Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Web of Life-First update of the new year!

I worked on Web of life the past 5 days. I was trying to finish the stitching in the peace pipe, and while I didn't quite accomplish it, I am satisfied with the amount of work I did get done on it.

Well, I know not all my readers are on Facebook, but I am friends with quite a few of you, and I wanted to let you know, that I have deactivated my Facebook accounts, for now. So if we were friends on there, and you notice I'm gone, no I have not unfriended YOU, as much as I "unfriended" Facebook itself.  I just decided it was time. I have had a love-hate relationship with this page for a long time, and this year I have decided I want to spend my time on more (to me) worthwhile things, like my stitching, my family, my reading and my writing. Facebook has just lost my interest. Really? Do I need to know that "great aunt Gertta made pot roast for dinner, and boy was it good"? LOL....come on, you know what I mean! There are those people who think they need to put every daily detail down on their status, and oh then those poeple who like to air their dirty laundry all over their page!  It's just distracting and not very productive. I have a life to live, and I came to the conclusion, do I want to get off the page and  go LIVE my life or do I want to keep scrolling through and reading about everyone elses?  I just don't see the point anymore. And then don't even get me started on the invasion of privacy issue!

So, you won't see me there anymore. Although...I must admit to having thoughts of making a "A Joyful Stitcher" page that only pertains to stitching, because there were quite a few great stitchy groups and people I loved interacting with there, but for now, I am just gonna stick to the blog thing.
So, that's where I'm at with that. I want to spend the majority of my time with my hobbies, and the small amount of time I spend online, I would like it to pertain to my hobbies, and encourage me in them, like stitchy blogs and goodreads, pages like that where I can enjoy other peoples thoughts on the things I love, and who share my love of those things.

This weekend is my SAL with Jules on Coming Home for the Holidays! I'm so excited to be picking that one up again and to stitch with my sweet friend again!!  That is if I can stay off my new.....laptop!!!! Yup! For Christmas my wonderful hubby bought me a new one! My old one was definitely on it's last legs, and so I'm excited about that!  It just came in the mail today, so still gotta get it set up.

Anyway, I hope you are all enjoying lots of stitching! I am enjoying reading all your blogs, boy you have all been very busy!!! My reader has been blowing up with posts!! I can't keep up!!


Mii Stitch said...

Great progress Lana and good of you for dumping FB!!! Can you tell I'm not a fan?? :)

Linda said...

Wonderful progress Lana. What a great design. Come by and say hi when you have the time. Because of you, I have bought some Kustom Krafts charts and will be starting Borealis Polar Bear Cubs this month.


Jules said...

Looking forward to our SAL this weekend and seeing your progress at the end of the weekend!!!

I understand about FB. I am getting rather sick of it myself. Although I can't seem to pull myself away from it just yet. The games are a good outlet for me when nothing else works.


Lillie said...

Oh yes, I had a love hate relationship with FB too.

You made good progress. Loved Dreamcatcher.

Brigitte said...

That's a lovely piece and you made a lot of progress on it.
I also love to SAL on a certain day of the week, it's always very motivating to get back to a project you haven't stitched on for a couple of days.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Miss you on facebook but as long as I can still visit you on your blog, I am good! Love the stitching on this piece!

Edgar said...

Brava on the stitching, lovely!! and Brava on dumping Facebook, every reason you mentioned are reasons I have (and more) for never having a Facebook page, nor will I ever have one ever. It is for some folks, but not for me.

diamondc said...

Beautiful piece you are working on I love the colors, Dream Catchers are beautiful
I donot do face book I found it like you did I donot need to know everything people are doing I have had a tough time with my family wanting me to friend them or comment, I just cannot do it I like my Blogger page the best.

Happy Stitching