My response to Sharon's inquiry of whether I want to continue with TAST next year is No, I don't. I plan to take Nov and Dec to get my 3 wallhangings I started for TAST this year finished before the year ends. I have 2 Christmas themed ones and my sewing journal turned wallhanging. I'll probably pick and choose which stitches to add by the week but don't expect to get all worked up about any of the forthcoming stitches.I do have another large CQ project I can work on next year but hope for a very casual approach with possibly a monthly check-in; mainly so we stay connected. How do the rest of you feel? I have the impression some may need a few months in 2013 to complete this year's project.
I'm in total agreement with you there Debra. NO TAST for me next year. It was rather enjoyable this year as a refresher for some stitches and an eye-opener for other stitches, but I have too many 'other' stitching projects that I want to do next year,and I don't want (or need) the discipline of keeping up with TAST again. Back to my relaxing, improv Free Form stitching is called for here.Yes, I will need a couple of months to complete my CQ wall hanging once I have all 12 blocks made. It would be great to continue the connection we have here. I think of you all as my Stitching Sisters, and I would love to continue following the stitching journeys everyone is on. I think that part is fascinating.I may do another CQ next year... I already have two 'growing' in my head that needs extricating.
Well, I answered yes, but plan to be one of the swinging stitchers---swinging in and out of TAST as time permits and interest is sparked in a certain stitch. That way I can keep my hand in, but not have to be too disciplined........hehehehI'm not certain if I will complete my CQJP as a wall hanging. Looking over my blocks, I see a shift in my embellishing to a simpler, more 'me' style, so I'm not sure I want to have different styles in one hanging ........ something to think about, anyway.I would LOVE to have this group continue! The amount of support has been phenomenal, and I love the feedback on all the projects, not to mention all the inspiration and wonderful eye candy! I agree with Cy- we're stitching sisters. I have several ideas for more stitching next year, and lots of projects in the to-do list. And I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's finished (or unfinished) projects.
I'm in agreement. No TAST for me although like Suz I may keep track of the stitches. I do enjoy having this stitching group and only wish we could meet face to face! So yes, let's certainly keep in touch. I did also appreciate the structure which forced me to stay on task!
Dear Stitching Sisters, no formal TAST for me, but feel I will be one of the swinging stitchers and don't think I will be able to resist looking for the "new" stitch each week, especially as Sharon says they will be more complex (I must be a glutton for punishment). We have a list of projects for next year so hopefully we will stay connected.
FYI----October Reveal the weekend of Nov 3 & 4.I will be at the Houston Quilt Show starting Oct 31-Nov 4th (I know: it's a hard life but someone has to live it!) so will catch up with everyone when I get my 2nd wind the following week.
I'm sure I will check the stitches too but may not feel too obligated to stitch them!
It looks from the comments on Sharon's blog that the majority want a TAST 2013. There also seems to be interest in a CQJP 2013. I'm feeling like a minority but that's nothing new! I still like the idea of a little monthly review here. Maybe each month we can have an idea or technique to try that is not the same as the TAST (like our list) but would add to a CQ styled project. In the meantime, we still have this year's project to finish!
I have loved this group: the discipline, the inspiration, the feedback, the amount I have learned. I would LOVE to have it continue, in any form the group feels works. I will also drop in to Sharon's blog to see the weekly stitches, not just for the stitches but for what can be done with them.So my vote is: continue with Tuesday Stitchers!
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