January 2014 Goal Party – A Lovely Year of Finishes

ALYoF20142014 is here! Time to start setting some sewing goals. If you are new to A Lovely Year of Finishes, we like small, achievable goals. We want to set ourselves up for success.  Each month we will set one goal that we want to accomplish. The goal can be anything you like: cut out an entire quilt, piece a top, bind a quilt, sew an outfit, etc. Shanna and I are all about our sewing and quilting adventures, so let’s try to keep the goals on topic.

At the start of each month you will set one goal, post a picture and link up either here with me, or with the wonderfully talent Shanna. During the month you work on your goal and at the end of the month, write a post about your finish and link up to our finishes party. Easy Peasy!

My January goal is a simple one. All of 2013 I was a stripper. I stripped with a wonderful group of ladies and this is my stripper quilt:

Flying Stripper Quilt - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comSorry for the crappy cell phone pic but it is all I’ve got since I’m traveling for the holidays. (And I’m only lucky enough to have this one because Shanna had it saved on her phone from when I emailed it to her last month – Shanna is a stripper too!)

My goal is to make my in between rows. I want to make small rows of geese to go between each stripper row. I have no real plan yet for the rows but I think that is achievable for me.

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


2. Link-up in the last 7-days of 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 Shanna and I so other people can join in the fun!

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

For those unsure of how to link up go check out our Q&A Page for A Lovely Year of Finishes – there are instructions on how to link up from a blog and from Flickr.

Grab a button from my sidebar and spread the LOVE!

Oh yeah and there are prizes this month (as always!), here is what our fantastic sponsors are offering.

January Prizes Include:

1, 2. TWO winners each getting to choose one pdf pattern
from Sew BitterSweet Designs ($10 value)


3. Quilting Patterns designed by Quilting Lodge

4. Persimon Dreams – Project Quilting Mystery Bundle

5. Thread Prize from Aurifil

6. Green Fairy Quilts – 3 pdf patterns

7, 8. Honey, Bunny and Doll – 2 Patterns

Honey, Bunny, and Doll

9. Sew Sweetness – 1 pdf Pattern

Sew Sweetness

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10 Responses to January 2014 Goal Party – A Lovely Year of Finishes

  1. tubakk says:

    Your quilt is going to be fantastic. I’ve waited for this a long time now, and I’m looking forward to seeing it finished. Happy New Year to you!

  2. Katy says:

    I always knew you two would come out of the closet about your stripping eventually… 😉

    Good luck with your goal, and Happy New Year!

  3. AuntieSash says:

    I’ve loved seeing your projects finish this year. Totally excited to join in the fun. I’ll figure out tomorrow what a button is, how to capture it, and how to share my first finish goal. My friends and family will be so happy to have finished quilts!

  4. CeLynn says:

    I for one won’t be judging you,even if you are a “stripper” 😉 This is going to be such a stunning quilt! Good luck my friend !

  5. What a wonderfully bright and cheery quilt! Can’t wait to see it finished.

  6. wendy says:

    does it have to be a quilting project? I do lots of different kinds of crafts from sewing to beadweaving and only do a bit of quilting.

  7. Mara says:

    OMG! I LOVE your stripper quilt! Sew very awesome and plus love it’s name.

  8. KatieQ says:

    Sorry, my linky picture seems top be some sort of weird shape. I was trying to send a photo of a rainbow postage stamp style quilt.

  9. kathleen says:

    i cannot wait to see the inbetween rows.
    the flying geese will look great.

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