Listen to what your brain wants.

The best, best, best thing about this craft is that it can be a rhythmic, soothing tent stitch while your head enjoys some silence


a particular canvas is begging for the counted precision of hungarians, parisians, rope stitch outlines, or a tramme of sorts.  Each section might be a stitch choice opportunity and worthy of displaying in the house.  

The truth is, sometimes have a WIP for each mode (or eight WIPs, if we're being honest -- and count on me not to judge.)  The days to zone out and binge Netflix, and the days to sift through the clever varieties in the Whimsical Stitch books.  

Either way, stitch for mood or stitch for ambition.