Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Stitch In Time: July Finishes Linky Party

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic. –Unknown

I can't believe it is July already! I would like to thank all the talented people who have linked up over the past six months. In all, we've had 336 finishes, which is absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing the things you create. One of the things I like best is visiting your blogs and reading about your projects, so keep 'em coming!

Anything finished between 12:00 am on July 1st and 11:59 pm on July 31st {in your time zone} can be added to this linky party. You have through noon {MST} on August 1st to post about it and link up.

To participate in this month's linky party:
• Finish a project {finished as in done, finito, nothing more to add, ready to use/display/give away} with some sort of stitching in it and 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 July button in your blog post. Copy the code in the text box below and paste it somewhere in your post. The button is a link back here, so that other bloggers can find their way over and link up too.

• Each time you link up a finished project, you're entered to win the July giveaway, a 10" stacker (layer cake) of Song Bird by Carina Gardner for Riley Blake Designs.

Song Bird

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

The Fine Print {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 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 your post {not your sidebar}.

July 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.

• 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.


Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Happy Canada Day Elizabeth and 4th of July in a few days!! Love your linkies - they motivate me to get things FINISHED!!! Have a great month!

Shay said...

I keep forgetting to link up! Im hoping to have a finish this month so Im off to write myself a note so I dont forget!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Thanks Elizabeth,
so happy to participate into this linkieparty, so much fun ☺
Liebe Grüße

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Nothing crafty for me to report finishing this month. But I was busy purging 15 years worth of kids crapola. Remodeling two bathrooms from studs to, Look we have a bathroom again. Just wish I would have found the time to mow the yards. Maybe tomorrow after work, or Thursday morning, if it doesn't thunderstorm again. It has been downpouring everyday for weeks. Thought I overheard something about a drought. Not here in the south, that is for sure. I will have things to link up next month, for sure. They are almost there now.