3/31/13

March NewFO Linky Party and Giveaway

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Smitty welcomes you to the Easter version of the 2013 MewFO Challenge!


Happy Easter!  Smitty here!  It's an Eggstravaganza, I tell you.  And now that I have you eggsactly where I want you...let's have a party!

Did you start anything new in March?  Link up below and show us your new stuff for a chance to win this month's cat needle nanny.  Who wouldn't want to win my little buddy here?  And, honestly, who doesn't love cats?


And this month, my mom is adding a bonus prize...just because we're so happy to see you!  This month's winner will also get a one-year subscription to McCall's Quilting.


Here's what my mom has been working on this month.  First, a doll quilt for her partner Lizzie in Sweden.  My mom loves a good cat quilt.


Yeah, that's a finish.  But you don't have to.  Finishes are never required in the MewFO Challenge.  Here's another one...unfinished.  This is her Line Dancing wall hanging that is destined to cover up the circuit breaker panel in her laundry room.  And since that's where the cat food is, Gracie and I will enjoy seeing it too!  She says she expects to finish this one next month, but for now, it still needs top-stitching, quilting, embellishing, and binding.


As an update, she finished the January 2013 MewFO, Purrfect Harmony.  Purrfect Harmony will go to its new owner...my human bro, Matthew...today when we get together to celebrate Matthew's 29th birthday.  (29...Man.  My mom is old!)


And the Plain and Simple quilt, her MewFO project from January 2012 is back from the quilter now.  She still needs to sew the binding on it, but this one is nearly ready for napping on!  I can hardly wait to hork up some grass on this baby.


So, now we're ready to see what's new at your end.  To be eligible for the giveaway, here's what you need to do:

1.  Please link-up with your newly started projects from March, finished or not.  If you feel like it, show us the progress you've made on any other previously posted MewFO projects.  

2.  Please link back to this post from your blog.  Also, please link to your blog post, not your blog.  To do that, just click on the title of your post to isolate it from the rest of your blog.  Then copy the URL and use that to link up.  Links to blogs will be edited or deleted entirely.  Also, this is not a place to advertise your Etsy shop or some other event.  To be clear, you may include references to other events in your post, but there should be something related to your MewFO's as well.  Cats, dogs, birds, fish, alligators, dinosaurs, rats, hamsters, and other pets are always welcome (especially the rats and hamsters).  Inappropriate and/or unrelated links will be deleted.  (My mom is mean about this.  She won't let me scratch at the couch either.)  

3.  Don't have a blog?  Upload an image to this FlickR group and link to that.  If you have questions about how to do that or about how to link up, please send an email to my mom.  If you're having trouble posting your image, email it as an attachment.  My mom will post it for you.  

4.  Obviously, we need some way to contact you no matter how you link up.  No email address and no other way to contact you equals no entry in the giveaway.  Email my mom separately if you need to.

This giveaway ends one week from today.  Winner of the needle nanny and subscription to McCalls Quilting will be announced on April 6, 2013!  We will ship anywhere in the world, so international purrticipants are welcome!

So...what's new?

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40 comments from clever and witty friends:

Jaime said...

Love the guitars! I'm post number 2... not sure how else to leave my email...

Michele said...

Hey there Mr Smitty. I hope the Easter Bunny brought you something terrific and please don't horf up anything on your mom's pretty quilt.

Sherry said...

Greetings Smitty, you make the purrfect guest blogger, be sure to thank your mom for hosting the NewFO Challenge. Wishing all of you a Happy Easter.

Kate said...

Happy Easter Smitty! Pass that on to your Mom if you would please.

Beautiful projects! Thanks to your Mom for dreaming up the NewFO linky party. Not only am I starting more, I'm finishing more.

Quiltsmiles said...

Smitty, I had trouble adding my photo link. Everything appeared to process okay but no project photo was linked.
Love all of Mom's projects, you are one lucky cat to have so many quilty choices to rest on. Horfing up though is NOT allowed. Nice kitty... Jane

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love how the guitars turned out! Happy Easter to you all...

Vickie said...

Everything is very, very pretty you posted about today....Smitty. I see you broke open your Easter egg and got your favorite kind of prize ! Awesome !

giddy99 said...

Love the guitars and the Plain and Simple! :)

desertskyquilts said...

All your projects pictured are wonderful, but I really love the plain and simple quilt.

Lee said...

Hehe, that little 'chick' is about to fly right into your mouth Smitty ;). Love the kitty doll quilt, and the guitar quilt has been a favorite all along. Great progress.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Happy Easter! What darling quilts! That Purrfect Harmony is really neat! ~Jeanne

Dana Gaffney said...

Smitty, did you send mom out on an Easter egg hunt? You know you actually have to hide eggs to make it work. I can't wait to hear about Matthew's party and I'm hoping for lots of pictures.

Cathy said...

I love it when Smitty guest hosts. He's such a handsome cat dude. And you have been very busy, not only starting, but also finishing up your Newfo's Congrats to you.

Donna Joy said...

That quitar quilt would look great on my son's wall. I love cat's, so everything with cat's are all right with me. Can't wait to get my cast off so I can sew

knitnkwilt said...

I love plain and simple: colors, setting, quilting! I think I can be replied to. :-) Just in case clairealex [at] gmail [dot] com

Mary said...

I started 4 NewFo's last week-end at the Quiltmaker Blocks Party. Also showed off a Finish there of my Easy, BUSY Street!

Diane Wild said...

Happy Easter Smitty and everyone. It was a busy month everywhere, I see. Bring on Spring.

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...
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Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

All right-got myself linked up and going. Thanks Barbara for doing this every month.

Melissa said...

I love the guitars! Something like that would look great in my husband's music room if we ever get around to refinishing it. The poor man has been dealing with floral wallpaper since we moved in a few years ago!

Quilting Babcia said...

Hey Smitty, you're such a purrfect buddy to be helping out your mom today so she has more time to make you a very special Easter dinner!

ANudge said...

All the projects you showed are cute! I especially like the guitar one.

Julianne said...

The guitar quilt is awewsome! Very nice!

Teresa in Music City said...

All your new starts are so cool! Maybe you should win the prize LOL!!!

Jacque said...

Hi Smitty! Moses the Studio Cat and I are joining the party! Happy Easter!

Junebug613 said...

Smitty, we are quite smitten with you! I have linked up! Love the needle holder this month! I sure hope I win this one! My six kitties like the design. :)

Margie said...

Just posted the link to this months projects but have a problem posting the web site for your page. I don't know how to make it so you can just click on it!! Also if you could let me know where you post the winner of each months prize. Have not been able to find that. Am enjoying doing this each month and want to say Thanks!!

Helen McNaught said...

Phew!! just made it... here is my Linky # 3 I'm No. 38
and guess what? it's NOT a pillowslip :-)

Linda said...

Hi! I'm a non-blogger that added a March project to your Flickr Group.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/82207728@N06/8611014742/in/pool-2125936@N21

Thanks for sharing!
P.S. A couple little pets for Smitty!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Nita said...

Linked up! I love that Amish quilt. And just why do cats need to hork up on every quilt in the house? What's wrong with the hardwood floors that are easy to clean? Huh?

Stephanie said...

I have been trying to add., I might be 42, 43, and 44, lol. OR NOT.

Love looking at other links too.

http://sthastie.blogspot.com/2013/04/beach-scenes.html

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthastie/8610166355/in/pool-2125936@N21

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

Linked (I hope) I should be #44 :)

LynCC said...

Tell your mom that I love how her Line Dancing is turning out!

Tami C said...

I love the Cat Quilt and the Line Dancing. I'm sure Matthew is just going the love the Acoustic Montage. And, your Plain and Simple quilt is just lovely!


Dar said...

You are definitely the Queen of NewFOs. They are all so cute too! Wish I didn't have all those UFO's yelling at me. It's hard to start new things EVERY month, but this month I do have a couple and I linked up. I'm going to keep trying I love those cute kitty pins! Thanks for doing this each month.

Roxanne Murphy said...

Greetings Smitty from my two purrrrerrrs, Miyoko & Talmai, they wanted me to assure you they're keeping a close eye on me as I work, & road(paw) testing every piece. Please pass on to your mom our sincerest thanks for hosting this linky party & giving us all such a great oportunity to "sticky beak' at what everyone else is up to.
Happy easter everyone!

Sandy said...

Your Perfect Harmony quilt is just stunning. I know your brother will love it. What a special gift.

c said...

awwww Smitty, you are so kewl. The cat needle minder is something else. i would name it after YOU, I bought my friends a minder for Christmas-they ran out, i didnt get one-lol

Gisele said...

Love it when you post Smitty, boy your Mum has been busy too this month. Love the guitars and the Amish inspired quilt is stunning...please don't honk grass on it :)

Muv said...

Hello Barbara and Smitty,

First time linking up!

Absolutely love the pussy cat doll quilt!

Love from England,
Muv