Monday, January 4

Three New Linky Parties!

There's a new sheriff in town and ... well no, not really, but there are three new linky parties in Quilty Blogland that I think you all will enjoy.  I'll start with Heidi's, since it is somewhat time sensitive.  

One Monthly Goal

My talented friend Heidi, of Red Letter Quilts, was left feeling bereft when ALYoF (A Lovely Year of Finishes) ended.  But she didn't stay sad for too long, because inspiration struck!  

Heidi is kicking off a new linky party this week, called One Monthly Goal.  Its aim is that people can set one quilt related goal at the start of each month, share it in the linky party during the first week of the month and cheer each other on.  Then, during the last week of the month, return and share their accomplished goal. To top it off, Heidi is going to offer a chance to win a prize each month for those who link up both times.  Doesn't that sound exciting and imminently do-able?   I hope you hop over to Red Letter Quilts and join in the fun!


This month is chock full of nuts eventful happenings for my family, with much activity centering around the arrival of our first grandchild, a baby girl named Eden.  Our daughter Kaitie is ready to deliver any day now!  Watching her tummy is like watching a large cat in a small bag! 

My one monthly goal should therefore be baby related, but I have something I need to take care of before I can do any more quilting.  My sewing area is a completely discombobulated wreck.  I'll just show you one corner of the room, because if anything expresses what I've done, this does:

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

...and yes, the whole room is like this.  So this is my goal for January - to make a place for everything, to put things away neatly, and to destash, sell, or give away things that I no longer think I will use.  I normally spend way too much time hopping around blogland, but this week I am going to buckle down and get 'er done!   Hopefully, starting the year off well organized will make a big difference in my ability to accomplish other goals. 

And speaking of conquering messes and getting organized...


The Year of the Stash 2016

If you have some ideas of how you want to manage your hoarding stash this year, or need a little inspiration, you will love checking out the amazing Jen's very practical The Year of the Stash Manifesto and Linky at a Quarter Inch From the Edge.  Write your own stash manifesto and share it with everyone!   


Fabric, Thread and Yarn

The other new linky party I'd like to tell you about is being hosted by my charming friend France, of inspiration  imagination  creation.  She has started a linky party called Fabric, Thread and Yarn.  

So many of you love to do many kinds of needle arts, not just quilting.  I see beautiful creations in stitchery, knitting, and crocheting all the time while visiting around blogland.  So this linky party ought to knock your socks off!  Or on.  :)

France's party runs Thursdays through Sundays and you can even link up old posts!  Don't you just love when you can do that?    


I hope you all are having a beautiful start to the New Year!
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