Tuesday, June 12, 2012

WIP Wednesday: School's Out!

Today I feel like a kid who can't pay attention on her last day of school, because she's daydreaming about summer vacation. Why? Because today is my last WIP Wednesday until September!

That's right: I've decided to take a vacation from Work-In-Progress Wednesday. I've been doing this linky for more than a year and a half now. It's a huge part of my blog—people tell me it motivates them to make progress on their unfinished projects, and I love that to pieces. But writing about my WIPs week in and week out gets a little old sometimes. And what better time to take a break than summer?

But no worries, I'm not leaving you hanging! I would hate for WIP Wednesday to go away entirely, even temporarily. So I've lined up a fabulous slate of guest bloggers who will be here at Freshly Pieced, posting about their own WIPs and hosting the linky, every Wednesday. Not only will I get a little WIP vacation (a VIP—vacation-in-progress?), but you'll get to see some different projects and maybe even meet a few new bloggers you'll love as much as I do! And I'm certainly not going away entirely—you're still stuck with my usual ramblings every other day of the week. : )

Here's this summer's WIP Wednesday Guest Blogger schedule, so you can see who's going to be the hostess with the mostest each week.

June 20 - Amy from Sukie - Don't You Know Who I Am?
June 27 - Felicity from Felicity Quilts
July 4 - Jessica from SewCraftyJess
July 11 - Kati from From the Blue Chair
July 18 - Taryn from From Pixels to Patchwork
July 25 - Colleen from The Busy Bean
August 1 - Katie from Katie's Korner
August 8 - Bethany from Make Me A Quilt
August 15 - Cindy from Live a Colorful Life
August 22 - Rebecca from Pieces and Cream
August 29 - Michelle from City House Studio
September 5 - Emily from Mommy's Nap Time
September 12 - I'm back!

So keep those WIPs coming! And while you're at it, go ahead and link up this week's. Here are the rules:

1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP)
2. Somewhere in your post, link back here to my blog. (Or grab my WIP Wednesday button for your sidebar.)
3. Comment on at least a few of the other links—because what fun is a linky party without comments?

Have a wonderful week! (P.S. - don't forget to enter my Art Gallery Fabrics giveaway and check out my Ruffled Zipper Pouch tutorial! Click here!)


  1. Have a wonderful break from WIP Wednesday. Look forward to seeing you back here full of inspiration and enthusiasm in September.

  2. Have a great summer break!

  3. Nice you get a break. Thanks for finding a way to keep w.i.p. Wednesday going!

  4. Enjoy the break, and like Debbie, I want to thank you for keeping it going! I have missed posting 2 times since the beginning of the year, and I know if there's no link-up, I'll miss a bunch more! :)

  5. Almost had a heart attack - finally have set up my quilt blog and could join in and for a second I thought you were stopping! So selfish, aren't I! Enjoy your break! Thankyou for finding a way to continue for me ;)

  6. Enjoy your break! Thanks for keeping WiP Wednesday going - it's definitely a great motivator! :)

  7. Even though I don't join in every week, I love you WIP Wednesdays! You deserve a break...doesn't everyone? Look forward to seeing you all fresh and raring to go. Have a wonderful break.

  8. Have a wonderful vacation! I am looking forward to your guest blogger, what a great idea! I've only been doing WiP Wednesdays for three weeks so am still waiting for big push of motivation and the pile of finishes to start, but I get a thrill every time I share my post.

  9. What an exciting list of guest bloggers you've lined up. Have a great holiday and thanks for hosting this linkup.

  10. Enjoy that vacation! Great idea to keep W.i.P. Wednesday going with guest bloggers. Thanks so much.

  11. Have a lovely break! I don't always manage to link up but, as others have said, WIP is a great linky party and it's great it'll carry on through the summer :)

  12. Thanks for arranging to keep it going while you take a (deserved!) break! Like many others, having a place to show off the "in-progress" point is great motivation for me!

  13. Enjoy your VIP... and I'm glad to see you're still thinking of us with your guest hosts! Should be a lot of fun!

  14. Great idea, Lee. Enjoy your VIP!

  15. Summer break sounds like the perfect idea-- hopefully this will help with your commitment issues (ha-- overcommitment, of course :)

  16. We'll miss you!! Have a great summer!!

  17. Thanks for taking care of us with guest bloggers during your break! I am excited to see what they have to share, and get to know some other bloggers in the quilting community better, since I am so new, myself :)

  18. I wondered when the weekly grind was going to trigger a bit of a break. Thanks for all the hosting you've done this past year and half. I noticed that another blogger or two have taken breaks from their weekly linky party as well. Enjoy the break, enjoy your summer. I'm sure you cooking up some enjoyable things to do!

    Elizabeth E.

  19. I'm thrilled to be participating in WIP Wednesday - it's one of my favourite linkies.

  20. Have a good summer off...and thanks for getting others to host it while you are on your VIP.
    I do look forward each week to doing my own post and visiting lots of others to see what they are up to.
    School got out a few weeks ago here. I thought "oh yeah" more time for sewing. However, it seems I have less time now--go figure.
    I have it in my mind to at least work on my sewing a minimum of 15 minutes for day. Surely I can at least get in that amount of time to keep making progress!

  21. I just joined a couple of weeks ago, so thanks for your great blogs and for WIP Weds, and enjoy your vacation! Lily.

  22. You gave me a fright...WIP Wednesday is the only way I have ANY accountability ;). But A MUCH DESERVED break! How clever of you to have guests! My boys have been out for two weeks and it has drastically affected my progress! Enjoy!!!!

  23. I think that's such a great idea to take a break and have guest bloggers! I love finding new blogs to inspire me and it should be interesting to read other people's posts. Thanks for not leaving me hanging! Sometimes WiP Wednesday is my only post of the week, with four munchkins and a new blog it can it hard otherwise.

  24. Yay, I'm excited for my WIP takeover! :)

  25. I hope you have a magical summer! Rock on with your VIP!


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