Wednesday, December 25, 2013

December: A Lovely Year of Finishes ~ Finishes Party

Yeah we are at the end of December!

This is the last ALYoF link up for this year, and wow it's been a lovely year of finishes!

And you saw that Melissa and I are doing this again. . . right?  If not go see my post here.


What a fantastic month.  I've been busy as I predicted.  I haven't been able to touch my goal - yet.  That's what the last minute is for...right?

I was able to accomplish croissants - wow they are YUMMY

The most complicated thing I have ever baked. Christmas croissants for the fam. Lots of learning on this one!   Merry Christmas

Thanks to a craftsy class called Classic Croissants at Home 
I must have watched this at least 8 times before attempting this.  I made a few mistakes but wowza.

You'll see this being reviewed next year. . can you guess how much I liked this class?

We'll back to ALYoF...

Did you finish your December goal?

Add your blog post or flickr photo (with appropriate descriptions) to the linky party below.
Please grab a button or link back to Melissa  and I so other people can join in the fun!

To make it easy for us please add a note of your goal post or photo.

 **Please note, the linky party is the same here and over at Melissa , so there is no need to enter twice **

 For those unsure of how to link up go check out our Q&A Page for A Lovely Year of Finishes – there are instructions on how to link up from a blog and from Flickr.

Grab a button from my sidebar and spread the LOVE!
Oh yeah and there are prizes this month (as always!), here is what our fantastic sponsors are offering.

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December Prizes Include:

1, 2,3, & 4.
 3 Thread Packs  and one special thread pack from Aurifil Threads

5. Choice of $15 or 2 charm packs from Stitch n’ Giggles

6. A Paper Piecing Kit from Paper Pieces

7. A Fat Quarter Bundle from Moda United Notions

8,9. TWO winners each getting to choose one pdf pattern
from Sew BitterSweet Designs
($10 value)

10. Quilting Patterns designed by Quilting Lodge

Make sure to go visit 2 other people who have linked up before you so that we can cheer each other on!


January 1-7 Melissa and I will be holding the 2013 year in review party with additional prizes, for those that finished 6 or more months worth of your goals.


And we're doing this again. . so be on the look out and join in the fun.  Lots of fantastic sponsors are jumping on.

As a reminder of the fine print: some are affiliate links but the opinions are all my own. 


  1. I am in awe that you made croissants. Since I lived in France (decades ago), I am always in search of an authentic croissant but never imagined I'd succeed in making one.

  2. Well the croissants look amazing anyway! Hope you had a fab day yesterday :o)

  3. The croissants look absolutely yummy! I signed up for the bread making class on Craftsy, but I have yet to attempt making one! :-)

  4. After today's marathon sewing session to finish my Dec goal, I am craving for your fabulous croissants...
    Thanks for hosting all year long! You made me do things I didn't believe I could finish ;-)
    The power of motivation, what can I say.
    Off to sign up for 2014 and get your batch on my blog. Happy New Year!

  5. I totally failed this month! Oh well!


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