Here I go English paper piecing (EPP), and basting is the fun part. Quick hand stitches baste fabric around paper templates - crisp corners, fancy shapes, in mere moments. It's as if EPP seeks to redeem an otherwise weighty word.
No sooner had I finished that handstitched dress than I began plotting new slow-stitching project(s) with a free, unhindered spirit. But shorter ones this time. For starters, much shorter.