Annette's Acre

Stitching, knitting, reading, life…whatever catches my eye
January 18th, 2013 by Annette

Grow Your Blog – Welcome!

I stumbled across this on Terri‘s blog and thought….why not?

Welcome to new visitors!

You’ve landed in my little corner of the web.  I have been blogging for about nine years sharing bits and pieces of my hobbies and the odd dog picture.

I am forty-something, married to a marvelous man and have two kids that are aging *much* faster than I am 😉  My daughter, K, will graduate from Arizona State University this spring and my son, Z, started high school last fall.  We’ve got three miniature schnauzers: Greta, Nero & Duchess and have lived in Mesa, Arizona for 15+ years.  My husband and I both work for a large financial services firm here in Phoenix.  We don’t leave home without it 😉

Hobby-wise you’ll find a lot of cross-stitching, a little knitting, counted canvas (very recent), chain mail (also pretty recent) and someday wool applique and quilting.  I have plenty of stash, but not enough time or space right now to get those last two going.

I’m also a big reader and enjoy tv shows and movies.  There’s some fun widgets on the sidebar there that will give you an idea of what captures my interest!

Today I happen to be off to a get-together out of town, but I’m looking forward to visiting other blogs when get home.

You are welcome to come in and explore!

Oh!  Almost forgot…. a “Welcome Giveaway”

Comment on this post to receive a hand-made chain mail bracelet remarkably similar to this one:

Similar to this… not this exact one 😉

Leave a comment on this post and I will choose a winner on February 1st 🙂  Anyone can enter!


14 Responses to “Grow Your Blog – Welcome!”
  1. I’m not a newbie to your blog but have been reading for a couple of years now. I’ve seen the chain mail on other blogs but no picture of what it was. So it’s was nice to put a picture with it.

  2. I’ve always been interested in chain mail jewelry, I’d love to be included! Love your blog!

  3. I’m not a “newbie” either, but I tend to lurk, so I figured now was as good a time as any to say something!! I love the chain mail, please put my name in the hat… 🙂

  4. I am a newbie so far I am enjoying what I see.

  5. Love the look of chainmail, I’ve made 1 necklace so far. But really struggled to get the ring joins smooth.

  6. Annette I’d love to be entered in your giveaway! I love chainmaille!

  7. I’m sorry your signals got crossed 😉

  8. I would love to be entered into your giveaway! It’s super chic and cute! I’ll post about it too.


  9. Peggy Gibbs says

    I’d love to win this beautiful bracelet for my granddaughter.

  10. Hi Annette, nice to meet you. The chain mail bracelet is beautiful, I’d love a chance to win

  11. I love those style bracelets but have not tried to make one…they look so complicated…maybe I will win your drawing then I won’t have to try to make it!

  12. Hi! Just came here from McKenna’s!What a lovely bracelet!I recently started making jewelry myself!AriadnefromGreece!

  13. Melissa Dunajski says

    Have had your blog bookmarked for some time – I enjoy seeing all the different ideas and talents everyone out in the world has. The chain mail is colorful – love it!

  14. Would love to be entered … would be perfect for my charms … that are currently in a box and waiting for a bracelet.