Friday, June 28, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted New Blogger Blog Hop and Architextures Giveaway

Greetings! Today is my day in the Let's Get Acquainted New Blogger blog hop sponsored by Plum and June. It's a really great opportunity for us new bloggers to get out there and make a name for ourselves, so a great big thank you to Plum and June for letting me take part.

Thank you all for stopping by and visiting my little corner of the interwebs. Since I don't have an "About Me" section on my blog yet, I will go ahead and give you a little background into who I am and why you might want to read my blog.

1.Go Boldly Quilt 2.heringbone and leaf mug rugs 3. Fabulous 50 4. paper pieced star 5, woven block for simply solids bee 6. Airmail stamp mug rug 7. HST baby quilt (girl) 8. Lone Star paper pieced block 9. Hexie pillow

All about me:

My name is Green and I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. My husband and I have been married for 15 years and we have a three-year-old daughter named Penelope. We share our home with a cat (Mrs. Isabella Cat) and a new pony puppy (Lulu Grace).

I started this blog about six months ago as an offshoot of another blog that I used to write that was mainly about being an older mom and all the stuff that comes with that. As my posts became more and more about quilting, SoSewGreen was born.

I'm a self taught quilter and knitter. I have been knitting for ten years and quilting for about two. Knitting is wonderful, but it is less instantaneous than sewing.
I suppose I had a little bit of formal sewing training when I was in 7th and 8th grades. I ended up being in Home Ec for two years (it was my last elective selection both years). I learned how to use a sewing machine, then. I sew on a Singer Simple machine that my husband bought for me for about $100 from Wal-Mart. I would really love to have a fancy machine, but this one, surprisingly, does the job for me. I have been able to purchase many feet for the machine and I can do free motion quilting and sew curves and do just about everything I need/want to do. I would love to be able to have more fancy stitches since I love some toys, but... I can wait.

I have recently started joining swaps and bees. I'm currently working on the Simply Solids Bee (modern quilt blocks using solid fabrics) and the Bee(ful) of Paper (paper-pieced blocks only). I love joining bees because I'm constantly challenged with new techniques. It is a wonderful way for a beginning quilter/sewist to hone their skills. Also, since you are going to give the block away, you really want to make it perfect.

10 quick facts about Green:
  1. I'm named after a Joni Mitchell song "Little Green"
  2. I'm a singer and I used to work at amusement parks around the country in their shows
  3. I have a BA in English
  4. My mother is an artist
  5. I have broken my left arm three times
  6. It took me three tries to obtain my drivers license
  7. I love Bollywood movies (my favorite actor is Shah Rukh Khan)
  8. I love to learn new things and the next thing on my list is tap dancing
  9. I started carrying a purse when I was 30 - until then, I always carried a backpack
  10. I love to cook, but I hate making salad

Thanks for stopping by and listening to me ramble. I'm offering a giveaway to all of you who have read this far. Up for grabs are four fat quarters of Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander. I will choose a winner by random number generator on July 5th. Giveaway closes on July 5 at midnight. Winners will be notified by email. If you are a no-reply blogger, please remember to leave your email address in your comment so that I can get a hold of you should you win.


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Thanks for visiting. Good luck with the giveaway. Now, go get your sewin' on!

 

69 comments:

  1. I had quite a giggle reading your post. I also love to cook and don`t like to make salad. I enjoyed my visit, thanks!

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  2. It has been a pleasure to get to know you through the New Blogger Hop, Green. I enjoyed reading a little more about you. Thanks for sharing! By the way... Your woven block is my favourite!

    Lorna:)
    http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

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  3. I really enjoyed your post, Green! It's fantastic that you never stop learning new things! Your quilts and blocks are really beautiful! (I'm already following on Bloglovin')

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  4. You have very nice projects. 3 times huh, you got me beat with my 2 times broken right foot

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  5. Nice to meet you through the Hop Green! I have a pretty inexpensive Singer too - but as long as it's getting the job done, it's good enough for me! Lovely projects :)

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  6. Hello! Your blog is full of inspiration!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    Ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  7. Three breaks, huh? Well, I have only broken two bones...both wrists...luckily at different times. But now both of them remind me daily of the damage inflicted years ago. Great to meet you and look forward to reading more in the future!

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  8. So nice to know ya! Bollywood huh? Who knew:) I haven't seen one yet, I better check it out!

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  9. Oh I love Architextures! Thanks!

    I'm a new follower via Bloglovin.

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  10. Hi Green,
    great post. I love the way you write. All your projects are great.
    jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

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  11. Thank you so much for introducing yourself! Very fun facts about yourself!

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  12. Hi Gree, nice to meet you. Great mosaic and I love the woven block.

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  13. I like your paper airplane. Very fun! And that paper pieced star is one that's waiting on my to do list. Right after learn how to paper piece.

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  14. Hello! You are now in my "favorites" file. I am a paper piecer also. Love it!

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  15. love your work -- I.m a new follower as well

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  16. I grew up in Albuquerque and now live in Greece. I am following you from the blog hop, so a recent follower.

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  17. I love the random little things about you...you broke your left arm 3 times! Yikes!

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  18. HELLO FROM MONTANA! LOVE YOUR BLOG!
    THANKS FOR SHARING A NEAT GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  19. So nice to get to know you! I know what you mean about knitting- I do love knitting, but it does take a while to get a finished product! Still, it's nice to have something for the hands to do while watching movies :)

    Totally agree about cheap, simple machines! My first machine was a cheap Brother from Walmart and it worked just fine. I really only upgraded because I needed more throat space!

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  20. I have an inexpensive Janome that I bought on sale at Sears. It works great, and I'm still figuring out everything it can do! It's great to get to know you, Green!

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  21. I loved the information you shared. It made me smile as I was ready through. I love that paper pieced star. I have really enjoyed the blog hop and getting to know folks in this great community.

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  22. What a lovely introduction you've provided. And I do love "Architextures". I have a few pieces tucked away to use for a modern wall hanging. A.couple more would be so fantastic. Thanks for a chance at this great give away.

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  23. We have a few things in common! We both like Architextures! We both have a BA in English. We're both in two bees. I'm also in Simply Solids-Fallow in Australasia. Good to visit your blog again!

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  24. I carry a backpack to work (I am a teacher) instead of a purse and the kids are always thrilled to see that I have the 'same' as them!!! Looove the backing on your daughter's quilt - such pretty colours.

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  25. Hi! Lovely to learn a bit about you, you have some really beautiful makings on your mosaic...the fabulous 50 and HST baby girl quilt are my favourites :)

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  26. It's been great getting to know you in the virtual world. I do hope you can make the next ABQ MQG meeting.

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  27. Lovely to meet you Green! Thanks for being part of the blog hop :)

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  28. Howdy Green! I too am an older mother - it has it's challenges, but a lot of upsides :-). Visiting from Plum and June. Cheers, Liz

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  29. Nice to meet you, Green! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. I love Architextures. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  31. So nice to meet you! My mother is an artist, as well, crazy! I'd love to win the fabric :)

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  32. It was nice to meet you through the hop! Great mosaic and beautiful stuff :) How did you break your arm 3X?

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  33. What a great introduction Green - nice to properly meet you! It looks like you have been having a lot of fun quilting up a storm over the last 2 years!

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  34. Good to meet you. I love your HST baby girl quilt. It looks great.

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  35. Lovely blocks. Particularly enjoy the HST girls quilt and the Paper pieced Lone Star. I love stars =)

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  36. Nice to meet you Green :o) Thanks for such a lovely introduction.

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  37. Loved getting to know you! Thanks or the chance to win. Rcoyle@olemiss.edu

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  38. Great to meet you - I absolutely love Architextures, thanks for the giveaway!!

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  39. Nice to find your blog and find a fellow bollywood lover! I grew up in india and i can't get it out of my system!

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  40. Nice to meet you - and glad for the giveaway. I really love scrappy quilts and feel I have never enough different fabrics.

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  41. Your post was such a fun read! It was nice to hear that their are other older mom's out there. I am one of those as well. My daughters are 5 and 2. You have made some great projects. I just love your half square triangle quilt. They have become a new fun favorite for me to make as well. I also love the colors of it!

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  42. So nice to meet you through the swap! You have some beautiful projects :)

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  43. your pursuits are as interesting as your original first name. =) howdy!

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  44. I love your bright fun quilts. They seem to be a good reflection of you and your approach to life - adventurous, bright and creative.

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  45. Here from the Blog Hop - happy to meet you!

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  46. ...and you like to make bright, colourful quilts! All the best from the blog hop.

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  47. Throwing some LGA love your way as a fellow hop member! I love that woven solids block you've made! Can you share the tutorial? Thanks for the giveaway as well, Architextures was probably my fave line from last year.

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  48. Hi Green!
    Nice to meet you! You sound so fun! And I love your 10 quick facts! i will be visiting again soon - following through bloglovin!

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  49. So nice to meet you! Your 10 quick facts gave me a chuckle. Looking forward to seeing more paper pieced blocks - I'm still scared of that technique!

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  50. I love all of those HST's that you made. I just love how they look but don't always want to do all of that work! Enjoyed your quick facts.

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  51. I love your 10 facts about you! So nice to know the person behind the blog. Your mosaic is lovely-great projects!!

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  52. Fantastic to meet you! I love that you were named for a song (thanks for sharing those bits about you!)

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  53. Oh, and I follow on bloglovin'

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  54. Hi Green! It was fun to read your post and learn more about you. I also started out knitting well before quilting, and I agree that there is something really satisfying about making rapid progress when you sew! Also I feel like the range for creativity is bigger. I still have a soft spot for knitting on the couch, though. :)

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  55. Great blog hop post Green! Lovely projects and excellent facts. It was third time lucky with driving tests for me too.

    Jenny @ Note to Follow Sew

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  56. I enjoyed reading your post! Love the HST quilt and the Fabulous 50 quilt. I love to sing too, but just at my house, in my car or at church.

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  57. Your "why I started my blog" is familiar! I also have a family/personal blog and was posting too many sewing projects. I decided I wanted a platform for interacting with the creative community online and thus was born the sewing blog.

    How's that 3-year-old? My middle daughter will be 3 next month and she is all attitude! Phew!

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  58. I also have a degree in English! There are several of us quilter-bloggers who do, I think! I am also a knitter, but only started knitting last September (have been sewing since Jan 2010). I know Cari also knits; wonder how many others of us on the hop are quilter-knitters? I've been glad to meet you through the blog hop, Green!

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  59. Enjoyed getting to know you. I sew on a very basic machine as well and it seems to get the job done:) thanks for your bee suggestions, I think I should really join one. They sound like fun!

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  60. It's nice to meet you Green! I have never met anyone with the name Green. :)

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  61. Wow, love some of those projects in your mosaic. So many bright and beautiful colours!

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  62. I'm sorry to be joining the party so late, but it's so nice to get to meet you through the blog hop! Your quilts are lovely--I'll look forward to seeing what you make in the future!

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  63. Nice to meet you Green, Sorry I'm a week behind with the blog hop. I love that paper pieced star in your mosaic, such pretty bright colors :) Also, YAY for english Majors!!!

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  64. I love being in Bees because I agree, they do challenge you with new techniques and also coming up with new color schemes you aren't used to using. Sorry I missed your giveaway by being a slacker :( Happy sewing!

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  65. I really love that HST quilt! Self-taught quilters, unite ♥ Jealous that you taught yourself to knit, for some reason my brain cannot wrap itself around knitting...no clue why!

    I've just started with swaps as well, and it's already been tremendous fun. I'm definitely going to need to join more!!

    Hope the southwestern summer is treating you well, we're roasting here in Tucson D:

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  66. Sorry I am so late to comment on your blog on the hop! Life sometimes gets crazy - and I wanted to make sure to really check out each hopper's blog! You did a great job on your broken dishes quilt (I love the colors and the quilting) and I bet your project with the simply V and Co. fabrics will be beautiful!

    So glad to get to know you! Hope you are having a wonderful summer so far!

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