Saturday, December 29, 2012

2013 Finish-A-Long

she can quilt

Rhonda from Quilter in the Gap's vision for the Finish-A-Long is that it will move to a new blog each year, well for at least as long as some of us have unfinished quilts and quilty projects. Now, if you have chronic startitis like me, that might be forever.

So she asked and I volunteered and so I get the honour of being the FAL host for 2013. Not to worry, Rhonda will still be around helping out with the FAL, and I will try to do as good a job as she did with it last year, or she will be on my case, I am sure.

Rhonda and I discussed the plan on the old fashioned telephone (she is a skype woman, I am the old fashioned one). We decided to keep the rules and the format basically the same for this next year.

The FAL is open to everyone, anywhere in the world. There will be 4 quarters to the FAL, in each quarter we will post our list of UFOs to finish at the beginning, post our finishes at the end, have tutorials for the week and then post our new list for the next quarter. There will be randomly selected prizes and tutorials to enjoy between the two linky parties.

I have started a page for the FAL which you can get to anytime by clicking the tab under my  new blog header - do you like it - I was making the FAL button (code for the button in on the 2013 FAL page here) and thought it was maybe time to make a header too. The 2013 FAL page is here. If you would like to be a sponsor or write a tutorial, please let me know at shecanquilt [at] gmail [dot] com.

So, the 2012 FAL will finish up at Quilter in the Gap, and if you are like me you are frantically trying to get one more finish done. Don't forget that there will also be wonderful tutorials on Rhonda's blog once the final link is up.

Then head over here for the first quarter 2013 FAL link, which will open on Monday January 7, 2013. I hope you will also grab the button, the code is here.

I am excited to host the FAL, I hope you will join me, support our sponsors and help to encourage all the participants to finish those projects.

Perfect snowflake

I leave you with this picture of the most perfect snowflake (look to the left upper quadrant of the picture). We are having a beautiful snowy holiday this year.