Sunday, August 12, 2012

Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop #72

Happy Sunday, welcome to our party! Thank you for playing along each week.

We are a crocheting family and this picture is a proof of that.

(This crocheted Two Dancing Ladies is my entry to the Fair and it won 1st Place.)

Today is the Orange County Fair's last day and it has been an honor to join the exhibits yearly and win something. Princess One also wanted to join and win something (no guarantee) just like my mother and me. When she was still a baby, I wondered when she will have an interest in crocheting, too. The time has come to pass on the family skill when Princess One and I had a crocheting tutorial last night. She struggled with the first loop in making a chain but I kept encouraging her to practice and practice. It paid off to the point where she can comfortably do single crochet. I just have to tell her the pattern of inserting the hook in a chain, hook the yarn to make a second loop, then close the 2 loops. You can't find this instruction in any crocheting book but it worked with Princess One and she feels accomplished. Her goal is to make a girly purse as an entry for next year's Fair.

How about you? Any family skill you inherited that you want your young ones to learn?

Favorite Blog
You clicked, inlinkz tallied. The readers' favorite blog post this past week, being the most viewed post, is Black and White Horizontal Striped Curtains {made from tablecloths} by Jamie from The Creative Imperative. Can you believe that these $6 drapes are tablecloths from Walmart?


Our Party
To the main course of this post.
For those of you joining us for the first time, we only have 2 easy, simple rules:

1) Link up your creative post - can be a DIY project, decor, photography, crafts, recipes, poem, thrift finds, link party, or that informative syndicated post that can make us laugh, or cry - in short, whatever you're proud of! And if you like to link more creative posts, go for it! We'd love to see them :) (No links to businesses or giveaways. We have another party for these exclusively every Tuesday called Market Your Biz & Giveaways at 5 pm, PST.)

2) Follow as many blogs as you desire, either via Google Friend Connect or Linky Followers, preferably starting first with the one who linked before you and after you, before branching out, and let them know by leaving a comment. (Following me will be very much appreciated, and I definitely follow back. Just let me know you're following.)

Displaying the party button on your blog, while optional, is very much appreciated :) It will help you remember to come back and link up to the the happiest blog party on the block (ahem!). It will also help others find their way to the party which we all love because the more the merrier :)

Link opens up every Sunday at 5:00 pm, PST and ends Friday at 11:59 pm.



Friends, go ahead and get to know each :) One followed blogger is one gained friend. And please, don't forget to join my Market Your Biz and Giveaways blog party every Tuesday at 5 pm, PST. It's your chance for free promotion of your family-friendly business and giveaways.

Now, let's party like no other!





Burning question:
Any family skill you inherited that you want your young ones to learn? It can be a family-treasured recipe, or knitting, or anything.

39 comments:

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    1. Thank you. You as well, Anne :) Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  2. Hi! I would love it if you would join my link party at http://mommyssweetconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/08/sweet-confessions-sunday-link-party-2.html , I joined your party and added your button to my blog.

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  3. Thanks so much for hosting - those curtains are seriously amazing!
    Have a wonderful week
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Suzan, yes, those curtains rock! Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  4. Hi SJ - thanks for hosting. Glad I could join in this week. Such happy crocheted dancers. Loved seeing them.
    Joy

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    1. Yup, they do look really happy Joy. Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  5. Congrats on your beautiful win!! You deserved first place. It is gorgeous. Thank you so much for hosting another awesome party. :)

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    1. Oh really you thought so? Thanks! Oh, and thanks again for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop Kathy:)

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  6. Loved your crochet girls! So lovely!
    Thanks for hosting us again!
    Have a great week! :D

    ~Stephanie @ LadyWithTheRedRocker.com

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    1. Stephanie, it was a pleasure to host you again. Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  7. Your crochet is gorgeous -- certainly can see why you earned first place! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. I simply loved hosting you Charlene.Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  8. First time linking up! All these links look like a "pinner's" dream! I'm now following your blog and thanks for letting me share!

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    1. These links really are creative! Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  9. Congrats on your Crocheting Dancers~They look amazing. What a great talent to pass on. I've never learned that talent, wish I had though.
    Also, great looking curtains for such a bargain.Who would have thought, table cloths? I'm going to the site to check them out. Thanks so much for hosting and have a fabulous week.

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    1. Have a great week too, Jana! Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  10. My mom used to crochet all the time. I wish I picked it up so I could pass it on to my own kids! Your daughter is lucky! I hope to pass on to my kids the are of making authentic Greek food. My mom is a fabulous Greek cook, everything is made from her own memory.

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    1. Your mom IS really talented. Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  11. thanks for hosting! Love the crocheted dancers! :-)

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  12. The crocheted ladies are beautiful! Thanks for the party - now following via Google Friends :)

    http://freshpaintabq.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks so much for the link party! We would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Have a great week!
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Sure, I'll come! Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  14. Thanks for hosting! Love meeting new bloggers and seeing all the creativity out there!

    I'm your newest follower..hope you'll follow back!

    Zorrie
    www.sugarandchic.com

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    1. I'm already a follower, Zorrie. Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  15. I love the dancing ladies. Congrats on the win. My grandmother was a great knitter but my interest came late, so I am learning with the help of friends.

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    1. I'm sure that you'll do great Jo. Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  16. Congrats on your 1st Place!! Those little ladies are amazing!

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    1. I know, they ARE amazing! Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  17. Thanks for hosting! Congrats on the win! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. I had a great time hosting you, Kathryn. Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  18. You absolutely deserved a prize for your crocheting. Absolutely gorgeous! That takes skill and talent--not to mention a love of what you do that shows!
    Janet

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    1. Oh, thanks! And also thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  19. WOW! The crocheted dancing ladies are a blast!!

    As for the question- in our family we sew, knit, crochet, embroider, draw and paint so I know they have inherited at least one :)
    But whether they'll practice it / show it - well, that's another question!

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  20. Hello there! I am new to the par-tay thank you so much for hosting :) And to answer the question, I hope that our children to read. If they all love to read, they can teach themselves to do anything.

    xoxo, Tanya

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    1. It was really fun hosting you, Tanya. Thank you for choosing to join Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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