Saturday, January 14, 2012

A Stitch In Time: January Finishes Linky Party

The difference between try and triumph is a little umph. –Unknown

Starting a new project is exciting. I love to start a new project. Sometimes the middle part is a bit tedious. But oh how I love to see a project through to completion. There is such a feeling of accomplishment in finishing something you've started. I know there are lots of linky parties out there, but I wanted to have a little community for crafters and quilters to give each other a little encouragement, cheer each other on and ultimately have a place among friends to show off those finished projects. Also, having a little incentive in the form of prizes couldn't hurt either, right?

So, how does it work? In a nutshell, finish a project. Post about it on your blog. Link your post up here. Check out some of the other finishes. Be entered in the drawing for something fabulous from our sponsor.

I'd like to send a big thank you to the Fat Quarter shop for this month's giveaway, a Good Fortune by Kate Spain Jelly Roll. {As a side note, looking for an awesome Jelly Roll project? Check out this tutorial.} The fabrics in this line are gorgeous! Finish a project, link it up and you could win it!

The details {which might be boring but you really should read}:
• 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 10:00 am MST on the 1st of the next month to link your post.
• Post about your finish and then link your specific post {instructions here} below. 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.
• Please copy and paste the code below to include this month's button somewhere in your post {not your sidebar}.

• 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 link up.

• 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.


Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Just got a quilt back from the longarmers........need to go bind it and then wash n dry it to make it all crinkly!

Richard Healey said...

Just linked my first 3 of the month. Working right now on my next it is a machine quilted baby blanket. Been working on it all day not sure if it will be finished today or on Sunday had to take a few minutes break.

Michelle said...

I *might* be able to participate this month. We shall see! :-)

Shay said...

Totally linking up this month ...I am about two hours away from a very exciting (for me ) finish !

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great linky party!

Susan said...

I don't think that's going to happen for me this month. I just posted about the pink and brown quilt coming home, quilted and bound. Blocks were from a swap that took place in 2003 or 4, I think, and were added to in 2005 and 6. I did the alternating blocks last year, and sent it off to the longarm quilter early in the fall, then the binder in early November, and it came home this week. But that doesn't qualify, and the other one from the same era will only get borders and go off for quilting. That's a great idea, though, and a super prize!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

My first Finished Quilt this year is in. Have a nice weekend!

Paulette said...

This is a great idea, Elizabeth, and thanks for doing it. I just added your button on my previous finish posts, but I will do better next time and talk about your linky!