Friday, January 18, 2013

Welcome to the Party!




Thanks so much to Vicki for hosting this wonderful Grow Your Blog Party!

And thank YOU for visiting!

I'm fairly new to blogging, so am still learning how everything works.  But I am enjoying meeting new folks and learning about their interests and hobbies. 

So about me...

Basically, I am a basket maker, knitter, photographer with a travel habit.

I love designing and creating unique baskets and jewelry out of long leaf pine needles. Several of my baskets have won ribbons at the Florida State Fair. 



I just completed my latest entry.  I am hoping it will win a ribbon, but regardless, I have a great spot for it on my coffee table.




As you can imagine, baskets take a remarkably long time to make, and most I make to keep or as gifts. But there are a few that I place in my Etsy shop, Pine Designs.  



I went to China a few years ago on a mission trip and that inspired me to turn my basket making into a ministry.  When I do sell something the money is used to help support missionaries in China.  I hope you will visit the shop sometime and take a look.

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My other favorite pasttime is knitting (and crochet) and, like many of my fellow knitters, I always have a few projects in process.  I am blessed to have three beautiful grandchildren and enjoy spoiling them with a few handmade items.



I belong to a knitting group and we make warm items such as hats, headbands, scarves, etc. to donate each year.  It's fun to share ideas and get new ones!  I try to make each piece a little bit different so no two are exactly alike.

This headband is one of my creations.



And I made it to give to one of you!

It looks white but is actually a cream color.  I enjoy making these since they're perfect for the little nip in the air we get in north Florida.  The flower is tied on and can be removed if preferred. 

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post! 

 ***The winner does not have to have a blog -- anyone can enter -- anyone can win - regardless of where you live.***  

The winner will be drawn on February 1, 2013 and will be announced here!  
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I've been married for over 35 years and we enjoy traveling.  We are always looking for new places to explore. When we travel I enjoy sharing our adventures and photos to anyone interested or will sit still for a few minutes.  In fact, that's why I started this blog:-) 

The following photos are from our 35 anniversary trip to Europe last year.  You can check out the entire trip in past posts.

Paris
London
Westminster Abbey
Germany
Venice

It was a wonderful adventure with memories that will last a lifetime.  
Now where to go next....???

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So that's it about me.  Hope you will leave a comment so I'll know who you are and can visit you too!
 

Until next time ~
        Terri

136 comments:

  1. Terri, I am not joining in the grow your blog party, even though I should grow my blog and I love Vicki the host. I so enjoyed learning more about you, so great that you donate your earnings to charities in China. I visited Paris several years ago with my family, it was a trip of a lifetime.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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    1. Thanks, Meredith. It's been fun connecting with you! Look forward to staying connected.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  2. Terri -
    Oh my goodness - I have just learned so much about you here in this beautiful post. Your baskets are so lovely - how you DO that I will never understand - talk about tedious! Serious talent girlfriend!

    Your travel photos are so lovely -- we have that travel bug too you know. Thank you for participating in my first ever "Vicki" event -- Im so happy to have a little part in bringing friends here to meet you and your beautiful blog.

    My post will publish early in the am -- like about 4 am. So after that - expect lots and lots of company. I want everyone to meet you and love you like I do~

    xoxo,
    Vicki

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    1. Thank you for doing this party, Vicki. What fun visiting with everyone this weekend!!!

      You, my friend, share some amazing talent as well. Your basket arrived yesterday and I am thrilled with it! I can't wait to show it off. And your knitting is just precious.

      Looks like we've been to many of the same places in our travels. I've got to figure out how to do the sidebar links so I can post more photos. I know there are friends out there who just can't wait to see more of my travel pics:-)

      Thanks again! Now back to the party!!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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    Terri - I love the story about how you came to name your blog - that is a priceless story!

    xoxo,
    V.

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  4. I so admire basket weavers! What amazing patience you must have. Your baskets are beautiful and I love that you give the money you make away. Thank you for joining in the party.
    ~Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. I have just returned from visiting (and joining) your amazing blog. So glad you joined the party too!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  5. wow, that trip to the German tulip garden is gorgeous. just amazing. i hope to make overseas one of these days. family is originally from Germany. awesome!! glad to have a chance to see your creative talents... love the head band - so precious. i'm a new follower. sure hope you will drop by my blog too. have a great weekend. ( :

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    1. I think my computer glitched and you never got my reply. If you did, here's another:-) I just got back from visiting your blog and love your photos! A fellow traveler...awesome! Look forward to following your posts!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  6. What part of North Florida? I lived in Fort Walton Beach for years....my whole family lives in Niceville, Jacksonville and Destin! I am now in Louisiana. Love your photos. I have a giveaway too so pop by!

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    1. Tallahassee. I love the panhandle. Seems more like the south than your typical idea of Florida. And the Ft. Walton and Destin beach is to die for!

      Just came back from visiting your site and love your creations! Am now your newest follower!

      Hugs, Terri

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  7. THose baskets are unbelievably beautiful! How talented you are - I think you should definitely win a prize for them! It is lovely to meet you!

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    1. Thank you! I just returned from visiting you and am hungry! Love the travels and food!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  8. I am a basket and fiber weaver. But nothing like the work you have here! Wonderful!!

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    1. Thank you, Robyn. I just returned from your beautiful blog and am your newest follower. So nice to meet you!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  9. Hi Terry.... your work is beautiful. I'm more of a quilter fabric person, but your baskets and jewelry give me inspiration to maybe try something new!
    Sweet Blessings, Chris
    http://redwoodmountainmusings.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Chris. It's fun (and challenging) to learn a new craft. I should probably try quilting:-) Thanks for visiting!

      Hugs, Terri

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  10. Terri your pine needle baskets remind me of home...where I live now, folks have no clue what I am talking about. Yours are lovely!

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    1. I just returned from visiting and following your site. Just lovely! Please keep sowing:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  11. Hi Terri, wow your baskets are amazing, very talented!!!
    Looks like you two had a blast on your anniversary trip, 35 years, what an accomplishment, congrats to both of you!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana! I just returned from visiting you and enjoyed your blog. Always nice meeting a fellow knitter! Looking forward to hearing more.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  12. Terri, lovely blog and am interested in following you. I am an avid cross stitcher and designer, although I do some knitting and crocheting too. :) Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks for having it. Take care. Cathryn (blueladie at hotmail dot com)

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    1. Thanks, Cathryn. I just visited you and really admire your work! So detailed! Just beautiful!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  13. I did baskets one time during my flitting from craft to craft, but nothing like yours!!!

    I'm now into quilting, stop by if you can.

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    1. Your blog and quilts are lovely! That's one activity I haven't gotten in to....yet:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  14. Terri,
    I'm part of the GYBP and stopped on by for a visit. Glad to meet a fellow knitter!

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    1. I just visited your lovely blog and wanted to stay a while longer! Beautiful work! Look forward to hearing more.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  15. You are right - Cache-Mire is the perfect name for your blog. Your baskets are really beautiful! I've done basketry but not with pine needles but I've always admired those type of baskets. Thanks for visiting my blog and I'll be back to read more of yours later. Hugs!

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  16. Oh my...love the baskets. I have always wanted to try the basket weaving. I bought a kit once...it sits in the linen closet. You have inspired me to dig it out and give it a try. I'm jealous of all the travel photos...one day... My name is Vicki, my blog name is hula~la...hope you'll visit me back.

    Aloha

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    1. You should really try it. Very relaxing, once you get the hang of it:-) Nice to meet you Vicki! I'm headed to your place now.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  17. I'm visiting from the GYB party, nice to meet you. I love the baskets you make.

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    1. Thank you and likewise. I just came from visiting your blog and was blown away! I had a lovely time and will return.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  18. Teri I think your baskets are beautiful, visiting from the party and I am at Cottage-wishes, Di

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    1. Thank you, Di. I just visited your site and love your creativity! So nice to meet you:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  19. Hello Terri, nice to meet you! You have a lovely blog, and I enjoyed reading your post. The baskets you create are really amazing! You do beautiful work.
    Hugs,
    Terri
    artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

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    1. Terri, I just returned from visiting your blog and was impressed and inspired. Thank you for your kind comments and I hope to visit with you again!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  20. Oh, your baskets are simply gorgeous. What a work of art. You are truly gifted. And what a generous gift to donate the proceeds to a worthy cause.

    Enjoyed visiting your blog. Look forward to coming back again soon. And thank you for a chance to win the so cute headband.

    blessings, denise :D
    http://tomorrowstreasurestoday.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Denise, I just returned from visiting your blog and love your creativity! Look forward to visiting again!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  21. The baskets are wonderful. We travel allot also
    Have seen a lot The visit was nice
    Laura

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I will be visiting you soon:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  22. HI! Nice to meet you! Glad you stopped by my blog! I think the Grow Your Own Blog party is a fantastic idea to meet new folks! When I started this, I had a whopping 14 followers! I'm anxious to see how many people I can meet through this! Hope to see you soon! Have a great weekend! Kelly xoxo

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    1. Likewise! See you soon!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  23. Your baskets are simply stunning! I picked up a big bundle of those long pine needles from my mother-in-laws garden last autumn and I had heard that people used them to make baskets but I have never seen them until today. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. Maybe you'll give it a try sometime. It's a very relaxing activity once you get past the learning curve:-) It's very nice to meet you. I'm headed to your place now.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  24. You are amazingly talented. I love your baskets and looking at your anniversary picture

    Will be back soon. The Blog Party is so much fun.

    Charlsey

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    1. Thank you! I visited your site and love your quilts!! You are also amazingly talented:-) Isn't this party fun?

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  25. Hello. I have also been married 35 years but we are saving the big trip to UK for our 40th anniversary. My only overseas missions trip was to the Philippines, my husband went to Zambia and my only child to Japan (twice). I have also been on 25 short term mission trips with in Australia, in fact, I was the founder of the ministry which, unfortunately, no longer exists.

    Grandchildren are amazing, aren't they?

    I'll be back to read more of your adventures and to see more of your beautiful work.

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    1. Hi Lynne, So glad you stopped by. I am looking forward to an overseas trip to Australia! Maybe you can give me some advice? I just came from your blog and left you a comment too. Hope to visit some more after the party:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  26. beautiful pine needle basketry. thanks so much for sharing. You have a beautiful blog. kareninkenai@gmail.com (www.alaskabluemoose.blogspot.com) or (www.karendorcas.com)

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    1. Thank you! I just visited your blog and was equally impressed! Just lovely. Hope to visit again after the party:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  27. What an amazing thing to do, I bet it takes ages but so nice toe see finished. I am off to see all the baskets you made.
    Nice meeting you!
    ManonX

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    1. Yes, they take a while. But I find the process relaxing:-) I just visited your blog and love it! So filled with fun! Nice to meet you!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  28. I first discovered pine needle baskets when my husband and I honeymooned in Charleston. We pulled over to the side of the road where a woman sat peacefully under a spanish moss covered tree, catching the odd breeze that came her way. Set before her was a simple table filled with pin needle baskets of various sizes and shapes. We bought one and I still have it after 38 years of marriage! YOur work is lovely and I admire your talent! So glad I met you through the blog party. And I would love to have you drop on by mine if you have a moment! Such fun!!

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    1. Ahhh...you must have seen the Gulah(sp?)Indians who make absolutely gorgeous baskets out of sweetgrass! Those are amazing! I have added a bit of sweetgrass into my baskets but have never attempted an entire basket...yet. But thank you for sharing your story. I just visited your site which is also amazing. I am your newest follower:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and following! I have just returned from visiting you as well. Hope to see you again, after the party:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  30. I'm your newest follower. I believe in doing what you love. I'm still working on making that a way of life though. I hope you will drop by my blog www.everydayruralty.com . On Tuesdays I have a meme called "Chats on the Farmhouse Porch". I give 5 questions to open up conversation and everyone does a post and links back to my blog. Then the participants visit each other. After 76 weeks, we have become a small community of friends. I hope you will drop by for a chat. I am a knitter, but not at your level. Please enter me in your giveaway.:)

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    1. Hi Patrice, I just came from your site and left a comment. Looking forward to Tuesday! Thanks for stopping by!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  31. Hi Terri, your baskets are amazing. You are an artist. It is real fun to read your blog and to see there are so many people who can tell interesting stories or who seem to have the same interests. I'm looking forward to your next post.
    Magdalena

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    1. Thank you, Magdalena. I just visited your blog and you are also quite talented! It was nice reading about how you overcame personal obstacles to succeed. I'll be back again after the party.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  32. Good gracious, weaving with longleaf needles! Did you learn from someone else? I'd love to try, but the local white pine needles are not very long...I think it might be frustrating. I'm going to look for your etsy shop.

    Thanks for teaching me another meaning for cache-mire! I raise cashmere goats :)

    Quinn from Comptonia (and the GYB Party)

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    1. I did learn from a friend, but there's a wonderful DVD I can recommend if you are serious. But you make socks!!! I'd give anything to learn to make socks...or at least two that are the same...or at least finish the second one... you get the idea:-) Do you spin your own yarn? Now I am totally intrigued.

      Terri

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    2. I don't spin (yet) but am hoping at some point to get a 5-minute tutorial from someone with a drop-spindle so I can see if it comes naturally. Probably the same way I would approach weaving with pine needles! Do you knit, but not socks? If so my best advice is, knit a pair of toddler-size socks in DK-weight yarn on size US4 needles. So fast! So cute! (So addictive - LOL!)

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    3. Duh...I SEE that you knit!! Sorry, I was just blown away by those baskets :)

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  33. Popping in through BloGro13 - What amazing baskets! And such a useful skill to have, I love practical skills.
    x x

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    1. Thanks for visiting! And for the nice comments:-) I hope to come visit you soon!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  34. What a wonderful anniversary! We were in Paris 2 years ago and Germany just this past summer. Both so lovely to see! I love travelling and experiencing new places and cultures. It's great that you use your talents for worthwhile causes. Your baskets are absolutely amazing! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

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    1. Thank you, Tammy. Yes, travel is an awesome experience. Wish I had the time and $$$ to do more:-) Hope to come visit you soon!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  35. Your baskets are absolutely to die for. Just gorgeous. Lovely. I came here from Vicki's party, still going strong. Do stop by my blog too and enter the giveaway. See you there.

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your kind comments! Isn't this party amazing? I will be visiting for weeks to come.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  36. Wow! what a busy party. Your baskets are beautiful, a work of art. Count me in on your giveaway thankyou.
    Cheers from another party participant.
    Joan.

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    1. Wow! New Zeland! Another place on my bucket list:-) Thanks for the kind words and for visiting. Hope to come see you soon.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  37. Terri,
    You have a beautiful blog. Love your photos. The baskets are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Debbie. And thanks for stopping by. Isn't this a fun party!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  38. Your baskets are beautiful and remind me of those made by the Charleston, SC women. I'm having giveaways on my blog; stop by when you've time. I'm visiting via Vicki's GYB Party.

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    1. Thank you! I have some sweetgrass woven into my baskets which is what they use in SC. Those are amazing! Glad you stopped by and I'll be over soon!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  39. OMG you make such lovely baskets! Now there is a craft/art I have not yet tried and here I was thinking I'd tried most things! LOL! I just became your newest follower and look forward to getting to know you and travel vicariously through your wonderful trips! I just can't get over how many wonderful people this blog party has brought out... lots of wonderful new friends for sure:D
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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    1. Thank you! I think I'm going to encourage all my followers to try basket making sometime:-) Maybe start a new movement from a once dying craft. I'm so glad you stopped by. This party has been great! I hope to visit you soon.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  40. ... it was great ** meeting ** you.. thanks for sharing your blog with us..so glad you enjoy knitting also.. thanks for the opportunity at your give-a-way.. mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

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    1. Very glad you stopped by! Hope to visit you soon.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  41. Nice to meet you at the party!
    Beautiful projects and I love your lovely giveaway...
    Cheers!!

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    1. Likewise! It's been fun meeting so many different folks! Thanks for visiting and hope to come see you soon.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  42. Great to meet you Terri! Love the baskets and share your love for needles (especially knitting needles) and I'm looking forward to seeing more from you in the future. I need to make a note of your Etsy shop ...

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    1. Thank you, Hilary. Nice to meet you too! What a great party! I'm headed to your place now:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  43. Thank you Terri for visiting my blog. I see you have entirely different interests in your art than me but we all blend together to make a very creative world for people to enjoy. Marlynne

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    1. I think that's what makes our world such a special place! Thanks for visiting.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  44. I've enjoyed reading about your travels. I'm joining your blog to follow all your exploits. Best wishes.

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    1. So glad you stopped by! My next trip isn't very exciting except to me. I'm going to the State Fair in Tampa to see if my basket won a ribbon:-) Thanks for following!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  45. Hi Terri! Thanks for dropping by today. I'm the guy in Halifax who is freezing!!lol
    I know someone who would love that headband should I win. You do lovely work!
    Jim

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Jim! Sorry about your frostbite. That's why we moved south:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  46. Hello Terri,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog! What fun this blog party has been! And thank you for offering one of your lovely creations in your giveaway.
    Blessings,

    Holly

    Holly Marie Kntis

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    1. So glad you came for a visit! This party has been so much fun!!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  47. Hello Terri,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog! What fun this blog party has been! And thank you for offering one of your lovely creations in your giveaway.
    Blessings,

    Holly

    Holly Marie Kntis

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  48. Hello Terri, Your basket are truly very beautiful. I can why they have won wonderful awards. Your crochet projects are also lovely. Loved seeing your photos of your trip to Europe. Hugs Judy

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    1. Thank you, Judy! So glad you stopped by. This party has been so much fun!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  49. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I used to know a woman in Prescott who made baskets. I think it is a rare talent and you do it so well. If I win your giveaway, my mother will have a new headband. She wears those plastic things that just fit on the head and sometimes comes with a flower attached. For the Christmas party where she lives I was able to get her a new flower for her headband plus some fun bracelets.

    Keep up the great work.

    Marrianna
    Email: marrianna65@gmail.com
    www.reddancerstudio.com

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    1. And thank you for visiting! My mother-in-law lived in Phoenix and suffered from advanced dementia. It is nice that your mom is close. Looking forward to hearing more from you!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  50. I love pine needle baskets and yours are gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my blog - I look forward to reading more from you!

    Beth

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  51. Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower Terri. What an unusual hobby you have. The baskets are beautiful and quite different with a lovely stone in them. What a lovely trip to commemorate your 35th anniversary. We celebrated our 32nd at end of November. Hope we can do a lovely trip on our 35th too.
    Lovely story about the name of your blog. What about visiting Australia next? It's such a huge and diverse country, where you can go from snow to warm weather in the same day.
    Thanks, Sami

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    1. Australia is definitely on the top of the list! We met a lovely lady on our tour in Europe who was from Australia and she invited us to visit her. So maybe someday soon...

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  52. I love how you decided upon the name of your blog! And your tagline is great...photographer with a travel habit! Your baskets are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Cathy. Sometimes things just come together:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  53. I am jealous of your traveling adventures, and I also have been married for 35 years. We don't get to travel long distances, and seem to be having more stay-cations than anything. We have a large family that keeps us hopping. Thanks for the visit to my blog. I am your newest follower.

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    1. Stay-cations are good too! It's been nice meeting so many new friends who have been married for over 30 years. It seems that no one stays committed that long anymore. Looking forward to staying in touch!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  54. The talent in your hands is marvelous. Thye baskets are my favorites. Of course, here in Ohio the beautiful head band will coe in handy on these cold days. Today 23 degrees. I am using the porch on the Ohio river side of the home as a ice box. Such fun. I joined you as a follower. Your note was precious. Thxs. Jan

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    1. I read your note while sitting outside where the temperature was 75 degrees and I felt so guilty! I used to live up north and can remember those cold, cold days. Brrrr.... Keep warm!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  55. I absolutely love your pine needle baskets! I gathered some pine needles on my last trip to Florida and tried my hand at making a basket. Easier said than done and yours are beautiful. I am following you and look forward to getting to know you. Come by and visit me I am having a giveaway too!
    Deb

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    1. Hi Deb, I just came from visiting you! Love the pincushions! Thanks for the kind comments. Look forward to following you:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  56. Thanks so much for stopping by Home In Douglas! I appreciate your leaving a comment and I will enter you in the giveaway for the icon shrine.

    I am returning the favor! I love your pictures of your travels. I dream of traveling again when we have saved some money!

    I love your knitted crafts! I would love to win the headband!

    If you come to Juneau, please contact me and let me know when you will be here so I can meet you and perhaps give you a personal tour! I'm a new follower of Cache-Mire!

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    1. Thank you, Paula. And I may just take you up on your offer of a tour! You can learn so much more from those that live there. Meanwhile, I'll be following:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  57. Hello Terri

    How lovely to meet you via our dear friend Vicki's Grow Your Blog Party!
    Isn't she just the kindest person in blogland.

    GREAT blog name!
    Love your post - we like to travel too - gorgus photos in Paris!
    Our granddaughters live in France, so we are lucky to spend time there too.

    Such yummy giveaway gift - I'm keeping my fingers and toes firmly crossed!
    I love all things creative - knitting included.


    I’m your newest follower.
    I do hope you'll pop over and see me too and enter my GYB Giveaway!
    you'll see I love to garden too!
    Enjoy the party.
    Hugs
    Shane ♥
    http://roseslaceandbrocante.blogspot.co.nz/

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    1. Hi Shane,

      Hasn't this party been fun! What a great way to meet new friends. Thank you for stopping by.

      Lucky you having family in France! We definitely want to see more of that lovely country.

      I am headed over to visit you now:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  58. A lovely blot! I especially like your baskets.

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    1. Thank you Lisa! And thanks for stopping by!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  59. Terri,

    Your baskets are beautiful! So is your knitting! I look forward to having grandchildren to knit for.

    Terry

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    1. Thank you, Terry. And thanks for stopping by:-)

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  60. Hi Terri! I like the name of your blog, too--good choice! Your knitting is lovely, and the headband such a neat giveaway!...but those BASKETS!! Wow, they are works of art. I know how many hours you must put into each one, and it shows. Beautiful craftsmanship! Your European travels look like you had the time of your life---I've been to Italy a couple of times, and can't get enough of it!

    Glad you stopped by my blog and that I found yours!!

    Take care,
    Maggie

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    1. Thank you, Maggie! I'm so glad you stopped by! I know what you mean about Italy. I could spend a lot more time there as well:-) Thanks for visiting!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  61. Hi Terri, I love your baskets that you made. They are so awesome. I enjoyed the adventures of your trips and that is my way of traveling through blogs like yours and others. We never to get to go far from home with hubby having health issues and is now in a nursing home trying to walk again from a hip replacement. Welcome to Blog land. Your Missouri Friend.

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    1. Hi Shirley,
      So glad you stopped by! I know what you mean about traveling through others. I do it all the time! So sorry to hear about your hubby though. Hope he makes a speedy recovery!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  62. Hello, Cache-Mire!I'm very glad you found my blog at Vicki's GYP. Oh really? Which city do your friends live in? Yea, I've done a long trip:)
    I haven't met anyone yet who makes baskets. So they are made of long pine tree needles? Fabulous! Loved your knitting too, so good to knit for your grandchildren:)
    You had a great trip to Europe with your husband, awesome pictures!
    Blessings and best wishes to you!
    Following you too :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! So nice to have a friend from so very far away. I look forward to learning more about your adventures!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  63. Hi! I love the pictures of your trip to Europe (especially the one of your two in front of the Albert Memorial in London - I know that scene well, you were facing the Royal Albert Hall; been to many a concert there!)

    Thanks for dropping by my blog earlier - I'm enjoying trawling through your blog and seeing th beautiful things you create! :-)

    SueH The Knitting Assassin!
    Twitter – @Librarymaid

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    1. I'm so excited that you know where that photo was taken! Very few do! And you are exactly right. We were facing the Royal Albert Hall and it was a cold, blustery, spring day!

      Thanks for visiting and commenting!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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      Hugs,
      Terri

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  65. Hi Terri, When I saw your blog titile, I immediately thought of the yarn, it's an interesting and fitting title for someone who does yarn artistry...Your baskets are lovely, you must tell more about how you learned how to do this. Thank you for stopping at my place, and for joining along from the blog hop, and you very sweet comments. Hoping to talk to you again soon.

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    1. Thank you, Faith. And thanks for visiting! Looking forward to staying in touch and seeing what you're up to.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  66. Morning Terri! I adore the Blog title. Your baskets made me do a double take! wow!But then to share them with a mission, so grand! Your and your Mr. look so happy, that's is wonderful and to tour Europe for your 35th..great memories. I ll be back to look at your posts. and Im your newest follower, too! The blog party at Two Bags Full is wonderful and pleasantly different than others I've tried. Oh! I want to learn to knit and make a cute patchwork blanket like your. Have a great week. Dianna

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Di. And for the kind comments as well. This party has been such a great way to meet so many crafty, creative, and interesting new friends! I am looking forward to more!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  67. Your baskets are beautiful and unique! How wonderful to be able to knit fun things for your grandkids! I'm here fro Vicki's GYB party. Have a great week!
    sandy ;) @ Hob Nobbers

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    1. Thank you, Sandy. And thanks for visiting! Hope you'll come back again.

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  68. Hi Terri,
    I’ve nominated your blog for a Liebster Award. You can find the details in a post on my blog. If you choose to participate, please leave me a reply. Can’t wait to read more about you!
    Sharon at
    www.fitandhealthybabyboomers.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Sharon, Awww...thank you for nominating me:-) I would love to participate! Just need to figure out how. I will be headed to your blog soon!

      Hugs,
      Terri

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  69. The winners have been picked! Thank you to all who left such nice comments. The winners (yes, winners plural!) are Kelly @ CCC and Hilary! See my next post for details. I'll be emailing you for your color choice and addresses! Again, thanks everyone and I look forward to keeping in touch with y'all!

    Hugs,
    Terri

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I would love to hear from you!