November YOTA

Sadly, I haven’t touched my YOTA project in a while.


Two months to be exact.  It remains the same as I left it in September.

I feel guilty for not stitching on it but I just have no motivation to pull it out and work on it.  Maybe if I leave it alone for a little while longer, I can come back to it some time next year with renewed ambition.  But for now, I think I have given up on it and it will remain a WIP.


October YOTA

Sadly, no progress has been made on The Legend Of The Dogwood Tree.


This is where I left it last month and this is where it remians today.

I have been stitching, just not on this.  I

 have some Christmas things I have been concentrating on and that means this project has fallen by the wayside.

I would say that maybe next month would be better, but who am I kidding – the closer Christmas gets the less I will be working on anything.

September YOTA

August did not bring much stitching on The Legend Of The Dogwood Tree.  I started a branch down in the corner and stitched a little white in the middle of a petal.  I also got in some backstitching on petal.  I know it’s not much progress, but it has been hard for me to stay motivated to stitch on this project for a multitude of reasons.




August YOTA Update

It’s time for YOTA again!  Well, YOTA time has actually come and gone, but I have a really good excuse for being late!  I was on a roll this weekend and didn’t want to stop stitching to post!  Unlike in months past, I pulled out my TLOTDT project several days before the post deadline of Saturday.  I was determined to stitch more than just a few hours on this project this month!

This is what I started with from last month.1436067257493

And this was my progress after a few days of stitching this month.


It doesn’t look like much because most of the stitching was done in the white petals, but there is some tan back-stitching in there also.   I did get to move on to one of the leaves and was super excited to stitch with something other than white or cream!

And then I realized something.  I stitched the green incorrectly!!!!  UGH!!!  I accidentally stitched it using two threads instead of three!!!!  Frogging time!  (You can see my frogged threads in the pic below.)  After ripping out my progress in the leaf and re-stitching using the correct number of threads, this is what it looks like now.


I finished the rest of the leaf and did a little more back-stitching in the petals.

I am super proud of my progress considering my stitching on this project has been pitiful these last few months!  This is not a project I usually enjoy stitching, but it was a pleasure seeing progress this weekend.






It’s time for this month’s YOTA post.

I have continued to work on The Legend of the Dogwood Tree project.  I didn’t get very much done, but some progress was made.


I got some stitches in two of the leaves of the bottom flower.  I know it pretty much looks the same as last month, but I promise there are some new stitches in there!

I was hoping to get more accomplished this month as my progress on this piece has been dismal.  Although I am not fond of the fabric or stitching with three threads, I am beginning to like the project a bit more.  Maybe I can be motivated to work a little harder on this one.

Happy 4th of July!


It’s time for my YOTA post, and this month I actually have progress to report! I am super excited about it because I have been slacking the last couple months on my YOTA projects.

I have been working on The Legend of the Doogwod Tree the last few days. It is not a lot of progress but I am happy to see the stitches.


I managed to get some stitches in on the flowers and some backstitching.  This piece is difficult to stitch because there are A LOT of color changes and some colors only have 1 or 2 stitches.  It makes for slow going.  But I really like the subject matter and look forward to see it hanging on my wall (in about 10 years).

Until next time.



I must hang my head in shame.  I have not stitched one stitch in Home Sweet Home.  NOT.  ONE.  STITCH.  I didn’t even pull it out of my Box O’ Projects to look at it.


This is where I left off last month and remain this month.  I have just not been motivated to stitch on this project at all.  Terrible, isn’t it?!

I am going to switch gears and go back to The Legend of the Dogwood Tree.  Maybe I will have better luck with the motivation factor.

But, to be fair, it’s not like I haven’t been doing any stitching.  I have been stitching on other projects like this one and this one – just not HSH.

Until next month!

April YOTA

It’s YOTA time again!  What the heck is YOTA, you ask?  Find out here.

I did VERY LITTLE stitching on my Home Sweet Home project during March.  I just wanted to stitch on ANYTHING but this!  I think it is because I actually have to think about this chart as I am stitching because I have to alter the vines in the pattern.  Usually stitching is mindless work simply following the pattern, but with this one I have to use brain power – NOT what I want to do after a full day of work.

But, I did rally at the very end (today) and started stitching on it.  I did make a very teeny tiny eensy weensy bit of progress.  About 50 stitches.

Here are my before and after shots.

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It may be slow going, but progress is progress.  Since I didn’t get much accomplished on this piece I think I will continue with this project through April.

See ya next month!