Friday, January 18, 2013

Grow Your Blog!!

Welcome to my wonderful friend Vicki's blog party:
I hope you'll stay awhile and have a look around my blog, which I started four years ago this March! I can't believe it's been four years already, but that's when the creative bug hit me. I had been a career and numbers girl, never thinking of myself as particularly creative.
Now I don't know how that was possible, as my time is pretty much taken up with painting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, cooking, baking, travel and much more. And about all of this I write in this blog that has become such an important part of my life! And all the amazing people I met through blogging have truly enriched my life beyond anything I ever thought possible!
And I want to meet you! So, leave me a comment and I will visit your blog and you will be entered in my giveaway of this little clutch I sewed. 

ANYONE can enter my giveaway - you don't even have to be a blogger. And you don't have to be a part of the Grow Your Blog party to enter. It doesn't matter where in the world you live ~ if the post office delivers, I will mail this to you if you win! The winner will be announced on February 1.  

I want to thank you for stopping by and taking the time to have a look around. And I look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you better throughout the coming months and years! This is an amazing community we have here...

Click here to see the many participants and get to know some new blog friends!

P.S. The giveaway is now closed! The winner is Ines aka Eusebia Blumenstengel of Funkelglück! Congrats!!



  1. Such amazing talent! I look forward to following you!

  2. Hallo Silke,
    hach es ist so schön auf deinem blog. Ich mag deine Bilder sehr! Schön, dass wir uns gefunden haben!

    Herzensgrüße aus "good old Germany"


  3. This was obviously a good time to drop by, Silke - a giveaway!

    I can't imagine a time when you didn't realise you were creative. I'm glad you're working on a portrait again.

  4. Liebe Silke,

    herzliche Grüße und alles Gute


  5. What fun!
    Count me in please!

  6. Hello Silke,
    I'm so glad I found your blog. I always enjoy visiting even if I seldom comment.
    Hugs, Gunilla

  7. Is it 4 years already!! Wow! Then it´s 4 years since I met you in "Blogglandia". It has been so great to see how you have developed as an artist (well I now you have always been one). Thank you so much for following me and for all the nice comments on my art. It means a lot to me! Looking forward to follow you for many years more to come. Love & hugs Annika :)

  8. What a delightful place to visit! Thanks so much for helping Vicki on this terrific project!

  9. What a cute photo of you!! Wonderful little clutch you are giving away!

  10. Hi Silke, I am your "neighbor" at the vicki's blog party and so happy to have found you. I have been looking over your interesting blog and I know I will enjoy many more posts from you! I cannot, absolutely cannot knit! I have crocheted since I was a little girl, but after a few rows of knitting the stitches become so tight I can't get the needles in--or the piece grows--you get the picture, right? So I will stick with embroidery and crocheting and just admire all the beautiful things others knit. Have a wonderful day. Linda


  11. Hello dear Silke! I'm jumping by from the grow your blog Party, too! A lot of snow is in your country. Here in Germany is no snow actually. Our little Black dog lover snow, like yours. Sending greetings and a big hug -Erika

  12. Hello Silke! Nice to meet you, I am here through, Grow you Blog party, I am just starting to make a few rounds. You do beautiful work. I also would like to extend a invite for you to visit me at Thanks for having me and a chance to follow you as well.
    Good day

  13. Lovely clutch!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  14. You have a lovely blog, thank you for sharing. I am a new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun at the party!

    Evalina, This and that...

    p.s. I am a robot and I dislike a lot when I have to prove that I'm not!

  15. Silke, I am here through Vicki's party. What a great time it is hey? Do come to my blog too. I have a vintage lace book giveaway. Off to the dreaded robot mystery words and letters :-((

  16. You have created some lovely things, and I am glad I stopped by from the Grow Your Blog party. So nice to meet you.

  17. hi,

    i was here then and i will be here when too :^)

    hello to silke's new visitors!


  18. Oh Beautiful One, it is like I have known you forever...and I have been missing forever. I MUST begin to make time for something that has brought me such wonderful friends and so much joy...blogging. **kisskiss** Deb

  19. such fun. what a great giveaway. too fun! please enter me. i hope you will stop by my blog. have a great weekend. take care. ( :

  20. It was fun visiting your blog! I hope you'll come by and visit mine, too!

  21. Hi Silke. You have such a lovely blog. Your knitting is beautiful. So happy to meet you.

    Jocelyn @

  22. My beautiful friend- that photo of you is gorgeous!! Thank you for participating in this very first "Vicki" event!! And a huge thank you for helping me check all the links!

    I'm so happy to have this chance to help friends from all over the world visit you and your beautiful blog. I want them all to love you like I do---

    Hope to maybe see you soon--

  23. Being new is no excuse for not understanding why DreamChallenge does not appear as I follow your interesting blog. As I learn following you will be fun. The lovely bag would be a treasure. Please come visit me. Jan

  24. I am looking forward to reading your blog.

  25. Since I already am one of your followers (and have been for quite a while now), I already know how interesting and beautiful your posts always are.
    I had actually planned to participate in the blog party, too, but I had a house guest for four days and didn't want to leave them on their own while I'd be on the computer.

  26. I am your newest follower :D
    I love your lovely giveaway...
    I am looking forward to more inspiration posts from you :D

  27. Hi Silke, it is so nice to meet you and to see all of your beautiful art! I am your newest follower and look forward to many, many more visits to your beautiful blog.
    Beth P

  28. Hello Silke

    I'm your newest follower and here via Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party!

    I lOve your beautiful knitting, your scarves and the hat you're wearing in the lovely photo of you!

    I'll be back to see more once Vicki's party winds down!
    I do hope you'll pop over and see me too and enter my GYB Giveaway!
    Enjoy the party

    Shane ♥

  29. Very fun visiting some new-to-me blogs to have a look at some fabulous creations!

  30. I like to hear how your career changed into being creative. Sounds like you are having a great time. It's nice to meet you from the Grow Your Blog party!

  31. Nice to meet you!!!Hope you will come by my blog also!

  32. I have finally made my way to the last groups of blogs...this has been so much fun! I would love a chance in your giveaway, and I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  33. visiting via Vicki's GYB Party and love your giveaway. I'm giving away a few things too.

  34. Wonderful blog and giveaway. Thanks, Silke. Please stop by if you haven't already and sign up for my giveaway. (I'm tardy because my motherboard died and went to the grave!) But, I have a replacement now! Hugs from Alaska. Karen

  35. Dear Silke,
    I love your blog, it shows forth your shining and creative self so well.
    You were one of my first followers, so I thank YOU from the bottom of my heart.
    Would be THRILLED to win one of your creations, you are so talented!
    LOVE my post-card that you sent me, thank you!!!

  36. Hi Silke - I'm another GYB Party participant, still slowly meandering through Vicki's list!

    It is so good to see color - daffodils!! - it gives me hope that Spring will materialize eventually here in the frosty, snowy, cold of New England. Can't complain about winter, mosquitoes!

    I have a little giveaway on my blog also; please enter if you happen to visit!

  37. ..this was fun seeing your blog.. thanks.. and very nice blog candy.. thanks again too mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

  38. what a pretty clutch! ..I found you through the blog party - if you need a giggle - come and visit me at

  39. Stopping by from the GYB party! What a lovely little clutch for your giveaway.

    Thanks for becoming a follower on Bird Lady Blog!

    ~ Sherrie (Bird Lady)

  40. Hi Silke,

    I would love to win the clutch. it's pretty and i want it.

    All the best to you.


  41. Hello Silke,
    You have a delightful blog, and I am so happy to meet you during the GYB party. I am still making my way through the list and enjoying all the amazing bloggers I have met.
    Your art is very inspired! I enjoyed seeing your posts and what you have been doing.

  42. Hi Silke,

    I come to your by way of Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party. It is nice to meet you. Your artwork is beautiful! I look forward to getting to know you through your blog.

    Happy blogging!