I am quite happy to catch up without needing a break. THings have just intervened but watch me after the weekend with 3 samples to show – you are inspiring me to try new stitches and it is wonderful – Dale
How about a catchup month…between my daughter’s surprise elopement, strept, flu, and the like, today is the first day I feel like I am treading water! I hope to be dropping back in soooooon. CQMadhatter
The satin stitch is one of my favorites. Your examples are great. I’m not behind but I’d be happy with whatever the group decides. If we don’t move on to another stitch, the satin stitch could easily keep me busy exploring for two weeks. Or I could be happy doing a week of combining some of the past TaST stitches in patterns or perhaps composite stitches.
Best wishes for all your endeavors and many thanks for all you do for us.
I like to have a stitch every week. It is now part of my routine. I don’t produce large samplers as I did for the personnal dictionnary of stitches, but I enjoy discovering new stitches and trying new supports or theads.
I know I won’t be able to stitch at the end of june (I’m off to Sweden, hurray) but most of the time, I’m in time, and it is part of the challenge. However, I understand that some of us need a break, and will do as asked. No problem. This must be fun, not a burden.
I am several weeks behind (the harder stitches intimidate me somewhat) and am now off to my MIL’s for several days with no computer access, but I’d still say, keep the weeks coming – I will catch up as and when I can. I may find a different solution – temporarily setting aside the stitches I can’t get on with…
I’m one of those who’s behind but I don’t mind the stitches keeping coming. Even if I’m still doing them next March it doesn’t really matter! They are a resource for us to use as and when we wish and I’m grateful for all your hard work.
I would like a week off. Though I’ve worked a few stitches each week, I haven’t had time to do a sampler to show for the past three weeks. With a wedding gift for my grandson in progress, I’m not able to keep up with TAST as well. A break would be welcome.
I agree with Elizabeth. Since some of the stitches are completely new to me. Just a row or two is sometimes quite an experiment. I am more in favour of a a summer break rather than one right now. Perhaps a more unusual instruction that we could take or leave to use with the existing stitches ( symetry, net, recycled monotone ….) or a go at a combination….
Even if I cant stitch one week I really enjoy thining about stitching which is why I enjoy the blog and the challenge so much ..thanks
Hi Sharon. I’m a bit behind………I haven’t felt much like doing anything for a couple of weeks now, and this weekend being a Bank Holiday, and me being on the coast, I had visitors who decided to inflict themselves on me anyway. Sneaking off to the computer to see what everyone else had done really cheered me up! Keep ’em coming – I’ll catch up eventually! I’ll go with the majority.
I have spent so many years, lets say over 20, doing projects, that it has been a pleasure to play around with the stitches every week. Thank you.
But, I do understand if most people want to catch up so do what you think is best.
Hi all I think the ‘keep’em coming’ vote is a ahead if I take out those that are willing to go all with the majority – I am still leaving the vote open as those that are behind may have not checked the weekly stitch page yet! But reading the comments I think I was worrying unnecessarily. Unless I get a swag of comments saying its a good idea to have a weeks break there will be a new stitch next week.
Hi Sharon and all the others – I gave myself the freedom some time ago to take a week off whenever I need to. It’s happened more often than I wished, but that’s life. Maybe someday I’ll really catch up – then again who knows. I say keep agoing and I can just enjoy other people’s work if I don’t have time myself.
My situation is a little untypical because I am moving house in about 2 weeks! It is affecting my creativity – it is much more of an effort, I’m a bit dried up. So my samples have been getting less for that reason. Also the pc has been on the blink and internet access erratic. A friend thinks he’s fixed it now! We’ll see. So I don’t mind a week off, but would probably catch up ok if not.
A Tuesday without TAST is a day without sunshine. There is a new thread on our Flickr TAST forum. http://www.flickr.com/groups/56846286@N00/discuss/72157600284121317/
I quite share the thoughts so far expressed. Every so often I’ve had to combine weeks in one piece and will likely be doing that more while I’m away this summer.
It’s necessity and for me does not diminish my personal commitment.
This is my first time to add a comment. I have been working on the stitches from the begining I am new to crazy quilts and it had been many years that embrodiery has been coming from me. I have learned many new stitches and love checking out all the urls you mention. It just makes me went to so more things. I plan to take your new class so thought I would start by signing up to comment. Thank you so much for all the work you put in for our enjoyment.
Wish you would be on the southern east coast while in the states.
Hi Sharon, just catching up after the holiday, I am sure that, knowing me, if you took a break I would still be three weeks behind when you started again, so I guess that puts me amongst the “keep’em coming”s.
I look forward to every Tuesday and a new stitch challenge. I am behind – I am in the process of moving from Cyprus back to Canada mid June. But I print out the stitch each week and stash it in a binder which will travel with me as I plan to spend the summer to catch up. Keep ’em coming! I really appreciate your efforts. Kate
I had a great time with this! It gave me a chance to try out a bunch of stitching thoughts and ideas I’ve had floating around in my head for a while. I’ve posted my sample and some thoughts on my blog – Satin Stitch (TAST Week 22), Bargello and Tertiary Colors. I also posted it to the flikr pool.
Glad we’re doing another stitch next week!
My very small satin stitch is on my blog http://backvalleyseasons.blogspot.com
Not my most favorite stitch but I like my little offering.
I do like to do a stitch a week even tho sometimes i am a bit late getting them up, work better undeer pressure!
I started samples for woven wheels and crossed buttonhole stitch, but they are yet quiteincomplete and I want to work on them a bit before posting. But in order to post something close to the correct time, I here offer my sketches for satin stitch variants.
I was without a computer from May 6, until June 6, so am way behind in my TAST stitching. I will catch up as soon as I can. Thanks for being patient. I do have one group to be blogged and hope to get that one on this weekend.