Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Thank you!

Hello everyone!

I won't do this every month but, with the link-up now closed, I just wanted to say a big...

Thank you lettering made with 3d colorful letters isolated on white background, vector.

... to everyone who linked-up to the first FFG SAL.

Including myself, 22 participants submitted 70 FFOs this month - 12 of those by a single stitcher!

Now, it can't be said for certain how many of the total would have been FFO'd anyway, but that doesn't matter - 70 is W-A-Y more than I had hoped for and reflects the time and effort you all put in to turn those wonderful UFOs into even more wonderful FFOs. I am one happy bunny and I hope you are also proud for having contributed to such a successful start to this SAL. Pats on the back all round!

If you haven't had a chance to look at some of the other participants, please do so. There are some wonderful finishing techniques from which you might be able to pick up an idea or two or more; I've put at least five on my list of new things to try!

I'd like to also thank you for the introductions and links you gave this SAL. Hopefully word will spread and more people will be encouraged to come on board over the coming months and start emptying their drawers!

I hope I've replied to everybody. If you are a no-reply blogger I have left replies on the post itself (please please please consider changing your settings to accept replies as it is a little frustrating not being able to respond personally).

Here's to the rest of 2019 then... with absolutely no pressure to keep up the good work!

Happy FFO'ing!
Rachel x


Aurelia Eglantine said...

Wow! What a successful first month, Congratulations! This is really a wonderful idea for a SAL and I'm sure it will only take off as word spreads. Unfortunately, I didn't make it this month but I'm hoping to jump in sometime in the future :)

Katie said...

I knew it would be a success. Wow 70 FFOs!! We needed this SAL. Thanks for being a wonderful host!!

Cathy said...

Thank you for doing this, Rachel. I learned some new techniques and I am one of those who wouldn't have had an FFO if it hadn't been for this SAL.

Faith... said...

Thanks for the great SAL!

Like others, I loved looking around the blogs (not finished yet) and saw so many different techniques that I want to try out on my pieces. Now I just need to get busy! :)

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Oh My Gosh that is sooooo GREAT! I did go and have a look and I did learn some new ideas so this SAL is super great on so many levels!

Leonore Winterer said...

It's awesome how this took off in just the first month! I'm very much looking forward to February :)