Day #8 Country Girl Modern Blog Hop

Sadly the days of the blog hop are coming to an end.  So far we’ve been to lots of great places.  Today we have another great place for you to stop Sweet P Quilting and Creations with Paulette.

How I found Pautette’s blog is kind of odd as Paulette found me first.  About two years ago Kelli and I were looking at the blog and working to see how to increase the traffic on the blog.  We put so much time into blogging so we wanted to make the most of our time and try to find a way to pay for the expense that comes with blogging through adding advertising on the blog. Blogging is a great hobby but neither Kelli or I want blogging to cost our family any money (Click on this link if you missed  my explanation on how bloggers make money)  Anyway we figured if we could increase our traffic we’d hopefully get enough advertising money to cover the costs of blogging.

We decided to take a closer look at our statistics for the blog.  We looked at traffic trends…We can pinpoint times of the day when we have the most readers.  We looked at how much traffic we get each day.  We looked at where the traffic comes from.  In the process we saw that we were getting quite a big of traffic from “Sweet P’s” blog.  Kelli asked if I knew of the blog and I said no…So we went over and looked..and now we’re hooked!

One of the things I love about Paulette’s blog is that first off..she’s a regular blogger.  She posts something most every day.  I love going to blogs with new fresh content.

Another thing I love is that Paulette, unlike me, gets out and goes places!  She’s an RV gal and is often on some sort of adventure…shop hopping, garage sale-ing, an quilting get togethers and the like.  I live a little big vicariously through her.  You can bet that I was cheering on her recent garage sale steal when her and a friend bought this Pfaff for a measly $20! (photo from Paulette)

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Paulette is always sharing pictures of quilt shop tours.  I never get to quilt shops anymore.  I miss seeing all the great samples…but Paulette shares all of that with her readers.  She does the same with her clubhouse get togethers sharing photos of her friends’ projects.  They are always fun to see…

I was just drooling over the pictures she shared while visiting Primitive Gatherings California shop.  Like Paulette, I love wool projects…the only difference, she actually gets some done…actually she get lots of them done and they are all so cute.

I imagine myself hanging with Paulette at the store for two hours.  To be honest, I’m surprised it was only two.  I think I was there at their small book at market for two hours….anyway..I love checking out her wool projects.

Paulette is often working on projects I’d love to be brave enough to try… her awesome Clam Shell quilt.

I love it!

If you haven’t been make sure to check to our Paulette’s blog…not just to win a copy of our book that she’s giving away but also to do like I do and live vicariously…

The days are winding down of the blog hop.  Tomorrow is the last day and we’ll give you one last try to try to win a copy of our book.  If you missed one of our blog hop stops, you can still hop over…Here’s a listing.  Mary from Country Threads, Michelle from Michelle’s Romantic Tangle, Julie for JulieK Quilts, Judy at Patchwork Times,  Mary at Quilt HollowModa’s Cutting Table, Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Bonnie at Quiltville.

23 thoughts on “Day #8 Country Girl Modern Blog Hop”

  1. Hi Jo and Kelli!
    THANK YOU for all your kind words! AND thank you for including me in your HOP! It was fun to review your book and receive a free copy! I loved the quilts in the book and now I will have a finished (fingers crossed!) star quilt to remind me of your book and the Country Girl Modern Hop!! Wishing you and Kelli continued success with this book and with Book TWO and three…and four…oh yes, there will be many, many books in your future! This is only the beginning!
    Big hug!

  2. Thanks, Jo & Kelli for a nice blog hop! I’ve enjoyed every one and discovered some new blogs to visit! You should feel good and proud about all your accomplishments!

  3. I have followed Paulette for a couple of years now and yes, there is always something new there.
    Thanks for the hop. I have enjoyed it. The book looks like a winner.

  4. Sally Marshall

    I too love reading Sweet P blog, I love how she gets to out and see all the quilt shops up and down I-5. And all her scores at the garage sales, I started reading a few months ago and enjoying it too.

  5. Kristy Wilkinson

    It has been a joy to follow your blog hop these last 8 days. I love all the bloggers you invited to do the hop. They are all ones I have visited before. Sweet P is where I found your blog. She, like you posts great stuff! Loved the bat post. :-) Great picture. So glad to come along with you and hope your are feeling better. K-

  6. I’ve been a follower of Sweet P’s for quite some time and always find something delightful and interesting at her blog. I’ve enjoyed the hop and the book looks like it’s a sure winner.

  7. Congratulations on your book publication. I’m not a regular visitor to your blog but visit Paulette every day. In fact we met in person along the Oregon in a quilt shop in 2013 when we were both heading home to Brish Columbia.

    Your projects look fun and I’ll have to out my hands on a copy to leaf through if I’m not a lucky winner.

    May more good things happen to you both in your future endeavours.

  8. Thanks for steering me to Sweet P’s blog. I hope that I win a book in the blog hop. As you know, I already purchased a copy from you but if I would win another one I have a new quilter in mind who I could gift it to.

  9. Hi Jo And Kellie congratulations on the book, if I haven’t commented that already. This was a fun hop, I follow all the blogs already. Yours and Paulets I read everyday, they’re 2 of my favorites plus Bonnie’s. Happy Anniversary Kellie, enjoy! (I can’t believe it’s been a year either) I loved the bat story, I’m with you, I’d be wearing the towel and broom combo myself. ;-> Toni Anne

  10. I just left a comment on Sweet P’s blog that I’d love to win a copy of your book. I’m planning on going to your trunk show and book signing at the Oelwein library. We are practically neighbors:) My dad grew up in the Alpha/Waucoma area. Would love to meet both of you in person sometime. Wonderful book – great job!

  11. Hi, i am coming over from Paulette’s blog, and I love your book, hope I can win a copy and if not I will be on the search for it!!! I like Paulette love the starsquilt the best. Congratulations on your book and I am keeping fingers and toes crossed!!

  12. Good luck with your book. I have to say I was disappointed as I was unable to enter most of the blog hop contests. I don’t blog and therefore have no “ID”. I would have loved to have had a chance to win.

  13. I have really enjoyed following along with you during your house renovation! I love all the quilts you and Kelli create and would love to win a copy. Good luck with your sales!

  14. kathy pfaltzgraff

    So much fun to see a mom and daughter working together, my DD lives too far away to work with regularly, but at least I occasionally get to help with the bindings. Keep up the good work, loved your book reviews this last week, Kathy in Colo

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