Monday, November 28, 2016

Let's Book It - November 2016

Dust Off Those Books
I so want to thank all you wonderful quilters who participated over the years with Let's Book It, but all things come into a cycle and it is time to retire this project.  It has certainly helped me in taking a look at those books I just had to have, add some new ones to expand my techniques/skills, read thru all those saved files (cleaned some them out - never will do), and condensed printed files from three note books down to just one.

Not every month over the years was successful, I had a few projects that defeated me.  We do run into those and just cannot beat ourselves up over that - move on.  And Let's Book It was not about finishes, but starts (and those resources) - most of mine were finishes yet a few need finishing.

    

Perfect example was this month's project.  Life made some changes in my plans.  We don't beat ourselves up - we move on.  This certainly will  be a project that I can grab some bits of time with during December (snow is on it's way again).

So I have two pins and two charms left for the year - two winners will be pulled as a final farewell:


I just love these 'bug' road trip charm holders.  The last charms are a bit different - one is a FMQ feather and the other is one of those fun tomato/strawberry pin cushions (still have my grandmother's).  It will be a surprise which one goes where as they are already boxed and waiting for name/address.

Now it is your turn to share: 



12 comments:

  1. Thanks so much Sharon for making this happen. I have had a lot of fun with it.

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  2. I've always found so much inspiration via this event, that I know it will be missed by many. Thank you for coordinating it and helping to make our world of quilting so wonderful.

    QuiltShopGal
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  3. I have always wanted to get in on this. . . but I just did not get to it.

    I have loved seeing what others did and got a lot of inspiration from it.

    Looking forward to seeing more of what you do from now on.

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  4. I'm gonna miss Let's Book It...a great idea. It occurs to me that I can still pull books off my bookshelf even without the motivator, and I just might do that. It was a good run, and I've ended up with a lot of projects that I love as a result.

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  5. This is a little bittersweet, I've loved joining in every month but I know it's time. Next genius idea you come up with count me in. Thanks Sharon :)

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  6. Thanks Sharon! I've enjoyed joining in on this for over a year. Only missed a couple months here and there, so that's a lot of projects making use of those books and magazines!

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  7. So sorry to see this end! You inspired so many to pull out those books and patterns and put them to use. A great idea and you've been a great host!

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  8. so many times we cant see the forest for the trees. if we take the time to look (on our shelf) we find the pattern or inspiration for the next project is in front of us. this was a great inspiration to get books and patterns used instead of collecting dust. You inspire me to branch out and try new things and also to Keep it simple silly sometimes. thanks for a great idea.

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  9. Sorry to see this linky end - it was a great idea and I've got a few quilts today that I wouldn't have started but for it. I wish I had been able to join in every month. Thanks for all you do to promote the love of quilting in the blogging community Sharon!!!

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  10. Thanks for all the fun. I really enjoyed the challenge. It's been cool to see all the projects from everyone else's books.

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  11. I haven't joined in very often but it has been fun when I have. It's also been fun to see other people's projects. Thanks for running Let's book it.

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  12. I remember back when you first came up with this idea. I joined in with the first few months, but then my mom passed and life became very different for so long that I'm still "recovering". And while I didn't participate as much as I had intended, I enjoyed seeing what you and others worked on, and when I'm back "with it" I can still go to those books on the shelf and make an effort to start (& finish) one or two. Thank you for hostessing this for these past few years. Blessings to you.

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