Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Stitch In Time: August Finishes Linky Party

If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams. –Les Brown

This is my 20th monthly finishes linky party. I'm really excited that you keep coming back and linking up! I love coming to visit your blogs every month to see what you've been doing. I'm always so inspired and in awe of how talented you are. I haven't had many finishes this year; I've mostly been puttering around, but love every minute of my sewing time. I enjoy the creative outlet and have several projects that I want to finish in the next few months. Hopefully, I'll have something to share with you all soon. At any rate, let the linking begin!

To participate in this month's linky party:
• Your project must be completed sometime in August, 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 August 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 August giveaway. I'm really excited about this giveaway and wish I could enter myself because it is from one of my favorite designers. This month, The Fat Quarter shop is giving away a 7" stacker of Gracie Girl by Lori Holt! Lori designed this fabric line with her daughter, Kassidy Grace and named it after her. Visit Lori's fun post to see Kassidy with the new fabric line and read a little about how they came up with the colors for this design.
Gracie Girl

• 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.
August 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.


Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Awesome entries this month!

Carrie P. said...

some really neat finishes this month.