Friday, 18 January 2013

Grow Your Blog



Welcome to visitors on the Grow Your Blog bloghop.  I am looking forward to visiting as many blogs as possible over the next few days - including the people who follow me.



My Blog CV:

I am a 50 something wife/mum living in Surrey, UK, bordering woodland with hubby, boys of 18 and 14 and Ambercat.  My hobby is silk painting and I recently dabbled with watercolour. I walk my friends dog in the woods and also visit a rescue home for dogs that need walks too.




 I have faith in God and am spending this year exploring different places of worship after 10 years in one place.





Last year I took an evening class in sign language which has opened up opportunities to communicate with hearing impaired people like myself (I am deaf in one ear)



 I have made many blogging buddies and taken part in a blog hop  (Wind in the Willows) some fabulous swaps, received some beautiful givaways and hosted one or two myself. . If you want to browse any of these subjects there is a label cloud on my sidebar.
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 Please leave a comment - even if it's just 'hi I stopped by' so I know you passed this way.  Looking forward to visiting everyone and thankyou to 2 Bags Full for hosting.  Betty x


 


40 comments:

  1. I've learnt quite a lot from this post, Betty! I do so love visiting you in the woods. Your blog is a beautiful place!

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  2. Hi Betty - just stopping by to say I do love your blog posts and also the amazing paintings that you do that really come to life. Have a wonderful weekend dear blogging friend. Hugs, Julie :-)

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  3. Hello Betty, just stopped by, I moved away from Surrey (Nr. Epsom) 4++ years ago, and I'm now enjoying retirement in Wiltshire.

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  4. Hi Betty , I love visiting your blog and seeing your paintings and woodland photos. I always have a sense of calm from your blog

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  5. Hi Betty.
    How goes it? Have you lots of snow? Here in London it has just not settled so all is mushy and slushy. Big Sigh! Oh we just seen Scrappy the borrowed dog. Cute! Have fun in the snow and have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. Keep on blogging! You ALWAYS have interesting things to say and do. I must have missed your 'Snowman' post because I haven't seen him before but I love him. We'll be building a snowman here today - it's falling with avengeance!Love that pic of you painting. Hope you're staying warm and cosy this weekend. xxx

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  7. Good morning Betty, I love your silk paintings and I love those wellies
    I am retired and live in the woods in the ozarks of Missouri USA we get lots of wildlife visitors so I feel blessed to live in my beautiful spot-I enjoy creating things with natural fibers-quilting, hand dyes, weaving, rug hooking and more.I also share allot of recipes and my doings in the ozarks Kathy

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  8. Hello Betty! I am so glad to have found your spot. Your silk paintings are gorgeous and hope to see more of the forests of Surrey. I live near high desert of the Southwestern US and enjoy many art forms and write about jewelry making.

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  9. What a lovely post and a lovely blog! It was very nice getting to know you. Your creations are lovely--so delicate and ethereal. Enjoy your weekend growing you blog!

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  10. Hi Betty! What a lovely blog - I love your art work. I live in the UK too, in the Midlands, so not too much woodlands near me. I am grateful to live near fields and farmland though.
    And I have a cat called Amber too, ha! ;) xxx

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  11. Hi Betty, you have a lovely blog - I looked around a bit. I love your silk painting, so pretty! We seem to have some things in common - fifty-something, mom to a teenager, reading children's books... so lovely! I will come back!

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  12. i love your quote from Lord of the Rings - a fan of the books & movies. glad to have found your blog through the blog party. wish you a good day. please stop by my blog when you get a chance. take care. ( :

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  13. fairies, trees, artwork - I love your blog! New follower right here. Feel free to visit my blog at http://naturemummy.blogspot.ca

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  14. Lovely to hear that little bit more about you Betty.

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  15. Hello! Your painting is beautiful!I adore painted silk the way the colors bleed into the fabric is stunning. Nice to meet you and I am a new follower.

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  16. Great blog post!! Lovely snowman:):)

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  17. Hi, just dropping over from the blog party. What a pretty blog you have, gorgeous colours in those silk paintings, and I love the blog name! Amber is a sweetie and 'Dog borrower' is such a great term :O))

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  18. Hi Betty, it is so nice to meet you and to visit your blog! Well, silk painting... here I was thinking there wasn't anything I hadn't dabbled in and there is silk painting staring me in the face! Your work is beautiful from the examples you show here! Your home sounds wonderful, I too live in the woods and wouldn't trade it for a million dollars. I'll pop back over for a proper visit once our Grow Your Blog party is over...
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  19. Betty your artwork is amazing and I love the way you paint...I was dabbling a bit a while ago with water colors which are my favorite...I look forward to visiting your blog again!!

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  20. I stopped by to say Hi and take a look around! What an artist you are. You photos are beautiful and I will be back!

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  21. Your painting is so loose and soft. Something I can not do
    hope you visit
    Laura

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  22. Your paintings are great. You have a lovely blog. I'm happy I found it.
    Magdalena

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  23. HI there. Stopping by from the Grow Your Blog event. Your art is wonderful. So soft and elegant.

    Stop by and visit me. I love company.

    Elaine
    Retiredknitter@gmail.com
    http://mynext20yearsofliving.blogspot.com

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  24. You have a lovely blog. I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun in at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

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  25. Glad you joined in...will be interesting to see how we have grown our login a month or so.

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  26. I always admire those who can paint. My stick figures don't even look right. I love the pastel calmness of your work.

    It is great to meet you through Vicki's GYB party.

    If you have a chance, please drop by nonniescedarchest.wordpress.com

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  27. silk painting...OH MY! that's dang impressive. visiting via Vicki's GYB Party and enjoying your blog. I've some giveaways on my GYB post as well.

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  28. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful blog :)

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  29. Hi Betty,
    Stopped by via the gybp event. I enjoyed visiting and seeing your beautiful silk painting.

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  30. Hi Betty, here I am from the GYB hop. :) Boy it's taking some time to hop around, isn't it? I love your silk paintings. I paint too, on practically everything I feel like painting on but have never tried silk. I live in England for part of the year, in Oxfordshire. Surrey is lovely. One year we decided to find Merry Hall, you know, Beverley Nichols' home and had a good drive thru Surry to find it. I've followed so I'll see you soon. :)

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  31. Hi Betty-
    Your site is just lovely! So glad to meet you through the blog party!

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  32. Hi Betty
    Nice to meet you through the GYB party and thanks for visiting my blog. Your artwork if fabulous.

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  33. Nice to meet you! Enjoy the party ;)

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  34. Thanks for stopping by Bird Lady Blog. Love your silk painting of the Robin and the nest with blue eggs on your other blog.

    ~ Sherrie (Bird Lady)

    http://www.birdladyblog.blogspot.com

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  35. Hi Betty and thank you for stopping by!
    Love your painting as well your country! Last summer I vsited the Cotswolds...I was in a dream...
    Hugs & greetings from Italy
    Mila :)

    http://bellbookandcandleseason.blogspot.it/

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  36. You seem like a very generous and selfless person. I like your serenity with your painting and it is so pretty. Thank you for visiting me. I am following now. :)

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  37. Hi Betty,
    Thanks for leaving me a comment so I could come pay you a visit. You have a truly lovely blog and I enjoyed seeing your artwork. I was once fluent in American Sign Language but have lost much of my skills over the years. That's wonderful you are learning. I will be back to see more of your lovely work!

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  38. Thanks for stopping by Nellies Nest...nice to "meet you"....your watercolors are gorgeous....looks like you live in a lovely place!! I will have to stop back to see how the swap is going...sounds interesting...but I just quit doing swaps...but enjoy seeing what others have done...have a nice day!!

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  39. I am very late visiting from the grow your blog party! I wanted to say that I love your blog and am now following you. Your flowers are a beautiful breath of spring. (We presently have a noreaster heading for us on Friday) I can't WAIT for spring! Linda

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