Friday, October 28, 2011

TGIFF! Party Here Today!

Hi all, looks like we're having some logistical issues today so we're going to do the linky party here this week. Sorry about this!

Have a great Friday, everyone! 'Cause it's Friday! :)

Life Under Quilts TGIFF

It's Friday again! Well it is Down Under and I know the rest of you will catch up soon! It's a beautiful spring day in Perth and I DON'T HAVE TO GO TO WORK!!!! Our state capital is hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which means the Queen is here and a large assortment of other dignitaries so we have the day off work.

Jess of Life Under Quilts is hosting today, so hop over and have a look. If you link up, please add the TGIFF button and link so others can go and have a look at Jess's and all the other finishes.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Reflections on TGIFF

A big thank you to Erin for hosting in adversity and to all those who linked up.  :)
M-R and I were a bit disconcerted to see a few other Friday Finish linky parties going on, but thinking about it, there are a couple of things I need to remember.

1) This isn't about having ten thousand followers. TGIFF is for US to make US finish OUR quilts.We blog and quilt for enjoyment but have problems finishing. So it's not about getting a zillion people to link in. I could easily fall into the trap of promoting TGIFF so hard that I spend no time finishing quilts. Right now, I'm thinking "keep this short, you have two weeks until your next host and SOMETHING needs to be finished." The problem for me is choosing which WIP, which is why I need TGIFF!  So here's a sneak peek of what I'm aiming to finish

2) What makes TGIFF different from other linky parties, is that you (yes YOU!) can take a turn at hosting. That means you can give yourself a deadline and got a little pressure to keep to it (so easy to just start a new project instead of finishing an old one). I work better like that. :) I'd feel guilty if I let M-R down. So I will have a finish, I promise. (Fingers crossed!).  And I mean a Stage 3 finish (Stage 1 being top finished, 2 being quilted and 3 being bound, as someone commented on Erin's post). So TGIFF is for you too. :) To get a date, sign up on the hosting page. We have one week free left this year, so if you are way off having a finish but want to have one by the end of the year, that spot is still open. :)

That said, it would be nice to spread the love and find other interesting quilt-netty people, so we encourage anyone who links in with a TGIFF to add the button to their post and a link. Spread the love and spread the word!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!


Thursday, October 20, 2011

Missy Mac hosting...

Erin of Missy Mac Creations is hosting today - if you have a finished project, get your linky in!

If you'd like to host TGIFF, enlist on the hosting page. We are booked out until the last Friday in December, which is a good deadline to work to. There's a chance you may get in earlier if one of us gets stuck without a finish - I'm trying like mad for my monthly turn in two weeks time!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

MissyMac hosting this week!

One more day till I'm home so just a quick shout out to remind you that if you have a finish (sadly I won't having been off on a jolly holiday), Erin at MissyMac Creations is hosting Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday this week!

If you have a finish, grab the button, link up and join the fun!

Remember, if you want to host, add your site to the linky page "Can I host?" :)

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Introducing TGIFF!

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday is an interquiltinental intercontinental CanAussie (Canadian-Australian) initiative by M-R of QuiltMatters and Laura of Quokka Quilts.

It started off with a challenge to ourselves to finish some of the Works in Progress (WIPs) we were featuring on WIP Wednesday. We decided we needed to WhIP ourselves into shape and at the same time, encourage each other.

Then we thought, why just the two of us? Why not share the love? Why not have a linky party? (You can't have too many linky parties can you?!) We can celebrate the fabulous finishes out there in the blogosphere, check out some new blogs and meet some new folks. Sound like fun? We think so too. It will be like a mini quilt show every week!

Here's How It Will Work:
Laura will host on the first Friday of the month and M-R will host the second. That leaves the third, fourth and sometimes fifth Friday free for someone else to host. You know you want to!

To get us started, Laura will host this Friday’s TGIFF party. Whether you have a finished project to share or not, everyone is welcome! If you do have a finish that you’d like to share, check out Laura’s site on Friday and link up your post. Then grab a beverage (or two – we won’t judge) of your choice, tell your family that you are going to Australia (unless you are from Australia, then tell your family that you are going to Perth…unless you are from Perth, then…oh, you get the idea), tour the other finishes, and spend some time admiring and commenting on the other fabulous finishes. We know that your finish will be the best, but you still need to share the love. It’s what quilters do. :)

M-R will host on October 14th and then we’ll go somewhere else on the 21st – your place perhaps?

If you’d like to host a party, send us an email with a preferred date from the list below. Ideally, you would pick a date to host when you think you’d have a finish to share. You’d also need to add the linky party code to your post, which is very easy to set up and free for your first linky party.

[Edit: Woo hoo! We have hosts lined up for October and November! Thank you Erin, Jessica, Tabatha and Cindy for stepping up. For those of you who would still like to host, there will be opportunities coming up in December.]
We'll use this site as a central spot for people to find out where the next rave party is. So that's it. Get those WIPs out!