Sonntag, 25. Januar 2015

Grow your blog 2015

Today is the Grow your blog party hosted by Vicky at 2bagsfull. I like to take part at it and looking forward to find interesting blogs from people arround the world.

My name is Christina, I live in Vienna and my blog is some kind of diary for all the hobbies that are important to me. Even though I consider my english not that bad, I prefer to blog more pictures than text. So if you have a little time I hope you enjoy my fotonovela.

What will you find here?
First of all, a lot of my needlework projects, like knitting

and crochet things, preferably doilies

also some stiching

and patchwork projects.

 Be aware, that you will find a lot of WIP's here and probably no further update on it for a decade or so... ;-)

But eventually all the projects will be finished - even If some mean flatmates are determined to sabotage it.

Another big love is my garden.

I grow mostly vegetables and herbs. On the patio there are mediterrenean plants and to please the eye  there are also some flowers. I will tell you about planting

and give you a midsummer update

and hopefully proudly present the harvest

You will find flowers:

and vegetables

 and some wildlife

and not-so-wild life:

and of course those chasing wildlife

which leades me to my next obsession - my cats. The porch climber above is Daphne, she is 8 years old and a european shorthair with the skeleton of an asian breed.

Amy might have some DNA form a britisch shorthair, but is mostly simple housecat too and with her 10 years the senior. My beauty has the rare silver tabby in her fur and all three colors on her tiny nose.

The newest addition is Perseus the very young stray who moved in a couple of month ago. He is so full of mischief!

Garfield is a stray who visits me for his breakfast and dinner every day. Allthough he's been here for five years I am still not allowed to touch him.

As much as I like to devote my life to my hobbies I also have and unfortunately need a fulltime job, so please be not upset if you find quite large breaks between the posts.

I hope I drew your interest - maybe we meet again on here or on your blog... :-)


  1. Hi Christina,
    So nice to meet you via the GYB party You have a lovely blog. I look forward to following your projects.

  2. Hi, Christina, from Missouri, USA! I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. You have some awesome projects and photography, including your gardens and cats!! I'm a little like you in that I start projects that sometime take a lot longer to finish than I originally thought. lol! I'm finding that retirement is giving me more time to get them done, though. I'll stop by again soon. Hope you'll visit my blog soon. Zenda

  3. Hello from Canada! I am glad to have found you through the Grow Your Blog party. Your projects are lovely, and your garden looks so lush against the city back drop! You are obviously a kind soul, or Garfield wouldn't keep coming back. :-)

  4. Stopping by from Grow Your Blog. Your photos are beautiful!

  5. wooow eine ganz tolle Strickarbeit!

    herzlich Conny

  6. You need galleries for your crafts, garden, pets,etc so we can see all the wonderful things your up to.
    Follow on bloglovin' and other places link would help. New follower on bloglovin'.

  7. Hi Sweetie! You throw a great party. Thank you for inviting me!

    So that you know, I've become a Follower and when time permits, I'll be back to see what other beautiful things were made by your hands!

    What this party is all about is to GROW your blog and I'm hoping to do the same. When you get to Section One, check out A Country Chic Retreat and SuZeQ Creations, my personal blog, in Section Fifteen I'd love for you to follow and subscribe to.

    Happy crafting!

  8. It seems we have very similar interests:) I am mostly a stitcher, but love to do crochet and am learning to knit as well:) I love the pictures of your wild and not-so wildlife:) My dd and I are just beginning to learn to speak German (Deutsch) so it's interesting to see some written in your blog:) I'm visiting from

  9. New follower here. I enjoy all of the pictures on your blog, and love the cats.

  10. Enjoy your work! Another new follower. Have fun at the party!

  11. Stopping in from GYB. Looks like fun. I look forward to what you post next. :-)

  12. Hi, I just came from GYB party, I am your new follower, Love your blog and cats :)

  13. So nice to meet you and your beautiful furry flatmates! I've had cats all my life until very recently when my DH developed an allergy to them. Now my kitty lives with our son. Thank you for inviting us to visit!

  14. 'Tis lovely to meet you. So happy to have found your lovely blog. I love all the pretties you, knit, crochet, stitch etc. and of course I am always up for a li'l peak of your garden, not to mention your furry felines. It will be a treat to follow you and see what is happening in your gorgeous part of the world!

  15. Hello! I am visiting from the GYB list. We have lots of similar interests. I like your blog and you are certainly my kind of person - lots of WIP's here too! I am a new follower! I would love it if you would visit me too!

  16. Visiting from GYB, I like a wide variety of things too! Your kitties are so cute.

  17. Hi, I'm visiting from the GYBP also. I love your collection of arts, gardens, and pets.

  18. Hallo Christina, ich bin Ariadne aus Griechenland! Ich war in Osterreich vier Jahre fruher!My German is not very good though!I will be following to get to know you better!I am here through Grow your Blog. AriadnefromGreece!

  19. Hello Christina.....I live in Australia but we blog about similar things.........I have 3 cats, and love my garden and try to grow as much of my food as I can, and I knit and quilt as well. I love your beautifully soft shawl you knitted, shown in your last post, it's lovely. It's so nice to meet you through GYB and I'll be following to see more of your busy days and life with your cats.

  20. Pleased to meet you via the GYB hop. Just love your beautiful shawl, crochet and quilt. Will be visiting again to enjoy your work.

  21. Wonderful blog! I love lace knitting too!!!
    ~Tanya found you via GYB party and you have a new follower.