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!

Comments

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.

    ~McKenna

  9. Peggy Gibbs says

    I’d love to win this beautiful bracelet for my granddaughter.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

  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.