I finally got my sampler set up, and the stitching done for the first week of TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday). You can read all about it here.
These are the colors I pulled from my silk box. The skein on the left is my inspiration; all the colors are being picked to coordinate with that skein. It is Waterlilies (silk floss) in the Tahiti colorway. I still want to look at my Pearl #8 drawer to see what colors I can find there.
Here are more colors:
The challenge is weekly, continuing for a year, so I think there will be opportunity to use most of these colors.
I finally found a piece of material, got the basting in, and did the first week stitch: Fly stitch. You can see that I left some room for a header/title. I didn't do too much exploring on the stitch this week, mostly because I was already behind, but I have some good ideas for the stitch for this week: stay tuned!