This week Sharon provided two mini challenge options. I decided that I will tackle Mini Challenge 2 “Share a tip on how you manage your stitching time” and in addition I will discuss my experience so far.
Mini Challenge 2
I am new to most of the stitches covered so far in TAST. I decided to create a sampler book. I hope it will be a good resource for myself. Sometimes the fact I am making a sampler book restricts me because I feel I need to finish my page before doing a more creative piece. (I have yet to start to put my book together.)
TAST Sampler Pages in Hatbox
Currently I have a fairly flexible schedule but part of managing my time is to decide if I will only create a sampler page or also do something extra. The ease or difficulty of the stitch and my schedule for that week determine if I create an extra piece. It also determines how much time I put into my sampler. I have stitched late at night or early in the morning to keep on schedule. But out of the 12 weeks, I only created an extra item 3 weeks.
My materials and special lighting are organized and set up where I can have easy access but I can also put them away (when I expect visitors). I stitch in many places around my house.
A place where I often stitch
A place where I stash some supplies (outside of my craft room)
I am very deadline driven in general and enjoy completing the TAST task by Sunday afternoon at the latest every week. I prefer to complete by Wednesday or Thursday because I get more blog visitors from Pin Tangle. I enjoy seeing the spike in my visitor stats!
Things about TAST that I enjoy
- Learning new stitches
- Stitching every week
- Viewing amazing work from stitchers around the world
- Receiving comments and encouragement from kind people
Thanks Sharon and fellow TAST participants!