Stitcher’s Hideaway!

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Hi Everyone —

Once again, Sue C and I have joined 46 other stitchers in Sturbridge, MA for Stitcher’s Hideaway.

Several members of NJNA as well as members of Skylands and Monmouth Chapters of EGA are in attendance.  We also reconnected with friends from prior years of the retreat.  Three days of uninterrupted stitching have allowed all of us to make some good progress on our projects!  And, really, isn’t it always better to stitch with friends?

Here’s a collage of our NJNA attendees and their door prizes!  Ada won the top prize ($50 gift certificate), but I doubt that anyone was more excited than me when I received a DMC book of small designs that included kitchen items, wine glasses, butterflies, etc.!

This is the first year that we did not have a significant snowfall — only flurries!  Unfortunately one of our Skylands colleagues took a fall and broke her arm.  We wish Susan a speedy recovery.

Cheers, Rosie

The Edwardian Needle’s Upcoming Classes

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Feel like taking on a new project? Enhancing your stitching skills? Then you might want to stop in at The Edwardian Needle in Fairfield, NJ,  for a class or special event this winter or spring. Here’s what’s coming up:

Thursday, February 20 – Night stitch-in until 8 pm. No fee.

Thursday, February 27 (6-9 pm) – “Beginning Ribbon Embroidery on Canvas.” Teacher: Pam Miller. Fee: $55.

Friday-Saturday, March 6-7 (9:30 am – 4 pm – “Back to Basics I.” Teacher: Anthony Minieri. Fee: $485. (This is a four-day program. Two more sessions in this series take place on September 23 & 24.)

Thursday, March 19 – Night stitch-in until 8 pm. No fee.

Saturday & Sunday, March 28-29 (10 am – 4 pm) – “Dragonfly Collection.” Teacher: Betty Pillsbury. Fee: $300.

Thursday, April 16 – Night stitch-in until 8 pm. No fee.

Sunday, April 26 (1-4 pm) – “Coco I.” Teacher: Pam Miller. Fee: TBD

Saturday-Sunday, May 16-17 (10am-4pm) – “Crazy Quilt Embellishment.” Teacher: Betty Pillsbury. Fee: TBD. (Photo posted above.)

Thursday, May 22 – Night stitch-in until 8 pm. No fee.

Sunday, May 31 (1-4 pm) – “Coco II.”

Sunday, June 14 (1-4 pm) – “Coco III.”

Thursday, June 18 – Night stitch-fun until 8 pm. No fee.

I’ll be posting information about other local stores’ offerings over the next week or so. For more information about the events listed above, contact The Edwardian Needle.

February SOTM

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Hi Everyone —

We had a small gathering today but were able to get lots of stitching done while solving the world’s problems!  Linda M was off delivering our pieces for the Woodlawn Exhibit so I subbed as hostess for her!

Without further ado:

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Janet P

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Janice M

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Ellen S

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Mally B

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Nancy W

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Robin M

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Sue C

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Dee L

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Rosie L

Linda's SOTM

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I think you will agree that there are some very lovely color combinations!

Jill will join us in this year’s SOTM, but only after she finishes last year’s!  She is on the last motif!

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Another beautiful color combination!

So we are off to a good start — Marisa has already called “Dibs” on mine since it matches her bed quilt!  As always, it is wonderful to stitch with friends!

Cheers, Rosie

More 2020 SOTM

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I don’t know what I was thinking but I messed up photographing Janet’s January start. She graciously sent a photo of her canvas so that it could be included in the blog. Thanks, Janet!

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If any of our other SOTM group has started, please post your progress!