Monday, March 7, 2016

Thank you and farewell

Dear friends,

We have an announcement today. For some time we have had discussions about the future of &Stitches. Short term and long term. But all the while ignoring the stumpwork elephant in the room.

Neither Nicole, Julie or I currently have the time or focus to properly devote to &Stitches to make it the awesome blog we want it to be. Other commitments and life in general have come in the way. And we can hardly demand more of the rest of the team than we do of ourselves.

So we have decided to no longer post on the blog. The archive of posts will remain, of course.

We know it's quite the bombshell to stop the blog. But when we finally faced the realities of the time we're (un)able to devote to &Stitches, it was also with a sense of relief to make the decision. Albeit not an easy one.

Although &Stitches is a blog, we feel that it is more than just that. It's a community of people who love stitchy things.

We want to thank you, old and new readers, for following &Stitches. For your comments, your emails, for volunteering in Summer Bloggin'. Thank you for sharing your creativity when taking part in stitchalongs and competitions. It literally wouldn't have been the same without you.

Big stitchy hugs from
Nicole, Julie, Carina &
Aimee, Cate, Christine, Rebecca and Sophie.



What are you stitching? Please share in the &Stitches Flickr group. We'd love to see it!

10 comments:

  1. So very sad to hear this, but it's understandable. Best of luck to all of you, and I hope to see/hear from you on other parts of the internetwebs! <3

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  2. I wish you all the best! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading and ogling all the beautiful work featured here and on Flickr.

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  3. I'm also sorry to hear but am a huge support of making good decisions for one's health and too many things are no good! So glad the archive will stay up. You all inspire me to no end. I wish you the best!

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  4. Sad news but i do understand and can relate to pressures of writing a blog and keeping on top of life outside the blog. Many thanks for your inspiration.
    Julie.C x

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  5. It's the way of the world. We lose good bloggers everyday. Sorry to see you go. I've been following for a long time and you will be missed.
    xx, Carol

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  6. So sad to hear this. I had a lot of fun participating in stitchalongs and writing for Summer Bloggin'. I wish you all the best!

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  7. I'm sorry to hear that time commitments mean less blogging, but I'll look forward to seeing where &Stitches goes from here. Good luck with all your other projects!

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  8. I'm sorry to hear that. I've really enjoyed following along with &stitches. A blog like this is such a big commitment though so it's understandable. I'd still love to stitch along with you guys!I'm looking forward to hearing the details of the new stitch a long.

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  9. Very sorry to hear that you're closing the blog down. Thanks very much for all the interesting features, articles and tutorials :) And best wishes to you all!

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  10. Oh no! You guys are my favorite! But that's absolutely understandable and commendable. Good luck and best wishes!

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