Thursday, January 7, 2016

Harvest of Love Finish and Update on YOTA

Hey everyone, I hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and that 2016 is off to a great start. We had an unusually busy Christmas and New Year period here but I did manage to squeeze in a little down time with some stitching. I decided I would continue on with Soda Stitch Harvest of Love and so I have my first finish of 2016.

The backstitching on this project was absolute bliss compared to some other projects, it was all straight forward so it took very little time. I was unsure how many strands to use for the backstitching, as it doesn’t specify on the chart, but looking at the picture on the front of the booklet, it looked like the usual 1 strand.

Soda Stitch Cross Stitch Harvest of Love Finish handmade embroidery
Soda Stitch - Harvest of Love Finish
I also decided to leave out the two hearts that are charted in this project.I just didn't think they suited the overall piece

I also want to update you about what I have decided to do regarding YOTA this year. Unfortunately I think it is time to give the YOTA SAL a break for this year, for a number of reasons. However I would like to thank everyone who has participated in this SAL over the last few years. I have had so much fun stitching up those UFOs and managing to get 2 long term projects completed. Who knows maybe it will make a reappearance next year.

Soda Stitch Cross Stitch Harvest of Love Finish handmade embroidery
Soda Stitch - Harvest of Love Finish Close Up
Lastly I want to share with you all a YouTube show that I have been watching while stitching. It’s a board gaming show with Wil Wheaton where he and a number of guests play a particular board game in each episode. All the ones they have featured are not games as many of us would remember from childhood, monopoly, cluedo etc. There seems to have been a revival of board games in recent years with many really fun, challenging and interesting games being created. Since watching this show our collection of games has grown significantly. If you are interested in gaming it is definitely worth checking out.

Has anyone seen episodes of TableTop? Has it led to a game purchase? I would love to know, so leave a comment below.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I do really like how sweet this piece turned out.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Mii. I am so happy that I saw these on your blog as I really did enjoy working on this project.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Cucki. Soda Stitch designs are all really cute, that's why I ended up with so many!

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  4. Congratulations on your finish! It's gorgeous and you seem to have stitched it up in double-quick time. I wonder, are you now going to do another Soda Stitch or something else?? :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. This project did stitch up so quickly, it's part of what made it such a fun piece. I haven't started anything new, but tried to get back to making some progress on Elegance of the Orient.

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  5. Lovely new finish. I'll have to check out that youtube show. It sounds interesting :)

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    1. thanks so much for your comment. It's definitely worth checking out as it allows you to see how a game plays and if you think you would enjoy it.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. This was a joy to stitch.

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  7. Wonderful, sweet finish! And I understand about YOTA. I haven't watched Table Top, but I have friends who do and have purchased games that I've played. :)

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm sorry to have to sideline YOTA this year. I would love to know what games you have tried and if you liked them.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Lesley. Lots of people seem to really like this finish.

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  9. Congrats on the gorgeous finish. I really do need to get some of these charts.

    Linda

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Linda. I would say to definitely try some Soda Stitch but be warned it's really difficult not to buy a lot of them.

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  10. Wil Wheadon is awesome, but I'm a Critical Role Critter! He IS the worst dice roller in the history of dice. I want to get the Rats and Mice game he was playing with his wife and two others if I can find that. You are right, board games are excellent and should be played :D

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. So happy to see fellowers gamers on here. The Mice & Mytics game does look really great, I have it on my WL, though it is fairly expensive.

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  11. Sounds interesting I'll check it out! Great job of finishing it looks lovely

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I really like Tabletop so I would definitely say to check it out.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Vickie. This one is super cute but then so many of Soda Stitch charts are so sweet.

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  13. That finish is lovely! SODA make such cute charts, I really need to stitch one soon! Gorgeous stitching (as always) <3

    I haven't watched the YouTube show, but Hubby has seen some. He's a bit of a Wil Wheaton follower.

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    1. Thanks so much for your great comment. They are really fun to stitch and don't take a lot of effort as they are so simple but still end up looking amazing. I really like Wil Wheatons tabletop show, they all seem like they are having such a blast too.

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  14. Congrats on the sweet finish!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Annie. Hopefully this will be the first of many finishes this year.

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  15. Ohhhh so cute!!! beautiful finish!!! :D
    Congrats sweetie!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment Nia. This project was a different style from other pieces I work on and I'm delighted it's getting a great response from readers.

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  16. Aw, it's so cute! Congrats on the finish :D

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you like this finish, it's getting so many great comments.

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  17. Very cute finish. I will have to look into that designer (as if I need any more patterns).

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. Soda Stitch charts are really great and fun to stitch but it is so hard to stop buying them once you start :D

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  18. What a sweet finish! I'm sorry to hear YOTA is retiring but I understand how hard it is to run a SAL, having hosted your MMMM for a month in 2014! Hope you still find time to blog and most importantly stitch!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment Justine. I want to try a few different things this year so I thought it best to give YOTA a rest, I might see about reviving it next year.

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  19. Congrats on your first finish for the year. Love Soda Stitch, so pretty!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad you like this finish, I have really enjoyed watching your Soda and other stitching grow.

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  20. What a lovely finish =) Congratulations =)

    I am a bit sad to hear that you won't continue with YOTA, it was always a motivations to dig out those old projects and do something. Maybe I will do a YOTA-memorial post in February :D

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    1. Thanks so much for your great comment. Sorry about not continuing with it this year but it probably isn't the last that will be seen of it forever. A memorial post would be really cool, as I love seeing all your stitching progress.

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  21. Wow what a gorgous design
    Congrets on the fast and beautiful finish
    Wish you a lovely sunday

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    1. Thanks so much for your great comment. I was surprised that this stitched up so quickly but that also made it more fun to work on.

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  22. Congrats on an absolutely adorable first finish for 2016!
    Have I missed an Elegance finish?

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm afraid that Elegance is still in progress. I have managed to make a small amount of progress over the last couple of weeks so hopefully will have a post on that for you really soon.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. Since I finished this piece I have made myself go back to a WIP so hopefully some more progress to show soon.

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  24. I'm just catching up on my blog reading, great finish! Would be nice to see the YOTA sal again maybe in the coming years. Yes, me and my fiance watch tabletop all the time! We have ticket to ride, munchkins and settlers of catan thanks to it!

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm very behind on my blog reading at the moment. Tabletop is great fun to watch. I don't even want to admit how many games we have purchased since starting to watch it.

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  25. so sweet, I love these soda patterns. great work.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm the same, I love so many of their patterns it's so hard to choose between them :)

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  26. Congratulations !! very nice finish, now going to check your new facebook and Instagram account.

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