Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A Stitch In Time: January Finishes Linky Party

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
–Raymond Chandler

Welcome to the January Finishes Linky Party! I hope you're excited for a whole new year of finished projects. I know I am looking forward to knocking a few things off my Ph.D and WIP lists. I'd like to send a huge thank you to everyone who participated in 2012. We had 581 finishes linked! That is amazing! Welcome to anyone who is new and thank you to everyone who continues to participate! I wish you lots of luck in getting your projects finished!

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 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 Comma by Zen Chic.

Comma by Zen Chic

• 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 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 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.


Richard Healey said...

I guess it is January already isint it. Tanya has a Finish she just need to get it out of the wash and pictures taken for. She is out in the lead this year for the 2 of us.

Cheryl said...

Is the linky party up? I am not seeing it in my web browser.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm a new follower to your blog and I look forward to reading more... I'm devoting 2013 to reducing my large UFO Collection and can always use more motivation! I've gone back and added your button to the posts I've linked up.

Chumkie said...

I love the idea of this particular linky party because it encourages me to finish at least one project each month! I am a brand new follower of your blog and look forward to visiting every time you post a new entry. I have copied this month's button to the sidebar of my blog.
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