Which Stitch Markers Are Best

When I first took up crochet I didn't have any stitch markers, I didn't even know stitch markers existed. It wasn't long before I knew about them and I learnt the value of using stitch markers, aka stitch savers. That first frustrating experience of when a project accidentally unravels because there's nothing holding onto the stitch to stop it coming undone or your crochet circle grows in ways it isn't supposed to and the worth of this tiny tool became obvious very quickly. But there are so many styles of stitch marker to choose from, locking, circle, coil-less, plastic, safety pins, thread, 3D printed... does it really make a difference which one you use? Is it just how pretty they are? I walk you through a dozen different stitch markers from items you have lying around your home to the fancy artisan styles. I share with you what features to look for and those that don't really hold up to the task.

Overstuffing My To Do List



Overstuffing my to do list and taking on too much is something I have habitually done for as long as I can remember. I'm working toward getting my to-do-list to a realistic length and clutter free.

I've been using google calendar to get a realistic idea of how much time I really have. I started off with just adding in the daily things I have to do, including chores and blogging tasks, even the little thing that need to be done every day like feeding and playing with our pets

There isn't a lot of time left after everything is listed. 

It's been a real eye opener as to how my expectations and reality of what I should get done just don't match. As I declutter the stuff in my life I am also trying to declutter all the other areas of my life as well so I can enjoy each moment instead of worrying about ten others that haven't happened yet. 

Do you try and stuff to much into your life?


Comments

  1. We used Google Calendar too. It's a great tool to have. I don't put my blogging tasks in our family Google calender or else mine would look very cluttered too. Oh well, hope your able to "remove some of that stuffing" lol. Thanks for adding my button to your party page!! :)

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    1. I have about 5 google calendars on the go but I like how Google lets me see them all together.

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  2. I totally understand where you are coming from! I like to make mental notes of what I need to do, and even though some do not need to be done the same day, in my head, I feel overwhelmed! I should really start using an organizer and planning things I need to do instead of just making mental notes.

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    1. I always think I can manage with just mental notes but I've had to learn that doesn't always work out well, and that overwhelmed feeling is always there. It is less stressful when my phone/computer just prompts me.

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  3. I used to, but since my kids are grown, and I live alone, I don't so much anymore. Still doesn't mean I get stuff done! Just means I take more naps! lol
    But, I'm seriously de-cluttering my blogging and emails. I have had it up to here! (and I'm very tall!) with 150 emails a day! I do NOT need to know everytime someone likes a comment someone else made on my blog!! Finally figured out how to do that.
    Oops, what were we talking about here?

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    1. I'm glad I don't get emails for likes but I still struggle to keep ontop of them all. I still have a to-do list a mile long though *sigh*

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  4. Yes! I constantly struggle with this. I've realized that some things are just not going to get done. I also have found that if I limit the number of items on my daily to-do list, sometimes I actually get them all finished and can go check something off my running "it would be nice to-do" list. :)

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    1. Keeping an achievable list really does make a difference!

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