Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A whole new year...where I am with my ALYoF goal

So as most new years I evaluate my habits.

I have some changes ahead for myself.  

Things I know..like braces as an adult. 

Things I don't know... if I'll ever learn to roll with life doing drastic changes on me.

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It's also in the way I approach the A Lovely Year of Finishes goals. I want to finish my projects oh so many ideas...but everything takes time.  Maybe not a ton of time but time none the less.

I've set a super reasonable goal for myself...hand stitching the binding on a wall hanging.  Totally achievable.

So what's the first thing I do....


Playing on the design wall
pull out an old project

oh and THEN

New project ...eeep!

start a new one.  

Oh how I love weekends


I really have been working on my ALYoF goal.

Binding seems to be all I do anymore.  #ALYoF

I love how setting a goal, for me, motivates me to maybe procrastinate but look at all that I'm getting done. :)

Funny new year.

Just keep Sewing

Sunday, January 11, 2015

2014 A Lovely Year of Finishes ~ Finale Winners

It's been such a treat to read on everyone's review of an entire year.

A Lovely Year of Finishes

A Lovely Year of Finishes that Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Design and I co-lead is so grand. We so enjoy that it's been a helpful endeavor.  But really this is successful because of YOU, thank you for your participation.

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Well we have some fantastic sponsors be sure to go and support them.
And for the finale....the winners are:

1. $35.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop


Becky - Flickr

2. & 3. TWO winners each getting to choose TWO pdf pattern
from Sew BitterSweet Designs($40 value)

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

Ellie Q - Color My World

&

Heidi - Red Letter Quilts

4. Box of thread from Aurifil


 Iris - Crazy Dutch Bird Quilts

5. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns


Jessica - Just Some Boobs


6. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

 Sew Sweetness

 Kell - Flickr

7. One Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to




Heather - A Reformed Heath'n

8. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

 Project QUILTING

9. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/


Lucy - Lucymade

10.  Honey, Bunny and Doll – pattern kit






11. prize from Clover and Violet




Shauna - Shauna's World





Moneik - Moneik Quilts
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Thanks to everyone.  I can't wait to just keep trucking on 2015.

Join us whatever months you can or feel like it..this isn't a competition or a race.  It's just good ol' goal setting so we can get to where we want.

Just keep sewing

Saturday, January 10, 2015

December Winners ~ A Lovely Year of Finishes

Let's celebrate with all of us that finished projects for December.  Finishing any goal is amazing with the holidays.

Oh and a little extra there are some amazing sponsors that are providing goals to make ALYoF just all that better.

A Lovely Year of Finishes


Let's thank our December sponsors and celebrate with our winners: 


1.  Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns



2.PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

Jasmine - Quilt Kisses

3. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop



4. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

 Sew Sweetness


5.Thread Prize from Aurifil



6. One Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to


Denise - crafTraditions

7. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

Meadow Mist Designs Button


8. Thimblepie’s Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 4 yards (worth $20) plus free shipping


Mary - mary emmens

9. Sew BitterSweet Designs  one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

Heather - nepeanquilter

10. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/


11. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

 Lisa - Quilts by Lisa

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By the way I'll be emailing winners later today.  
I {cough} might be behind the ball a smidge.

Melissa and I hope you are having another Year of Lovely Finishes.  Look for the 2014 finale winners posted tomorrow.

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Just keep sewing.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015: Lovely Year of Finishes ~ Goal Setting Party



I'm so thrilled to see so many recaps of 2014 and personally to kick 2014 out the door.
The new-ness of 2015 and all it's possibilities make me smile.

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Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs and I are so excited to be  here all year long for another year of A Lovely Year of Finishes.

I'm excited to finish some projects on a monthly basis. I did better last year than the previous..what more can you ask for. :)

My tactic is is choose small goals and then in the background to finish the bigger ones as I'm on a roll. Melissa just cranks out awesome work all the live long day..so keep a close eye on that lady.

To that end let me share what I'm planning on busting out this month.

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After watching the @becraftsy class on FMQ with @afewscraps I am practicing and enjoying the new techniques.

I have the binding on my freshly FMQ'ed mini.

I SO can finish this one by the end of January!!

Whoop whoop

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Do share, what's your January goal?

What one item will you choose?

You have two requirements to be entered into the prizes this month.

1. Link-up {on this post} the first 7-days of the month 
Please choose ONE project

and

2. Link-up in the last 7-days of the month 

Only with a completed, successful project.  And yes the same one that you choose earlier in the month.

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.

Please grab a button or link back to Melissa and I so other people can join in the fun!

And if you are on twitter or Instagram tag #ALYoF

**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Melissa , so there is no need to enter twice **






Here is a list of the lovely new and old sponsors and prizes for January: 


1. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/


2.  Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns


3. Sew BitterSweet Designs  one pdf pattern

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

4. One pdf Pattern from Clover and Violet

cloverandviolet

5. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

Project QUILTING

6. $15 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop


7. One Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to

8. One PDF Pattern from Meadow Mist Designs

Meadow Mist Designs Button

9. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

 Sew Sweetness

10. Honey, Bunny and Doll – 1 pdf Pattern


11 Thimblepie's Quilt Supplies - Custom fabric package, 3 yards plus free shipping anywhere 



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Thank you to everyone for jumping on board with us for the first time or again.

Remember to click on a few other's links and give people some love.

Just keep Stitching


2014: A Lovely Year of Finishes ~ Finale link up

 Hello finishes. 

A Lovely Year of Finishes

That's right it's time to recap what we've accomplished in 2014 ...last year. 

A Lovely Year of Finishes that Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Design and I co-lead has been awesome!

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Here are my A Lovely Year of Finishes projects.

As you can see they aren't always finished products but they are great accomplishments, for me.

2014 A Lovely Year of Finishes


I didn't make my goals a few months. . but there is nothing wrong with that! I really did a lot of amazing things this year. :)

And I sometimes got distracted and started a {cough} few new projects.

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RULES

  • You need to have successfully finished at least 6 of the goals you set for yourself in 2014.
  • You need to have linked each goal and each finish to the parties that Melissa and I hosted throughout the year.
  • Make a Mosaic or simply post ONE picture, that we can link to the rest of your finishes. One entry per person.

Again please make it super easy for us to give you prizes.
Link back to all 6 or more of your ALYoF photos or blog posts.
If we can't verify you're finishes we'll not be able to provide you with a prize.


What are the prizes you ask?
Well we have some fantastic sponsors.

2014 finale prizes

1. $35.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop


2. & 3. TWO winners each getting to choose TWO pdf pattern
from Sew BitterSweet Designs($40 value)

http://blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com/

4. Box of thread from Aurifil

5. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns


6. One pdf pattern from  Sew Sweetness

 Sew Sweetness



7. One Charm pack or $10.00 gift certificate to


8. PDF Pattern from Persimon Dreams

 Project QUILTING


9. PDF Pattern from Katy - The Littlest Thistle

The Littlest Thistle - http://www.the-littlest-thistle.com/


10.  Honey, Bunny and Doll – pattern kit


11. prize from Clover and Violet



12. prize from Thimblepie's Quilt Supplies



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**Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Melissa , so there is no need to enter twice **





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Thanks for participating last year.

And if you are interested we're growing and have a whole new year starting.

To link up your new January goal, go to this post.