Sharon b’s challenges

Sharon b is blogging at Please visit to see what challenge she is currently offering. Her website is In a minute ago. In 2008 she started a community on Ning at stitching fingers. This community is open to all interested in textiles and there are many special focus groups. I think Mary Corbet of Needle ‘n Thread now manages this community.

In 2007 I was involved with stitching in Sharon’s Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge (TSTC). And this blog was set up then primarily to post my work in that challenge. There are groups revisiting her challenges at  the “stitchin fingers” community.

Sharon announced another challenge for 2008. This was Take it Further Challenge (TIFC). It was a monthly challenge regarding a design theme for each month along with a color challenge. You will see occasional references to in my blog. I did designs for each month’s theme but failed to get them stitched out. This was a great challenge and I loved it and learned but didn’t adjust fast enough to the monthly timeframe to get projects finished.

Sharon had a new challenge for 2009. This challenge launched January 15, 2009. And some of the work of stitchers from around the world from this and more recent challenges Sharon launched are at the Flickr group pool.

Needless to say, as you read this blog you will notice numerous references to Sharon. Please ignore these old links and try exploring her blog page about the recent and current TAST challenges. I’m very slowly trying to edit these old links and keep or add any relevant links.

And please swing by and visit Sharon’s blog if you are not already familiar with it. Sharon has wonderful resources for any one interested in stitching, crazy quilting, blogging and visual journals as well as a host of other interesting things along the way. Sharon also has a good on-line stitch dictionary. It is a well illustrated and indexed guide with many documented stitches.

Sharon, thank you for all your dedication and labor of love to the needlework community and beyond.

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