SAL 17: Sitting this one out

I don’t like to miss deadlines. (“No, really?” I hear you cry…)

But this time I really do need to cut myself some slack. Too many balls in the air, and something’s going to get dropped unless I focus. So I have no stitching progress to show you; basically, the piece hasn’t been picked up since the last SAL report.

I leave you with some images which express very well how things are going behind the scenes… Feel free to help yourself if you’d like them. Or if you’d like to create some of your own, go here.

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Meanwhile, the others have been industrious, and you should go and take a look. Remember they’re on earlier time zones than I am, so give it a few hours before you try…

Avis at

Claire at

Gun at

Carole at

Jule at

Elizabeth at

Wendy at

Lucy at

Cathy at

Jacqui at

Jess at

29 thoughts on “SAL 17: Sitting this one out

  1. claire93 says:

    hopefully you’ll have something to show for next time

  2. nanacathy2 says:

    Don’t worry there was not much stitching going on here either!! Good luck with the baking.

  3. tialys says:

    Sometimes you just have to admit ‘defeat’ and, after all, nobody’s going to die because you miss a sewing deadline 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      Until an affordable time machine is invented, I’m afraid you’re right. And today I Kept Calm and Ate Cake. Or at least, I scraped out the bowls and licked the spoons…

      • tialys says:

        Time well spent in my opinion!!

      • katechiconi says:

        A dozen beef, bacon & cheese pies, 4 breakie pies, raspberry and plain choc fudge brownies, lemon polenta cake, lime zucchini sponge, lemon cheesecake, ham & egg cups, pear upside down cake, carrot cake and two date and gingerbread loaves… Lots of spoon licking, num num!

  4. taurielgreenleaf says:

    Mmnn sounds delicious- can we have a picture of the cake instead of the cross stitch 🙂

  5. Carole says:

    It sounds like you’ve had plenty to do without worrying about your cross stitch for one month. I love the alternative images you’ve used though.

    I second Taurielgreenleaf in wanting a pic of the cake 😉

  6. rutigt says:

    Keep calm and eat cake………I love it!! Just the right way to treat life, when it´s going into totally chaos 🙂

  7. EllaDee says:

    If I have to pick my battles eating cake wins!

  8. An hour a day is the most I can manage to sew, so progress with my scrap quilt is slower than a dozing tortoise! I love your “keep calm” adages.

    • katechiconi says:

      Fun, aren’t they? I keep thinking of new ones – it’s quite addictive, and I absolutely love the site that lets you make your own. I think I’m going to turn one into an embroidery pattern at some point!

  9. dayphoto says:

    It’s a wise person who knows when to say WHOA!!! I’ll be here when you get back…so will every one else!


  10. You sure are a busy baker! I’m with taurielgreenleaf all the way 🙂

  11. Lorij says:

    I certainly understand. When you have cooking orders and a deadline for it, the everything else gets put on a back burner. I miss my baking and food that I sold. But I’ve been able to get quite a bit of sewing and quilting done. Also made and sold 5 nice bags. I made 3 dresses, 2 short jackets, 1 regular length jacket, 3 skirts, a gray top and altered 6 Indian Suits. I’m hemming the quilt I enlarged for my Grandaughter now. I took a break to eat and check emails. It’s good to have something to occupy the mind and it’s wonderful to have a hobby and gift to do it.

  12. You are hilarious. I didn’t know you were a possible street person. There are priorities and you have yours in good order. No need to apologize. You made me laugh and that’s the most important thing you could do today. :))) Priorities. 🙂

  13. katechiconi says:

    I think when my husband says it keeps me off the streets, he means as a *streetwalker* rather than *street dweller*! Both, I have to say, are equally unlikely! Glad to have put a smile on your dial today!

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