My guest today is Linda from Linda's Crafty Corner, another lovely lady that has joined me in my "Beyond the Square Challenge" last year. Obviously Linda likes Challenges a lot, because the whole year she's been engaged in her Stashbuster Challenge - so let's see what she's got to tell us about her Challenges and her blog:
"Thank you so much for inviting me to be one of your guest bloggers Barbara I am honoured and thrilled to be here.
My name is Linda and my blog is called Linda’s Crafty Corner. I am an English almost 61 year old wannabe grandmother and I am pretty much addicted to crochet especially but almost everything crafty too. I learnt to knit when I was just eight years old when my grandmother taught me how to make kettle holders, she used to take me from door to door to visit her neighbours and they would fill my bag with scraps of brightly coloured yarn. I can still remember the pleasure I got from seeing all that lovely colourful yarn and I have to say I still get the same sort of pleasure now, just put me where there is yarn and I am in heaven.
|my idea of heaven.|
I began my blogging adventures back in 2010, I just wanted somewhere to keep track of the things I made for charity, I soon learnt however that there could be so much more to blogging than that. Now my blog is a place where I like to share my adventures in hand crafting and I love to explore and try new techniques and patterns. Most of the things I make are made for charity and I am a member of Loving hands a group of lovely people who knit/crochet and sew things for all sorts of charities both in the UK and overseas.
|Some Charity makes|
To start your week with a smile I host The Monday Smile, anyone is invited to participate by sending me an email of their favourite joke, story or picture I will publish it so we can all share it and have a laugh too.
At the beginning of this year I blogged about my serious stash dilemma and Ana from Lanas de Anna suggested we challenged each other to use up some of our stash each month, I agreed as I can never refuse a challenge and the Stash-Buster Challenge 2013 was born. Many have joined us and share their beautiful projects in the stash-buster link parties. The challenge is open to anyone who wants to join in, there is still two months to go before the end of the year, you can still bust a lot of stash in that time and who knows there may be a 2014 stash challenge too.
The thing that fills me with the most pleasure in the blogging world is you the lovely bloggers, I have made so many lovely blogging friends and I love visiting you all, reading your stories and sharing your crafting experiences. Many of you are very generous in sharing your patterns too and I like to try out the free patterns that are available and leave links to their source. You can find these along with my own free patterns on the Projects, Patterns and Ideas tab at the top of my blog.
So if you would like to visit my blog and I really hope that you do, make sure that you have a nice cuppa coffee and a bit of time to sit and browse, have a giggle, enjoy a stroll through my garden and enjoy looking at some of the projects that I have made. Hopefully you will find some inspiration and a few new patterns too.
Hope to see you there, thanks again for the invite Barbara I've had a lovely time."
Thank you Linda, for taking the time to introduce us to your blog! Unfortunately I haven't been doing much stash-busting myself (or crocheting at all) for most of the year, but if there's really a 2014 Challenge, I'd better hop right in ;)
As we speak, Linda's already busy with another Challenge: this week-end she's putting together knitted squares to make a blanket for Syrian refugees. Hats off to you Linda, I really admire your Charity work!
Hope you all enjoy the rest of your week-end,