great shots of Eve! Love the challenge you’ve set. I decided not to register for the challenge this year — looked like you had lots of people and I did such a lousy job of following through last year, but I have the intent to follow along as I’m able…. Looking forward to playing with this month’s idea 😉
well..if you are going to go the the trouble of weighing everything – you should include the UFO’s…and if you weigh them in we really need to know what they are, don’t we???
Does Eve do call outs…ive got a few spiderwebs in the corners….
Im glad the challenge has started, I hope I dont fall at the first hurdle!
Sharon, am I to assume that you don’t want us to do a piece on you as a person I look up to and admire? lol. Actually, I have thought of someone (else). I mostly wanted to say Happy New Year to you and yours.
Hi all as to the UFOs I am back at the computer because I am downloading photos from my camera. LOL
As to the challenge – I did say concept hinting that I wanted people to think and people do have the option of working with the colour scheme if they don’t like the concept.
Karen – as to “am I to assume that you don’t want us to do a piece on you as a person I look up to and admire?” It never even occurred to me – please don’t!
With great trepidation, I have started a blog. Hope you don’t mind that I borrowed the tif name, since, at least for now, I only intend to use it for this challenge. And quite a challenge it is.
I’m going to be going through my own destashing, because we are going to move in 2 months, but I’m going to have a whole room for my stuff now. I am so excited! Between that and doing some projects for my daughter’s wedding in April, I may have trouble keeping up at first, but I will try.
LOVE the colours – and the Colour Lovers site is a real find ! THANK YOU ! for posting about it . Blessings for the New Year and thanks for organizing this fascinating challenge. I am still counting my pennies – hoping to take the Joggles class !
Well, wouldn’t you know it – I drop out of TAST because I can’t keep up then don’t sign up for the new challenge and manage to complete it before it’s even posted! So now I am sorry that I didn’t sign up!! too weird – although I prefer to think that ‘great minds think alike’!
Wow, not the sort of “key concept” I was expecting! However, I’m up for the challenge! I have done some initial explorations on the concept in what is now my Design Journal (a fancy term for a book where I note down ideas), and I have posted it in the Flickr group and on my blog, along with some explanations.
It is the first time I have ever done anything like this; so it was either get something out in public quickly, or completely chicken out if I allow myself time to work up all the self-doubts. Now all I have to do, is continue to think about who I admire, what sort of fibre “genre” I want to use, how to translate my thoughts to that genre, and actually do the work. Not a problem. Hah!
Jocelyn in NZ http://pinsneedles.wordpress.com/
While I was searching for information about making fabric books, I ran across a comment of yours, Sharon, about them being used as an “autobiographical record” or something to that effect. I certainly see this first challenge falling into that category as it will be a way of leaving my memories of my precious grandmother for my family. Thank you for a wonderful beginning.
So glad you’re back! And hope you had a lovely holiday season!
The theme took some thinking on my part but I came up with something interesting. I’ve blogged my first post on my concept choice and I will be working with your color scheme as well. This will be so much fun! I expect by the end of the year, I will have quite the interesting quilt to put together.
Thank you again for a fun challenge and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I know I will!
Happy new year, Sharon. And thanks again for TAST and your courses.
Thinking about what I want to accomplish this year, I’ve decided to withdraw from the TIF challenge. There are several projects I’ve had in mind for some time and haven’t been able to get to. With my limitations, it’s just not possible for me to participate in the challenge and work on these other projects.
Of course, I’ll be following along, enjoying what others are doing with TIF, and maybe I’ll even jump in at some point, but I don’t want to be committed to it.
Hi Sharon, nice to have you back.
If Eve happens to be in France, tell her she will be most welcome in my home, I too have some spiderwebs to get rid of…
What a concept… I’ll take the easy way for a start, i.e. the colors, but I’ll try to think over the concept too.
By any chance, do you have an idea of how many of us have completed the TAST?
Have a nice evening.
Okay, off we go again. Will need to think about which to tackle though, both are challenging. The colour scheme is certainly not one I would automatically chose or relate to so maybe that is the one for me, I’ll have to push some barriers here I suspect. I immediately see a 1950s floral design or…………… keep the other ideas for my blog! I will be convalescing the second week in January (the dreaded gall bladder op) so lots of time to mull it over. Great to see everyone seems refreshed and raring to go.
Good luck everyone and I look forward to reading all those blogs
C’est déjà un défi pour moi de lire en anglais, ensuite de passer par un logiciel de traduction et après d’essayer de comprendre, je vais faire appel à des copines douées en anglais chaque 1er du mois.
J’aime bien le bleu, le violet et le beige mais un peu difficile avec les autres couleurs.
BONNE ET HEUREUSE ANNEE et merci pour ce défi
First Challenge post is up. Fabrics chosen. Sharon, wonderful concept for us to work. The residual joy that you won’t see is the fabulous dialog I had with my family in brainstorming what Admiration would or should look like! http://susanfordoozen.blogspot.com
Well the challenge has begun. Imagine my surprise when I came home from the quilt shop, opened my computer and discovered that the months color scheme option fit right in with the fabrics I have chosen. That would make it too easy, so I have chosen to go with the concept for the month. In thinking about the concept, I haven’t chosen a specific person, that I admire, but rather, a character trait which tends to be evident in all the people that I admire, the ability to look at the world and the people in it always in a very positive light. (perhaps I admire this because I struggle so much to cultivate this in myself). This brought me to mind, some colors and fabrics that I am using in my latest wallhanging that just seem happy and positive to me. My idea, which I stitch into a fabric postcard once it is finalized, is a bit simplistic, but for now I am going with it. Sketch is posted at http://www.flickr.com/photos/tyquilts/
What a challenge you have set us Sharon. Great to get all those grey cells working after the holiday.
It’s a good thing my husband doesn’t read your blog. I have my workroom up in my loft and DH says it’s going to collapse with the weight soon!
I’m new to this, is there an easy way to keep tracks on what everyone is doing? At the moment the only thing I can think of doing is either adding all the blogs to my feed reader (aka overkill) or regularly trawling through your blog comments. Have I missed something?
I’ve decided to go with the colour group -it’s new to me and has already sparked off something completely different!
Subscribe to the comments on my blog using your RSS feed reader – click on the comments on the challenge post and copy that URL into your feed reader .Then when people leave a comment you get it in your reader .
As a side note it is also the reason it is important to leave your comment on that post as that is hat people subscribe to.
Also since you are new if you click on any title of a post it will take you to the individual page of that post. this means you can book mark just the posts that are announce the challenge each month. You can also use that web address to link to as well.
Ok, first I want to say that that color scheme is VERY interesting. The concept has me thinking. I thought early on that I would be doing 10″ familyblocks in the color scheme each month that most fit the family member. My girls really have wanted me to make a family quilt.
HowEVER, now the having me sorting through my family and friends, jotting down the reasons I admire them. I’m thinking I will do this over the next week as we travel to Arizona to visit my brother and look at potential homes (no, the house hasn’t sold yet!). By the time we return home perhaps I will have come up with something truly profound………one can only hope!
I plan to use a piece of embellishing made by Jean Littlejohn as an inspiration. I have a lot of 100% wool felt that I will use, plus I will add some kind of thread or yarn embellishment using the Embellisher or by hand. I’ll post pictures on my blog. The colors of my felt pieces will determine my color scheme.
Funny thing I have a little shoe box with samples of those very colours and a silk of a fairie to match. Right now I am trying to produce a Quilt in sunset colours so I didnot sign up for your challenge But I may do the assignments any how.
Happy New Year Sharon! I had to move early with some of the challenge phases, ie. subject, color, idea… The older I get, the more I learn where my ” mud gets stuck”. You definately gave us thoughts for reflection. Thank you for mentioning the comment feed subscription. Now my only hope is that everyone will respond to this post with updates, vs your other blog posts. Thanks for being our “challenge momma”!
I posted a tutorial of sorts on what I think I’ll do for this month of the Take it Further Challenge using the colour scheme. It’s on delta braid/trim a traditional applique art form from the region where I live. This is going to force me to have patience and perseverance. You can find the link here: http://tundrathreads.blogspot.com/2007/12/delta-braiddelta-trim.html.
Hope you had a lovely holiday Sharon! Your fibre diet is something to aspire to (not yet, for me, though)!
Best wishes to you and your family, Sharon, for a fabulous New Year. And thank you for this challenge. I’ve posted a note on my blog outlining my thinking so far about the design concept. I hope to use the colors in the design – I just love them. Not sure about the link to my blog, but try this: http://sewterriers.wordpress.com/
Happy New Year Sharon and everyone! Wow, this is a challenging concept! I feel like a total novice, having only come to all this (PLOS, TAST, TIFC etc) a couple of months ago. Still, my head has been full of ideas for the last 24 hours and this afternoon I will start to put pen to paper in my little design book (eek, never thought I would have one of those – I’m an ENGINEER, not an artist!) that I have bought for TIFC. Thanks for throwing me in the deep end, Sharon, let’s see how well I can swim! Cheers Mara (in Beijing)
Hi Sharon – just thought I’d leave a note for any participants in TIF who have Photoshop, or Elements – I posted on my blog about how to import the exact colours in your challenge so you can play with different design ideas – sorry if that is teaching anyone to suck eggs – I am very much a beginner with PS, but love its possibilities for designing.
What a great challenge with a lot of possibilities-very good for me.
It’s early morning and what comes up for me is that 2 women have meant a lot to me and that’s my mother and Anna.2 friends who could smile one moment and cry the next.Their lives had the complexity that make one so happy.In every sorrow they found something to be thankful of.
In every thing they found a challenge.Anna had 4 small children when her husband died and she had to do everything herself after that.And she did.She was a very good at knitting,doing embroideries….and to be a farmer.And she could enjoy life.To see my mother and Anna in action talking and reflecting gave me courage to live and do handicraft and always try find something to enjoy.
The colours are very interesting too.Maybe I do a little quiltie withnthe colours represented in it or…….
Thanks for a good start of 2008
I got my idea, my block will be dedicated to my friend Barbara, an amazing gardener, and I am also going to go with the color scheme, as they are Barbara’s favorite colors. Now to get the block made. Thanks for making me think!
I find the color scheme very beautiful. Among my fabrics I have found nearly similar shades. So I shall definitely do the color scheme.
As to persons who I admire, there are my father and mother, and my husband. I’m not sure whom I choose. I have inherited my love of crafts from my parents, so I could easily honor that… And my husband has taught me patience, caring and optimism… We’ll see what I choose.
I’m sure this will be an interesting year with Sharon’s TIF Challenge. Looking forward to it all!
Happy New year to you all. With pen and paper I am about to take the plunge. Dianne I have just looked at your mindmap….Sharon I have to say this ia a great way to organise the mind. Looking forward to what lies ahead!
I’m Marjolein from Holland. I would like to wish everybody a very good year. When I was reading the challenge, I thought it would be convenient to mention the corresponding DMC colours. The colour scheme may not look the same on every monitor.
I’ve decided which of the many people I admire to do the design about, and one of the reasons why I admire her. She is following through on her dream to be a published author. I will work on drawing up characters from her book to embroider and include in a CQ wall-hanging. With so much going on, I am hoping to get one block made this month, but hopefully have the design elements in place to finish the hanging at a later date. Thanks for the challenge!
This is going to be a tough challenge for me but I’ve started working on the concept and made a few comments on my blog so far. I’m going to attempt to work from a sketch book which I haven’t done before, I usually just put it together spontaneously. But that’s why I joined the challenge.
It’s taken me over a day to wrap my head around this one. Who do I admire and why? It really comes down to I admire a lot of different people for very different reasons — it’s an individual trait not the whole person usually. So I’m thinking of ways to make this work.
My Mother love the roses, specially the pink roses, in the lenguage of the flower the pink rose means, gratitude and admiration, so I choice the pink colors, and the roses to express my feeling of admirations to a strong and sweet woman, my Mother.
This has really made me think! I haven’t given up on the admired person theme, but discovered I have the colors and just pulling thread and fabric out has the ideas moving! Guess I will start with the color challenge.
Hi Sharon, Please forgive my need for clarification, but I have a couple of quick questions:
1. I’m assuming that this is the official place you’ve set up for us to drop-off our post links and pick-up and view the progress of others, so I’m leaving comments on this page with links to the static pages of my posts as I blog my progress. Is this correct?
2. Am I also supposed to leave similar comments with links on flickr? Or any other place?
3. I know that while I can subscribe to your blog’s feed, I can’t subscribe to this comment feed. Is there a place where we can leave our links and get updates of just this challenge in our feedreaders? In other words, I’m looking for one-stop-shopping, or as close to it as I can get, especially since there are so many of us participating. Is this possible, or am I fantisizing?
“1. I’m assuming that this is the official place you’ve set up for us to drop-off our post links and pick-up and view the progress of others, so I’m leaving comments on this page with links to the static pages of my posts as I blog my progress. Is this correct?”
“2. Am I also supposed to leave similar comments with links on flickr? Or any other place?”
if you want to – the more palces you spreadd the word the more people will see what you have done
“3. I know that while I can subscribe to your blog’s feed, I can’t subscribe to this comment feed. Is there a place where we can leave our links and get updates of just this challenge in our feedreaders? In other words, I’m looking for one-stop-shopping, or as close to it as I can get, especially since there are so many of us participating. Is this possible, or am I fantisizing?”
You can subscribe to the comment feed
most comments are about he challenge – but you will get all comments – I cant do more than that- sorry no one stop shopping
I finished my project! My DH is on vacation right now or I wouldn’t have had it done for weeks! I went simple and retro for this one since I am still in the process of finishing up my project lists-mostly baby gifts for babies due in the spring…
First, Happy New Year to all- here’s hoping it is a creative and productive year for us all.
I’ve posted my initial musings on the January concept on my blog. Definitely not in my comfort zone, but that is why I joined the challenge! I’m looking forward to seeing how others interpret the concept.
Sharon..I’d like to first thank you for all of the time that you spend inspiring all of us. I have learned so much from the information and “eye candy” that you share so freely. The concept challenge idea came to me immediately when I read it. Now, to just create it. You’ve, also, inspired me to start a blog for this and my other creative indeavers….another challenge for this barely computer savvy person. Many posts mention “signing up” for this challenge….is there a place to do this?
Hey! Sharon & everyone,
I just discovered that if I click on the name at the top of a comment, and that name is underlined, the click takes me to that person’s blog. Isn’t that amazing? Sharon, did you arrange that?
Tuscany – your question
“I just discovered that if I click on the name at the top of a comment, and that name is underlined, the click takes me to that person’s blog. Isn’t that amazing? Sharon, did you arrange that?”
No I did not arrange that it is the blogging software that does it for me but it assumes people fill out their blog address properly etc
Oh, my goodness, what have I gotten myself into now? The who do I admire has really got me stumped, BUT those colors are eating away at me. May just have to work with those and see what I come up with. However we will see what happens in the next couple weeks.
Sharon – I just stumbled on some great colour conversion charts for flosses and such at Kathleen Dyer’s site… http://home.comcast.net/~kathydyer/nf_fibers.html
Some might find it a useful tool if they are unable to get certain types of flosses and threads in their area.
Still mulling over my contribution to the challenge.
Happy New year Sharon…well this has got my brain just a thinking…and I finally decided now how will I or what will I use to project it..hmmmmmmm! Thanks for doing this for us and for all the inofrmation and help you give to us..
I initially thought I was going to struggle with the concept of admiration but it’s tying in nicely with a piece I was already thinking about. This challenge is also going to force me to keep a sketchbook which is 1 of my 2008 goals. I love it when things start to come together.
Hi!!!I posted here earlier today and just noticed that my comment wasn’t showing. Did I do something wrong??? Does the comment need to be read by you before being published? Is there a time delay???
It’s not that my posting was so great, but then again, if it doesn’t show, how are you going to know I’m working on the challenge even though for now there isn’t anything to show!!!!
Next question : I read in an earlier post that we can subscribe to the comments feed directly… how do we do that????
Also, I saw that Coupaillon sent a comment in French, if you have any questions, I can translate.
And…. if your daughter is going to Vero’s in France, she’s welcome at my house too and she won’t even be obliged to do the housework on her stilts (but then again if she wants to, I won’t say no!!! LOL)
anyway in my earlier post I said I had written a long article on my progress so far… (not much of one I’m afraid, but there is a connection to something) and it’s a very very long article, so be prepared to read!!!!
Sorry, this is a very long comment as well!!! OOps!!!!
And I think I’ve found something may simplify things, at least on my blog. I don’t know about other blogs, but TypePad, which I use, has a “category” feature. I am categorizing all my TIF posts, and you can see them all without schlogging through other stuff (unless you want to), simply by clicking on “Take It Further” under “Categories” on my right sidebar. This way, if all you’re interested in is the TIF posts, they’re all in one place.
Barbara most blogs have categories -its a good point for those who are new to blogging –
I have a string of categories in the side bar including one for Take it Further and another for challenges in general and other topics too -it means people can browse and read just in the subject area they are interesting in. Once you get used to blogs they are more useful than people first realise.
I have dumped out my stash, chosen a few threads, and decided what would be more fitting than to do another piece inspired by the beautiful art crazy quilts I have come to love and admire – as well as the ladies who make them. As usual, I will use my own medium – needlepoint – to replicate the look of fabrics and embellishments.
Well, Ive done my first post about the challenge for this month. I’ve given myself a deadline of Jan 10th to decide what I am going to do. I’m having a difficult time with this one, but then I wanted to have to challenge myself, and this is sure the way to do it. I don’t feel alone though, I’ve been reading the comments and I’m sure don’t feel alone.
Congrads to those who have gotten further than me, especially to those who have finished. I’ve been checking out the different blogs and everyone is doing so well.
Hi Sharon I missed the join up but if it is ok I would like to take on the challenge in my own time like the take a Stitch tuesday. I do have a blog but had lost the urge to create after nursing Mum through her final illness hope this is ok Marilyn Australia
I’ve posted a pic of my preliminary drawing for my TIF project, “This is Grandmother”, on my Flickr site. At this point, I’m almost (not quite) clueless about what will come next, but am hoping it will be something my family will appreciate and find a meaningful memory of a very special lady.
Gayle S. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stitchintime
I put up more preliminary pictures and some materials on my blog today for this month’s challenge — now to find time to start stitching since I have to work and my daughter has 7 basketball games this week (she plays on two teams).
I have just come back from holidays to read the challenge. A few thoughts happening, more about the people & what they all have in common. Love the colours, I might even explore that avenue. Mmmmm.. off to think.
Hi Sharon I have finally posted something on my blog, I have collected some threads, not quite the same numbers but in the colour range i think, and some fabric, decided to go with a fabric book and a theme of hearts. http://backvalleyseasons.blogspot.com
I’ve put a pic on my blog http://embroideryoverlaps.blogspot.com
of the DMC threads that were posted as corresponding o the colour scheme. It throws up an interesting point, that seeing the ‘real’ colours is not so straightforward. I’m a bit hung up over it. I probably just need to lighten up, don’t I, the exact shades are not that critical???
I’ve avoided looking in here until I had formed an idea for piece, I did not want to be influenced by someone else’s brilliant ideas. Of course, I have already seen some because so many of you are in my RSS feeder already!
Now I’ve blogged my initial thoughts and uploaded some scribbling to Flickr, I feel free to take a peek.
If everyone posted there instead of leaving a comment here, would the RSS feeds be simpler? (I think you commented that if you register for RSS comments, you get every comment, even those to unrelated posts.
If you think it will be more work, or over complicate things, please dump this comment.
Carol-Anne (CA) yes I do think it will over complicate things and make heaps more work. As not only is there another blog to run but also lots of email back and forth explaining to people how to blog!
I also run the challenge as a treat for my readers – I do it as an extra for them so I would like to see them here
Hi Sharon a bit more on my progress on my blog http://backvalleyseasons.blogspot.com
Also I dont know what on line stuff there is about making fabric journals, I have made several and there are many ways of making them, a good book is Fabric Art Journals by Pam Sussman, I think the most comprehensive on making and binding different types. Patti Culea has a tome and a yahoo group. The most basic way is bound using eyelets, that way you only do one page at a time, using a front fabric, a stiff interfacing or a batting if you want a softer book and another bit of fabric for the other side, either zigzagged on the machine or blanket stitched and as much embellishment as you like.
I could go on but this is long already.
A very stupid question: I found the Flickr site, I uploaded a photo, but how do I get it in the challenge group and not just floating up there in cyberspace somewhere? There’s clearly a link I don’t see. Thanks. In the meantime, the photo is on my blog.
This challenge certainly got the brain working! I came up with what I think are pretty good ideas for both the concept and the colors for January. I have actually started working on the color challenge, though, and you can see the current status here.
Hi Sharon and everyone, I have just added the 2nd part of my Trilogy. I amso surprised! I thought this would be a drag for me. At this point I didn’t know if there was anyone I admired. We are realized it was under my nose, in family. Well I am off and running Rene http://reneorgeron.wordpress.com/
Have very much been enjoying the work I’m doing and very much appreciate the work and following progress of others in the challenge. Thanks so much to all who have shared thus far as well as to Sharon B for a thoughtful and inspiring lead.
I’m back. I now have a flicker account which i’m not sure I needed to use to put pictures on a blog but i’ll use it until I learn different. I like the color scheme myself because I have just tried to make Batik. I have just made my first piece and this month I’m going to be experimenting more. SHARON…. will this work because it is a lot of work and it is way past my comfort zone 🙂 I’ll try to put a picture up tomorrow. Thanks….cheryl
Have just put together my -part 2- thoughts and Ideas onto my blog in the form of a digital sketchbook, feel as if the next stage should be some textile sampling…. any comments/critique gratefully received at this moment in time…check me out at.
Well I have finished (too quickly, but done) my January TIF. Just getting something started has been a challenge lately, so here I have completed something. THAT is progress.
Thanks for the inspiration.
Well I have finished (too quickly, but done) my January TIF. Just getting something started has been a challenge lately, so here I have completed something. THAT is progress.
Thanks for the inspiration.
I DID IT 🙂 I’m one of the newest who knows nothing about blogging 🙂 After many pages here and at Flicker I have found the way to send you to my pictures. http://www.flickr.com/photos/meleeis2/
Yippee 🙂 Cheryl
This post includes directions to my TIF only posts and directions to TIF only photos on one neat page. I’ve done this in lieu of futher posting on Flickr, which has become too time consuming and is also redundant for me, as I can post the photo album from my blog. (Please forgive my “wordiness”. I really am having fun with this challenge!)
Been doing some thinking and have realised I can’t take on this challenge after all. I have some other projects on hand which have to take priority and TIF will be one thing too many unfortunately. Reluctantly I’ve seen I need to focus more on less. So, thank you, Sharon, for all the information and inspiration you give. I’m sorry i have to back off from this one. I shall be looking at all the pix!
I just posted my finished TIF piece on my blog. Realizing that “finished” is a relative term! I did the color challenge and think I have time for the concept option, but will have to review my ToDo list first.
I have realized that if I am to do this challenge the way I would want too, I will be spending too much time on it and that I can ill afford. So, I am bowing out now, before I get more and more behind with things I have been meaning to do for a long time.
Thanks for the inspiration from your blog. I will enjoy all of the pictures that are posted for the challenge.
Hi everyone, Got a call tonight and my husbands sister has passed away. Will be leaving out on Tuesday for the funeral. I’ll be taking my challange to work on while i’m away. Will show you the progress when I get back. Glad I have some hand work to do on that long ride up and back. Blessings…….cheryl
Anna, if you scroll down to the bottom of your Flickr page you will see hyperlink options, on the second one ‘YOU’ choose the third ‘upload’ and it will take you to the relevant page that should then be self explanatory. Have you joined the TIF challenge group yet? if so you can then attach your photos to the group by choosing the ‘Organise’ hyperlink. Hope this helps. x Mgt
Hi Sharon and everyone, I have uploaded pics to flickr of my compelted January challenge. I used the colour theme.
Karen of Kazzy’s Place and I made a mini challenge to do with the stitches we were to use so we had set guidelines to help get going.
We had 3 compulsory stitches to use (drawn out of a hat from an assortment of possibel stitches), and we also had to use a shape in some way (also picked from a number of choices from out of a hat).
More details about the mini challenge are on my flickr site in the comments on each picture, plus some pics of finished works from a couple of other members of our embroidery group who thought the mini challenge sounded fun.
Hi Everyone! I feel awful that I don’t get to stop by as many blogs as I’d like! This week I’ll try to add more to my list, and in the meantime, if anyone out there can come up with a few more hours to add to the days, I’d be willing to take some of them off your hands!
Here’s my piece, finished painting and ready for final embellishment:
Here’s my January challenge project completed. This is my first attempt to make and embellish a crazy quilt block. I feel out of my league with all the fabulous stitchers here, but perhaps by the end of this year I’ll be able to hand embroider a bit myself. For now a little machine stitching was all I could manage.
Last night I finished my challenge piece for January. I went with the admiration thing and picked my husband. The blog entry is here: http://blog.fiberholic.net/2008/01/take-it-further-stand-your-ground.html and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. My husband is thrilled. I even used one of the colors in the color challenge accidentally. I’ll post the picture on the flickr group too.
All finished! Now waiting eagerly for the February Challenge! You may see it here (it will be made into a top for a zippered, moire’ jewelry case – a special gift for a special friend.) http://www.fairy-crafts.blogspot.com
What a lot of comments! No wonder I spend so long just roaming around the blogs!
Thankyou sharon for the january challenge. This is just to let you know that I have finished the colour challenge. I have described it on my blog http://www.maggies-textiles.blogspot.com
Excuse my ignorance. Is this where I submit
my notice about my callenge piece and where
Anyway I finished the color piece and guess
I’m not going to finish the theme one.
Hopefully next month I will be more creative. Look on my blog and tell me what
Thank you Sharon, this is a great exercise
for me to try, just has been a bad month.
I posted my finish notice but not in the right place apparently! You can see my finished piece on my blog at http://sewingmagpie.blogspot.com (you’ll have to scroll down a bit now) or on the TIF blog Debra set up for us.
All done with January. Posted it on the Flickr photos site, too. It’s interesting to see the variety of work done for this challenge posted there. I began with sweaty palms, thinking this would be really difficult, that mine would never be good enough, no idea was really gelling. A light came on somewhere in my mind when I realized that this was just the first one. Doesn’t have to be *the* perfect project. Then it was fun and I kept going back to it putting a little more here and there, taking it a little further….
And I have finally finished my little “Balance” quilt. What fun, can’t wait for February! Learning so much in the process!! See here for a picture and a few posts further back for the explanation of my theme/colour scheme:
I have enjoyed seeing all the challenges so far.I have posted photos on my flikr page Beach nanna, but am unsure how to put them on your site Sharon.
I tried following debbie’s advice but could not find What she was talking about on my screen. I’m very new to all this.:-)
Sharon – I needed a lot of thinking time this month to decided how this year-long challenge was going to best serve my learning and general development. Have posted about that a few times and now am blogging with more conviction where TIF is concerned. Was able to set and manifest a lot of design goals even though I got such a late start with the actual stitching, etc. http://sparklinglotusland.typepad.com/nichobella/2008/01/tif-post-4.html
I’ve been sort of a renegade, I think, with my sewing/wardrobe type responses to TIF, but my challenge-related posts are here: http://goodworks1.wordpress.com/category/take-it-further-challenge/
At this point I think my goal with TIF is to use it to expand the way I view my textile work and it’s definitely doing that…
oops… I’ve been leaving my updates on the wrong page… well I’ve made progress with the January challenge… but my woven cloth has turned out ‘huge’… so it’s going to take some finishing… I’ve even started a new blog just for this challenge… I’m also using it to explore the meaning, to me, of ‘slow cloth’ through these challenges…
Sharon, I’m another one who appears to have misplaced my “finished” post elsewhere, sorry. I finished my project and so have put a photo on my personal blog, below, and on the Flickr group and the Take It Further Blog. Some people have found me already, thanks for all the encouraging comments folks.
So…there is the challenge of the challenge…then there is the challenge of taking photos, getting them uploaded in the right size, making blog posts and then not losing them! As you will see I am well challenged by all of the above. But I am learning and having fun!
See my progress on http://imustbeintherightplace.wordpress.com/
Its the last day of the month and I haven’t finished. I’ve put an update on my blog and you can see a larger photo on my flickr site that you can access from my blog. I’ll be working on postcard size for the rest of the challenge so that I’ll be able to finish in time.
I haven’t finished yet, but I will be contiuning with it. Sorry I haven’t posted to this. I thought flickr was enough. I always seem to answer my own questions after sending them to Sharon. Sorry Sharon. I should be a pro by next month. I have been posting my progress on flickr. I will post another one tmro morning which will be January 31st for me.
I have already decided to do a machine piece for next month. No more hand work.
January piece is finished (2 sided!) , pictures of finished work( and preparatory Photoshop images earlier in the month) on both Flickr and Blog. I’m continuing to work to A4 Journal Quilt size for the time being
I got quite a bit done yesterday. I hope to have some more progress pics up later this afternoon. http://fromthelonghouse.blogspot.com/ This challenge has been just what I needed to get out of a funk. Thanks Sharon.
I have just posted my final piece of work for the January Challenge. It is 9.30pm on the 31st January in my part of the world. So I just made it! Have a look on my blog and I hope others have enjoyed the challenge as much as I have. http://stitchingwithschnauzerandsiamese.blogspot.com/
I was surprised to see the February Challenge already on your blog..phew.. better get cracking!
I have more progress pics up. I am moving on. It surprised me that Feb arrived at noon. Must mean Sharon is on the other side of the world. I guess that I hadn’t paid attention to that little detail before. Sylvia in Utah
Well, I wasn’t paying attention to my international clock, so here I am, still January 31st and not even dark outside yet where I am, but way into February 1st in Australia! I really should have been thinking outside my own backyard! At any rate, here it is, the finished product:
Golda Meir has been one of my heroes since i was a small child. This month’s project was a joy to work on although i should have spent more time on the fussy bits. you can see the completed work on my weblog.
time to start thinking about february’s challenge!
(Rushing into the room, panting, at the last minute..) Well, I’m not quite finished but I’ve posted my progress on my blog and on the Flickr site. It has been fun this month – I’m glad this is not a weekly challenge!
There is a photo on the Flickr site as well. Thanks to everyone who made comments there. It will take me a month to get around to seeing all the finished projects. Ha! When will there be time to do the February challenge?
Well I managed it in time but just didn’t get computer acess to blog it. I had lots of fun in my head with this one but translating it into an area that I’m not experienced in made it rediculously hard work. next time I’ll stretch myself artisticly rather than practically ;))
I still have not even started my January thingy … but a couple of days before the end of the month I did come up with an idea for something I want to do for it … LOL
(I hope to still actually do the thing, eventually … just not sure when).
disorganised but not in Dunlop – because I’m logged on here @ work (I popped in here from the link I have on my blog, which I was looking at because I like to check, every now and then, what it looks like from other computers than my own – lol – a bit different on here actually – a few of the things on it don’t show up because they are blocked on our work intranet … ) time I went home I think (I’m only still here because I worked back late today)
On the other hand, I “knew” what I wanted to do February as soon as I looked at the colors for 5 minutes. Now I am just waiting on some fabric I ordered.
Everyone PLEASE stop by and leave any kind of comment. I have never made a textile art piece this big! (5×7 *chuckle*) I normally make ACEO’s and they finish A LOT faster. Hhmmm …. I wonder if that is why I make those more often for my Etsy store, DUH!