Friday, February 8, 2013

Finish It Friday Challenge

I don't know about you, but I am terrible about finishing projects. I love the planning stage and then going through my stash of fabrics - either for stitching or sewing - and flosses or yarns, to find just the right color match. Actually starting a new project is great as well. Putting the first bits of color in a plain piece of fabric or making the first cuts into a quilting or sewing project and seeing a project come together. And I am fairly decent - though not perfect - at getting the stitching done, or getting the crocheting part done, but then comes the final finishing of the project. The taking a stitched piece and framing it, or making it into an ornament or whatever. Or putting the crochet pieces together and making a blanket or something else of it. Even just putting a simple boarder on my crocheting becomes a struggle as there are so many other projects to start:) So this Challenge is my contribution to keeping you and me (...well, mostly me!!) in line when it comes to actually finishing a project.

This Challenge or SAL or CAL or whatever works for you:) - is about completely finishing off a project. It's about taking all those small stitched projects that you've finished stitching, but haven't done anything with, and making them into something. Maybe a ornament, or a flat fold.

Maybe you are into crocheting or knitting and you have blocks done up everywhere that need pieced into a blanket or something else. This is the time and place to get to it.

Obviously I am mostly into stitching, but I want to open this up to all crafters/sewers/fiber artists. So if you are into quilting, knitting, stitching, scrapbooking, sewing, woodworking, jewelry making, etc, and you have a hard time doing the final finishing work before starting a new project, then this is the Challenge for you!!

The plan is that we will post our finishing progress on the last Friday of the month. You can work on it whenever you like, all month or just a day or two, but try to post right around that last Friday. Come back here and link up to your post and we can visit each other and encourage one another to get those projects done once and for all!! :)

You do not need to sign up ahead of time, just come and go as it works for you. I do plan to have some kind of prize and will draw a name at the end of the year for those who participate. You'll get your name in a drawing each time you come back here and link up to your blog posting.

The dates for this will be...

Feb 22nd
March 22nd
April 26th
May 31st
June 28th
July 26th
Aug 30th
Sept 27th
Oct 25th
Nov 29th
Dec 27th

And I made up a button to link back to here - yeah for me!!! as I have about zero computer skills!!

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Kaisievic said...

Sounds like a plan!

Kaisievic said...

.. and the button is now sitting proudly on my sidebar!

Debbie said...

Great idea. Finishing is definitely the hardest part.

Anne said...

Hello, Shannon,Dear! I've come to you from the "Grow Your Blog" list that Vicki at Two Bags full has so kindly left up...(It was over before I heard about it!)I am so happy to have found your delightful blog, and am now following!
Please visit me if you get the chance!
Anne ♥

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

Great idea! I'm jumping on this one ... I've got all kinds of projects :)