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Love that God blessed me with a creative gift to share! Love creating new embroidery, needlework and patchwork projects of all kinds! Passionate about my family and my faith. Love where we live on the south coast! Wish I had more time to be creative!!

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"She who sews with courtesy reaps friendship and she who sews with kindness finds love"

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Friday, January 18, 2013

4 Year Blogging Anniversary Giveaway and Grow your Blog !!

I cannot believe that four years ago today I began publishing this blog and it has allowed me the absolute pleasure to meet so many new friends from all over the world ... so thank you for reading and following and commenting and for welcoming me into your homes!     And so it is equally amazing that  Vicki should be having a "Grow Your Blog" party over the next few days to encourage others to read and join and meet new friends also! 



Keep an eye out on Vicki's blog HERE over the next few days and you can visit lots of the blogs who are joining with her and celebrating this amazing worldwide friendship that we have created for each other!     And to celebrate both my 4 year blogging anniversary today and the Grow Your Blog party, I am giving away a special gift .... this little canvas work pincushion (which should be finished by tomorrow hopefully)  .... here it is as a work in progress earlier this week ....



To enter the draw please leave me a comment on this post!   The lucky winner will be drawn on 1st FEBRUARY 2013 at 6.00pm (Australian time)   Good luck everyone and thank you for all your lovely comments and emails over this past four years!      




And as part of the Grow Your Blog party I am meant to introduce myself to new followers who may be reading my blog for the first time .... so please bear with me those of you who know me well already!!  I am married to the gorgeous David and we have four amazing children ... Sam, Ashleigh, Elliott and Chelsea!   We all celebrated Ashleigh's wedding in December 2012 to her childhood sweetheart Tim!  I love embroidery and needlework of all sorts ... basically anything that involves a needle and thread!  I teach embroidery and needlework in my spare time and in my not so spare time I am a Legal Secretary.  My aim for 2013 is to finish off the embroidery book I started to write last year which will hopefully be published under the title "Peaceful Threads" ... the same as my blog title!   I hope you enjoy browsing through my blog and I welcome any comments you may wish to leave!  Have a great day and happy stitching always!!  xx Fiona xx

27 comments:

  1. Congratulations on 4 years of blogging, Fiona. I do enjoy reading your blog, seeing all your great projects, and the little snippets of family life.

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  2. Fiona, congrats on your 4th blog anniversary.Thank you for keeping us inspired by your beautiful works

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  3. Congratulations on your 4 year anniversary. Please enter my name in the drawing for the pincushion.
    I love reading about your stitching, quilting and travels.

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  4. congrats on 4 years of blogging Fiona,i am an anonymous follower and i find your blog very inspiring,love canvas work but i have only ever done one piece.xx

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  5. This blog party is going to be so much fun, then you add in your blogging anniversary - congratulations and thank you for all that you share. I'm excited to have a chance to own something stitched by you, as all your work is beautiful.

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  6. Congrats on year number for and here's to many many more!!!

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  7. I have so enjoyed following you blog ~ congratulations on 4 years!! A book ~ exciting!! You will have to let us know when to look for that! Thanks for the chance on your giveaway.

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  8. Hello Fiona,

    I joined Vicki's party,too.:)See you there,too.And of course there is a giveaway at my blog,too.
    I would like to enter yours.
    Happy bloganniversary.:)
    Greetings.:)
    Bernadett

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  9. Congratulations! I am a follower and would love a chance to win this gorgeous piece!!

    You have a very nice looking family and I've loved seeing all the pictures!

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  10. 4 years goes by in a flash! I am coming up on year 3 next month.
    Looking forward to your book--that is wonderful news as I admire your blog and stitching :)
    Please include me in your drawing.

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  11. Happy Birthday Fiona...........love following your blog along...........and even nicer we have met in real life........a delight.........

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  12. Congratulations on your 4th year blog anniversary! What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  13. It's been wonderful getting to know you and know about your love of needlework and family

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  14. Congrats on the four years. I am a newbie to your blog through FIS, but it will be good to get to know you

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  15. Congrats on your 4 year blogaversary! Thanks for telling us alittle about yourself. The pin cushion is beautiful and I would love a chance to win it.

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  16. OOOOOOO - Another Beautiful Pincushion !!!!
    Glad to see you as part of the Grow Your Blog Party - Count me in for your Giveaway -

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  17. I love to visit your blog ! and thank you for the giveaway !! I hope to win of course !! Good luck with your book !
    Florence

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  18. Hi Fiona, what a lovely blog and your needlework is gorgeous. I also love the new addition to your family, Nala! :D thank you for sharing your blog with us and for inviting us to visit.
    Off to visit some more blogs but I'll be back later!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  19. Wow the pincushion sure is beautiful. You are sew talented

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  20. Beautiful work Fiona and the wedding photo is lovely. Look forward to following you for the next four and more

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  21. Hello Fiona. I love your needlework. I am a new follower of yours too. Happy Blogaversary!
    Sylvia
    Sylvia's Stitches

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  22. Hello Fiona
    I'm here via Vicki's GYB party.
    Lovely blog and I love your handwork.
    I'm about to start my adventure into quilting too.
    Thank you for sharing some family moments with us too.
    Nice that your just across the ocean too.
    Do pop over and see me and enter my GYB giveaway too!

    Enjoy the party
    hugs
    Shane ♥


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  23. Me again - sorry I meant to say - you have the most beautiful giveaway - WOW!
    I've got my fingers and toes crossed!
    Shane ♥

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  24. Fiona your work is exceptional. You have a beautiful family. My husband and I enjoy sailing and Australia is on our bucket list. I am also a quilter.

    It is nice to meet you through Vicki's GYB. If you have a chance stop by and visit me at nonniescedarchest.com

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  25. Happy Blogoversary!
    I can't resist your giveaway :)

    Good luck with your book! I'll be waiting for it!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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