9/30/14

September NewFO Linky Party and Giveaway

2014 NewFO Challenge

Good morning, my friends! It's time for the first NewFO Linky Party of fall. I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to some cooler, wetter weather because that can only mean one thing: more time for sewing! Am I right about that? Well...only for us Northern Hemisphere people, but you Southern Hemisphere people have had your turn. 

Okay, then. It's time to show off your new stuff from September, finished or not. This month, being back-to-school month, we're playing for the schoolhouse quilt block lapel pin. Everyone who links up with a newly started project has a chance to win. No finishes required!


And since I was traveling for almost the entire month, I've had to reach a little for my NewFO...but then, it's my party, so I can't come unprepared, now can I?

Remember when I made up a new stitchery before I left for this little quilt?


In a panic for something to show, I actually started it!


And then, I put it aside because I'm still working on my quilting snowlady. And I have a few other NewFO's from previous months like that. It's not cheating...we're just having fun here.

So now I'm ready to see your newly-begun projects for September. Here are my simple and friendly rules. (Yeah, rules, baby.)

1.  Please link-up with your newly started projects from September, 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. Links to entire blogs will be edited.  Links provided for the sole purpose of promoting other events or shopping experiences will be deleted without apology. Please do not link to your Etsy shops or other giveaways and/or promotions you have going on your own blog. To be clear, it is okay to link to other events, but I want to see your NewFO's as a part of your post. 

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.  Please 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.

I'll leave this linky party open until one minute before midnight on Monday, October 6, 2014. Winner of the Schoolhouse lapel pin will be announced on Tuesday, October 7, 2014!  We will ship anywhere in the known Universe, so everyone is welcome! 

Let's party!


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15 comments from clever and witty friends:

gpc said...

I actually got things done this month -- see what happens when you stay home?!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

I love that embroidery. It's going to be great when you get it done.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You were traveling - no need to worry about projects, but time to breath.

Teresa in Music City said...

That's a wonderful stitchery pattern!!! I'll enjoy seeing you bring it to life.

Marei said...

Well I've played with Mr. Linky twice...hopefully I actually uploaded something :) Lots of rain here the past few days but instead of sewing/quilting I've been eating. OY!

Heidi said...

hehe, I cant believe you were able to set that aside without finishing even one letter!
I just linked my newbie, thank you fo rthe monthly enableableating.

Cath said...

I haven't blogged for about a month but I just couldn't miss out on NewFO.....oh no! Thanks for getting me back on the bandwagon!

Muv said...

Hello Barbara,

Great start! You are about ten minutes' work ahead of me. Full permission to stretch the rules this month on the definition of "start." It's my brother's fault - he dragged me off to Spain.

Love, Muv

Mary said...

I love coming over to see what everyone started this past month. Thanks for the link up!

Celine said...

I love your embroidery. It's a beautiful pattern

quiltzyx said...

Gone for days & days & days & still you have a NewFO to show! Me, not so much. I did sew a few neck coolers, but off they went with nary a photo taken...oh! Wait! I do have some half-done ones. Quick! I must take a picture so that I can join in!!

Kate said...

Being on the road most of the month, you did great to find something to start.

Not many starts for me this year, I need a few finishes. The NewFO challenge from last year was way too successful for me!

Cathy W said...

Your Powerful 'Woman with a Sewing Machine' is precious! I'd love to stitch one myself -- is it your original pattern? It is a lovely one.

Nita said...

Linking up! ...or trying to, anyway. Having a bit of a problem...

Brown Family said...

I am getting better at linking up!