Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Stitch In Time: January Finishes Giveaway Winner

If you think you're too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. –Betty Reese

January passed by in a flurry {yes, that was a weather-related pun} and here we are, already a third of the way through February. I'm sorry about posting the January winner late this month. I've had a lot going on at work and at home and it has taken most of my attention. There are lots of good, happy things happening and I'll share in the next little while. In the sewing department, I did have a couple of finishes in January. I finished four of the six luggage tags we used on our Disney vacation. And I have a few more finishes in sight for February. One of my favorite things about this linky party each month is visiting all of your posts and seeing the absolutely amazing things you've accomplished. Thank you to everyone who linked up in January! I wish I had a giveaway for all of you, because all of the projects are worthy of it. But I only have one prize. Grasshopper drew the winner and he pulled out number 5.


Congratulations to
:partytime: Christine :partytime:

Christine will receive a charm pack of Daydreams by Kate Spain from The Fat Quarter Shop. Make sure you check out her cute Nine-Patch Table Runner. She also linked an adorable pair of plush elephants that are for a new addition to her clan. If you haven't browsed through the other finishes for January, take a minute and click on a few. {I highly recommend Cynthia's Trip Around the World and Lisa's Yellow and Grey quilt.}

The February Finishes Linky Party is open, so you can link up as you go throughout the month. Remember to include the February Finishes button {code found in the February post} somewhere in any post you link up. Code for a button for your sidebar can also be found at the bottom of the February post. The giveaway this month, sponsored by The Fat Quarter shop, is two adorable mini patterns by Camille Roskelley from Thimble Blossoms, Puddle Jumping and Swoon.
Thimble Blossoms

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

A Stitch In Time: February Finishes Linky Party

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.


We had lots of finishes in January — thank you to everyone who linked up! I finished a couple of things too! And I'm excited for another month full of potential for fun stitchy finishes! I don't know about where you live, but around here it is c.c.c.cold. Staying in and working on a good project sounds perfect right about now. I have lots of plans and hopefully my schedule will accommodate them. I can't wait to see what you all finish this month! Let the linking begin!

To participate in this month's linky party:
• Your project must be completed sometime in February 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 February 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 February giveaway, two adorable mini patterns by Camille Roskelley from Thimble Blossoms, Puddle Jumping and Swoon.
Thimble Blossoms

• 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.
February 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.