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  1. Jenny Says:

    Sharon I am interested in participating although I have not done your TAST. What do I have to do & what cost is involved?

  2. Sequana Says:

    This sounds like a wonderful way for me to expand all those beautiful stitches and work them into my mixed media projects.

    I’m in with bells on. *S*

  3. Paula Says:

    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.

  4. Christy Says:

    I can hardly wait to get started! I am enjoying your classes so much and this challenge sounds like a lot of fun!

  5. sharonb Says:

    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

  6. Jess Says:

    I’m in! This sounds wonderful!

  7. Melissa Says:

    Hi Sharon

    I’m really excited about your new challenge! I let TAST fall by the wayside (as well as my blog), but I’m really excited about the new one!

  8. Melissa Says:

    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.

  9. hello Sharon
    I am stil working on Tast but I wil go also for this challenge I want to thank you for al the lovely work you put in to this challenges
    greetings from Emmy

  10. Christine Says:

    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.

  11. Midge Says:

    yes pls i wd love to b in it & brkn rt arm shd be ok by then

  12. Lisa Dunn Says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun. Please count me in!

  13. Mary Corbet Says:

    Super idea, Sharon! I’d like to be able to keep up with this one – we shall see. I’ll announce it on Needle’nThread. I think people will really like the idea!

  14. Sharon Says:

    Sharon sounds like allot of fun. I will be here…

  15. Judy Says:

    Sounds good. I’d Love to hear more about WordPress too.

  16. ArtyLady Says:

    I also plan to participate. I loved this year’s challenge – thanks for all the time you have put into this.


  17. sue Says:

    would love to try, always up for a challenge.

  18. Helina Says:

    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.

    Have a nice time before Christmas,

    Helina in Finland

  19. Kay Susan Says:

    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.

  20. Pat Says:

    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.

  21. Ati Says:

    Hi Sharon, I will definitely join this challenge. This year I have had much fun with all the new stitches from the TAST.
    I am looking forward to January 2nd.

  22. I’m in! I did not do the TAST this year while I’m new to stitching. This is good – and continuous – way to improve my skills.

    Regards, Malla

  23. Lynda Monk Says:

    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.

  24. Barbara Says:

    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.

  25. Debbi Baker Says:

    Hi Sharon! I haven’t done TAST but have seen the results on several blogs over the last several months that I have been paying attention! I love idea of participating in your 2008 challenge!

  26. Susan D Says:

    You can count me in as well. I’m up to this weeks TAST stitch but it will be fun to try using what I’ve learnt this year in next year’s challenge.

  27. Karen Says:

    Hi Sharon
    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

  28. Karoda Says:

    Hi Sharon, I want to do this challenge. 2008 I’ve labeled my deep learning curve year. Thank you for the opportunity to join in this challenge.

  29. Muza Says:

    Hi Sharon,

    I would like to participate in this challenge. It will give me a chance to improve the skills I learned during your wonderful courses.

    Regards, Muza

  30. Kelly Says:

    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.

  31. ReneOrgeron Says:

    Sharon, of course I am in, I do want to thank you for TAST, you’ll never know how much I enjoyed and used the challenge to do more. Thank You Rene

  32. Francoise Says:

    OK, I would like to join the challenge! I’ll try to do better (and last longer) than this year. :-)

  33. Liz Plummer Says:

    I’d love to do this! I’m terrible about making my mind up about themes so being given one will concentrate my mind!

  34. Angela Says:

    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.

  35. Kathy Morrow Says:

    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.

  36. Thelma Says:

    I would love to participate, just hope I will be able to keep up, like many others, my TAST fell by the wayside,but I will try to stay caught up.

  37. Kerry Says:

    Hi Sharon! I will join in please if that is all right. Thanks for another great idea!
    Hugs, Kerry

  38. Verna Banks Says:

    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.

  39. Betty Foote Says:

    This sounds like a dream I want to join. how

  40. I would love to expand my horizons:)
    I do not have a blog and don’t know if I will get one, but I could dedicate a web page to my progress.
    Thank you for the opportunity. Robin

  41. ren Says:

    I would very much like to participate in this challenge! Please sign me up.

  42. tenar72 Says:

    Great, I’m in! There’s a lot of stuff happening in my life these days so I can’t promise I’ll be able to keep up with it all the time, but I’ll try. I’ll announce it in my blog soon.

  43. Fiona Says:

    I’m up for it!

  44. Sharon Siacci Says:

    Ooh…sounds like a bit of fun. I will have to get the daughter to set up something eg. web site, blog, so as to be able to share. So Sharon please count me in.

  45. lynita Says:

    I am interested in joining the challenge. I may need to find a personal trainer to help me create the blog, but I would love to participate! Count me in!

  46. bettydonahue Says:

    I would like to try it. I don’t have a blog but I do have a Flickr account. Would that work?

  47. Kate Says:

    I’m looking forward to this challenge. I mentioned it on my blog. Thanks for organizing it.

  48. patriciageraldes Says:

    Thank you Sharon. I will participate!

  49. This sounds like a wonderful exercise! Please count me in.
    Gisela in the US

  50. Ann Says:

    I would love to join this challenge…

  51. Hi sharon, I didn’t do the TAST challenge as I only “found” blogs in June this year but I think I would enjoy having a monthly project so yes, please, count me in. I’ll try not to fall by the wayside!

  52. Margaret Says:

    This sounds like a really interesting idea – I’d love to participate. I’ll have to figure out how to post pictures, though.

  53. wendy Says:

    I’d love to join in this as well… no blog yet though…

  54. Ruth Lane Says:

    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.

  55. Vivian Says:

    Count me in. This sounds like a great idea!


  56. Mara Says:

    I’m going to participate! thanks, Sharon

  57. Nancilyn Says:

    Count on me, too!

  58. Nancilyn Says:

    And could we maybe have a badge for our blogs?

  59. Susan S Says:

    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.


  60. Louise Page Says:

    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.

  61. Gail McKenna Says:

    I would love to try this..I also don’t have a blog but will use your suggestion to set one up..Thanks!

  62. cinzia Says:

    would love to give this a go. thank you

  63. sharonb Says:

    Hi all I am emailing people and putting together a list of participants – it should be fun and people are still signing up

  64. SuZ Says:

    yes yes ! I’d love to give this a try-thanks

  65. Martine Says:

    I am interested in doing the challenge next year to learn embroidery. I am beginner and I do not have a blog… Is it possible ?

  66. Laurence Says:

    I would like to participate in this challenge. Thank you.

  67. Karrin Hurd Says:

    I am interested in participating. I think this monthly challenge I can handle.

  68. Funny Says:

    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.

  69. Pamela Says:

    Hi! I would like to participate in your challenge. Sounds like fun.

  70. Mags Says:

    I like the idea of a monthly challenge to give inspiration for my 6th year of Journal Quilts and it will be interesting to see other peoples interpretation of the same concept. Count me in!

  71. Elsie Says:

    I’d like to sign up. I dont’ have a blog, either but this sounds like fun. I’m not a handwork person, but learning a new skill is never wrong.

  72. bunks Says:

    Well I’ll give it a go and see what happens.

  73. Simona Says:

    I should like to join the challenge for the next year!
    Thank you

  74. 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.

  75. Karen Rips Says:

    This sounds fun and I like a good challange

  76. Misty Says:

    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!

  77. Susan Brinkman Says:

    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

  78. goatgoddess Says:

    Would love to try the challenge next year – signed up with wordpress and it was easy :)


  79. Meg Says:

    I’d like to try, please.


  80. sharonb Says:

    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

  81. Grace Says:

    This sounds like something I need to do…maybe give myself a jumpstart.

  82. lee Says:

    I’m in. I was thinking about what to do next year, after a year of postcards. I think a one a month thing should work nicely. I can go bigger. BIGGER!!

  83. Diamond in Ontario Says:

    Hi Sharon
    Thanks for offering this wonderful year long learning tool for all of us during 2008. Thanks also for the TAST you gave us for 2007. I am looking forward to participating with everyone here.

  84. Thank you Sharon for this good idea ! I’m OK to participating.

  85. Janet Moran Says:

    Hi Sharon
    I would love to participate in this challenge. I don’t have a blog yet, but I’ll get started on it. Thanks a bunch.

  86. Thusitha Says:

    Nice idea. I also anna join.

  87. Myfanwy Says:

    I’m hoping that once a month will suit my timetable better than TAST. I tried my best, but I’m still working my way through it and WAAAY behind. Looking forward to the new challenge

  88. Cheryl Says:

    Count me in, please.

  89. Shari Masson Says:

    Hi Sharon

    Count me in for 2008. This sounds like a wonderful challenge. I hope to work it into other projects and kill many birds with one stone.

    Shari Masson

  90. Maya Telford Says:

    Hi there – A friend from another list told me about this challenge. I think it sounds like something I might really enjoy and I’m up for it. Thanks for offering this.
    Maya Telford

  91. Sharon I feel honoured that you are willing to take a journey with us again and would love to be a part of this creative process. I am so inspired by your works.

  92. Sylvia Says:

    Hi Sharon,

    Sounds like a great way to motivate myself.


  93. I would love to do this as well since I missed TAST. Can I do this?????? I would love to try.

  94. Elizabeth Says:

    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.

  95. Pam in the UK Says:

    Hi Sharon. I would love to be involved in this challenge.

  96. Kay Says:

    I will try this. Monthly may be something I can manage, especially with the generous set of options you’ve provided.

  97. Linda Says:

    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.

  98. Lynda Says:

    I would would like to join in also.

  99. meleeis Says:

    blog domain – meleeis.wordpress.com — I hope this is what you wanted. Now that I am blogged…….please sign me up for the class.

  100. Cheri Says:

    I would love to be a part of this challenge…thank you for this opportunity!


  101. Carinemarie Says:

    Please count me in. I hope I’ll have great fun doing this challenge.

  102. Violette Says:

    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?

  103. Linda Stokes Says:

    I’d like to take part in this challenge. Didn’t do the Tast one but have seen lots of the results. Sounds like fun.

  104. Barbara Says:

    This sounds just wonderful! Please add me to your list!

  105. Lynne Says:

    Please put me down for the new challenge though I’m not sure I’ll keep up with this one. Good to see so many people signing up, thanks for coming up with another good idea.

  106. Deb Says:

    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.

  107. Marci Says:

    I’d like to take part in this new challenge. I did start TAST, and quickly fell by the wayside. Although I didn’t last long, I did follow other people’s stitching all year.

  108. Sandra Says:

    Challenges and fun…great combination to stretch boundaries; count me in, please.

  109. Count me in, too. I observed TAST and it was wonderful. I’m ready to play!

  110. Carol Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful challenge. I would love to participate.

  111. Lynn Says:

    I would love to participate in the 2008 Take-It-Further challenge. As a quilter, I will work in series so that the entire challenge project will be cohesive. Sounds like a fantastic year is ahead!


  112. Marion Brown Says:

    I would love to give it a go. I have been following someone’s blog who was doing the TAST challenge.

  113. Bernadette Says:

    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.

  114. Kat Says:

    I’d like to join you. I’m a long time machine quiltmaker, now enjoying handstitching and bead embellishing. Let’s go! I have a blog,

  115. Linda in AZ Says:


    You have been a great inspiration to me. I’d love to have another challenge from you.

  116. Luci F Says:

    Hi Sharon
    TAST became part of my life and I was wondering what to do next… So I would definitely like to join the Take it Further challenge. Thank you for running this. Luci

  117. Anna Nowicki Says:

    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!

  118. Yes, yes, yes. Just what I need. Deadlines set by others hold more weight with me than those I set for myself. (I’m working on that shortcoming!)

  119. Hi Sharon
    Here’s my site. Not much yet but I’m workin’ on it. Thanks. sb


  120. Paule Says:

    Hi Sharon
    I hope it’s not too late to join…

  121. Kelly Says:

    I’d like to join up too!

  122. Penny Says:

    I would like to join up too please Sharon

  123. Linda Frear Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful challenge. I’d love to join too.

  124. Gayle Says:

    Yes please! I would love to join. :-)Gayle

  125. debkolar Says:

    Hi Sharon: Count me in. Should be alot of fun. http://www.debkolar.wordpress.com

  126. Diane R Says:

    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?

    Thank you.

  127. Kelly Ralph Says:

    Hi Sharon

    I would like to join it sounds like it will be very informative.


  128. Jocelyn Says:

    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.

  129. Mary Anne Says:

    I’m in! Can’t wait to begin.

  130. Doreen Says:

    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.

  131. Jayne Slovick Says:

    I would love to join this challenge. I will set up a blog now. This will be a learning experience on the computer as well as stitching.

  132. MargB Says:

    I would like to sign up please – I did say so earlier but obviously made the mistake of replying on last week’s TAST entry instead of the challenge!


  133. Vivian Says:

    Hi Sharon!
    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.

  134. Dee Shaw Says:

    sorry I dont have a web sight as yet due to not having a computer to my self. I do hope to have one in the near future, and Iam so looking foward to this class Dee in Idaho

  135. I would like to sign up for this challenge. Don’t know if I can keep up or not but will sure try.


  136. Hi Sharon…Count me in!

  137. Suzi Says:

    Looking forward to it!! :-)

  138. Jeanne Says:

    Hi Sharon, I would like to join, but I do not have a blog. I hope that is no problem. I just cannot wait till January !i am really looking forward, great experience , I am sure.

  139. Please add me to your list of participants -I’m thinking I shall try to combine your challenge with the SCQ journal quilts for 2008 – we shall see if it works!

  140. Sue Says:

    Please add me to the challenge listing – I’m thinking I might try and combine your challenge with the SCQ Art Quilters Journal Quilts for next year. We shall see if it works!

  141. 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!)

  142. Jane Says:

    Hi Sharon, Please include me for the challenge. With the multi fiber mediums involved, it sounds like great fun.

  143. neki rivera Says:

    hi Sharon,
    i’m in this one! Although i had to drop at the end of TAST you can’t imagine how much i learned and enjoyed it.
    Looking forward to this one

    neki desu

  144. LouAnne Says:

    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!

  145. Linn Says:

    Sharon – no promises on keeping up, but I’ll give it a go.

  146. Leslie Says:

    Hi Sharon

    I would really love to be part of this challenge.

    Many thanks

  147. Marjorie Says:

    Hi, Sharon: I don’t have a blog but plan to participate and will put my photos up on my flickr account. Marjorie

  148. Lisa Says:

    Loved your work and from last year so will give it a try this time around.

  149. Rev Deb Says:

    I commented a few days ago that I would like to participate. I now have a website:
    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.

  150. Deb Says:

    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

  151. Vivian Says:

    Hi Sharon: you asked for my blog address – here is it is:
    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.

  152. Pam Says:

    Hello Sharon:
    I would like to join in with this challenge.

    I have really enjoyed your TAST. I have had a hard time waiting a whole week for the next stitch. Thanks for all the inspiration this year!!!

  153. Sharon, I can’t see my blog on the list on the right. I signed up a bit back so could you include me in please? If my names up I’ll have to do it won’t I! I’m hoping it will help to have a focus.

  154. Acey Says:

    Hi Sharon – Have though it over for a few days and decided this is impossible to resist. Please add me to the list … (AliciaRS)

  155. Heather Says:

    Well, okay. Jude has challenged her blogging friends to join, and it is something I would love to do, so count me in.

  156. Belém Says:

    Hi Sharon, I would like to participate on this challenge. It sounds so wonderful!

  157. Virginia Schneider Says:

    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.

  158. Sarita Says:

    I have never joined a challenge, but this one sounds like alot of fun! You can thank Jude of Spirit Cloth for sending me this way…:)

  159. Tara Says:

    I’m in! I’ve been looking for ways to push myself creatively (thus the new blog).
    Thanks for hosting!

  160. Maryjo Says:

    I like the idea of doing this as a 2008 journal challenge. Maryjo (still have to decide “where” to put it)

    and thanks!

  161. marty52 Says:

    Yooooo, Sharon! I’m in! LOL!

  162. Helen Ann Says:

    I am in too. Like Majorie I would like to keep using flickr..would there be a group page to post too.

    I am thinking about starting a blog but I do really enjoy flickr as a way of sharing design ideas

    really looking forward to it


  163. Judy Harper Says:

    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!!

  164. kim Says:

    I’m ready for the “Take it Further” challenge and maybe by the end of 2008 I’ll be caught up with TAST!

  165. Terry Says:

    I would love to join in

  166. threadspider Says:

    So excited about this Sharon-count me in. Thank you so much for co-coordinating it all.

  167. austin Says:

    I would love to try to keep up with the monthly challenges. I enjoyed seeing the TAST results on everyone’s blogs.

    Thanks for co-ordinaitng this !

  168. Karen Swiech Says:

    I love the sound of this challenge, and I think I’m ready for it, but I don’t have a website. Is there a way to participate without one?


  169. annette28300 Says:

    my photos are on my blog

  170. Dawn Sellers Says:

    I would love to join this challenge – sounds fun, count me in!

  171. Sharon Says:

    Hi Sharon I will be here to join with you and others for next years challenge. I did not do all of the stitches this year but I have learned so much from you, thank you for all you do for us.

  172. Vicki Says:

    Sounds like a great challenge – I’ll have more time next year to regularly take part I hope and this will stretch and develop the skills learnt through your great classes. Looking forward to it.

  173. Victoria Says:

    this sounds like a nice projet. I will talk about it with my textile group.

  174. Liz Says:

    Sounds great. Count me in if you don’t have my name already – I’ll give it a try at least. Hopefully I will do better than I did with TAST. Still working on it, but I’m Wa-a-a-a-y behind!

    Liz in Kansas

  175. Lin Moon Says:

    Dear Sharon,
    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.

    ~Lin Moon (12 Days of Ornaments)

  176. Maya Sara Matthew Says:

    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.


  177. hillfarm Says:

    I am totally clueless about blogging, but will give it a try. I need some motivation to help me develop my felting abilities!



  178. Tricia Says:

    This sounds like a wonderful was to extend and use the many things I learnt from you, I took one of your online classes at Joggers..please could you sign me up…

    best wishes for the coming holidays

  179. Janine Franc Says:

    Hi Sharon,
    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.

  180. sppitcher Says:

    Hi Sharon,

    This sounds like a wonderful challenge. Thank you for being willing to do this! What fun!

  181. Joan Waldman Says:

    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

  182. 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. :-)

  183. Hi Sharon, couldn’t commit to TAST but really enjoyed looking in. This time I’m ready to join in with TIF and am looking forward to the motivational input too.

    Helen Suzanne

  184. Sandra Wyman Says:

    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 djangorodney@aol.com and blog is at:
    Many thanks

  185. Jacqueline Says:

    Hi Sharon, I really like to partcipate in you’re challenge. Please count me in.

  186. judyrys Says:

    I love a challenge, count me in.


  187. Tina Says:

    I’m ready for the challenge to take it further! Please add my name to the list. I am learning to blog just for the challenge –

  188. Fifiquilter Says:

    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.

  189. Annie Says:

    Hi Sharon, I am intersted in joining your challenge. I watched (lurked) with Take a Stitch and loved the work that people did so I think I’ll give Take it Further a go!

  190. margaret S Says:

    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.

  191. Thanks, Sharon, I’d love to do this and I’ll be sure to reference it on my blog.

  192. Susan Says:

    Hi Sharon,
    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

  193. Christine Says:

    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

  194. bear Says:

    Hi Sharon
    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

  195. Will be a pleasure for me to participate!!
    Great idea!
    If I am still on time, because what I read just today.

    Maria del Valle

  196. Mayté Says:

    I will love to be part of this great idea!! Unfortunally this year I did not have time to do the last one.
    Thanks Sharon :)


  197. Judi S Says:

    This sounds like a great way to boost creativity. Please count me in. I don’t have a blog, but I do have a Flikr account.

  198. Marian Says:

    Hello Sharon

    I would like to take part in your 2008 challenge too please. I’ve just created a blog especially for this project.

    Regards, Marian

  199. Jenny Says:

    Sharon — I am intersted although I have not kept up well with TAST postings.

  200. JulieZS Says:

    Sounds like a great idea to me, please sign me up!

  201. Am I too late to sign up to participate? This sounds like a lot of fun.

  202. Clare Says:

    I don’t blog but I do have a Flickr account. I would very much like to participate. Sounds like a great idea!
    Thank you!

  203. Janet Says:

    This will be my first challenge on line sounds interesting. count me in…..

  204. Gwen Delmore Says:

    I would love to do this, I hope that there is still room!!

  205. ukmarian Says:

    Hi Sharon

    I’ve been having difficulty setting up a new WordPress blog to use on this project and so I’ve now opened a Blogger one instead. It’s http://marianuk.blogspot.com Hope that’s OK.


  206. Christiana Says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I would love join “Take it further challenge” ; meeting your blog, and TAST on November, will be a double challenge for me. I’m really happy to stitch with all of you

  207. Susie Monday Says:

    I’d like to join in — I’m a new reader. The blog I will post on is http://susiemonday.squarespace.com

  208. dulce Says:

    eu gostava de me inscrever mas não falo inglês
    não sei se será possivel

  209. Karen Marie Says:

    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!

  210. sita Says:

    Hi Sharon, thanks for the reply.My blogspot is Sita’s Tangled Web.;address: sita-tangledweb.blogspot.com.I look forward to it.

  211. Ulla Says:

    Sign me in


  212. Rebecca S Says:

    I would like to take part please – will set up a blog.

  213. Hélène H Says:

    Hello Sharon,

    I’d love to join too.

  214. Lorenza A. Says:

    Sharon, I would like to join the challenge, last year I had family problems and I had to drow up, I hope it will be better this time

  215. Doris Says:

    hi sharon , i see this call in a friend blog,so,I am IN !!

    my site: http://blog-doris.blogspot.com/
    hugs from Madrid, Spain

  216. anapatch Says:

    Hello Sharon, I want to try the challenge. Please, count me in!

    Hugs from Gran Canaria Island, Spain

  217. Donna Says:


    OK, I’m in! I can’t wait to get started. This is a great way to experiment with all those techniques I’ve been wanting to try. Thanks for thinking of this and hosting it.

  218. Vicki Says:

    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.
    Vicki (Twinkx)

  219. Maria Jové Says:

    Hi Sharon, My name is Maria from Spain.
    I would like to participate in this project. My English is not only regulate but attempts confused and follow rules.
    can i participate?
    Thank you

  220. bettydonahue Says:

    HI Sharon — I would like to join. I don’t have a blog but I do have a Flickr account which is:
    would that work?

  221. crazyqstitcher Says:

    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.

    Thanks Maureen.


  222. Waltraud Says:

    Dear Susan,

    I hope, it is not too late to join in your new
    My blogaddress is: http://www.farbtupfer.blogspot.com

    Regards from Germany


  223. Fiona D Says:

    Sharon, I’d like to join in too – thanks for doing this

  224. My sister and I both would like to join. We are going to share a blog and have just set it up. We are both quilters.
    Do we have to sign up separately? or will this take care of it?

  225. Sent the wrong Blog address – sorry,

  226. Beverly Hart Says:

    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.

  227. Barbara eIDSON Says:

    I would like to join too. I will have to set up a flicker acct. or blog after Christmas. I quilt, embroider and bead and do other crafts. I need to be challenged to go further with my work.

  228. Ronelle Says:

    Sharon, I would like to join, this sounds like fun and would get me exploring my stitching more. Only have a flickr account under my nickname of memyni.

  229. Anna Nowicki Says:

    OK – YES please can I join in – I will need some inspiration throughout 2008 and this may be the way forward. Thanks

  230. 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

  231. Stacey Says:

    I’d love to give it a go, and see what I can create if anything….lol. Would be fun that’s for sure ;)here is my blog http://staceysstitching.blogspot.com/

  232. bettydonahue Says:

    This is a better address than the one I gave you in comment #224. It takes you to the page where the sets are.


  233. Jennifer Says:

    I would like to join as well! I just meandered over here from Mary’s site and hope it’s not too late!
    I always can use new inspiration…

  234. Sandy Jandik Says:

    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

  235. This sounds great. Please sign me up!

  236. doni Says:

    I’m in! 2008 – the year to push your limits!

  237. Grace Says:

    Signed up but don’t see my name on the list (WOW, what a list) so I’ll try again. Thanks Sharon, I’m really looking forward to challenge myself every month.

  238. juanita sim Says:

    A monthly journal quilt is something that I’ve been wanting to do for some time now. Please count me in.

  239. Karen Says:

    This sort of challenge will push me out of my stitching comfort zone a bit – but that’s the way to grow.

    Sign me up please. Looking forward to this starting.

  240. Hello Sharon, I would love to join your challenge if there is still room for more, thanks Frances

  241. Michelle Says:

    Sounds like a great challenge. Thanks for opening it up to all who would like to participate. Michelle

  242. Caroline Says:

    I would love to try this. I think it would concentrate my mind wonderfully. I don’t have a blog, but I do have a flickr account, if that’s OK

  243. Sequana Says:

    I have opened a new flickr account to accommodate just this TIF challenge to keep things organized in my life…*S*

    Sharon, pls change this on the link to me up above #180.



  244. Annica Says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I hope I’m not to late. I’d love to join your new challenge.

  245. Loló Says:

    Hello Sharon, It would enchant to me to take part in this one new adventure…. I embroider different techniques, but those that I like more it is the silk ribbon embroidering and hardanger. The direction of my blog is http://lolopx.blogspot.com/ and my albúm of photos is http://www.flickr.com/photos/lolopx/

  246. Consuelo Says:

    I love this idea, a lovely way to look forward to the New Year, please sign me up. I don’t have a blog but have signed up for a Flickr account which I hope I will soon get the hang of.

  247. Mags Says:

    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.

  248. Skye Says:

    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

  249. This sounds like fun.I like the loose requirements which allows for flexibility. It will really be interesting to see what everyone comes up with.

  250. Laura Lea Says:

    Sharon, this sounds great! I would like to join. I have a Flicker account and will post my progress there. Laura Lea

  251. sue dulle Says:

    This sounds like something I would njoy trying…something to spark the creativity. Where do I sign up? Thanks…sue

  252. Judy Says:

    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!

  253. msliz Says:

    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

  254. I love the idea of the challange so I hope that I will have time to do it and that i may join. Good luck everyone!

  255. Yvonne Renfree Says:

    Hi, I don,t have a website or blog but would like to try the challenge. I’ll look into the flickr account. Yvonne

  256. watercan Says:

    Good Morning,
    Thanks Sharon, for the info about wordpress and I joined the blog world

    I’d like to join the challenge. Thanks for starting it.


  257. imustbeintherightplace Says:

    I love the idea of the challenge and have valiantly set up a blog at http://imustbeintherightplace.wordpress.com/. Fingers crossed I can figure out how to do this.

  258. Peggy Says:

    Hopefully there is still time to join. I have a webshots page, but can open a Flicker account if need be…thanks and looking forward to this challenge.

  259. Romilly Says:

    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!

  260. Hi I’d love to join the challenge. My flickr address is http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbs_creations
    I’m thinking of also setting up a blog, will let you know if I do.


  261. Inger Says:

    Yes that sounds fun! I am a shibori dyer, I work on silk.My web-site is in French, but the pictures should talk for themselves.

  262. Valerie L Says:

    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.

  263. Hi Sharon – I would like to take part – I am slowly catching up with my TAST samples – went so well for half of the year but I will get there – it has been great

  264. Rissa Says:

    I would like to try to do the challenge. :-)

  265. Susan P. Says:

    Hi Sharon,
    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

  266. Ok, I’ll bite, since this is so open-ended. :) I’m soooo distractable, I do need something to focus on. :)

    Linda (PS Maybe I’ll even finish the crazy quilt block I started in your Joggles class?:)

  267. goodworks1 Says:

    I’ll be trying to do the challenge and have just opened a blog acct at http://goodworks1.wordpress.com

  268. 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.

  269. I am interested in doing the monthly challenge to keep myself “on task” in 2008–sounds like fun!

  270. Laura Says:

    Hi! I’m not sure if I’ve made the cut-off, but I would love to participate in this challenge. I have been looking for something loosely structured to challenge my creativity! Great idea.

  271. ringaringarosie Says:

    Hi Sharon and All,

    I tried and sadly failed to keep up with TAST, just too many things happening in my life this year.

    I look forward to 2008, a monthly challenge will be challenge enough. Friendship with fellow devotees of the needle and creative souls will be lovely.

    Thanks for the opportunity to get involved, hopefully I am not too late to join in.

    x Rosie

  272. Sparko Says:

    I really hope I met the cut-off! This sounds like a lot of fun and I’d absolutely love to join!

  273. I love your embroidery .. and I hope to suscribe to your new challenge.
    Sorry my english language is so bad!…and my blog is just beginning

  274. Margaret Chernoff Says:

    Hi! This sounds like great fun – I would love to participate. My blog is margosmusings@blogspot.com.

    Please add me to the list! Thanks, Margaret Chernoff

  275. nelapx Says:

    Good days are not good if you already hill but will be 12 is just easier for me, besides this in my area of work .. And also I would like to take the kind of surfaces on January 24 … kisses

  276. sue dulle Says:

    I think this challenge sounds like great fun. Please include me.


  277. I hope I am not too late – the last two weeks have been so busy, I’ve barely had time to breathe!

    I would love to participate and I have recently started a blog. Thanks for the nudge – I needed it. my blog address is http://lunasbaublebilities.blogspot.com/


    Ginny B.

  278. upstatelisa Says:

    okay, I am looking for a challenge! I am interested in expanding my horizons.

  279. pensivemood Says:

    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.
    Pensive Mood

  280. Tyanne Agle Says:

    I have been looking for a creative challenge and this may be just the ticket. I won’t have a blog at the beginning though. That is on my list of things to do for the new year

  281. Meg Says:

    if the sign-up is still open, I would like to join.


  282. Christine Says:

    I can’t wait to get started. Hopefully I will have a blog by the Spring, for now I will use my flickr.com acct.


  283. cinzia Says:

    Hi Susan,
    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,


  284. JacquiB Says:

    Hi Sharon, got your email last night, thanks for letting me join. The name of my creative journal is Puddle of Dreams…in that my mind is puddle most of the time, full of dreams.

  285. Sharon, just wanted to let you know on my blog not only is it about herbs, it’s about my needlework as well. Check previous entries too!


  286. Debra Says:

    I also have a flickr acount. I hope I am not to late. Thanks Deb

  287. kswiech Says:

    I left a comment and signed on in time, but haven’t shown up in your list of introductions. Am I in but lost, or not in?


  288. Barbara E Says:

    I have signed up for a flickr account at the above website. I am #231 on you list.

  289. sharonb Says:

    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

  290. sharonb Says:

    Barbara your email address is not working so I am trying to contact you – cna you please leave your flickr account address either here or email me thanks!

  291. Dear, dear, Sharon….
    I really need this – is it really too late to join?

  292. Stephanie Says:

    This is enormous! just got the technology set (I hope) but if too late, I’ll be a sideliner

  293. Kunni Says:

    Hi, you said 24 hours, but I can’t tell when you posted, I assume it’s too late to join?

  294. sharonb Says:

    Kunnie I said 24 hours on this post https://sharonb.wordpress.com/2007/12/18/take-a-stitch-tuesday-weeks-51-and-52/and its dated December 18th

    Sorry folks the sign up is closed but if people leave a comment here I will add folks as others drop out

  295. sharonb Says:

    Quilt granny
    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.

  296. Laura Lea Says:

    Hope this flickr link will work… computer is acting up today!

  297. Cathie Says:

    Holy Cow Sharon!!! What an amazing group of artists — and such a large number. This is going to be a blast — can’t wait until the 1st. Let’s get this party started!

  298. 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

  299. patty henry Says:

    My friend Jayne Slovick told me of your challenge and I would like to participate (we will tweak each other) if I am not too late.

    Please e mail me and I will have my blog set up asap…thank you.


  300. sharonb Says:

    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

  301. Gipsy Says:

    Hello Sharon,

    I’m from Belgium and I speak English poorly.
    Is it still possible to register?
    I wish you a happy 2008.


  302. Sorry about the email bounce. I’ve corrected it now, and I am anxiously waiting to hear that I’ve been added. Love your site!

  303. Annette Says:

    Sharon not sure you got my blog addy as your email disappeared from my pc. Obviously hit a wrong key along the way. Would love to join you all when/if an opening occurs.

    Luv Annette

  304. sharonb Says:

    Hi Annette – I wrote to tell you that you were already on the list as you can see you are listed above.

  305. Annette Says:

    Wow I missed it completely yippee I’m really looking forward to this challenge. Thanks for letting me join. Your email appeared in my message list then just disappeared into the ether.

    Luv Annette

  306. Carol Taylor Says:

    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.

  307. Angela Willson Says:

    Hi just found out about your monthly challenge is it too late to join.


  308. Dianne VanderMeer Says:

    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

  309. sharonb Says:

    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)

  310. I’m so sad I missed the cut-off for sign ups cos I’d love to have joined up for this, but I didn’t hear in time. Oh woe is me.

  311. Elsie Says:

    Where is the challenge topic posted? I can’t seem to find it. It’s Jan 1 and someone on Flicker already posted something about it, so I assume it’s been made public. But where?

  312. bobbi Says:

    Please put me on the waiting list…I will be playing along anyway as this sounds like a great challenge but will not post on your flickr site…

  313. sharonb Says:

    “Where is the challenge topic posted?”

    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
    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

  314. Sharon, this is my working flickr address. If this is not what you want, I can drop out. Jayne

  315. Linda Says:

    I’ve now updated my blog with information about how I created the pattern for my January TIF



  316. CynW Says:

    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?

  317. Ravenhill Says:

    I would love to join when a spot opens up! Thank you!

  318. Tara Says:

    Just a quick note that my blog address has changed, still Title “Creative Idyll” it is now at http://blondechicken.blogspot.com!

  319. 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.

  320. Verna Banks Says:

    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

  321. Glenda Rae Says:

    Hello, I would enjoy joining when a spot opens up. Thank you.

  322. 6degreesartquilts Says:

    I just created a flickr account and a wordpress account.


    http://www.6degreesartquilts/flickr.com (I think this is correct)

    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.

    Thank you for this opportunity.

    Patiently waiting,

  323. Sylvia Says:

    I like the concept. I just need to let it stew for a bit. Happy New Year!

  324. Cindy Says:

    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.

    Cindy in Florida

  325. Patrice L Says:

    I would like to be added to the waiting list if someone drops out! This is a great idea. <3

  326. I’ve started on my journey of taking it further, decided who I admire and posted some pictures of inspirations.

  327. Janie Hanes Says:

    I thought I had signed up, but I guess I didn’t. So if a spot opens up could you please add me to the list. I would really love to join this challenge.
    Thank you.

  328. wwkd Says:

    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!

  329. RevDeb Says:

    Posted my “raw materials” on my blog just now. Have some other projects that need some attention today, so may not get to TIF today. I’ll try to get the pic on the flickr group, though.


  330. bobbi Says:

    My first TIF post with photos of the beginning of this month’s challenge.
    Here’s my blog…


  331. I have a couple photos up of the beginning of my challenge.

  332. Jane Says:

    What I’ve done this week for the challenge has been posted here… http://crazyhereandnow.blogspot.com/2008/01/ponderings-and-priorities.html
    The thoughts are ranging even farther than the actual work.

  333. Sequana Says:

    At least in this very first month, I’ve stopped reading comments by others for this challenge. I have a lot of ideas still swirling around and I don’t want to be influenced.

    I have made some progress getting things organized and ordering the DMC threads in the color wheel part, but I foresee doing both sets of the challenge in whatever I decide to do.

    Oh, and I’ve also decided on who I admire. I don’t think that’s too bad for Jan. 6th.

  334. Linda Says:

    I’ve added some images to the Flickr pages

    http://flickr.com/groups/584069@N24/ but also have a question. Do CQ people plan their stitches before constructing a block or do you let the fabric dictate as you go along?

  335. Susie Monday Says:

    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!

  336. paulahewitt Says:

    Hi- read all about my trials and tribulations re this challenge at http://paulahewitt.wordpress.com

  337. mssparko Says:

    I’ve posted the earliest stage of my project! More to come soon, since I’ve started doing the actual work.

  338. Valeri Says:

    This challenge has really made the creative juices run. To see my beginning steps look on my blog:

  339. 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.

  340. sue Says:

    Sharon – Do you have a waiting list in case folks drop out? Thanks – sue

  341. cinzia Says:

    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.

  342. Embellisher Says:

    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.
    best wishes

  343. 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.”

  344. goatgoddess Says:

    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.

  345. Anna Says:

    Sharon – I’ve lost hte page with the colours please point me in the right direction to find it

  346. Melissa Says:

    I would love to be included on your waiting list.

  347. paulahewitt Says:

    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!

  348. Myfanwy Says:

    I’ve done a little. I gave it a lot of thought before I started. So far I’ve just committed paint to paper. lol

  349. Joan Says:

    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.

  350. cabonnell Says:

    Thanks, Paula, I’ll try to figure out how to set comments up right away. When I went to the blog this morning I noticed that there is no place for comments. I’ll remedy that. Thanks, again.

  351. sharonb Says:

    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

  352. Jenny Says:

    Hi Sharon, Ive started a thought process & gathered threads ready. Need to play with design now.http://jennysaustralianneedleart.blogspot.com/

  353. AJ Says:

    If there are any drop outs let me know, I would be interested in joining.

  354. Annette Says:

    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.


    Luv Annette

  355. Mary Anne Says:

    My ‘beginning’ is on my blog…
    Mary Anne

  356. Sue reeve Says:

    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

  357. Sequana Says:


    The opening piece of my challenge is up in my 2nd flickr account (above).

    I have it all mapped out in my sketchbook and just started stitching today.

    I could never have worked on the slippery fabric for a base without MistyFuse to keep it on some Aida cloth.

  358. sharonb Says:

    Ok those that want to be on the list have been added

  359. Sherri Says:

    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!

  360. Linda Says:

    I’m not sure if my previous comment was submitted… anyway, my first post on the January challenge is on my blog:

  361. threadspider Says:

    I have just posted about my false start and start to the January challenge on my blog.

    Best wishes,

  362. Emily Says:

    I have completed my January project.

    Thanks for all your hard work, Sharon. I’ll be looking around to see what others have done this month!

  363. Jacqueline Says:

    I have just posted my start to the january project. Still have to develop the idea though!

  364. Sequana Says:


    I’ve added a pic of the Overture of my project today. The Symphony is just beginning. *S*

  365. Thelma Says:

    I’ve added some pics of what I done for the challenge. Still got work to do but it’s a start.

  366. I posted a teaser to my project on my blog: http://www.enchanted-art.blogspot.com
    It didn’t go as planned, but I’ve got it figured out now, so I will post the finished result soon. –Elizabeth

  367. I’ve added a picture of where I am at with this month’s challenge on flickr and on my blog http://freebirdsings.blogspot.com/. Still have a long way to go.

  368. Glenda Says:

    Thanks again Sharon. You now have my blog site. I have made my first entry for the month. Now the work begins.

  369. Thelma Says:

    oops I forgot to leave the link to my blog,http://thelmassewnthings.blogspot.com

  370. Doug Says:

    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.
    Doug C

  371. sharimasson Says:

    Hi Sharon and all

    A few days ago I posted my WIP on my blog for this month. It has a long way to go, but I’ll get there. It would help if I’d quit changing my mind and just “do it”.

    Anyway, my blog address is – http://stitchingrotto.wordpress.com

    I’m hoping to get much better at this blogging stuff and navigating thru all the ones I have subscribed to.

    I’m enjoying seeing what all you very creative people have been doing. You are all an inspiration.

    Will post more progress soon – I hope.

    Shari in Canada


  372. ren Says:

    Hi, I came to this too late, but if anyone drops out, I would love to participate.

  373. Valerie L Says:

    Hi all, I wanted to say that I posted what I have accomplished so far on my flickr account and on the Take it Further Flickr Group. Thanks for all of the pictures so far everyone.


  374. MargB Says:

    Happy new Year Sharon. I like the Jan challenge – thankyou. I am late but have now written up my ideas on the blog and will add scans as the week progresses.


  375. Sequana Says:

    My finished project, “Symphony in DMC”, has been posted to the group flickr site.

    I have tried to express my admiration for both musicians and stitchers in the design, as well as use the color theme.

    I have enjoyed this first challenge so much.

  376. Joan Says:

    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

  377. Lynda Says:

    Have just posted my challenge update on my blog and the flickr site.

  378. Bernadette Says:

    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.

  379. I left a comment on the wrong site – silly me – and also left off the link to my Blog. The January TIF is complete and there are photos on the blog. Constructive comments are most welcome.


  380. Susan D Says:

    I’ve posted my first thoughts of what I may do for Januarys TIF on my blog.


  381. Doreen Grey Says:

    Hi Sharon I have just posted the crazy P/wk square on my blog so now it’s on to the embellishing.

  382. Joan Says:

    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

  383. meleeis Says:

    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

  384. Marie Says:

    Hi Sharon:
    When the first TIF piece is finished – do you want the photo sent to you or just on our Blogs? Thanks !

  385. sharonb Says:

    Hi Marie – as you can see people put the image of their work on their blog and leave a message here to say it is done
    I act a little like a hub well that is the idea anyway!

  386. meleeis Says:

    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?

  387. sharonb Says:

    Cheryl simply write the web address in the comment and people can visit – you will find the web address in the top of your web browser

  388. Leena Says:

    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 :(

  389. crazyqstitcher Says:

    Hi sharon, I have posted my work to my blog and sent the pic also to the TIFDC group

    I meant to send pics as the work progressed but obviously I couldn’t stop. There are some very interesting challenge results already.



  390. christiana Says:

    Hi everybody,
    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 :

  391. Leslie Says:

    I have managed to post my first ideas to my blog. Today is a holiday in Malawi, I have managed to get on with things….there has also been no rain today….looking forward to the sundhine.

  392. Terry Says:

    I left a comment on my blog about my design for the challenge. I am enjoying reading the whys and hows of the other participants.

  393. paulahewitt Says:

    January challenge part3 is on my blog. http://paulahewitt.wordpress.com/. no pictures, just words!

  394. Donna Says:

    I have posted the second installment of January TIF at http://paintedquilt.blog-city.com/take_it_further_with_silly_putty.htm

  395. Embellisher Says:

    Hi, my laptop is functioning again so I’ve posted my progress on the January TIF.

  396. Pamela Says:

    I have finally made my first entry for this challenge on my blog. I don’t have any pictures yet but I should have something by the weekend. Right now it’s just an idea.

  397. Glenda Says:

    I have made two posts on my wordpress wordsite. I am excited about the fabrics.

  398. Glenda Says:

    My WordPress website is:


  399. susaneta Says:

    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.

  400. Lisa Says:

    I have started – well at least I have posted on my blog that I have started. That is nearly as good isn’t it. Sort of like putting the thought processes out there so now I have no excuse.

  401. debkolar Says:

    Hi fellow TIFer’s, I’ve posted a entry and picture on my blog. http://www.debkolar.wordpress.com

  402. Marie Says:

    Just posted my completed TIF #1 on my blog at
    http://www.zquilts.blogspot.com. Thanks Sharon for this idea !

  403. Verna Banks Says:

    I’m still trying. hope to get something donethis week.

  404. Christine Says:

    I would love to look at your blogs & websites but I can’t do that if the address in input incorrectly or I have to cut & paste. Please make it easy for us to look at your work. Thanks,

  405. Doreen Grey Says:

    Hi Sharon
    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.

  406. neki rivera Says:

    hi all,

    posted a tongue in cheek entry :) for the challenge at http://www.amovablefeast.blogspot.com

    neki desu

  407. Debbi Baker Says:

    Hi! I have finally made some progress on my TIF and posted about it on my blog:


  408. Myfanwy Says:

    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

  409. Susie Monday Says:

    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!!

  410. Lynne Says:

    Hi Sharon, here’s my completed project for TIF January – I really enjoyed doing this so thanks for the challenge. http://faffingabout.blogspot.com/2008/01/take-it-further-january.html

  411. Janie Hanes Says:

    Just checking back to see if there were any openings for the challenge.

  412. Deb Says:

    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.

  413. Tricia Says:

    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…

  414. Monique Says:

    My TIF January project is on my blog, inspired by Maggie Grey’s works, an fascinating artist.

  415. Linda Says:

    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 ……..


  416. red2white Says:

    I have finished Jan TIF. More on my blog http://red2white.wordpress.com/2008/01/19/lavender-house/

  417. Pamela Says:

    I’ve gotten started. The progress is posted on my blog. I’m having alot of fun with this and I’m really enjoying seeing everyone else’s ideas and progress, it’s very inspiring. : )

  418. Pat Says:

    My finished piece is on my blog. It was an interesting experience.

  419. Christine Says:

    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

  420. Loló Says:

    Hola Sharon:

    Primero quiero felicitarte por tan maravilloso proyesto y decirte que par mí ha sido muy gratificante hacerlo , de verdad es un ejercicio maravilloso.
    He colocado el progreso de mi trabajo en
    y en

    First I want to say congratulations by so wonderful project and tell you that even me he has been very rewarding to do it, really is a wonderful exercise. I have placed the progress of my work in http://lolopx.blogspot.com/2008/01/take-it-further-challenge.html and http://www.flickr.com/photos/lolopx/sets/72157603758685201/

  421. Loló Says:

    Me puedes decir como coloco las fotos en el albúm del grupo?

    You can say to me as I place the photos in albúm of the group?

  422. Misty Says:


    I’ve finally made a bit of progress on my block. I’m enjoying the challenge a lot and definitely like all the things I am learning from it!


  423. Linda Frear Says:

    Woo hoo, I’ve finished my piece. I can hardly wait for the next one. And to Sharon, thanks so much for a challenge that forced me to think deeply of values and what creates character in other people!

  424. paulahewitt Says:

    Hi Finished Januarys challenge on http://paulahewitt.wordpress.com

  425. Meg Says:

    Update for this week, got the fabric made! Now on to the next step, embellishment, yea


  426. Doris Says:

    I finish to stitch the pink admiration (my design) to te TIF, is framed,,but,my doughter ask me to make a ornament with it, even she chose a fabric to the back


  427. Caroline Says:

    I’ve finished the 3rd piece for the January Challenge. I have posted a photo on the Flickr site and on my blog.

  428. Embellisher Says:

    I’ve finished my piece for January and had a good time creating it. Come take a look at

  429. Tricia Says:

    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…


  430. Doris Says:

    Finish!!!!!! :D
    pictures in my blog.


  431. Have just discovered embroidery blogs & decided to try the TIF even though submissions are closed – loved January.

  432. Nysah Says:

    I am not certain how to load a photo to the TIFC flickr account, but here is my flickr…

  433. qwilts2 Says:

    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.

  434. Donna Says:

    I posted a picture of my finished block at http://paintedquilt.blog-city.com/putty_prints.htm

    Thanks Sharon for hosting this – it has been so much fun!

  435. Jenny Says:

    I have finished the January TIF Challenge. A pic is on my blog at http://jennysaustralianneedleart.blogspot.com/

  436. “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

  437. Lorenza A. Says:

    My piece for January is finished,it was really challenging! A photo is on my blog

  438. Karen Says:

    I have finished my January challenge piece. The image is on my flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kazzysplace/

    It’s turned into a challenge within a challenge, as another TIF participant and I have challenged each other to use specific stitches etc to produce our embroideries.

  439. I have a new photo on my site. I am enjoying the challenge.

  440. My January piece is finished (unless I decide to seed stitch the background!). I have posted the results on my blog, on the new TIF blog, and will now attempt to add a picture to the flickr site.

  441. Deb Says:

    I’ve made some more progress (not finished yet, though) on my challenge piece and the pictures are on my January 22 blog posting.

  442. Christine Says:

    I think my piece will be finished on the last day of the month at this rate, LOL, but I have been blogging my “progress” on my blog.

  443. Susan Says:

    Done and dusted – very pleased with the result and where I can potentially take it. Have a look at http://susaneta.wordpress.com/2008/01/23/take-it-further-jan-finale/ . Bit long winded as I decided to put the process on the blog too but I also like reading about other people’s processes so decided it was worth it.

  444. Potiron Says:

    I have finally added a new posting on my blog, http://potironblogs.over-blog.com/

    The eternal blank page …..

    Happy reading…….

  445. crftyscrapper Says:

    Working on my idea so far. My efforts thus far are on my blog.


  446. Karen Rips Says:

    Definitely not done, but progress is being made on this piece. Look at it on http://fiberartmusings.blogspot.com/

  447. Laurie Says:

    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.

  448. Ravenhill Says:

    I have gotten started! You can see my first TIF post on my blog: http://ravenhill.typepad.com/weblog/

  449. Christine Says:

    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.

  450. Simona Says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I posted my final result on my blog and I am excited for the next month!

  451. Lisa Says:

    Have posted progress on my blog – still a way off completion though.

  452. My crazy quilt purse is done and narrated on my blog.

  453. Debbi Baker Says:

    I posted tonight on my blog about my progress – not much left to do and I have learnt a lot (being pretty new to art quilts!)

  454. I would love to get on the waiting list.

  455. Valeri Says:

    At last I have finished my TIF challenge piece. If you would like to see it then go to


    All comments will be very much appreciated!


  456. Tricia Says:

    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…


    best wishes…

  457. Tricia Says:

    Oh… should have checked that last post for typo’s before I sent it…

  458. Joan Says:

    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

  459. Hi Sharon
    I put a new progress on my blog. This is “Angel II”

    Kind regards

  460. Stephanie Says:

    Hi Sharon, I am posting a photo of my finished piece for the January challenge today. It includes lots of things that I have not tried before.

  461. dulce Says:

    Olá Sharon, já publiquei o meu trabalho de Janeiro no blog

  462. Meg Says:

    I’ve finished my January TIF, have a look if you would.


    Thanks everyone for the inspiration of all the projects.

  463. anapatch Says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I’ve posted about the TIF challenge, BUT I’ve moved my website from
    Sorry for the inconvenience.
    Thanks a lot!

  464. January is done. http://dakinidreams.blogspot.com/2008/01/take-it-further-challenge-january_25.html Wasn’t really what I originally had in mind & not entirely happy with it.

  465. Karen Rips Says:

    My piece is finished and you can view it at http://www.fiberartmusings.blogspot.com/

  466. Christiana Says:

    Here is my progress – I really enjoy it ; Now I have to embroider all day long

  467. Coupaillon Says:

    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


  468. Trish says:
    My piece is now finished. You can see it at:

  469. Deb Says:

    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.
    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.

  470. Tuscany Says:

    January pieces are finished. I ended up doing four. You can see all the pieces on my blog. Click on my name to go there. Now I can’t wait for the February Challenge. Wonder what it will be?????

  471. Nancilyn Says:

    The last 3 posts on my blog show my project from beginning to end. I worked with the palette and loved it!

  472. Violette Says:

    My January block is finally done. See my blog http://handquilting.blogspot.com for pics. After seeing some of the other cq blocks, maybe its not really done.

  473. Linda Says:

    Much to my surprise I’ve created a second pice – this time based on the theme. Listening to/seeing other people’s interpretations has opened my eyes! You can see ‘Strength’ here:


  474. sharonb Says:

    Please leave all comments about your January finishes on the January page
    In other words here

  475. Sylvia Says:

    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.

  476. sharonb Says:

    PLEASE – leave your TIF progress report on the right page so people can find it –
    here is the URL again

  477. I have finished my TIFC project and it is on my flickr. I hope I get some feedback on what I can do next month to make my block tell a story.

  478. January 31 update on blog.

    (who loved seeing everyone’s work. Still taking a peek around the January submissions)

  479. Terry Says:

    I finished my January challenge and it’s on my blog. Took a peak at next months, looks exciting! artwhispers.typepad.com/artwhispers

  480. 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.

  481. Louise Page/Qwilts2 Says:


    I finished my challenge and need to post it to flickr, have it uploaded, but need to join group. How do I do this so I can post?

  482. Joan Says:

    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

  483. 6degreesartquilts Says:

    Hi Sharon,
    Can you change my site from the flickr where I have not posted anything to


    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!

    Glenda Rae
    6 Degrees Art Quilts

  484. 6degreesartquilts Says:

    You can view my blog for Jan and Feb ’08 at


    My mind is reeling with thoughts of the advances in my lifetime. I have found that I am going to do journal pages in honor of my family members. This is really exciting. I wish I could start now.

  485. Jenny Says:

    I have posted my first thought on the February challenge at http://jennysaustralianneedleart.blogspot.com/

  486. bobbi Says:

    I’ve got a beginning on this month’s challenge…the concept came to me while I was lying in bed and I’ve posted about it on my blog here


  487. ren Says:

    if anyone drops out, I would be very interested in participating.

  488. ziabaki Says:

    I would love to be included if a space opens! My blog address is http://danazia.wordpress.com/
    My email address is zia@nehalemtel.net. Thanks so much for all your hard work!
    Dana Zia

  489. Karrin Hurd Says:

    I have written my initial thoughts down for February:


    The first thing I absolutely remember I was 3 years old, my mother singing to me, “I love you a bushel and a peck”. So my block this month is in memory of my mother, using the color scheme.

  490. Belém Says:

    I finished the January challenge. You can view it on my blog:
    On February my option will be the theme,it is so interesting!

  491. sharonb Says:

    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.

    The Challenge for February and where to leave your progress notifications is here

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