party person! Thanks for visiting my site ! most appreciated, and I think we are likeminded! so cool to meet new people with similar interests!

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  63. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.
    I love your shimmer ornaments, they look fantastic!

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  64. Hi Judy, thanks for visiting my photo blog and leaving your kind comment.
    You are certainly a talented lady yourself.

    Diana
    http://adifferentlenslens365.blogspot.co.nz/

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  65. Hi Judy, we met at last year´s GYB party. Your creations are beautiful and unique. I would be delighted to win one of your shimmer designs.

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  66. Thank you for participating in the blog hop. Love your work, you certainly have way of showing off your beautiful part of our Canada :)

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  67. You are so talented! And those shimmer ornaments in the post before this are lovely. My favorite is the Viking ship. I also like the sailing ships even if you did end up with green sails... you can just call it artistic license. :) Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

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  68. Wow, Judy! Your work is so beautiful, you are so talented. Please enter me in your giveaway, I would be honoured to own a piece of your work. hugs, Kaye

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  69. Visiting from GYB party. Interesting and beautiful art work. Would love to see it in person. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win.

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  70. Hi Judy! Your Fisherman's Museum piece looks like you could walk right into it! Love it!

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  71. Hi Judy - thank you for visiting Comptonia :)
    Your work is so varied and inspirational! I am just beginning to play around with felting, and it's so interesting to see examples from a real expert, I will be back!

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  72. What an interesting blog! I love your arts and I'm still trying to figure out how you made your scarves reversible. Visiting from the GYBP.

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  73. I've looked around, and your shimmer ornaments are beautiful! I'd love to win!

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  74. Hello Judy! I just return-visit your lovely blog - you've already visited mine. I just looked around and I am ahhhhing and ohhhhing about all these artful things you make. Love especially your Fibre Art Pendants. Started following your blog. Kind regards from Germany, Annett

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  75. Lovely to be visiting you here Judy! Oh what I have seen of your creativity with fibres is amazing! Love those scarves and shimmers. It is great to see experimentation with all of these different materials. I too love to work with fibres - like wool and silk in my mixed media projects and fabric and lace books.
    Enjoy the party - I too am participating!
    Suzy

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  76. I have been a follower for a while now and I do so like your work.
    I hope you're able to get out about with all that white stuff that Mother Nature has dumped on the Maritime provinces lately.

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  77. Hello Judy, how wonderful to visit your blog.
    I very much enjoyed seeing your works of art !!
    They are so inspirational. Especially the fiber pendants. I'm a new follower, visiting from Vicki's GYBP.
    Do hope you will find time to visit my blog.
    Blessings to you.
    Wilma. Shabby Royale.

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  78. Nice to meet you, Judy, through the GYB party. Your fiber work is beautiful!!! I especially love the rich and detailed pendants you create! Glad to have stopped by your corner of the world. My sister used to live in Newfoundland and loved it so much.

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  79. Your work is amazing and I'd be joyous to be so lucky to win a sample from you! Thanks for joining the blog hop. I can now follow along and look forward to your next creations.
    - afistfuloflemons @ gmail.

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  80. Oh dear, I thought I had entered to win your shimmerys a couple of days ago but I guess it didn't take. I'd love to be entered please. Your felting and embroidery is gorgeous!

    - afistfuloflemons @ gmail.

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  81. I'm a follower:) I enjoy reading your blog very much and always find something interesting as well as your amazing work.

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  82. How fun it is to see the various crafts you create! I'm a new follower and will be back to visit!

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  83. Great blog! Shimmer Ornaments sound so pretty...off to see one on here. It's my first time here... nice to "meet" you and so many other amazing crafters. God bless!

    ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

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  84. Your work is beautiful. I'm so glad you came to visit my blog so I could find your blog!

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