Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Stitch In Time: May Finishes Linky Party

First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won't. Habit is persistence in practice. –Octavia E. Butler, Bloodchild and Other Stories

Does anyone know where April went? I seem to have misplaced it. Actually I did get quite a few projects — several tote bags and a couple of notebook holders — done in April, even though it seems to have slipped away so quickly I hardly know where it went. I'm looking forward to another month with another few finishes in it. I really like today's quote about habit. While it speaks specifically about writing, it can apply to any pursuit. I make it a habit to never sit and do nothing and I sew a little bit every day. If watch TV, I work while I watch. Even if it has been a really long day, I'm not feeling particularly motivated, and I don't get much more than a few stitches in, it is a habit to sew a little bit every day and I love it. And I hope to get a few more finishes in during May. But enough about me. I love seeing what you all are up to, so let the linking begin!

To participate in this month's linky party:
• Your project must be completed sometime in May 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 May 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 May giveaway, a 30' Playtime Charm Pack by Chloe's Closet for Moda.
30's Playtime Charm Pack

• 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.
May 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.


Shay said...

Im absolutely and utterly determined to be a linkee this month! Watch this space.

Carole @ Fresh off the Frame said...

Oops! I accidentally linked my goals to your party instead of a finish, and now I can't remove my link. Help? (And, sorry about that! Yeesh)