Saturday, 19 January 2013

Grow Your Blog

(Do not fret if you don't make it through all this. I wrote a lot!)

Grow your blog!! It sounds wonderful. I follow many people, but I don't have too many following me in return. I honestly feel like I am always talking to myself! As long as I am entertaining someone I suppose. :P

Well, this is something I didn't officially do for my blog, so in some ways that is a relief. I wouldn't want to repeat myself-- boring! My name is Petra (Peh-trah NOT pee-trah), and I am a proud Aries (and a monkey!) That makes me stubborn and hardheaded, easily distracted by new projects, overly critical of myself, optimistic, and a bit of a chatterbox! (Though not in person. I'm incredibly shy.) There is of course much more to me, but I believe those will be the most prominent aspects about myself you will notice.

I love reading, though I do not read often enough these days; a video game junkie; reality show stalker; and the most important thing-- the creation of this blog-- MY CROSS STITCHES. Though I am still pretty fresh with this hobby, I adore stitching to pieces. It makes me relaxed and happy, and I think I may even be focusing a little better. (Just a tad.) I mainly cross stitch video game related items, since there are so many free patterns available, but don't let that chase away any non-gamers! Every piece is beautiful, whether or not you know what it's about, no?

I spend the other half of my time when not stitching, writing. I do hope to be some kind of published author one day, and I really do not hesitate to think of myself as the next Twilight saga! (NOT meaning vampire novels; just the amount of adoration and publicity it received.) Dreaming never hurt anyone, right? If it weren't for my dreams, I wouldn't be half the person I am today.

My home is full of ANIMALS. I adore them all to bits, and they make the house so lively. When I go over to others' places that don't have any pets, it's so quiet and still and... Lifeless. It's horrible! I like the noise, and the activity, and their endless amounts of love and happiness really fuel me! I have fallen in love with rabbits, ever since my first boy, Peter! Currently there is my little chocolate dwarf Ciel, and whom I believe is a Netherland, Elizabeth (Beth for short)! She is such a pig, my first female, and makes me regret not picking out a boy. LOL! Ciel is so behaved, well mannered, and clean, while she is a complete rebel. Though I don't love her any less.

Puss Puss (or Cira, the name no one ever uses) is my cat! He's a redhead, which makes him really feisty! When he was a kitten, all he did was attack people's ankles! Two years later, and he hasn't quite calmed down yet. There is also Sebastian and Zorro, the family cats. Then there is my mom's hamster, Teddy, whom only uses me for food, and our 3 budgies, Mercury (female), Comet (female), and Pisces (male)!

They're supposed to be the family's pets as well, but as most animals will do, THEY choose who they love. Comet is a chatterbox and loves everyone; Pisces appears to only love Mercury; and Mercury loves me. She's the eldest, being about probably 8-10 years old. She sure doesn't look it though!

Look at me-- I lived up to the chatterbox trait! I'll end my rant now, and if you read all the way through, well then, thank you very much. I appreciate that you took the time. I hope this "Grow Your Blog" event turns out well, so till next time!

xoxox QueenPetra

35 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you, Petra! You just keep talking and sharing! I am your newest follower.
    xo
    Holly

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    1. Hello! Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy your time here!

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  2. I loved reading about your pets. Thanks for joining in on the party. ~Elizabeth

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read about them! :D

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  3. What a lovely blog! I feel like I know you already! :D

    I can't wait to see more of your work...

    ~McKenna
    mckmuff(at)gmail.com
    http://chiccrafting.blogspot.com/

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  4. Nice to meet you!!! You now have another follower. Good luck with your writing!!!

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    1. Nice to meet you as well, and thank you so much! :)

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  5. I just made a Minecraft for my nephew :) Nice to meet you and look forward to following and getting to know you :)
    http://stitchcrazy1.blogspot.com/

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    1. Nice to meet you too, and thank you! I look forward to getting to know you as well. :)

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  6. Hey Petra! I know exactly what you mean!! Sometimes it feels like I'm talking to myself too.

    -Jade @ www.muffinteahouse.com
    (your new follower!)

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    1. Hello! Well, you don't have to feel that way anymore. I'll make sure to stop by and listen! ;)

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  7. Hi, Love your blog . I love animals too :) especially dogs.. I could have a zillion dogs, but my hubs says just two :)

    Take care :)

    ~Diane

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    1. Hello, thank you. Heehee, I'd have many more if I could!

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  8. Hello Petra...I'm also from BC, the Shuswaps. Where abouts are you? My blog is brand new, and I'm just learning...but I have been stitching for more than 30 years...

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    1. Hello! I'm from Kamloops. Never expected to meet someone so close to me! Wow, I bet you have some very beautiful stitches to showcase. <3

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    2. Kamloops...how cool is that? Yes, my walls are full, I now stitch primarily smaller pieces for ornaments, cards, quilt squares for charities and the like...

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  9. Just to let you know, I follow nearly 200 blogs but it has taken six years to get over 50 followers. In the first five years I didn't even have twenty followers. It can, I know, be very discouraging. But think of the best friend you've made through your blog and write for them. Good luck in Growing Your Blog (from someone still trying to grow hers)!

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    1. Thank you! Whenever I write a blog and feel discouraged from the lack of comments, I just need to remember that I stalk a lot of blogs, and even if I don't leave a hello, their post always makes me smile. I know there's at least one person out there who feels the same towards my blog!

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  10. I love you chatting...I feel like having you over for a cup of tea. We have much in common! Found you through the blog party....definitely a follower now. :)

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    1. Heehee, that's sweet. Thank you! I look forward to getting to know you! :)

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  11. 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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  12. Loved the blog. I get to ramble on mine too, that's why I called it Ziggyeor's Loopyness. I enjoy cross-stitch too and I like some of the video game patterns though I haven't played games for quite some time. We've got a PS3 but it's mostly used for blue ray and netflix.

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    1. Thank you. :) I don't play nearly as often as I'd like to, but I know if I had Netflix, my PS3 would be on a lot more often!

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  13. I ramble, too! LOL Found you on the GYB party! Stop by when you can. Love your little stitchery!

    http://airolgmd.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! I look forward to your rambling. ;)

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  14. Its great to meet another stitcher and fellow Aries, but I'm a Dragon!

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    1. Hmm... Wonder what personality differences we'll have then! :D

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  15. Hello Petra, nice to meet you! I am here for GYB party! I am not a cross stitcher, but I do love it. I am always so impressed with how beautiful it is. I am learning to draw, so like you, I am learning something new this year too.
    Hugs,
    Terri
    artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com

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    1. Hello! Nice to meet you too. :) Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to seeing your progress with your drawing!

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  16. You described me and I'm a Pisces. Year of the Horse. I'm a cross-stitcher and love to crochet, too. Sounds like you have a lot of pets to keep you company. My husband isn't an animal person but I definitely am. Have a great week. Tammy

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  17. Nice to meet you! I am excited to read more of your blog!

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  18. Nice to meet you, I love learning something creatively new! Enjoy the journey and keep,writing!
    Hugs Marilou

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  19. Nice to meet you, dear! I'm starting a blog about poetry and your pieces of advice would be awesome for me. I'm a freelance writer, but the time has come for me to start my own blog where I could be free.
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