For those of you who are new to the FAL, it is a place to find motivation and encouragement to complete those unfinished projects that are hanging about becoming UFOs. Every quarter you post a list of projects you hope to finish in the next three months, and then at the end of the quarter, you post a link (from your blog, Flickr or Instagram) of each successful finish from your original list. Each finish is an entry for wonderful prizes from our sponsors.
The FAL has grown and grown since Rhonda - now Rhonda's Ramblings - started it in 2012 in the USA. It moved to Canada in 2013 where Leanne - She Can Quilt - hosted it, then in 2014 it was off to Scotland in the UK where Katy - The Littlest Thistle - was in charge, and in 2015 it moved to New Zealand where Adrianne - On the Windy Side - has been doing the honours. And it really has become too big for just one blogger.
So the 2016 FAL is going global - a community of bloggers across the world will be jointly hosting the FAL. Our hosts will be:
Please link up your Q4 2015 finishes with Adrianne at On the Windy Side, from December 31, 2015 through to January 6, 2016.
And please plan to join the 2016 FAL. The Q1 link for your proposed list of finishes will open on January 7, 2016, on all of the new community hosts.
In the meantime, you can grab the 2016 FAL button and follow along with everyone in the hosting community.
(This will take you to the 2016 FAL page on my blog - if you want it to take you to another host's blog then please alter the code! I use http://www.mycoolrealm.com/sandbox/gbgen/)
For 2016, please use the hashtag #2016FAL on Instagram and other social media and follow the FAL IG account @finishalong. (I'm not on Instagram but am on Twitter (@Archiewonderdog), feel free to tweet me!) There's also a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/
Archie is also looking forward to being a host but what he's looking forward to even more is being able to eat his hedgehog! The vets' receptionist gave him it as a Christmas present but he isn't supposed to eat anything other than his special food, so every few days I'm using secateurs (the only thing strong enough!) to cut off a little bit. He's being very patient but after this photo was taken and the hedgehog was back in his hidey hole, Archie searched the downstairs of the house for him! (He didn't find him...)
|So far I've had two feet and a leg - when do I get to eat his head?!|
Don't forget to link up your Q4 2015 FAL finishes with Adrianne between 31st December 2015 and 6th January 2016!