Friday 21 December 2012

2013 – “the Year of the Finished Project” UFO Challenge

As you may know, I have decided that 2013 will be the Year of the Finished Project.

I even had some fun creating a button and writing some html code for it (thanks to Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts for the great tutorials).
Never Too Hot To Stitch!
The butterflies are a reminder that some things can, and should, be transformed!

My plan is to finish two projects for every new project started.

I am going to set up a linky party on the first Thursday of the month for anyone who wants to join me.

The only rule is that you must finish at least one UFO or WIP before you start a new project! Don’t worry, I’m not going to haunt your blog to see if you are following the rules. Winking smile

The party is open to any form of stitching: knitting, crochet, quilting, sewing, dress-making, embroidery, applique, cross-stitch, etc.

Participation is simple:
  • On the first Thursday of the month, nominate a project (or projects) that you are going to concentrate on and see finished. Tell us a little about the project/s, where you’re up to, why it stalled, etc.
  • In the same post, give us a progress report on the project/s you undertook in the previous month/s.
  • Include the button above on each post. The code is under the tab “2013 – The Year of the Finished Project” at the top of my blog.
  • Link back to this blog with the URL of your blog post, not your full blog. People want to read about progress, not spend time searching for the relevant post.
  • Read and comment on some other blogs that link to this party!
  • You don’t have to get your project/s finished in one month, some bigger projects take longer, and sometimes life just interferes with our stitching!
  • You can finish one project in one craft and start another in a different craft if you wish. For example, you may finish a cross stitch and start a quilted table runner.
I've never hosted a linky party before so if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to suggest or ask. Please make sure you leave a contact email address so I can get back to you!


  1. Glad you decided to go ahead with your challenge. Since I'm doing Barbara's NewFO project, I can't do this one and follow the rules of finishing a project before I start a new one. If you don't look too hard, mabye I can slip a few posts in here and there.

  2. I have been very good I finished all but one of my projects this year :)

  3. I have tried this before and failed spectacularly! I wish you much more success than me (I am sure you will follow through!)

  4. Exciting.....I like the way you are thinking. It starts with a decision. In 2000, I was overwhelmed with the UFOs....some I trashed, others, I gave away and about 15 of them I finished up in one year. And that got them under control. So yes, I will post your new button and will be glad to sneak in some finishes along with my new FO, too.

  5. Wow, I am so glad I found this. I am still picking my word for the year of 2013 and was thinking it should be something relating to completion.

    2012's word is STRETCH and I tried all new sewing patterns, tools, techniques, fabric, colors....but kinda feel like I didnt finish much

  6. You did a great job on the button, it looks great! A fabulous idea with the linky party. Looking forward to seeing how that goes, sounds very interesting and exciting.

  7. I don't have too many UFO's left. I've caught up last year and worked really hard not to go back again this year. I will link a few remaining things though.

  8. What a great idea! Although I would need not so much finishing the projects, but using the stash (yarn, material, etc) before I buy more! I'm such a bower bird and love nice colorful things! :-). I'm looking forward to following your progress.

  9. I tried to leave a comment from my Kindle so it didn't work as expected, I see. Yes, I will give it a go-if a bit late in the first installment! Will be fun to see how it all progresses!

  10. I'm a new follower who has lots of UFOs to finish in 2013... I've added your button to my blog and am looking forward to lots of FINISHES!

  11. I have ufos galore and am going to TRY (I'm trying desperately) to follow along and get some finishes done for posting!

  12. Great idea - I've been trying a one-for-one UFO-for-NewFO, but 2-for-one is even better! And I can include my knitting UFO's as well - I'm in!


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