4 days until we start! My fingers are itchin’ to stitch!
KathyR brought up a good topic yesterday. What are you stitching on? What is your format for your samples and projects? (KathyR, please tell your method again in the comments, if you wouldn’t mind taking the time.)
Are you an even-weave fabric stitcher when you first try a stitch. I am. I am a measuring perfectionist so that really helps me get a feel for the rhythm and spacing of a stitch. What do you plan on using for those first tries?
Then, how far are you going to take the stitch? How much experimenting with variations, spacing, threads, etc, are you planning on? Will you end up actually using it on a project right then — meaning, do you have a TAST project that you will be working on?
How I began TAST 2012
I want to learn these stitches for Crazy Quilting. Last year when I started, I did two months like this: 4 weeks of stitches on one piece of even weave fabric (colors geared to what would make me happy for that month/season) and then my plan was to combine that with a CQ block where I embellished with those 4 stitches. Never did the blocks, just the stitch samples. It was going to be a TAST Fabric Journal. I still want to do it that way. Now I realize — I am *always* late in realizing this! — that there is a certain amount of prep work that needs to happen. No kidding, right? 😉
Please share in the comments what your approach is. I think that seeing new and different ideas may help all of us find just the right method.