All three books are full of inspirational photographs so, as well as starting the first block of a butterfly sampler which forms the project that you follow along with in the class, I have been inspired to try my hand at making a 'circles' wool quilt.
So far, I have cut the background and the wool circles which I plan to use. I have positioned these on the background ready to be appliqued in place after which, the fun of adding decorative stitches can start!!
I am really looking forward to adding hand stitches and other embellishments to the circles. Some of them will be stitches and techniques which I will learn following Sue's class, while others will be stitches I have learned over the past year or so by following and stitching the TAST stitches generously posted each week by Sharon Boggon of Pintangle. There are still more stitches to be posted by Sharon but, I have decided not to follow them religiously every week this year but rather just to try them here and there on other projects as they are appropriate.
I will of course be completing the TAST Sampler that I have been making but, I will not be adding any more new stitches. In order to fill in the background ready for it to be made into a picture to hang, I will be adding a few extra examples of stitches which I have already learned. I will show you more of that when the stitches are added and I am ready to make it into a picture. In the meantime, I can't wait to get started on my wool projects!!
Have a lovely week!