Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Stitch In Time: January Finishes Linky Party

Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals. –Jim Rohn

Wow! The beginning of a new year; fresh and clean and full of potential! I have a few loose ends to tie up on a project that I've committed to and as I approach the end of it, I've been pondering what I'd like to finish in my 2014. There are a few Ph.D's that are at the top of my list, as well as a few projects I have fabric and patterns and plans for. I think my goal for the year is not to over commit. And to not start anything new. I say that in an attempt to curb the overcommitting, but I'm leaving that open and we'll see where the year takes me. I've really enjoyed looking at the projects you a link up as finished. I click on every single one and try to comment, but sometimes the days creep up on me and I don't get to it. One of my on-going goals in keeping up with this linky party is to visit your finishes and comment on them in a more timely manner. In the event that I'm not so timely, I've moved the day that the monthly drawing winner will be posted to the 5th. The beginning of the month is really busy for me {which is why I'm late to my own linky party this month. Again.}, so I made this change to take a little pressure off. With the new year we have a new button too. I hope you're all as excited to get stitching as I am! Let the linking begin!

To participate in this month's linky party:
• Your project must be completed sometime in January 2014.
• 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 January 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 January giveaway, a charm pack of Daydreams by Kate Spain.

• 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 5:00 pm 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.
January 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 by the 5th of the following month.
• 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.

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