Sunday, 8 March 2015

Saturday SAL & YOTA - March

I hope everyone is doing well and managing to get some stitchy time in!  I figured I'd squish 2 SAL updates into 1 post and hopefully save you a little time :)

We'll go with Saturday SAL first, this is the one that is organised by Linda (details on the tab at the top of the page)

7th March 

This is such a fun stitch and I love working on it.  I missed last week as I'm still concerned about getting too far ahead of Linda, who is continuing the challenge for Debbie but it's really hard when I love it so much!

Now for the YOTA SAL organised by Pull The Other Thread:

It's very slow going and if you look REALLY hard, you might spot the bit of stitching I did! I've decided to add another couple of my WIP's that have been unloved for a while to the YOTA SAL so that it gives me a bit of variety.  There's nothing worse than trying to force yourself to work on something you really don't feel like stitching so a little flexibility is not a bad thing.

As some of you may know, very sadly, Neil from Eclectic Bloke Designs passed away after losing his battle with cancer.  I didn't know him personally, however I know that some of you guys did and my thoughts are with his partner, family and friends.

Neil's passing has reminded me that life is too short to worry and stress over my stitching.  I had got myself workd up about the number of WIP;s I had and pushing myself into a rotation to make sure certain projects got stitched.  As stated above, I'm allowing myself much more flexibility, it's a hobby, enjoy it.  Life is precious and the time and energy I spend stressing could be better spent.  I'm aiming to have much more of a "go with the flow" approach and see how I feel!


  1. Great way to view life, I really hope that you find yourself stressing less. As you say, no point stressing over a hobby. Love how you have gotten on with both projects.

  2. Great stitching....they are both looking wonderful!

    So sad to hear about Neil's passing....we really do have to live each day to the fullest.

    Happy stitching.

  3. Great work on your projects =) I really love Clara and I am always happy to see a WIP of her, the colors are just amazing =) Keep up with the good work =)

  4. That's a great philosophy on life. Most of us take life for granted so doing what you enjoy is much better than stressing. Love your progress. :)

  5. Hi Miamina. Wonderful progress on both pieces. Sadly, I haven't touched CCC in several months. Once I get done with this challenge I will get back to my SAL's. Thanks for thinking of me. I miss working on it.
    I hear you about the stress. I'm crocheting an afghan which is an order and I just can't force myself to work on it. Therefore, I'm falling behind with everything. I will get it done eventually.


  6. Oh I absolutely agree with you! This hobby is meant to be for enjoyment, not to add stress to our lives. I was sorry to hear about Neil's passing. Your projects are both beautiful and you will get there in the end!

  7. Great pieces!
    Sorry to hear we have lost another young designer.

    1. Thanks Deb. It is very sad news :(

  8. Love the attitude. I totally agree - I get caught up in all the deadlines and start freaking out, but who cares? Love your progress! :D

  9. Great progress on both pieces. We may not make as much progress as we'd like but any progress is good progress!!!

  10. Every little bit of progress is progress. I have seen Neil's blog, but I didn't know he passed. So sad.

  11. You're making great progress on your pieces.

    I did not know of Neil but I heard about his passing. Far too young.

  12. Great progress on both pieces - a nice variety of style between the two.


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