Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog (A Contest too!)

Hey there!  My name is Erin Raatjes and I blog!  Ha!  Well, I do a lot of other things too, but I also blog.  I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a granddaughter, a baker, a needle arts designer, a follower of Jesus, a hard worker, a photographer, and work a full time job too!  What do I blog about?  Mostly food and my needle arts designs.  Mostly food – let’s be honest.  I love to have an outlet to share recipes and also to have somewhere to post a few pictures now and then.

My company name is Myrtle Grace Motifs. (  I design punch needle and cross stitch patterns for sale for the retail market.   I enjoy being able to design fun designs and then watching other people enjoy stitching or punching them just as I did. 

To follow Myrt (that’s what I call my alter ego) – there a bunch of places to do it: (hey that’s where you are already!)

To thank you for taking some time to visit us today - we have a prize to give away!  A $5 Starbucks Gift Card.  LOTS of ways to enter - the only required one?  Commenting on this blog post.  Lots of other ways - and you can get to know us better too -but those are optional.  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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  1. Thanks for the opportunity! Love your designs!


  2. I thought I was the only person left who liked cross stitch :) I'm glad I'm not. Maybe I'll start sharing some of my work on my blog as well!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I've always liked your designs. Was so glad when I found some of them in cross stitch as well as punch needle.

  4. Your designs are fabulous! I have 3 ready to punch!!💟💜

  5. Hi Erin, I'm helping Vicki with the administration of this fun blog hop, so on her behalf welcome to the party. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did last year...I love food blogs so I'll be sure to stop by often.

    1. Erin, I forgot to say that you don't seem to have a link to Vicki's blog 2 bag's full anywhere in this post or your side bar. The badge doesn't lead anywhere. Would you be so kind as to link back to her please. Thanks!

    2. Just added one - sorry about that. :)

  6. Hi from the blog party! I just became a follower...didn't know you had a blog. I love your designs and have several in my stash! I would love to be included in your giveaway. Thanks!

  7. You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!

  8. sound like you are quite busy in your lifes adventures! I do alot, but don't think I could keep up! You go, girl!
    Cheri, the quilting nanny

  9. I'm always so impressed by cross stitch pattern designers. I really enjoy cross stitching but I definitely don't have the talent to create my own designs! I'm visiting from the grow your blog party. It's nice to meet you!

  10. Nice to meet you through this fun tour. I use cross stitch a lot in my crazy quilting and it's something I really enjoy. Can't do the large pieces anymore (unfortunately).

  11. Visiting from GYB, I used to do more cross stitch, but the patterns got smaller, LOL!! I do admire those who can do this kind of stitching.


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