Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New Quilt Blogger Blog Hop

Welcome to my Let's get Acquainted blog hop post. I'm Vera and I live and blog from the Czech Republic. You should check out where that is as even Kim Kardashian just pay a visit, lol.


I used to and still do blog in my language as well but I started this blog last year based on some advices given during the hop. I no longer wanted to be "vexa" and I wanted to get more interactive with international community. So far so good!

Plum and June

I'm keen on any handcraft but when I was home with my first child I started with sewing. I made few softies and ordered local magazine with some bag patterns. At first making patchwork blocks was really not my thing. It was not easy on my cheap machine and I like easy and simple. The big turn came with new sewing machine two year ago. I welcomed home Brother NV350, special treat for my 35th Bday. Everyone figured out how old I am? Good!


I'm still hesitant to call myself a quilter. For most of my projects I combine local fabrics with designer's one to create my own combo. You can check all my quilts here. I'm obsessed with color order and matching colors. In between quilt making I enjoy small projects like pouches, bags or cushions. Being Aries I like to do things my way. Just read the characteristics, that is so me: Moody, Impulsive, Impatient ...


I don't like my picture taken but let's do exception for this hop. I wanted to show you couple of my fav things. My fav scarf, colors I like such as grey and hot pink plus some stuff I made. I took it all outside and it started to rain! I had clothesline full of laundry and I was so pissed off. BTW those glasses represent my soft spot for Bono Vox, lol.


I'm not a fan of wordy posts. I like to get straight to the point. Keep it simple. I sew and blog when I feel like it. No forcing! I would recommend the same thing to all new bloggers. Be yourself, enjoy yourself. Don't feel obligated. You have to love what you do! Otherwise it will show. Let's have fun, bring some humor and keep it real. At least that is what I'm aiming for :-)



Share your process making, share your experience as others might benefit as well. Share your desires and anything you want :-) Share what you love. I love to be home alone. I love that the TV turns itself off when I fall asleep. The only show that kept me up was Dexter. I'm yet to watch the final season though. I love to make others smile and inspire. Shoot me a compliment and we can be friends. That is how the Aries roll! I can assure you there is never lack of ideas. I'm always up to something. I hope you'll join me.

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Let's see who else we can meet and greet today.
All these fabulous ladies have something to share with you too:

Afton @ Quilting Mod
Barbara @ Suzy Homemaker
Mary @ See Mary Quilt
Rebecca @ One Wee Bird

73 comments:

  1. Hi Vera! I am with you! I love when the TV turns itself off at night. However, I cannot watch Dexter...I would never sleep again! Ha ha!

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  2. Great post Vera. I agree, I love blogs where the writers are true to themselves and enjoy what they are making. Thanks for keeping it real!

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  3. I have been following you...great stuff!

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  4. Thanks for sharing in english. It's a little bit to follow in other languages (I follow someone from Netherlands, I just look at the pictures). I'm french speaking, but I have to blog also in french/english for people to follow. By the way, when I was young, I loved Czech because my favorite North America hokey player came from there. And my brother loved Slovekia because his favorite hockey player, in the historical opponent team came from there ! At that time, it was one and only country.

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  5. The Czech is such a beautiful place, I loved every minute being there :). That picture of you with your rain boots and 1,000 bags cracked me up! Your too much and I have enjoyed every minute of reading this post.

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  6. I love that you included the picture of yourself with some of your favorite things. I think sharing the process is important, and try to do that as much as possible.

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  7. Hi Vera...here for the hop! I love your style. Fun to read about YOU and what you do.

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  8. The lone star and the color wheel are beautiful! I've been following you for awhile but it's nice to read a little more about you :)

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  9. Nice to meet you Vera....and I really do feel like I got to know you a bit better through this great post. What a treat! Great photo of yourself too, I appreciate you getting wet....it's nice to see you.

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  10. Hi Vera! I *love* your photo - it feels like I really got to meet you! Lovely scarf, by the way. Also, I like that you threw out your sign, too. I like how you roll! :)

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  11. No wonder we get along sew well! LOVE the photo, Vera. You are rockin' it!

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  12. Haha, I love your pic. You look like a good fun. Love your star quilt. Don't know why you don't want to call yourself a quilter, you are so good at it! I did the opposite regarding blog and languages: I start by blogging in English for the community feel, then thought the French people could do with a quilt blog ;-)

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  13. You already know that I love your style and your work. Well I love those wellies (pink boots) as well. Excellent blog and great advice for all bloggers.
    xxx

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  14. It's fun getting to know the people behind the posts...I love that you put yourself in front of the camera to model your many creations!

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  15. Your picture made me crack up laughing you look so thoroughly unimpressed!! Love it!
    The Czech Republic sounds so exotic when I only live where hobbits come from haha
    I really love the diamond pieced star that you are showing in this post, it's gorgeous.......I suspect we have similar personalities ;)

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  16. hi Vera, loved your photo! Nice to see what you look like. I love your pink wellingtons and I love your colour wheel

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  17. Ha! My brother is an Aries, so I totally "get" you :) Lovely to meet you via your pic!

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  18. Hi Vera, I really enjoyed your story. I love pink, too, and wish to visit Czech once in my life. Nice to meet you.

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  19. well you know I already love following you, but that photo of you has just made me an even bigger fan!! You are such a fun person, and I love all your makes. I think your Christmas lone star is my favourite so far :-)

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  20. Love that photo with all your favourite things! And is your star quilt a Lone Star? It's gorgeous!!

    I love Dexter but the last season...hmmmm. I constantly think about the last episode wondering if I like it but I do think it makes sense in its own way. If you ever watch it and want to discuss it with someone let me know! I don't really know anyone else who watches it!

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  21. I'm an Aries and I am none of those things. . . all at the same time haha Great picture of yourself! You are accomplishing your goal of keeping it real!

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  22. I love this post! It was very very you. :D The FMF quilt is amazing - I really love the brown, is it gingham? And the yellow, of course.

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  23. I am Aries, and too am ALL of those things! I love your work... You should feel very confident calling yourself a quilter!

    I have a question about one of the images in your header:
    The 4th image - the one with the spiral quilting with the square, triangle, circle, etc... Can you point me to more pics of that quilt? I love the quilting on it and would love to see more of it!

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  24. Great photo Vera! I've been to Prague a few times and to Brno once - loved it!

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  25. Lol Vera I totally love your picture, was laughing so hard. But your creations are so amazing, always a joy to look at them

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  26. Great photo! And I love the quilt you showed, that brown isn't something you'd normally see in a quilt and yet it works brilliantly. It's good to see a quilt that's quite individual like that.

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  27. You're gorgeous ... I love those pink rubber boots!

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  28. Lovely to see a photo of you- even if you don't look very happy! Maybe another one soon?

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  29. Love your portrait! That star really seems to glow against the brown background. What a great choice.

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  30. OMG your picture cracked me up, you're stinking adorable! Loving the work you shared with us today - can't wait to poke around on the rest of your blog!

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  31. Great post! Love the picture of you, very clever and funny! Beautiful Lonestar quilt, and great pictures!

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  32. very lovely to meet you vera! i love your sense of humor and your quilting style. i think in real life we would be great friends and would have a lot of fun :) i'm anxious to follow you and see what else you have in store. i hope you'll stop by on june 11th

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  33. Loved your post and your photo! You made me smile today on my lunch:) Great Lone Star quilt too!

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  34. Hi Vera! I am pleased to meet you. I am a new follower via bloglovin. Drop over and visit me once in a while. Blog can be neglected but I do post giveaways there and quilting matters and sometimes interest items and funny things.

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  35. That picture is hilarious! Nice to meet you! I was in the Czech Republic... just this past weekend. Spent a few days up in Pec Pod Snezkou, where I sat on my ass for hours binding a quilt while the rest of my party walked 25kms up and down mountains, and then a day in Prague (where I--of course--found a quilt shop).

    Your quilts are so beautiful, I'm looking forward to seeing more!

    Greetings from Munich :)

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  36. Nice to meet you Vera!! I live in Ossining, NY almost on the Hudson River. It's about an hour north of Manhattan. It's nice that bloggers from outside the US have joined this hop. We will all be able to share different perspectives and that is invaluable. That photo of you is very funny. Love the boots. I needed a pair of those this winter. Hope to see more of you on the hop.

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  37. your photo of you made me laugh...do you need a bag??? I love your quilts, and your style of writing.

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  38. Lovely to get to know you better, Vera. I always enjoy seeing your projects. I visited Prague once and I LOVED the Blacklight Theatre. The glass was amazing too and I saw all kinds of beautiful handwork. I think the Czech Republic is a very beautiful country with very creative people :)

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  39. That is truly the best photo! Lovely post, Vera, and I think your blog name is fantastic. You have a wonderful versatility to your creations, yet they're all so very 'you'. So nice to learn more about you. :)

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  40. Nice to meet you Vera, I think we all can learn from each other if we are willing to share. I look forward to following your adventures.

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  41. Ha, Vera, that look on your face is priceless! Love the post! I love people who get straight to the point and who love colour. Keep it real sister (sorry, I might have channelled some sort of raster there :) !

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  42. I find your Self Photo (that is; you with things you love)
    Exciting and Joyful ! ¡¡ Compliment !! ;-)

    I, too, LOVE COLOR !

    Hugs from mid-America
    Gerry

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  43. Rosemary B here: HI Vera!!
    I used to have a cat blog but now I have no time.
    I am taking care of my old parents, age 91! They are like children haha
    I love your blog and I am so happy to know you.
    I subbed now by email.
    I love sewing, and I love the things you make!

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  44. Yesss - best ever selfie, Vera! Love your colors and projects : )

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  45. Not only did you post your photo but an absolutely awesome one!

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  46. Your photo is the best! I love it and definitely giggled when I saw it; it's so perfect for getting to know you!

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  47. I'm so glad you started this blog. It's been inspiring, fun and wonderful to watch you work. I absolutely love the photo of you, with some of your favourite things. Your expression is priceless and I'm crazy about your boots, scarf and sunglasses.

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  48. your picture is fun wether you like getting your picture taken or not! nice meeting you!

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  49. Těší mě. (is that right?) It's so great to learn more about you! :D And that picture is absolutely AMAZING!!

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  50. Love the pic of you! Makes me smile and think "that lady would be so fun to know"!!! :)

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  51. I LOVE that photo of you. I also own brightly coloured Wellington boots - two pairs!

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  52. Such a fun photo - the boots are amazing!!!

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  53. Good morning, enjoyed your blog and meeting you-I am retired now and live in the Ozarks an area in Missouri US, we live very rural in the woods-love it-I do allot of different fiber arts and love hand dye and make soap too

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  54. Loved reading your post, and especially love the self-portrait!!! :-D I'm a follower and love to see your creations! So inspiring :-)

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  55. I love the picture of you. You are beautiful! You shouldn't hate having your picture taken so much. The picture really captures your personality and your style. Love it.

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  56. It's nice to see you Vera. I love your colour wheels. Do you have a tutorial for them: I thought at first they were Dresden Plates, but they're more dynamic; they really seem to swirl.

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  57. I've enjoyed visiting your blog ever since we met online last summer but I have to say I love this post the best so far. I am still laughing about your portrait! It is just so darn funny. Glad to know you and visit occasionally, Vera. :)

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  58. Hi, Vera, nice to get to see the real you! Love your get-up in the pic.
    I really like the circle in your header (the second from the right). Exactly what is it? Mug rug? Placemat? I like it, whatever it is!

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  59. Your blog is ace! Glad to have been introduced to it via Plum and June. I really enjoy coming across European blogs, seeing a different (very appealing) aesthetic. (Kate from ?Melbourne, Australia).

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  60. Wonderful introduction, thank you for sharing it. Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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  61. HAHA! I love that photo, nice intro post. I also like all of your bags. Nice to meet you!

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  62. Love the pic! So glad you blog in English:) fun getting to know you this last year and many more!

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  63. THis is my first visit to your blog. I loved your post - especially the picture of you! You have a great sense of humor. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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  64. Wow! Your star quilt is amazing. I love that pic of you, so funny, but perfect

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  65. I love your picture very quirky. Your star quilt is stunning too can't wait to see more of your work.

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  66. That's definitely a great picture - despite the impending rain, it WAS a good way to show off some awesome handmade stuff. That rainbow quilt is so pretty - I liked the series you showed of its development.

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  67. Your picture cracks me up! I love that you are surrounded by so many handmade things, and your expression... well, it expresses you! I'm looking forward to following along and reading more of your posts.

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  68. Lovely to meet you Vera, love your picture - your sense of humour sure comes through!

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  69. Nice to meet you, again! I love, love, love your color wheel quilt.

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  70. Fabulous post, so much fun and I love your photo (those boots are pretty neat). Haven't been to the Czech Republic but my daughter travelled there a couple years ago and I think she is still heartbroken that she had to leave to come home. Enjoy the blog hop!

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  71. Dear Vera, I 'm already so lucky to know you and I love your work. Your wellies are fantastic! That photo is the best quilter's portrait ever!

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  72. Oh Vera, you are so cute and funny! I love your " this is Vera" portrait, surrounded by things you make and love!!
    I can put your face to your words, now!! I just adore and admire your work and creativity! I am so glad you have created Negligent Style !! I love your blog!!
    hugs,
    Susie

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  73. Hi Vera, I'm also from the first week of the blog hop and still getting around to checking out everyone's blogs. Your picture will probably be the most memorable - I love it! You also have some great quilts and the softies are adorable!

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