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Sunday, 2 June 2013

There's No Place Like Home..

Home is where the Heart is, Home Sweet Home etc.

There are so many Home-themed mottoes and they are the theme for this year's Summer Blog Hop.  Hurray!

Little Stitcher No Place Like Home photo DSC03648NoPlaceLikeHome_zpsebee40d4.jpg

Last year I asked for holiday postcard stitched pictures to be sent via me to various bloggers.  See the full list and links here.  This year we're having a "staycation" and I would like you to send me a photo of something you've stitched on the Home theme.  It can be a piece you already have in your collection or one you stitch especially for the blog hop.

It could be a traditional sampler, it could be a country cottage you'd love to live in, it might be a Michael Powell house that he is so well-known for.  Or maybe a view of your home town or something from your homeland, especially if they have a style of stitching associated with them.

Here are a couple of my home-themed stitches to give you some ideas:

Home Sweet Home Sampler photo DSC02119HomeSweetHome.jpg

LHN Home of a Needleworker photo DSC03355LHNHomeofaNeedleworker.jpg

Once you've chosen your piece just email it to me (my email is in my profile) along with a little message on the home-theme, maybe why you love your home or (if you're Shirlee) why you'd love to live anywhere other than the Devil's Playground.  Over the Summer I will send the pictures and messages to the other participants to display on their blog.  So keep your eyes open for your piece over the next three months.

You've got until the end of August to email me but please start sending them sooner if you have something already stitched.  Once I have a few I will start the Hop!!  Leave a comment if you think you'd like to join in so I can get a rough idea of numbers.

Finally I have decided to use Feedly for my blog following.  Anne recommended it as being very similar to Google Reader so I gave it a try.  The computer version is different to the iPad app version but both are very easy to use.  They work in tandem with Reader (while it exists) so if I read a blog in one it is marked as read in the other.  Useful for the changeover.  I just couldn't cope with the missing G from Bloglovin, not without an apostrophe at least!  I kept reading it as Blog Glove In.

22 comments:

SoCal Debbie said...

Hi Jo, I'd love to join the Summer Blog Hop! I'll email a pic or two of a Home design I've stitched! Debbie

Lynn said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to participate. I have a stitched piece in mind. I'll just wait until tomorrow when I have better light, snap a pic and send it off to you.

Penny said...

I may be crazy, but I would love to participate. When I figure out the details, I will email you. :)

Christine said...

Ah, the rogue apostrophe, drives me mad too, you find them randomly sprinkled everywhere like grammatical confetti. Everywhere, that is, except where they should actually be.
Please put my name down for the blog hop

Shirlee said...

LOL!!!!! I tend to creep up in posts when I'm least expecting it!!! Oh my, you have started out my morning with a hoot! I don't think I have any home-related stitching ... for obvious reasons ... but maybe I can figure out something so I can participate : ) Have a great day my friend!

Vickie said...

hahaha! I find that rather funny Jo. That you think of it as Blog Glove In. Never, ever would have thought of that.

Vickie said...

doh! I hit publish too soon. Yes, I would like to participate in the blog hop. =)

Dani - tkdchick said...

I look forward to seeing the postcards when the time comes!

Astrids dragon said...

I must have missed that last year, how did that happen?! Count me in!

Lili said...

I am not sure if I have stitch a piece with the theme "home" ....lol...

I like a lot "the old reader".

Hugs x

Anna van Schurman said...

There did seem to be something kinda wrong about Bloglovin to me too...

~Narita said...

What a fun idea!

Kerryp77 said...

Count me in Jo, I just may have had a very appropriate chart drop through my letterbox this morning...

Kaisievic said...

Please count me in! Can you tell me something, please? When Google Reader goes, we can still read blogs from our blog list on our actual blog, can't we?

Clare - Aimetu said...

Jo - I'd love to join in this but haven't done a blog hop before so I've emailed you with a few questions -thanks

And I totally agree about apostrophs - the pain in my working life :-(

Julie said...

Count me in for the blog hop, will send you pic in the week when I'm on the biggie PC.

cheryl said...

I absolutely would like to be a part of the Summer Blog Hop! I don't have anything stitched, yet ... but will get right on it.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

What fun! I have a few pieces stitched that I will chose from.
Please count me in.
joycefrank@sbcglobal.net
http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

llknbillburg said...

I've never done this before but it sounds like fun. Count me in! Laura

EvalinaMaria said...

Sounds like fun, I've already emailed the pic of 'my home'. You never know, maybe I will stitch up something else by the end of summer...

Kevin said...

Wow! I love this idea and don't know how I've missed this earlier this summer. Will email you a pic but hope it's not too late! Kevin

Chris said...

I'd love to join in this.. so do I just have to send you a pic of something home related?

Chris