This is a little different than our usual blog hop. It’s the weekend, we’re just hanging out and being social. Share your latest blog post (or your favorite blog post, or any blog post) in the widget below.
For this month’s blog hop we’re discussing thrift store finds, treasures, and oddities. No matter what you walk into a thrift store looking for, chances are you’ll find something crafty, creative, and repurposable. You might find supplies from a crafter’s stash, long forgotten in a dusty attic and donated by their children or grandchildren who didn’t know what to do with them. Maybe you’ll find a finished piece, something lovely crafted that no longer has a home.
The theme / prompt for this blog hop:
So our theme is thrift store treasures and stories. Write your blog post telling us about favorite thrift store find, the best deal you got, or the best day you had thrifting. Share your story. (It doesn’t even have to be cross stitch related if you have another story to tell. Maybe you scored an amazing purse or the perfect pair of jeans for $1, maybe you furnished a whole guest room for less than $50,….)
Enter the link to your blog post here:
In this round of the blog hop we’re talking about something a little different. Staying active. Stitching isn’t exactly an active sport, and many of us also have jobs and other things that keep us sitting or stuck in one spot for long periods of time, so sometimes staying active and getting enough movement in the day while still enjoying the things we love and getting our work done can be a struggle.
I’ve had a few requests to revive the blog hops, so here we are. I think we’ll give it a go on the 1st weekend of every month for the rest of this year, maybe with a few extra special event hops thrown in here and there just for fun.
The theme for this blog hop:
Your favorite post on your blog from this year so far. It could be a finish with lots of pictures, a tutorial you wrote, or just a fun experience you wrote about and shared. Anything goes.
As crafters we tend to have lots of images and pretty things in our blog posts, and those things often get pinned on Pinterest. But how do you know what was pinned and by who? Your social media widgets might tell you how many pins but maybe you want to see who is pinning you so you can follow them and check out their pins as well. Let’s take a look at how to do that….
First we’re going to go to Pinterest.com. You don’t even have to be logged in to do this.
In the address bar of your window you’re going to add /source/yourwebsite.com to the URL
We haven’t had a blog hop in awhile, so let’s get back into it.
The blogging prompt question for this hop:
What stitching subscriptions do you currently have and love?
Those could be magazines (digital and/or print), stash subscriptions like fabric of the month or StitchyBox (see sidebar for coupon code on that one), auto-ship designer programs, or custom built just for your shipping programs from your local needlework shop. Tell us about them, share the love, and tell us how to get in on the fun!
How to Participate in the Hop:
To participate simply write a blog post on your own blog about the above topic and then at the end include this piece of code to display the link widget.
Including this widget on each participant’s response makes it easy for readers to “hop” from blog to blog to read about the topic, leave comments, and meet new bloggers.
After you’ve blogged your response enter you link in the widget below
**note** Enter the direct link to your response, not the link to your blog’s homepage. ** That way blog hoppers will go straight to your response in this edition of the blog hop.
Visit the Participants in this Blog Hop:
Leave a comment, give them a like on Facebook, and generally share the love.
(This is also the widget where you submit the link to your blog post.)
Use Our Banner (Optional):
Including the banner on your post is optional, but appreciated as it helps identify the post as a blog hop posting and links to the category here on the site so others can click through and participate as well. You can just copy and paste this code to display the banner like I have at the top of this post:
Or if you prefer you can just link to the blog hop post from your response post. Either way, a link is always appreciated 🙂
Happy Stitching & Blog Hopping! 🙂
Welcome back to a fresh new edition of the blog hop! We’re on our new schedule of hopping once a month on the 15th. The blog hop widget for round #18 has been closed and this month’s widget will be open for you to add your link until January 15th. That gives everyone plenty of time to participate and visit the other players in the hop. Let’s get to it…
The blogging prompt for hop #19 is:
What’s your favorite holiday decoration? (it can be stitched or not stitched) Share a picture if you have one!
How to Participate:
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This 10 things meme seems to make its way around the internet every few years, I always mean to post and I always forget. Not this time. Here I present you with 10 things you might not know about me….
1. I met my husband when I was teenager when our friends set us up on a blind date. He was ridiculously late picking me up that night, but I forgave him. We’ve been virtually inseparable ever since. (And that was way back in 1994, when cell phones weighed pounds instead of ounces!)