You're officially another month closer to the grave, but that's okay because it's time to show off your starts for the month of May. Everyone who links up today will be entered to win the May flower needle nanny.
If you don't know what a NewFO is, and you've never heard of the NewFO Challenge, then you seriously are missing out on the easiest challenge going on in Blogland. All of the fun and none of the work! You don't have to finish a darned thing! All you need to do is start something new, and you're in! Click right here to read all about it.
So here's what's new at the Three Cats Ranch during the month of May. Of course, I made a doll quilt for the monthly Doll Quilt Swap.
I was able to find these watermelon seed embellishments to finish it off.
Also, I started the NewFO project I planned to start at the beginning of the year, this Quiltmaker's Garden published in Quiltmaker magazine last year.
So far, I have all the cutting done, and I started piecing together the blocks for the first of five parts.
This is one of the petunia blocks. And since I'm writing this post a day early, I'm hoping I'll have more blocks to show you by the end of the day.
As for my previous NewFO projects, I'm happy to say that I finished the quilt top for the Love Me, Love My Cat quilt which was the NewFO project I started in June, 2012. My goal is to have this quilted and bound by the end of next month.
So that's it for me this month. Now, I'm ready to see what's new at your end. Here are my easy-to-follow, friendly guidelines.
1. Please link-up with your newly started projects from May, finished or not. If you feel like it, show us the progress you've made on any other previously posted NewFO 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 entire 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 NewFO's as well. Cats, dogs, birds, fish, alligators, dinosaurs, rats, hamsters, children, and other pets are always welcome. Links provided for the sole purpose of promoting other events or shopping experiences will be deleted without apology. (Sorry, but some folks can't seem to resist crashing the party.)
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 email me. If you're having trouble posting your image, email it as an attachment, and I will be happy to post it for you. Also know that it takes a bit for your thumbnail to appear, so don't despair. It will appear eventually. You might need to "refresh".
4. Obviously, I 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 me separately if you need to.
This giveaway ends one week from today. Winner of the needle nanny will be announced on Saturday, June 8, 2013! We will ship anywhere in the universe, so international and interplanetary participants are always welcome!