Friday, 24 January 2014

Grow Your Own Blog

To all my regular followers it's lovely to have you back,
and to all those that are taking part in 
Grow Your Own Blog
I'm Gill a.k.a. Dosie Rosie
 This blog is all about my trials, triumphs and travels
as I embrace the freedom of having to take early retirement
and having all my children move out to start their own homes.
Writing my Blog and making so many good friends
through doing that has made what could have been a 
challenging time so much easier and fun.
I will try not to make this a long post because if your blog hopping
you won't want to spend hours at each one.
I just thought I would tell you something about Dosie Rosie.

I live close to the Beautiful North Norfolk coast,
which for those of you outside the U.K  that is the bump that sticks 
out into the North Sea about half way up the UK.

I love taking photos and have a new camera
 so get ready for some arty shots,---
 when I work out how to use it 
I also do a  photographic scavenger hunt every month
which is organised by
Green Thumb at `made with Love.

I love my garden but am certainly no expert.
I just like to see lots of colour and get a great buzz
when I see something I put in as a seed growing and flowering.
I tend to leave the veggies to my other half and I do the fruit and flowers.

I like odd or quirky things and have collections of all sorts of 
vintage bits which sit around me either in the garden
or my craft room.

Now we get to my passion.
I wonder if that's an over used word but crafting
is something I spend so much time thinking about
that I think it is appropriate. 

I don't sell anything I make, certainly not
 at the moment but maybe in the future.
For me it is purely for the fun of creating.
I have tried my hand at everything from
Stonecarving to felting, From fabric Dying 
to spinning wool and enjoy them all,
 but I always come back to 
my stitching.

So that is me
and this is my give away.

 I love these packs as it lets your imagination run riot.
So just leave a comment and make sure I can contact you 
by e-mail and it is open to everyone whether a follower or not.

The draw, like all the others will be on the 15th of February.

Good Luck and Best Wishes.



  1. Gill..Popped in to send good wishes on Grow Your Blog! Good wishes for a pleasant weekend, too! Smiles...Susan

  2. I'm a regular reader but it was nice to learn something about you. I'm now waiting impatiently for the Grow Your Blog list to be posted so I can get going!

  3. Hello!

    You are so lucky to live where you do I am envious.....!

    I am popping by as part of the 'grow your blog day' Its such a lovely way to find super new blogs to read...will follow along with you too.
    bestest weekend wishes
    Daisy j

  4. Hi from Saskatchewan Canada, I'm Andrea and one of Vicki's GYB volunteers.
    What a fun giveaway! And what a beautiful place in the world to live. I look forward to visiting often. Have fun during this event, and I hope you meet lots of new friends.

  5. Super photos Gill and I love North Norfolk - I've had some very happy holidays there. Very pleased to meet you and I will be back again!

  6. Hi Gill from another Gill!!
    I've been following you for a while now!!

  7. Hello Thank you for visiting my blog on this hop and for the lovely comments. I've been to England twice but I don't think we made it to Norfolk which is a pity.

  8. Hello Dosie,
    So wonderful to meet you and discover your very very lovely blog. I need to search Norfolk to find where you live in the UK.. As you will find out when you read my blog, I LOVE everything UK... I love your country, your gardens, your wonderful stitchers and felters..I especially love your Sea.

    Like you I have tried many crafts but My Passion ( I love this word) is stitching.. I stitch on everything.. To me nothing is complete unless it has some of my stitching on it. Since 2008 I have been felting and I like lots of stitching on my needle felting and my wet felting. I hope to find so more time to explore you blog soon. Hugs Judy

    My new discover is "Art Yarn" and I have just bought a "Turkish Drop Spindle" which I hope to learn how to learn this Spring.

  9. Hello Dosie, I forgot to say I am your newest follower and I have added you to my blog list. Have a lovely weekend exploring blogs. Hugs Judy

  10. You have SUCH a lovely blog! I have really enjoyed reading your introduction and looking at all of those beautiful pictures! Really glad I found you via 'Grow Your Blog' and look forward to spending more time here when this hectic hop is over! Thank you for sharing your awesomeness - best wishes from Shroo:)x

  11. I'm a happy new follower! Love the craft cabinet!!!

  12. So nice to meet you Dosie through the GYB Party, you have a very lovely blog.

  13. i love your blog background, the ant on a bike & the spider web with rain waters ... beautiful!! hi there. i'm Beth from E. Lizard Breath Speaks - so nice to meet you through the Grow Your Blog get together/party. ( :

  14. Nice blog and I love your view of the world around you and how your capture it with your camera. Beautiful photos.

  15. So many lovely things here in your space!!! And like you I am a garden lover! I really look forward to journeying along with you!!! Nicole....My Garden Diaries

  16. your blog is so have really beautiful photos on your blog...thank you for the giveaway.

  17. The coast line looks gorgeous! And that little bike rider is sooooo adorable! LOL

  18. Hello,

    Nice to meet you.:)
    I would like to participate in your giveaway.



  19. Hi! Just found your blog via Bobo Bun. Everything here looks lovely. I'll definitely be back soon!(just added myself as a follower)
    Marion x

  20. What a delight to find my way here to your lovely blog from the GYB party!

  21. Your blog ticks all my looking forward to visiting again and again as I am now following you.
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

  22. I found you from the party how fun-I am always doing lots of creative things too-please enter me in your giveaway-looks awesome and if you have the chance stop by me too. I am a new follower Kathy

  23. Glad to find you. New Follower. I am having fun finding new bloggers to sewing and quilting. Greetings from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  24. Very interesting pack. Would love to use some of these items in my creations.

  25. Hi Gill!,

    I'm making the rounds with GYB blog hop. Its so nice to meet you. I really like your blog after a little browsing. I like blogs that are not just about one thing but a hodge podge of things. Love the color of that pack in your GiveAway. I hope you'll pop over to visit me. Hugs! deb

  26. Hello Gill,
    Dropping in from GYB party. Love your garden photos. I am an avid gardner and quilter. Stop by for a chance to win my fabulous fifty giveaway. Happy Blogging

  27. Hello Gill
    It's lovely to meet you through Vicki's party.
    You've created a beautiful blog and your photos are amazing.
    I especially love your first photo of the setting sun - pink sky and pink sand.
    I take part in a couple of photo parties that are fun - if you're interested let me know.
    Your giveaway of the Oliver Twist pack is inspiring - I'll keep my fingers crossed!
    I'm following you now and I'll be back again the party ends!
    I hope you will come over and enter my giveaway.

  28. Hello there!! Popped back from my blog which you found through the party! Your blog looks like my idea of floral, crafty heaven so I'm your newest follower! J9 x

  29. Loving your beautiful pics as ever hunny...hoping I can 'borrow' a couple for Tilly's - Vintage & Handmade mag?????
    Tilly x

  30. I found you from the Grow your party list of so many blogs.
    It was the name that attracted me 'Dosie Rosie' such a fun name. I'm sure you are not Dosey. I know it's your nick name but you must like it otherwise you wouldn't have used it for your blog title. What a lovely blog. I've signed up to follow you. Can't wait to come back and read more about you. I'm an English lady living in France, you might like what I share on my blog come & have a peep at what I share. I also have a give away, it's my very 1st.

  31. Been interested in felting myself. Interesting to see so many talented people dabbling in it already!

  32. Well now I'm not sure how I've got here but I'm here - and how glad I am! As one 'butterfly crafter' to another I'm looking forward to reading through some of your older posts! Nice to meet you x Jane

  33. I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours.

  34. Hi Gill, well, it's certainly a good idea. I'm not sure about linking and stuff like that, so my blog will just pootle along slowly - I'm not selling anything and don't intend to have sponsors so it isn't important to have lots of followers - if they happen they happen. However, I do think it is great for people who want ot get their blog "out there"! And yours is such a widely appealing one I'm sure it will fly. (Not that you haven't been doing too badly before!) Just keep posting your usual good posts, and I shall carry on enjoying them! Lx

  35. Oh you live in a gorgeous part of the country. Your photography is wonderful, love all the nature images especially the spider web. Your crafting cabinet looks divine. So pretty. It has been lovely meeting you.


  36. Like you, I enjoy making and giving away; when I sold some things this week, I about passed out from excitement. Visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoying your beautiful photography. I've been to England but not where you live.

  37. Love your photography, especially the exquisite spider web! Your giveaway looks like an awesome inspiration kit... Love it and all the fibers!!

  38. Oh, I'm delighted to have landed here...hey to Maggie, up above me! She and I became friends last year through this party...count me as your newest to look around a bit more before heading off to tackle more on the list (but I WILL be back!) Happy Tuesday - Tanya

  39. Hi--still working our way through the GYB party list--so many wonderful blogs, yours included! Your photographs are quite lovely also.


    Kathy and Deb

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  41. Hello , my name is Dawn your my one stop on the blog party, Hope that I soon will be friends with all of you cyber neighbors. Can't wait to see more of your great projects in the making. My site and contact info is I know what you mean when you don't sell anything. My room is filled with made projects and this spring I made up my mind to actually start at a little site up the road from my house to sell my things. So I can make more he he he. and started a blog so I could organize better thoughts for better products.

  42. Greetings from St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Great photos! Thanks for the great giveaway. I do a lot of surface embellishment on fabric. I also give classes in this technique.

  43. Hi, I am visiting from the GYB hop. Thanks so much for your tour through the textile exhibit from your museum trip. That was facinating!

  44. Hi, I love your crafty blog. I makes for an enjoyable visit. Thank you so much for sharing.

  45. Hi Gill, I am visiting late with the GYBparty from Germany. Love your blog, your photography is awsome as is your crafting. I am definitely a new follower! Will also have to browse back to see more of your great work!

  46. So nice to meet you. I've enjoyed my visit here. Like you, blogging has helped me with my retirement. I retired early too. I started my blog a couple years before I retired and wanted to retire so I could blog. I love it!