Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Stitch In Time: October Finishes Linky Party

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. –Franklin D. Roosevelt

The days are long, but the months are short and here we are again at the start of a new month ready to be filled with finishes. I wouldn't know too much about that, lately, though. Although I keep stitching away, day after day, I am beginning to think that I am never going to finish anything again. I am hoping to make October the month to change that. In the meantime, I'll keep admiring your amazing finishes! Let the linking begin!

To participate in this month's linky party:
• Your project must be completed sometime in October, 2013.
• Once you've got your project finished {as in done, finito, nothing more to add, ready to use/display/give away} with some sort of stitching in it, blog about it or post a photo of it on Flickr.
• Scroll down to see what other bloggers are up to and link to your own finishes.
• Please include the October button in your blog post. Copy the code in the text box below and paste it somewhere in the post you link for this month's finishes. The button is a link to this specific post, so that other bloggers can find their way over and link up too. If you'd like a button for your sidebar, the code is at the bottom of this post.

• Each time you link up a finished project, you're entered to win the October giveaway, a $20 gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop!

• Thank you to The Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring our giveaway!


The Fine Print {which might be boring but you really should read}:
• Your project must be completed during the month you are linking to.
• Projects must include stitching of some sort. For example: appliqué, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, knitting, practical sewing {garment construction, bags, curtains, etc.}, quilting.
• Projects must be completely finished. As in done, finito, nothing more to add, ready to use/display/give away.
• You can pick something new to do, but projects do not have to be started during the month. If you pick up a UFO, Ph.D, WIP and finish it during the month, it counts.
• Finishes must be completed during this month, but you have until noon MST on the 1st of the next month to link your post.
• Post about your finish and then link your specific post {instructions here} above. Links to your blog and not the individual post about your finished project will be deleted.
• Have more than one finish this month? Great! Post about each finish individually and then link the specific posts up separately. Each finish, and therefore each link you add, counts as one entry for this month's giveaway.
• If you've already posted about a finish for this month, there's no need to do a separate post. Just add the button to that post and link up.
• Please copy and paste the code below to include this month's button somewhere in the post {not your sidebar} you link up for this month.
October Finishes

• Don't have a blog? You can link from your flickr account. Just post a picture, include a little note about your finish and a link back here {code included below} in the description. Then join the linky party.

• Want a button for your sidebar? Copy and paste the code below into an HTML gadget for your sidebar. This button is a link to the main A Stitch In Time Linky Party page, which always has the current month's finishes and links to all previous linky parties.
A Stitch In Time Linky Party

• Make sure to visit a few of the other links and leave them some love {ie, a comment}. A good rule of thumb is to visit two links for every one you include.
• Winner of the sponsored giveaway will be drawn randomly from among the links and announced by 8:00 pm MST on the 3rd of the following month.
• Instructions for making an index page to your finishes can be found here.
• Kindly consider changing your comment settings to the pop-up window option for faster and easier commenting for visitors to your blog. Instructions can be found here.

3 comments:

AllyJo Woodruff said...

Well this is exciting. I've been working like a maniac and I think I'll have lots of finishes this month. Yay!!! Take care! See you again soon, I hope.

NancyL said...

This is so encouraging. This is something I am going to enjoy. Will be taking photos so I can enter.

I have been following your blog for months and getting my blog back up and running. Posting some links to your tutorials on

buttonsandstitching.com

Thank you Nancy Lannom

NancyL said...

This is very encouraging. I will be entering.
I have been reading your blog for some time. started officially following today. I am going to post links to your tutorials on my blog.

Thank you.

Nancy Lannom

buttonsandstitching.com