A Lovely Year of Finishes – January Goal Setting Party

Happy New Year! It is January 1st and that means it is time to kick off the first Goal Setting Linky Party for A Lovely Year of Finishes!

Shanna and I couldn’t be more excited about the coming year! Can you believe that there are already more than 150 people in our Flickr Group?!? If you haven’t joined yet, head on over and do so! We have some wonderful mosaics in the group of projects finished in 2012 and I can’t wait to see the first “in progress” pictures!

Make sure you check out the details of 2013 ~ A Lovely Year of Finishes found here or here, we’ve also added a Q&A Page for you.

As we kick off this year my first project is going to be one that has a hard deadline of January 31st. I need to finish the piecing, quilt and bind the Do.Good Stitches Trust Circle quilt from November. We took December off, so I have January to get it done. I also have 5 bee blocks that need to be made – but I’m not counting those towards my Lovely Year of Finishes.

What do you have planned for January’s big finish?

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

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

For those unsure of how to link up…I will have a tutorial up tomorrow to enter from your blog and/or Flickr.  Can’t wait to see what everyone has planned!

Oh yeah! And we said there would be prizes too!

Prizes for January are as follows:

1. $20.00 Gift Certificate from the Quilting Lodge

2. $10.00 Gift Certificate from Contemporary Cloth

3. Choice of $15 or 2 charm packs from Stitch n’ Giggles

4. Charm pack donated by Shanna and Melissa

4 winners will be chosen by Mr. Random for those that post here and the wrap-up at the end of the month with a completed finish.

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31 Responses to A Lovely Year of Finishes – January Goal Setting Party

  1. Lisa L. says:

    I have a cuddle quilt to make for my mom. I hope it brings comfort for her! Looking forward to a year of finishes!

  2. Carrie P. says:

    This is great because I am only working on UFOs this year. I will link up in a day or two.
    Happy New Year!

  3. Marjory Wilkin says:

    I have the materials to make a quilt for my younger granddaughter, and one for my youngest grandson.

  4. Jacklynn A Grimm says:

    I don’t have a blog, so I just added the pic of Tula Pink’s Costal Cruiser pillow. I wanted to start my Year of Lovely Finishes with something small, and I got a fat quarter bundle of Salt Water on Black Friday. I almost don’t want to cut into it!

  5. Barbara woodswoods says:

    would love to win

  6. Lindsey@HappierThanABirdQuilts says:

    I’m excited to be linking up this year! For some reason my photo had a brain fart, not sure how to fix it.

  7. Beth says:

    I joined but now I have to figure out what I am going to make (and finish) this month!

  8. Susan says:

    I have a wall hanging of a wolf I need to finish for my daughter. Just need to hand sew the binding but it is the part of quilting that I hate the most!!! I blogged about it here: http://farmquilter.blogspot.com/2013/01/my-first-quilting-goal-for-2013.html

  9. Snoodles says:

    Yay! Party, party! 🙂 Thanks for hosting, Melissa and Shanna, and thank you to the generous sponsors, too!

  10. CeLynn says:

    Goodness,just look at all of those links up there already! With your/Shanna’s year of finishes this is bound to be a Fabulous year of finishes indeed 🙂 Will be back this weekend to link up my projects for this month.

  11. Kristy says:

    LOVE that quilt and that sweet elephant fabric you are going to back it with! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Sharon says:

    i am linked! my thumbnail didn’t show up. does it take a minute? I hope it worked.

  13. hueisei says:

    I can’t see the link party link.
    I want to link up my url ;- http://loveitsewit.blogspot.com/2013/01/january-with-ufos.html

    Please help.

  14. Carol says:

    The link up seems to have disappeared!
    Can’t find it on either of the blogs.
    Would really like to link up.

  15. Beth T. says:

    No links showing up? I entered my photo into the flickr group, and will try again here tomorrow. Just in case, here is the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/wordygirl/8344075761/

  16. Colleen says:

    I can find the linky either so here is the link to my blog. http://cyarnell.blogspot.com/2013/01/2012-year-in-review.html

  17. Mary Burns says:

    I have sooo many UFO’s so this is Great, so excited to be apart of this group, Hugs, Mary

  18. So happy to find you…this is exactly what I need!

  19. Nancy B. says:

    Do we have to post a picture before the 7th? I have to figure out how to move a picture from my camera to my phone before I can post the picture.

  20. Patty D says:

    Here is the link to my blog post – will check back later to see if linky is working.


  21. sheila says:

    I am working on UFO’S with Carrie this year so I might as well also work along with you gals .I just had my first small finish for this year and posted a few days ago about my plans for January .

  22. Barb in MI says:

    I hope I am not too late and it is just a blogger hiccup that the linky party does not show… Anyways, here is my project: quilt & bind a baby charity quilt.

  23. Thank you for encouraging us, thank you for the sponsors’ generosity, and thank you for the lessons on blogging. I got linked up! I am so pleased. Now, to the sewing machine! Happy Sewing

  24. Pat V. says:

    I need to finish this baby quilt before the kid gets to college!

  25. Marsha says:

    Looking forward to being part of this community of quilters! Hoping we can all inspire each other to finish our projects, so we can start more!

  26. Mary Burns says:

    I can’t find the link so here is my blog: http://mary-myneedlethread.blogspot.com
    I tried to hook up with the grab the linky thing, but am not computer savvy. 🙁
    Am finishing up and working each day though

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