I am interested in doing the challenge next year, however I do not have a blog and I dont know how to set one up. I checked your archives on blogging for ideas – I did have fun (green with envy) checking out your bead storage and workroom, but didnt find any info on setting up a blog! A point in the right direction would be much appreciated! thanks.
Jenny – great to hear that you are going to join in – there is no cost involved other than the materials you use
Marg Thanks for your lovely compliments about my lessons.
Paula- You don’t have to have a blog to join in the stitching aspect of the challenge but no one would see your what you do which is not much fun.
I suggest you go to http://wordpress.com and sign up for a free blog – you literally sign up and you have one. There is lots of information on the wordpress site as to the how to shape it and make it look like what you want etc
I will write a longer post on it if people want it – let me know
It sounds like a wonderful idea! I’m not so good at keeping up with the on-going stuff like this, I would hate to commit and then flake out. But I will keep up with reading and join in when I think it would be fun, since it sounds fascinating to me.
Now this sounds like my kind of challenge. I’m such a hopeless time manager that a weekly challenge was, well, “challenging” my sanity a bit, LOL. I’m sure I can manage to work within a monthly “deadline”, sometimes my bestest work is done that way. I like that you’ve decided on a fairly flexible format too, that should suit lots of people. Now if I can just catch up a little on TAST, I really do HATE having unfinished business, LOL.
Hi Sharon, count me in, I have enjoyed all the trip with you from the Encrusted CQ course.
I got an idea to do this challeng to a 2008 Journal. I will ‘publish’ my work on my flickr page, I have no time or idea for a blog.
Hi Sharon, I do like the way this neatly follows TAST. I hope it will encourage me to use the new stitches I learned during this year in my designs. Too often, I learn a new stitch, then never use it again. I’m in, although I still have to do some catch up on TAST.
I have already accepted a challenge foe next year but this sounds as though it will fit in beautifully for the things I have been promising myself. I have so enjoyed TAST and feel I have learned so much. Thank you again.
Hi Sharon. I too fell by the wayside with TAST but really enjoyed the few weeks I did participate. A monthly challenge sounds much more manageable – and the idea behind this one is right up my street.
Well done for coming up with a great idea and for taking the time to organise it.
All the best.
Yes, I’d like to have a crack at this. I’m not sure what other regular things are going to crop up next year, so, as happened a bit with TAST, it might turn out to be the project that gives a bit. E.g a contemporary quilt group i am part of is going to make a themed 12″ x 12″ piece bimonthly. But I shall do my best to keep up, it does look like a really valuable exercise.
Well, I have decided to bite the bullet and sign up for 2008. I have posted a link to you on my blog, Bilum.
I have decided that if I am to ever get organised committing to this as well as my studies should do it.
I am looking forward to being on board and getting some art done.
good luck with it
Hi Sharon. I think I’m going to try at least parts of this challenge. I have posted your URL on my blog. It sounds like the Take it Further aspect could be nicely incorporated into the destash idea. Possibly not finishing up old projects, but definitely destashing.
Thank you so much for such wonderful ideas and the energy you are willing to put in to hosting such tutorials and challenges.
This sounds like a great idea, Sharon. I attempted to take part in the TAST challenge but sadly family events have taken over my life and a weekly challenge became too much. I think this will be a wonderful challenge to take part in.
First, let me say that I am soooo disappointed that you had to cancel your tour to the USA. I am not embarrassed to say that I cried wee bit. So I’d love to join this challenge. Any time spent with you is a wonderful learning experience.
I am interested in joining your 2008 challenge. I do not have a website or blog
hopefully I will try to start one when one
of my children are here to help me. In the
meantime can I just join and participate?
Sounds wonderful, both themes and color.
I haven’t tried this type of thing before but I think I can manage a monthly challenge. And I would like to work on my design skills so it will be a wonderful exercise each month. Thanks for taking the time to put it all together.
I am very interested having heard about TAST all year. Please let me know what the rules are, where we have to set up a blog, whether we can use an existing blog, what cost there is if any and when it begins. i am not sure that I can start anything new until Christmas time.
I would love to participate in this group, but am new to all the blogging and have not had the courage to tackle this step. Is there some way that I could participate, and after the holidays try to set up a website? Thanks for your consideration.
Je ne manque aucun article de votre blog, d’autant que je passe par un logiciel de traduction, je vous remercie car j’ai beaucoup apprit avec vous.
J’ai très envie de me joindre à vous pour ce nouveau défit bien que je me demande si je serai suffisament capable, on verra bien.
I would love to participate although have not done something like this before. Do I check in here every month or will there be a mailing list on which the challenge will be contained? Pardon my ignorance! Looking forward to this. Thanks for putting it together.
Thank you for offering to start this challenge. I’m relatively new to quilting and have been looking for something to push me to try new things. I only came upon TAST a month ago so I am glad I’ll get to jump in at the beginning this time. I’ll add this challenge to my blog with a link. Please sign me up!
Sharon, I’m really enjoying PLOS and would like to give this a go for 2008. I was already wondering how I would keep the motivation going when class ends. This is it. Can I use my flickr account as the website to post weekly/monthly progress? I’m a newbie, let me know. THANKS, sb
Hi all if you do not have a blog you will need at least a flickr account or somewhere to put your images online so people can see them –
If you don’t have one go to http://flickr.com and set one up they are free and easy to use
If you want a free blog service try http://wordpress.com again it is free and relatively easy to set up
There will not be a dicussion list – the challenge page each month will serve as the hub for information as when people leave comments on it – it is like announcing it to a list with the added advantage of a direct link to their site. If you click on the names they are links to that persons site
Hope this answers questions – most people should have received an email by now but really my main reference is this page as participants are listed by simply leaving a comment – once it is approved you are in
I’ll be looking forward to getting involve in this challenge, Sharon. I sense the need to take what I’ve been doing with TSTC stitches further. Perhaps this challenge will be the right vehicle for me to do that. However, I confess it feels like I might be wading into territory way over my head. Thanks for setting it up with some great options.
This challenge sounds as though it could force my out of my way too “comfortable zone” so I’d like to join. I’ve watched so many people work through TAST and have been impressed by your commitment to the project and the people in it.
Hi Sharon, I am interested in joining a challenge next year but am not sure my skill level is high enough. Although I’ve been quilting for 20 years, I am still a hand piecer and quilter who drafts my own templates. I have not used a sewing machine before so I don’t know if I can keep up. What do you think? http://handquilting.blogspot.com
I’d love to participate although I don’t yet have a blog. This will provide a catalyst to get it started, though. I’ll write back when I get an address. Thanks, Sharon for offering these cool challenges. I found the TAST challenge too late to join in, but will look forward to Take it Further.
I’m in. I’m saving my lunch money to get a digital camera, and I’ll be setting up a blog during the Christmas holiday. Yikes! Lots of new things to learn besides design. I’ll try to keep up with all of you experienced bloggers and stitchers.
I need a challenge for 2008 – may only try a bit but I hope to join in. Did not do the TAST but had fun watching – been a stitcher for so long was not interested in that side. HOWEVER – need a kick when it comes to design so I think I would like to be included in this one!
I did not participate in your prior challenges, but I am very interested i joining. I do not have a blog so I will have to set one up. Please let me know what else I need to do. Is there a supply list?
I’m looking forward to this new challenge – though I cannot yet decide wxactly what I am going to do LOL. I want to finish the year and end up with a completed “something” or collection of “somethings”.
I have had no interest up till now, in having a blog, so I will probably post to my Flickr account.
Sharon I have just realised that I have my name down to join this challenge on another comment page and thought that maybe I should have probably added it here—anyway I’m going to do it that’s all that matters isn’t it.
I’ve enjoyed the TAST challenge and I’ve built up a binder of samples. I’ve worked many stitches into journal quilts … hand stitching gives a different texture and look. Thanks for your support of the TAST group and yes, I would love to join the new challenge.
Count me in – I finally got my boxes unpacked (a year after I allegedly “moved in” to my house), so this will be a great way to finally get to work after a long hiatus. (The idea of the studio weigh-in was an intriguing one, but company was coming, and the boxes had to be unpacked!)
Sharon: I’m going to try to participate in the new challenge in 2008. I could not keep up with the TAST challenge because we were so busy here trying to prep to move & sell the house. Now I just sit here bored with the bulk of my stuff in storage! But I have all my threads and enough fabric scraps to piece, so I’ll try for some focus in 2008!
I commented a few days ago that I would like to participate. I now have a website: http://justenoughtime.wordpress.com
Thanks, Sharon for the direction to wordpress. It was super easy to set up and my daughter who is a social media specialist was very impressed.
Hi, Sharon: I commented a few days ago that I would like to participate but didn’t yet have a website. I now have one thanks to your direction to wordpress. My daughter who is a social media specialist was very impressed that I was using it. My blog is: http://justenoughtime.wordpress.com
Hi Sharon: you asked for my blog address – here is it is: http://vivian-institches.blogspot.com/
I signed up in comment 135:
I’ve enjoyed the TAST challenge and I’ve built up a binder of samples. I’ve worked many stitches into journal quilts … hand stitching gives a different texture and look. Thanks for your support of the TAST group and yes, I would love to join the new challenge.
Hi, Sharon! I am in the process of setting up my blog, will let you know when it is ready. I am looking forward to participating in this challenge. I have taken all you online classes and I’m looking forward to future ones.
I have watched TAST with much interest – and tried a few myself. Allie will reform my ways and convert me to CQ in spite of herself!! This looks like just what I need to get me out of the “bored and uncomfortable” zone I have been in. I’ll do it!!
I am a little behind in my reading, so I hope I’m not too late to jump in! I love the structure of this, as well as the open-ended-ness (is that a word?) of it, since we all work on different things. I’m at Purple Fan. I added a message talking it up in my latest post.
I discovered your blog in the middle of 2007 and have been looking forward to the challenge for 2008.I would appreciate it if you would add me to the list. I must get a blog going or atleast a flikr a/c – that’s all one needs right? from what I’ve understood.
TAST has been stimulating and energizing to my creative stitching. I’m looking forward to the Take it Further Challenge for 2008. Thanks for all your efforts sparking the creative process and keeping us all going.
Hi Sharon, this sounds like fun, I have already set a goal of at least one small project each month for 2008, so may as well make it this one. Not sure I understand all I am to do, but sure can post something on my blog about what I am doing. Joan in snowy Nebraska
Hi Sharon… Would like to participate in the “Take it Further” Challenge. TAST was a lot of fun but when I started a new job, I just couldn’t keep up with both. Settled into the new job & ready for some projects that are going to make me stretch. 🙂
Hi Sharon I think I’ve put my participation request on the wrong page so I’ll put it here and you can delete it from the other page. I’d really like to take part in this challenge (learnt about the other one too late in the day). My name is Sandra Wyman, email firstname.lastname@example.org and blog is at: http://thedyershand.blogspot.com/
I only discovered TAST in October, so missed out on that creative journey. Please add my name to the list for this new one. Will you keep the TAST list of stitches on your page for next year? I was thinking of trying it out a week at a time on my own.
Yes count me in and hopefully my gall bladder operation in early January won’t prevent me from getting going. Attempting to catch up on Tast that I have recently missed due to illness. http://littleworksofart.blogspot.com
I would love to take part in this. I faded from TAST as the year went on but a once a month challenge should be good and easier to keep up. My blog is http://susaneta.wordpress.com/ and my New Year’s resolution is to blog at least once a week!
Merry Christmas, Susan
I’ve just posted about TIF again on my personal blog, so you may get a few “stragglers” in the next few days. I see so many familiar names on the “roll”, this is getting exciting. I think I may have to resort to a blog reader after all. I tried once, but it didn’t seem to work, or is it just that I didn’t set it up properly?
Christine in freezing Sydney http://missmuffettwo.blogspot.com/
I would to join in this challenge next year even though I didnt join in the TAST I think I could keep up, dont you??
Thanks for the chance Sharon and please have a lovely Christmas and New year
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxoxoxo
Hi, Sharon ~ I’ve been reading your blog for a few months now, and I love your artistic perspective…as well as your art! I am very excited to be joining your illustrious community. And I’m extremely curious – and excited – about what each month of TIF will bring us!
Dear Sharon, I would like to sign up. I am trying to figure out blogging but little success yet. I do however know how to flickr and am part of the embellishing class group now. I may end up being one of those loosy goosy drop outs but well I hope not. I’m so inspired by the Joggles class — so is a flickr enough to sign up? if so add me please.
Hi Sharon, I thought I had already signed up for the Challenge but it seems not. I’d like to try this as the TAST was a most enjoyable exercise of new and old stitches and the Challenge will be just that.
I’ve been wondering how to keep the motivation and inspiration going with the end of the Journal Quilt project- this looks like it could fill the bill! And, some of my favorite bloggers are signed up. Thanks to Karoda for posting about this.
Sharon, this sounds like a lot of fun! I’m looking forward to participating. I’ve already had fun interpreting your paisley design on your masthead. In addition to my blog site, my web site is http://www.BettyPillsbury.com
If it is not too late, I’d like to join. I didn’t sign up for TAST but did a lot of the stitches and followed those done by others. Challenges keep us working and exploring. Thanks for the work of doing this. Sandy
I would love to take your new challenge if you will have me Sharon? I thoroughly enjoyed Take a Stitch Tuesday, until life became rather too busy and I kept hoping to catch up with the stitching right to the very end.
I love working in different mediums. Although don’t claim to be what one calls an artist, I love the creativity part. I love fibers of all sorts and have done some in paper as well. I quilt, embroidery, cross stitch, crochet, knit and more..Thank you for having this challenge. Look forward to veiwing each challenger’s work..Skye
I responded earlier (I’m comment number 15 above, I think) about participating in next year’s challenge but didn’t have a blog then. I do now, and it’s called Cymbellene’s Fancywork. I did your Personal Library of Stitches Course and loved it so I can’t wait to get started on this!
My blog page is ready and i am praying my health will stay good so I may complete the challenge. If you would be so kind as to include me I would love it. I’ve also linked to your blog from my page if that is ok. My blog address is: http://msliz.wordpress.com/ and I would love to hear from anyone else entering the challenge. Blessings, Elizabeth
Life has been in the way all year. 😉 So I’m going to try to watch everyone else, and participate when I can. No need to include me in the official list, though, ’cause I definitely CAN’T promise consecutive months participation!
I have been considering signing up. I didn’t finish TAST because of time constraints, but I really want to try to do this in the new year. Since you’re closing the sign up, I thought I would just do it! Thanks Sharon, for all I’ve learned through TAST and your classes. Have a great Christmas.
Would love to part of this challenge. Use to do a lot of very contemporary style challenges in quilting in the 80s/90s, now would be a great time to take up that thread again.
Thanks! Susan http://sewterriers.wordpress.com/
I believe I’d like to do this. It sounds challenging and seeing some of the names you’ve gathered, I’m pretty sure it will be. The internet community is a great place for us more rural folks to find the push needed sometimes to grow.
i have been reading your TAST for a while now but was not very net savvy. But now I am starting my blog and have a wordpress account called ‘pensivemood’. Please include my name in the Take it Further Challenge for 2008.
sorry to have taken so long but I kept losing my blog addresses and finally worked it out today.
If I am too late that’s my bad luck and I will keep a check on what happens on the side and sign up again next year. Looking forward to doing this challenge … either legitimately or on the side. Thank you,
Karen you have not yet shown up in the list because I emailed you 13 days ago asking for either a flickr account address or a blog address and have had not reply. I am posting here in case my email is not getting through to you. I have just sent you another one.
Please let me know where you are going share your photos I will add you to the list on the challenge page
My email to you just bounce back to me so I will post here hoping you see it
At the moment I have closed off the sign up period. There will be drop
outs however and I will contact you (if your mail works)to find out if you
are still interested in taking their place.
Sharon I couldn’t figure out the blog I gave you the address for. I’m having more luck with flickr, I think. Please use this flickr url. Sorry to add work for you. I’m really confused and am hoping it will all come together. I stitch much better than I use the computer. Jayne
I am sorry to say that the design challenge sign up period is now closed but I as people drop out I will announce it on my blog and replace them.
The challenge is for regular readers of my blog so assume that people who are participating and interested are reading it
I would love to be included on the waiting list Sharon as I totally missed your announcement. I started TAST but didn’t complete it but i think a monthly challenge is more manageable. Hope you will consider me.
Please consider adding me to your challenge waiting list. I don’t have a blog site now, but will create one or join flicker if I’m added to the group. It sounds like such an interesting way to push our creativity in new directions. Will the challenges be publicly posted so that I could follow along even if I’m not an official member? Dianne
Dianne and all I have emailed you but I wanted to say tat the challenge is public. On the 1st of each month I will post the challenge on my blog (click the home button in the menu bar at the top of the page and it will take you to the blog front page)
Yes it is public – and it is on the front page of my blog on the first of the month.
I gave you the URL in my email but here it is again https://sharonb.wordpress.com/
or click the home button in the bar at the top of this page
The challenge has been up for 24 hours
Since I write daily the post will move down the page like all blogs
Check the blog for all news about the challenge as this page is just a general information page
I have written to you by email but have posted here too in case you don’t read/get your email
I’ll join my good friends, Lisa & Rissa (at Wyrd Needle & Rooted in MS, respectively), playing along unofficially until/unless an opening occurs and you add me. Is there any restriction upon the type of textile medium?
I am so sorry that life has gotten in the way and I find the need to drop out already. I wanted to let you know as soon as possible so that someone else may be able to take my place. I wish all of you the best of luck and lots of fun.
I have just found your site. I had registered
for it and lost the address.
the challenge for this month certainly is
challenging. but I do have some thoughts.
certainly will try.
the paragraph about the subject seeems to have disappeared. when I came back to look again
it doesnt seem to be here. wanted to look at
the wording again and the colors.
Verna in PEI
I am an aspiring art quilter. I am taking classes at London City & Guilds in Patchwork and Quilting. I have been sewing for 34 years. I started when I was 9. I am excited about the prospect of being a member of this group.
I would love to be included if someone drops out. If I can find the info about the monthly subjects I am going to participate unofficially. Thank you so much for putting this together, I understand the time requirements are very taxing.
i hope to post pix
i practised with the dmc post from pam kellogg but it didn’t come out right.
i will try again tomorrow with a few of my own pix of UFOs that will turn into WISPs
so much fun i am having already
i hope that i can get better at this blogging thing!
if you have some pointers, a golden link tutorial that you can pull out of your hat i sure could use one!
Great list of participants. I love the international character of it all. I missed getting reading the first challenge because I was away from the computer then, but will look it up now and get started. Thanks for this challenge!
I posted my block for the Jan TIF. I made mine using the color portion of the challenge. And it was a challenge … because purple kept jumping into my hands but I resisted and pieced the block using very few purples! Now to embellish it. http://karensouth.blogspot.com
Have worked out my background idea .. a sheet of writing … a poem written by my MIL who has had a very profound effect on all of my family and who has is still missed although she passed away a few years ago. Tonight I will work it out on the computer and hopefully tomorrow I will be able to start writing it onto the fabric.
thank you for the challenge that made me use this .. I have been trying t think of how to use it for many years.
I’ve started work on the Challenge for january.I hope to create a little book,by the end of the challenge.The pages for january are coming together slowly but surely.
Please take a look. http://www.millionlittlestitches.blogspot.com
Hope the new year is proving to be a wonderful year for everybody.
Just posted new blog comments on my progress. Sharon’s 1/7 link to Constance Howard provided some interesting ideas. Time for me to move from the virtual to the real now–I have the tendency to spend lots of time on design and concept and suffer from chronic “failure to execute.”
Didn’t get much further this weekend on the project – I have gotten the floss colors – much thanks to that posting! having the numbers helped a bunch – if I haven’t left a comment on a blog it’s because I’m not signed up with them and the blog won’t let me – but I’ve enjoyed looking at the progress everyone has made 🙂
thanks for posting.
Ive been to see http://tifcynthia.blogspot.com/ Cynthia was asking for advice and comments as she is new to blogging, but there was nowhere to leave a comment – I thought Cynthia might come back here and see this -and set up her comments. BTW Cynthia- initial steps looking good!
Its decided, I’m going for the colors this trip. I have a couple preliminary sketches done and now am deciding on what I will use to actually make the challenge. I am thinking inks and maybe some watercolor pencil or, or, or, the or’s go on and on.
Cynthia I checked out your blog after reading what Paula said and you need to enable comments. In Blogger go to your settings tab and then to comments and check the options to allow comments – hope this helps
At last my challenge piece is finished and up and running on my blog. I hope you like it. The choice of who I admire was not difficult, my Grandmother but how I would create a piece was. The journal page is 6″ square have a look at it.
please could you put me on the waiting list for the take it further challenge. i love your blog: a great inspiration. i have just set up my own blog. i have a flickr account and i hope i can take part in your challenge, regards sue
This is an amazing idea and I would love to be added to the waiting list. In the meantime, I may just start doing the challenges on my own. It’s been some time since I’ve considered who in my life I admire apart from the standard answers – father, partner, daughter. Good luck to all the participants, I hope it’s exciting and fun for everyone!
Thanks for sharing these great ideas. I’m bookmarking this for future reference. Some of these I already do, so the point resonated most strongly with me. Keep feeding the creativity.
I am currently on holiday so, for this reason, I’ve nothing better to do than surf the web for art, lie around and update my blog. Well, more or less anyway.
Update, put a photo up on my blog, I took the color swatch printout to the paint store and picked up some paint swatches. Then drew a small design of fantasy flowers and colored them in with color pencil and inks. I think I am happy with it. Now to figure out how to assemble and quilt it. Background is a wash of acrylic paint, doesn’t show to well on the photo, but its a pale yellow. http://www.comequiltwithme.blogspot.com Joan
So far I’m having a ball with this first challenge. And I hope my first attempts with blogging are acceptable. I have yet to master putting in links, but I hope to get that off my checklist by the end of the month. So please forgive me if you have to use a search engine to get additional information on a topic.
Update, decided I had best complete this project as the rest of the month will be so busy I will not have the time to finish. I added a border to the flowers after I thread painted over the paint/ink that I did yesterday. I then layered and quilted the background with a pale yellow thread and the border in a dark purple thread, which matches the fabric. I am pleased with the thread over the paint/ink. I like the technique well enough I will do it again on another project. http://www.comequiltwithme.blogspot.com
If anyone has any suggestions on how to do this better, please leave a message on the blog or here. Joan
I’m very new at blogging and found out tonight how to blog on my blog LOL!!!!!!! Now I’ve got to figure out how to put a picture on it. As soon as I figure that out I’ll get a pictue posted. I’m excited about the challange and seeing all others work. Cheryl
Hello everyone, I’ve set up some pictures so you can see what i’ve done and some others so you can see a little of what I do.PROBLEM: I can’t figure out how to post the pictures to this site so you can see them. I can’t figure out what http: I have so I can send a link. I named one group TIF then I went and named another TAKE IT FURTHER. So if someone could please tell me what I need to do I’d love to share the work I’ve done. I saw all the wonderful work people have done but couldn’t figure out a way to get mine there. I know there is a way but just can’t find it 🙂 ANyone?
Thank you for stitch-opedia. Its a great source of information. Being a novice I have just started learning from TAST, which I was not fortunate enough to participate in.
As part of the TIF challenge I intend to make a sampler (based on TAST and maybe stitch-opedia too) and dedicate the learning to you as I admire your constant effort in getting people motivated into needlework and fibre art.I have already started my work on some of the TAST stitches but am too nervous to post them…being a beginner, the work isn’t very neat 😦
I putted on flick. my first week :(research) and second week : (setting the diagram) Now Y have to work hardly – but I don’t know how to appear on the flick.Group
Here is my link : http://www.flickr.com/photos/christianasdreams/
Progress posted at http://susaneta.wordpress.com/ . Hmm.. a week and a bit to resolve this. Must get stitching. Just a thought the comment section for this is getting really long. Is it possible to break it up into the second or third instalments some how or week 2, 3 etc? Just to shorten the list if possible.
I have finished my Crazy Patchwork block for January and have posted it on my blog.
I had intended to only do the seams this week and finish the rest next week but I just couldn’t put it down once I got started.
Sharon, what have you unleashed! I didn’t expect the challenge to take the turn for me that it has! I find I’m ‘carrying it around’ with me. What a start to the year. Next instalment at http://nuvofelt.blogspot.com
Hi Sharon. HELP! My plate is overfilled and I regret that I must say no at the present time to the challenge. Since it’s so early in the year, I hope someone else can step in who is on your waiting list. I hope to return another day, but looking at what’s going on in the studio, I realized that I need to keep the main thing the main thing right now!!
Progress on my piece is slow, but I’ve put some pictures of some stitches I’m trying out on it on my blog: http://justenoughtime.wordpress.com. I haven’t really made enough progress to post anything new on the flickr site.
well I may have made a slow start but I had a lot of thinking to do:)… not only do I intend to follow Sharon’s month challenges but her posts about slow cloth got me thinking too… so I’ve started a new blog ‘my slow cloth story’… I’ve talked about it on my magic indigo blog if you would like to take a look…
I’ve posted my finished Jan TIF on my blog. I’m tempted to go back in and make quite a few changes, but it feels so good to have got this far so early in the month that I’m not going to tempt fate. That said I’ve had an idea for the concept ……..
Hi Sharon. I know it’s late in the month, but I work best to a deadline, LOL. I’ve blogged my colour selections for TIF, now just have to make some time to start stitching. Am planning something really small this month, promise I’ll do better once the “holiday season” has finished and life starts to rev up again.
Christine in drizzly Sydney http://missmuffettwo.blogspot.com/
my piece for the January challenge is finally starting to happen… I’ve opened a flickr account and managed to post to the group… a first…:) I’ve joined the web ring set up by Debra… again another first… the only problem I can see is the size of my cloth… it’s turned out rather large… let’s hope I can get lots of sewing time in before the end of January…
Just wanted to let you know that I have been working on my TIF challenge and am almost there. More challenging than I thought as we are in western AZ and not always able to use computer or sewing machine. I will be posting the completed project soon.
“Midnight Vine” finished! I finished my quilt for the January challenge–it did not turn out as planned, but I am happy with the result. It’s on my blog: http://www.enchanted-art.blogspot.com
–Elizabeth in NM
I’ll do the challenge starting in February whether I’m too late to sign up or not! Hee hee! But do put me on the wait list. It seems to be a great way to keep my current momentum going. I’ll blog about it at jazzcatproductions.com and I’ve already joined the Flickr group – my Flickr handle is slowlysheturned.
Oh yeah, my medium of choice is going to be small format tapestry, but I’m planning to get into papermaking and mixed media this year.
Voila ! Surprise ! I’ve finished my project for January, and I’ve blogged on my personal blog, the Group blog AND the Flickr site. So exciting to actually FINISH a project, and that was my challenge as well as using your colours Sharon.
Thanks, looking forward to February now.
while I not going to be finished on my Jan. challenge for a while yet… I’m certainly getting a lot out of the process of working on it… if you are interested in seen some of the ‘slow’ progress I’m making…
Have just taken time to check out some of the finished TIF challenges. I am so impressed with how everyone has developed the theme or colors. Can’t wait for February’s challenge.
Am relieved I finished mine early as it has been hectic here. Joan http://www.comequiltwithme.blogspot.com
Depuis le début du mois je pense au challenge, surtout le côté réflexion et un peu couleur, je me suis posé plein de questions à mon sujet, suis je meilleur ou pire, suis je plus douée ou moins, suis je plus créative ou moins, et j’ai pensé au “Ying et Yang” je n’ai plus eut qu’à mettre les couleurs proposées par Sharon.
Je sais il faudrait que je le brode maintenant, le plus dur est fait pour moi : trouver mon idée sur le sujet.
Since the beginning of the month, I’ve been thinking about the challenge, especially on the thinking side et a little bit on the color side, I’ve asked myself lots of questions about myself, am I better or worse than, am I more talented or less, am I more creative or less, and then I thought about “Ying and Yang” and all I had to do was to put down the colors proposed by Sharon.
I know I should embroider now, but the most difficult part for me is done : to find my idea on the concept
Completed January this morning. You can see pics at the flickr site, but encourage you to look at my post today (jan 28) to read about the symbolism in the piece and the two women I am honoring with it. http://justenoughtime.wordpress.com.
Take a look at my January 24 post, too, for a challenge on inner critical and creative voices that fits with our working on Sharon’s challenge.
Just call me “last minute lewis”. I have been mulling this over for a couple of weeks now. I finally have some visable progress. http://fromthelonghouse.blogspot.com/ I will hope to post a finished project by tomorrow night.
I sqeeked in with a response to the january challenge: see http://www.magicarmchairtraveller.blogspot.com for this. I’ve had a poorly few weeks so had to scale down my initial ambitious ideas, especially as I was a late entrant, too. So am now reminiscing and enjoying a nostalgia fest as I start to think about February’s subject.
February–checked out the theme/colors for this month and have an idea—now to figure out a way to make it work. But hey, at least I have an idea. May even be able to work the color theme in too, we will see what happens. Will have a retreat next week so will not get much done beyond a sketch of the idea this week. http://www.comequiltwithme.blogspot.com Joan
Thank you in advance. I will work on my flickr site this month. I am still trying to decide which format I like for blogging.
To the participants of the TIF Challenge, your photos on the flikr site are beautiful, inspirational, and motivating. I want to do a much better job in Feb. It is leap year, isn’t it? LOL One extra day. Yeah!
I have closed off comments as I would like people to leave any progress reports on the month that it applies to. Its becoming too confusing and this page istaking far too long to load. There is a link to this months challenge at the top of the page.