In the meantime, I have a few exciting quilty events I'm involved in this year which I'll be sharing with you over the next week or two. First up is a very exciting announcement - I'll be helping host the Finish A Long this year along with a wonderful group of bloggers!
For those of you who are new to the FAL, it is a place to find motivation and encouragement to complete those unfinished projects that are hanging about becoming UFOs. Every quarter you post a list of projects you hope to finish in the next three months, and then at the end of the quarter, you post a link from your blog, flickr or instagram of each successful finish from your original list. Each finish is an entry for wonderful prizes from our sponsors.
The FAL has grown and grown since Rhonda - now Rhonda's Ramblings - started it in 2012 in the USA. It moved to Canada in 2013 where Leanne - She Can Quilt - hosted it, then in 2014 it was off to Scotland in the UK where Katy - The Littlest Thistle - was in charge, and in 2015 it moved to New Zealand where Adrianne - On the Windy Side - has been doing the honours. And it really has become too big for just one blogger.
So the 2016 FAL is going global - a community of bloggers across the world will be jointly hosting the FAL. Our hosts will be:
There will be shared link-ups that you only need to join on one blog for your links to appear on all the hosting blogs. Otherwise, the FAL will remain mainly unchanged and we are hoping that everyone will join us.
Please link up your Q4 2015 finishes with Adrianne at On the Windy Side, from December 31, 2015 through to January 6, 2016.
And please plan to join the 2016 FAL. The Q1 link for your proposed list of finishes will open on January 7, 2017, on all of the new community hosts.
In the meantime, you can grab the 2016 FAL button and follow along with everyone in the hosting community. On Instagram and other social media, for 2016, please use the hashtag #2016FAL and follow the FAL account @finishalong.
It's going to be great fun! I have a pile of WIPs I'd love to get finished this year and I'm hoping the FAL will keep me from starting (too many - I mean let's be realistic!!) new projects.