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Stitch of the Month – April 2020

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Never let it be said that the SOTM Group is not dedicated … and adaptable. Despite Stay at Home, we still managed to get together via Zoom! We scheduled two sessions:  one at 11:00 a.m. which is our usual starting time and one at 3:00 p.m. when we usually are wrapping up. SOTM members were encouraged to join either or both sessions so we could check in and see how the projects are progressing. We had 10 participants at each session; most were at both and a few attended one.

It was great to get together again, even though virtually, and catch up with the group. An added bonus was that the Zoom format afforded us the opportunity to chat with Brenda and Jacqui, who are remote members. So now we can put a few more faces to the names. We may repeat the experience even after we are passed the current situation so that members who cannot attend in person will be able to join us.

Without further ado, here are the April progress photos:

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Janice M

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Brenda C

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Rosie L

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Sue C

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Robin M

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Jill W

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Mally B

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Nancy W

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Linda M

Sylvia has decided to work on A Different View by Kurdy Biggs this year. This design was our 2014 SOTM. She is stitching in the Black colorway which will be stunning.

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Sylvia B

We’re looking forward to the May stitching session, whether virtually or in person.

Happy Stitching!

Linda

Stitching Update – SOTM and Some Finishing

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It has been a difficult few weeks and I have not been stitching much. I did take time today to complete the March SOTM. I am enjoying this project very much.

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A few days before shops started closing I was able to pick up the two David McCaskill topiaries from The Edwardian Needle. I did not use the flag on the Patriotic Topiary; with the green trim I can use it all summer.

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The Halloween Topiary will be a great addition to that holiday’s decorations.

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I’m pulling out some long-neglected projects to work on in the coming days.

Happy Stitching!

 

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!

2020 Stitch of the Month – January

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Another year another SOTM project!

On a day that seemed more like May than January, the SOTM group gathered to stitch. We welcomed a few new stitchers to our group – we are so happy to have you!

Most of us are stitching the “official” ANG SOTM, which is an 8-pointed star designed by Kathy Rees. Kathy used a dark red and a dark blue for her palette, alternating points of the stars.

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Kathy’s Design

Here is our start on the project. Several of our stitchers are using Kathy’s suggested threads. However, it wouldn’t be an NJNA SOTM project if there weren’t color changes! What do you think will be the second color in February for each stitcher? (Apologies to Janet as I messed up photographing her piece.)

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Diane

 

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Amy

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Jacqui

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Sue

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Ellen

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Rosie

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Linda

A few of our members are stitching SOTM projects from previous years and we expect to have their progress photos in next month’s installment.  We also encourage anyone who doesn’t attend the session to post progress photos!

Happy Stitching!

Another SOTM Beauty

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I was stitching with Sharon yesterday at the other New Jersey ANG Chapter to which we both belong. She was finishing up her November stitches on the SOTM project and I was able to get a picture. Sharon chose the same color palette as Robin, Joan, and Nancy, yet they are all so different.

She is enjoying the project because she had never done most of these stitches and so has learned quite a bit. Also, this is Sharon’s first SOTM and she has really enjoyed stitching with the group – it has helped having others to assist with decisions about colors and questions about stitches.

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Stitch-of-the-Month – November 2019

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It was a cold Saturday for the November SOTM session. But, once again, we all enjoyed conversation as we stitched on this month’s motif.

The first three pieces all use the same colorway, yet look so different as the stitchers selected different threads for the various stitches.

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Joan

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Nancy

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Robin

Sylvia chose a soft palette for her piece.

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Sylvia

Rosie and Barbara both chose very bold colors.

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Rosie

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Barbara

Mine is a traditional red-white-blue combination. However, I am stitching on Congress Cloth rather than 18-count canvas so it is a bit smaller than the others.

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Linda

Noelle wasn’t able to join us today so she stitched with us virtually! She is bravely stitching on black 18-count with luscious colors.

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Noelle

We are eagerly awaiting the final installment of this project!

SOTM – October 2019

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The SOTM group did not meet this month – too many other obligations competing for time. However, we continued with our stitching. We are nearing the end of the year-long mystery project and are anticipating what comes next. A few members forwarded pictures of their progress.  We encourage other members of the group to post their progress!

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Joan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sharon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Can you guess what we will be stitching in November and December? Check in next month to see if you guessed correctly!