Saturday, January 25, 2014

Grow Your Blog Party

I have joined with over 600 other wonderful bloggers to
have a "Grow Your Own Blog Party!!!
Let the party begin.....All the links can be found HERE at
2 Bags Full! 
thank you Vicki  for hosting this wonderful event!!

Welcome to my blog!!!
Diane here with you today on my blog "Nellies Nest"....
My blog name came from my love of my Goldendoodle "Nellie"
She is my right hand "girl" never leaving my side and always glad to be close by!!

The other 3 characters that share my space with me are my 3 kitties
Chloe, Tessie and Soot...all 3 are rescue kitties!!

I live in the beautiful, but extremely  cold (right now) state of Michigan.
I hope you will grab a cup of coffee and browse through my blog.....

I have many, many interests, way too many to share.....
But my main 3 are paper crafting, gardening and sewing!

I want to share a bit of my world with you !
I am on a Design Team for my paper crafts with a wonderful group of girls
you can see my
 work there weekly if you would like to visit.

I spend most of my days this time of the year creating a few things, such as shown below!

When the weather permits, you will find me with my other "love"
in my flower gardens.....take a walk through them if you would like.

Once in awhile, I will have visitors to my gardens,
like Gardens Fairies and such.

I also love to "craft" favorite making things from "vintage" linens.

I hope you will "visit" often...thanks for stopping by!!


Christine said...

Lovely cards and garden photos. Those little cuddly chicks are just adorable

Ros Crawford said...

Your are one very talented lady and I adore your garden ... and your dog ... and your kitties ... and your creations!

Darlene said...

WOW what fabulous photos ... a pictorial view into Diane! Awesome!
Your flowers are as beautiful as your cards (and visa versa)! Thanks for sharing and stay warm! said...

Really nice work

Mosaic Magpie said...

Vintage Linens...did you say Vintage Linens!!!! I love working with Vintage Linens. Oh, it looks cold there and it is cold here as well...I am ready for days like those in the photos of your lovely garden.

Quinn said...

I'm in MA, so I share your weather to some extent...and find myself looking back at pictures of my garden to remind myself of warmth and color :)
Enjoy the GYB Party!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Thanks for sharing a piece of your world. Beautiful photos love your garden and the little critters you have made

ednamburgess said...

I'm from Michigan also and we have lots of snow and cold wind today. Burrr. But your cards are beautiful, along with your garden and your sewing. How do you find time for all of it? I struggle with just the cards I make. The sewing lays to the side, undone. Edna

Anonymous said...

Eileen L. said...
Oh, I want to move in!!! Love your Nellie and kitties. Your cards are gorgeous and your garden is beautiful. Lots of inspiration there.

Dianne said...

Well it's wonderful to get to know you better, I'm already a big fan, by the way, love your photo's excellent photographer as well as a great card artist, your cards are gorgeous, for example, the 2 your showcasing,I adore the little fairy in your garden she is so sweet, thanks for sharing a bit of your world with us, I'm loving this, Grow your blog idea a few other Ladies I visit are doing it, have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

Donna Heber said...

Hi Diane,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is so nice to meet you and Nellie and, of course, your kitty too! You are very talented! I love making cards too. I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

Quinn said...

Oops, I forgot to say earlier: I am one of Vicki's "welcome to the Grow Your Blog Party" volunteers! But it's okay that I forgot because it gave me a reason to come back and admire your photographs again ;)
Enjoy the GYB Party!

Lisa said...

All of your pictures are just gorgeous, Diane!! Nellie is such a sweetie!! And your garden is stunning!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend my friend!!

A Mermaid's Crafts

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Diane
Thanks for visiting my GYB post and inviting me to your blog. I think I shall learn a lot from your cards, they're inspiring and you use techniques that will expand my knowledge. I've already bookmarked the link where you share your cards.
Your gardens are lovely and I see fairies inhabit them like mine.
I'm a new follower and hope to visit often.

Unknown said...

love your cards - I do a lot of scrapbooking and make a few cards here and there.

found and followed you from the gyb party!

hope you'll stop and visit me as well!

Shane Pollard said...

Hi Diane
Your garden is gorgeous and jam packed with such beautiful plants.
I enjoy making cards too - often from my garden photographs - much more personal than a store bought one.
I love your Nellie - I can tell she is your dear friend!
Lovely to catch up - enjoy Vicki's party.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am having fun finding new bloggers to sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Primitive Seasons said...

Diane: this is such a beautiful post with wonderful pictures of your garden and your cards. You deserve a lot of credit for all the hard work you do. Your property, although challenging at times, is so a slice of heaven. Just love it!

XOX Mary

Pat N. said...

Enjoyed looking at your creations and learning about you. I don't have a dog but I do have 5 cats, so I can certainly relate to that silly cartoon! Your gardens are absolutely gorgeous! And your cards and crafts are beautiful, too. Just became a new follower.

Leslie Miller said...

Hey, I loved this post, Diane! First, it's so good to see Nellie right up there front and center. She is so sweet and loving. Got to say your garden astounds me. I have the smaller version, tee hee! I can see why you need the tractor. It looks like a park. Would love to see more. It was great to see your interests in a nutshell. I hope I get a chance to visit more blogs. Thanks!

Jo said...

what a beautiful garden ... and your cards are beautiful and unique! now following you from the gyb blog party!

Art and Sand said...

beautiful garden . . . beautiful cards . . . beautiful little garden fairy . . . beautiful animals.

My goldendoodle Lulu (who is a black 7 month old puppy) wishes you lived closer so she and Nellie could play.

WhoMom said...

Your beautiful garden pictures are a wonderful respite from the winter days. Lovely little ducks and bunnies, what could be better.

Sarah and Dan said...

Beautiful flower garden!

vicky myers said...

A beautiful garden, enjoying my GYB journey and meeting such a variety of people. Vicky

Linda H said...

Good Morning! Just dropping by to visit on the GYB party. I'm finally getting towards the end of this long list!! lol Your cards and gardens are lovely. Hope you'll drop by my blog too,and enter my giveaway.

Judy Cooper Textile Artist said...

Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Very nice to meet you. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.

macmillanmarie said...

What a joy to meet you and get a chance to browse through your blog posts. It was a great time. Thanks for sharing.