Friday, January 24, 2014

Grow Your Blog

Hi everyone! If you have come here via the Grow Your Blog link up, grab a comfy chair and a



cuppa......... I'm Sharmayne, but my friends call me Sharm, and I started Country Fragrance  back in 2010. 
With my daughter, Stacey
 We had  moved from country Vic up to Townsville for a life style change, but work was not guaranteed for hubbie, and the climate was more than we could bare, as was the cost of living up there, so we decided to move back to the NE Victorian countryside.  
We live in a little township of just 300 people ( although less most of the time as it is more of a holiday type spot).  
Bundalong is right on the junction of the Murray River, and Ovens River,  ( popular for fishing, & water skiing) .... Yarrawonga is our closest town that offers shopping, banking, etc......           

So this blog charted that progress of the move back........ Leaving one son, DIL & grandchildren in Townsville, but with our other son, daughter & her partner all moving back with us.

Doing all the necessary things to the little cottage here, which is set on around 1/4 - 1/3 acre block ..... Which was all completely  covered in a thick layer of prickles and nothing else, on our arrival!  .......initially getting water tank for drinking water ( town water has since come), getting a veggie garden, fruit trees in, etc , etc.     

I am in my very early 50s, and love to be at home doing various crafts and homesteading type activities, when I'm not busy with part time work as a nurse and care coordinator.  So my blog here also shares my love of various crafts........ Crochet, sewing, soap making, cooking,  and various other things.   Last year my blog posts dwindled as life became super hectic, and I  realised how much I missed blog land......... It seems to have a nicer feel and pace than other social media like Facebook .
 
 

Sometimes I host a swap,  and sometimes I take part in other swaps........  And sometimes, I just enjoy having you stop by for a cuppa  while we just sit and chat about nothing in particular!
Thanks for stopping by, and I do hope to see you pop in again,
 Hugs, Sharm

44 comments:

Maddy said...

Hi Sharmayne, enjoyed reading your blog and am now a follower. I to made the move to QLD in 2010 but stayed down south in Toowoomba just before the floods came though in 2011. We were mot affected but many were of course, some still. Looks like you have found a lovely part of this great country to call home. Will be adding you to my blog follow list. Cheers.

Helen said...

Great post Sharm I enjoyed catching up,with you, thanks.

M.K. said...

It was lovely to visit you, on the other side of the world :) I'm in the USA, North Carolina. I also enjoy making soap (there aren't too many of us around in blog land!), and crocheting and knitting. And hot tea. There's never enough hot tea. Blessings!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Sharm,

I'm visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. I look forward to getting to know you better. Your cottage looks adorable! 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

Izzybeads by Laney said...

Beautiful sunshine and garden! Look forward to following :)

Judy Corner said...

What a lovely Blog you have. I love your creativity. I am a cardmaker and know the pleasure that making something can bring. Happy Weekend. Judy x

Patrica said...

Hi, I'm visiting from the GYB party and am now a new follower from Northern California. Come on over and see what's going on in rural Cali at dogwoodlanerambles.blogspot.com
Cheers, Patrica

A Nudge said...

Hello, Sharmayne. I'm here from the GYB party and am a new follower. I love the easy and comfortable style you have to your blog. Feels like I've know you for quite a while. Love that quilt witn Nemo on it. Thanks for sharing.

barbara woods said...

following by email, like your blog

Janina Lynet Rolin said...

Hello! your blog is beautiful, I'm following now, Happy Grow your blog!

Tanya Breese said...

hi there from virginia! it's nice to meet you :) i love your cottage!

Cache-Mire said...

Love your blog and will be following. Always enjoy a visit and a cuppa!
Hugs, Terri

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Hello, Vicki asked me to be a helper; I'm Sandra from Thistle Cove Farm. Welcome to the GYBP; thank you for participating this year!

A Scattering said...

Well, I've been all over Canada and the US today and now here I am visiting you in Australia - what fun! I really enjoyed reading about your life and your crafting interests. Cheers!

Elaine in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada elaine489@gmail.com

Kippy SoMature said...

Hi Sharm! I am pleased to be a follower of your lovely blog! please come and follow :)
http://kippyssomature.blogspot.com/

mysteryhistorymom said...

Sharmayne- So nice to meet you! I love hosting and participating in swaps, too. Such a great way to meet people! Please stop by my blog as I'd love to get to know you better and I have a great giveaway, too. :) Lori

macmillanmarie said...

nice to meet you here. hope we can meet again. happy hopping!

Jen Ham said...

Oh Sharm, I already adore you! I can't to follow your life and adventures! xoxo Jen

DebraKay Neiman said...

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

Sheryl S. said...

Hello Sharmayne, Returning your visit and very pleased to meet you. I'm a new follower, so see you soon :-)

Pam Bustin said...

Hey Sharm... love your party post and am hopping along to follow your journey.

I'm a writer living in a wee shakey shack in Northern Ontario, Canada.

My ramblings about ... writing, meditation, life and sometimes gardening or ...whatever... are over on my blog ...Ramblings of a renegade scribbler @ http://pambustin.com/blog/

I look forward to exploring your world more after the hustle bustle of the party slows down.

Have a great day ~p

deborah lyn said...

Glad to meet you Sharm! Fun visiting GYB party sites! looking forward to following your blog posts. best, deborah http://deborahstanleyinspirations.blogspot.com/

Beth Laverty said...

I have enjoyed visiting your site and thank you for stopping by to visit mine. I am a follower now too. We seem to share some of the same interests. I will be checking in from time to time.

Christine M said...

Hi Sharm. Great post. That is a lovely photo of you and Stacey. She looks so much like you!

hula-la said...

Nice to visit you along the blog party route. The water shot is very inviting. And the soap looks luxurious! Enjoy the party! Aloha

SUGAR MOON said...

I enjoyed your blog. I stopped in to visit and am now following. Visit me at sugarmoon.blogspot.com
I will be back.

doloresfegan said...

Just stopping by from the GYB party. Nice site! Be sure to stop by for a chance to win my fabulous Fifty giveaway! Happy blogging.

Jennifer LaVite said...

I love your crocheted flowers and dishcloths. Swaps sound like fun! Nice to meet you.

Foxxy said...

Your home is located in such a nice, peaceful place. It's like being on vacation every day. Enjoyed visiting your blog today.

Caitlin Jordan said...

Hey It's nice to meet you :D I live in brisbane so not quite as hot as townsville.

Kim said...

Hi Sharm,
Stopping by for a visit via GYB. The water looks so inviting. I've never water skied before and would love to someday. I live nearby by so many beautiful but never went when hubby would go out with friends. You have a lovely blog.

debbie said...

Hi Sharm, what a lovely post, and it's nice to know more about you. Where you live looks so peaceful and that is a very nice picture of you and your daughter. xx debbie

Sarah and Dan said...

Thanks for sharing, I enjoy learning about the interests of others!

EvalinaMaria said...

Hello from the Yukon. I hope you're enjoying this party as much as I do :)
Evalina, This and that...

walkthewheel said...

Hi Sharmayne! Popping over from GYB; lovely to meet you and share in your life; I hope you continue to be happy in your cottage home :)Thanks for sharing it with us x x

Jo said...

My daughter and her hubby and kids go there camping. They love it

RedSetter said...

Hi Sharmayne, I'm visiting from GYB and really like your blog and the different things you get up to so looking forward to following you too.

I love your picture of you modelling the pinny and hope you are actually wearing more than just that..lol...though if the weather is super hot where you are this might be a good thing. This is just jealousy though as I'm from Scotland where the weather is grim right now.

Love and best
RedSetter
Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

jan said...

Hi Sharmayne! I am visiting from the GYB hop. It is very nice to meet you. I live in georgia in the USA. I love how the internet connects everyone from all around the world. Sounds like you are a busy crafter! I am a new follower.
Have fun.
xo jan @http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com/

monique's mess said...

I wholeheartedly agree that Blogging is far more personal and rewarding experience than some of the other media interactive venues

Sharon Jones said...

Hi Sharmayne Enjoyed reading your blog - will make it a regular occurrence. i to live in the bush in far north west Qld, Cloncurry. Also I am a nurse.

Enjoyed visiting via GYB Hop.

creations.1 said...

Hi Sharm - I have enjoyed looking around your blog. I live not too far from (about 2.5 hrs) near Griffith in NSW. I am now a follower and look forward to seeing more posts about your life and pastimes!!

BluMoon said...

Hi Sharm, Nice to meet you I enjoyed reading your blog and learning a bit about you. I hope you will come over and visit me when you get a minute.
Jackie

Gillie said...

Isn't Ravelry great? Do hope the fires aren't too bad, so frightening. Will be back for another GYB visit!

Marti said...

I love your blog! I found it while visiting the GYB hop and feel like I have met a friend while reading your blog. We have a lot of the same interests and I look forward to reading more.