Friday, November 02, 2012

finish it up Friday, 11/2/12

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
Somehow I managed to finish up a few thread catchers amid my uber crazy week. (I'm not quite sure how, but I'm glad I did.) They will be going to my retreat attendees next week. I love making these! Because I know someone will ask, I am planning on writing up a pattern for these at some point....after life settles down just a bit. (I can't wait.)

This has nothing to do with finish it up Friday, but today is my 6 year blog anniversary. SIX! I can hardly believe it. I've been thinking about it a lot and got mixed feelings about it. I did some reading back in my archives this week. Do you ever do that? Doesn't it feel kind of weird? I've got lots of  thoughts on this subject, but I'll save the rest of my introspection for another day.

Do you have a finish it share? If you do, please link up. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

51 comments:

Megan said...

Super cute thread catchers! I'll look forward to the pattern! Have a good weekend!

Rachel said...

Adorable!

tara said...

The little bins are so cute. A great gift idea too.

The Mayo Family said...

Awe! Is that the sweet lil-pin cushion I see...
Amanda, did I miss any post on those as to after you'd made them? Size etc...love those! :)
Love your daughter's room as well!
Thanks & blessings~
Lori

Angie said...

Congratulations to you on your 6 years' blogaversary---and congratulations to US as we have had 6 wonderful years with you. :) Love your threadcatchers.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love love LOVE the two thread catchers I have from you. One on my sewing table, one on my ironing board.

I just read a couple of my archives this week. It IS kinda weird. I'll be looking forward to your thoughts. And congratulations on six years. Lots of wonderful reading (and inspiration!)here on your blog.

Cheerful Homemaker said...

Happy blog-a-versary! Mine will be 5 this month.

I l-o-v-e your thread catchers! Mine gets a lot of use and quickly fills up. :)

beth said...

Mmm...love those little thread catchers.

Carla said...

oh how I would love to attend your retreat. Maybe next time. Those thread catchers are adorable. Congrats on 6 years!

Palak said...

Congratulations! I love reading through the archives of my blog. With two kids, I can't remember what I did this morning, much less last night-- so it's great go back and give myself a mental pat on the back.

Glinda ♥ said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, I'm just a novice with just under a year blogging ... thank you for inspiring me throughout this time and for sharing your lovely work :)

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Gorgeous little baskets!

Terriaw said...

I adore your little thread baskets! Such fun fabric combinations. They are the handiest things to have around, and make such fabulous gifts.

Happy anniversary to your blog! I think I'm going on five years. I will probably get a little emotional if I look back. What an amazing history we have in our blogs! Happy Friday to you.

Beth said...

Happy Anniversary! Those thread catchers are adorable!

Terri said...

Cute thread catchers! and Happy Blogoversary!
Hugs

Carmen said...

Happy Blogiversary! Looking forward to seeing you next week! :)

Chartreuse Moose said...

Happy anniversary! May the next six be even more fun! Lucky attendees of the retreat, those thread catchers are charming!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Six years!! Wow! Yes I do sometimes go back and read some of my old posts. Mine is coming up to 4 years. Unbelievable!

Cathy Tomm said...

Wow 6 years. Cute thread catchers.

Sarah Craig said...

Those are just adorable, Amanda Jean!! And congratulations on six years!! I'm so glad you blog - I learn so much from you and am always inspired!!

Jenny said...

Congratulations!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

I just love those baskets! Cute fabrics! I linked up...whoo hoo squeezed in a finish! :-D

Needle little Balance said...

Congrats on your anniversery and those cute baskets! Isn´t it neat to have a documentation of all your creative things you´ve made/sewn/created over the years? That´s why I started blogging...

Karen said...

I love the thread catchers. I have made other thread catchers but these are adorable. I look forward to the pattern.

katie z. said...

Happy blog-iversary!

Thanks for hosting every week. Wanting to have something to link-up keeps my blog from going quiet!

thisyearsdozen said...

Love your baskets. Such pretty fabric. Love the hand stitching around the rim.

Schulz Family said...

Congrats on the anniversary. The we thread catchers are cute. Cheers Karen

Bridgidk said...

I love your thread catchers. I cant wait for the pattern. I already have some fabrics lined up and ready to go.

LimeRiot said...

Happy blog'iversary!! These catches are great and a good project for smaller fabric scraps. I'll be watching for the tute :). Thank you!

Valerie said...

6 years is wonderful, congrats!

I look back over my old blog entries from time to time. Sometimes I cringe but mostly I feel good that I have a record of the day to day stuff that I wouldn't likely remember this many years later. Blogging is a gift to your future self. (And to us, your readers :) )

Angela Nash said...

Happy 6th anniversary! That's a very cute collection of thread catchers.

Suzanne said...

Amidst all of the moving, you have retreat? Oh my Nellie! I want some of the crack energy that is sustaining you.

I'm celebrating your sixth anniversary with lots of joy in my heart. You are awesome.

Mama Pea said...

Oh, how I wish I was attending your retreat. I could use it right now! ;-) our thread catchers are wonderful! Happy anniversary!

supermomnocape said...

Those thread catchers are so cute.
And thanks for hosting the finish it up Friday link party again. I love checking out the other blogs to see what everyone's been working on and has finished.

Happy Blog Anniversary!

Tamie said...

Wow! Congratulations on six years.

bloominworkshop said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! Time sure does fly. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.

Tara said...

Happy anniversary! I'm partial to how you celebrated! Cannot wait to give you a great big hug on Thursday!

Lori said...

so cute! Congrats! and enjoy your retreat!

:) L

lindag1947 said...

Been waiting for pattern. Happy blog anniversary. Linda gerig

Rene' said...

Congratulations on your sixth anniversary!! Whoo hooo!! Looking forward to the release of your thread catcher pattern. Love the one you made for me.

kitty said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary!! I hope you'll let us enjoy reading you and being inspired by you for many more years to come!!
Love your cute little thread catchers!

Karen Sue said...

yes, please do write something up! I do a scrap and sew weekend twice a year and try to have goodies for each of my girls at each get together and have it be something useful...who needs more clutter!?!?!

sewfrench.com said...

Ha! I have one of those and use it every day! My husband says thank you very much!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Parabéns e descanse um pouco,estou tendo noticias suas ,está trabalhando bastante.Seja feliz.

Unknown said...

Nice post, the best. thank you.

Glynis said...

Congratulations, and thank you - both to you for your sweet generosity, and to your marvelous husband and children who make your blog anniversary possible! They must ROCK!!

Jennifer said...

Your book looks wonderful!

Mystica said...

So pretty.

Sarah said...

Amanda - just wanted to tell you what a big fan I am . I enjoy reading your blog!

Jennyroo said...

V&Co sent us over to say hello. But I'm here all the time, anyway!

Jennifer Colebrook said...

I found your thread catchers when I was looking on Peas in a Pods website, and fell in love with them. I came directly to your website and found your tutorials and cannot wait to try them. I was sad to see that you have not posted one for this amazing project (understanding that you are very busy)Will you be posting a tutorial anytime soon?
Thank you for all your time and ideas!!