Monday, 10 January 2022

Link-up For Fully Finished Gallery SAL - January 2022

Hello all!

It's the 10th of the month so time for another Fully Finished Gallery SAL, the place to show your FFOing achievements since your last link-up.

And here's the new logo for 2022 if you want to grab it.

The link-up for this SAL opens on the 10th of each month and stays open for 10 days so you can join in whenever you're ready.

But before delving into this month's FFOs, let's take a look back at 2021.

In 2021, 303 FFOs were submitted by 18 different bloggers - lower than the 389 and 394 FFOs submitted in the previous two years, but that's not surprising given fewer participants and the fact those Boxes/Drawers/Cupboards Of Shame must be a little emptier by now! Thank you all so much for continuing to contribute. There's been over 1000 FFOs in the last three years, and that's quite astonishing, especially when my initial hope was for 100 per year!

For those who like statistics, here's how many participated and how many entries were received each month during 2021:

There's an obvious peak at the beginning of the year, after which it's relatively steady. January definitely stands out again; in fact 20% of the total for the year were submitted in January alone (and, personally, 50% of my own 34 FFOs!)

This FFG SAL isn't competitive, but I do have to shout-out to:

* Leonore and Suzanne who linked up with FFOs every month.
* Suzanne who submitted the most FFOs during the year with 56.
* Sarah who submitted the most entries in one month with 14 in January.
* and Jo, who although had no FFO in December, did link up every month, and with a very useful December round-up of her FFOing achievements for the year.

And to everyone who participated -a big THANK YOU!

Now let's see what 2022 brings, starting with my contribution for January.

I'm going to start off this year with one of my top ten finishes, Parrot On Parade by Bothy Threads which was finished, believe it or not, back in April 2019! Mr Scruffy was easy to frame as I knew straight away I wanted just a simple red frame to match his feathers. And had just what I wanted in 13mm red stain. Less is more again:

Second is a little ornie. This was last September's Smalls SAL piece, Green Patchwork Hootie, and has been finished in my usual style with coordinating fabric and barley twist cord:

Just two for me this month, now it's over to you.

Please link-up using the URL of your FFG SAL post and not the home page of your blog, adding a thumbnail of a finish and either your name or your blog name as the caption. The link-up will remain open for 10 days, closing at 6am UK time on 20th January.

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And please don't forget to follow other links and support fellow fully-finish-offers!

Next month's post will go live on 10th February at 6am UK time. Hope to see you there!

Take care,
Rachel x


Clare-Aimetu said...

Thank you Rachel for hosting FFO again this year, it certainly helps my crafting plans. Great statistics, it's always good to look at what we've all done. Your parrot is super and I love your owl, great fabric choice. Wishing you busy needles in 2022.

Rita said...

Hi, thanks for hosting! I hade three finishes in December in three blog posts, sorry I take three places on this link-post!:)

Suzanne H said...

Thanks so much for the shout out. I'm working on my finishes for this month. I still have a few things in my box that I'm just not sure what to do with. Maybe 2022 will give me some inspiration. Lovely framing of your parrot. The red is just perfect. You also have the perfect fabric for that owl. I'm off to see the other link ups. I'll be posting mine as soon as I take the pictures.
Thanks again for hosting!

Cathy said...

thanks for posting the statistics. I'm not surprised that January has the most posts. Both of your FFO's are well done. The fabric for the Hootie is perfect.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for continuing to host this encouraging challenge. My year started out exactly the same as the last two years!
Did I miss a link up last year or did my December post not count because there wasn't anything new that month?
Love the red frame for the parrot.

Katie said...

So glad to see this again. No post from me today but I have added it to my calendar to hopefully check in when I do have extra time to finish something. Love the frame just perfect and adorable pillow finish.

Faith... said...

I have seen so many beautiful finishes from everyone during your SAL! Congrats to them all and here is wishing them all even more finishes in 2022!

Mary's Thread said...

I love that parrot! He's got real personality! And the owl fabric you found to back your green owl with is so perfect. Well done!

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely finishes! I don't think I've managed any yet this year.

Leonore Winterer said...

I fully intend to keep that streak going, and yet I almost messed up in January already! Phew.
Your parrot looks awesome in that frame! Sometime simple really is best.

Ann C. said...

The red frame is a great choice for the scruffy looking parrot.