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Abashed!

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Hi Everyone —

Last April I attended the Metropolitan Regional EGA Seminar in Madison, NJ.

Each chapter in the region prepares an opportunity basket and tickets are sold for chances to win one!  I like to support the organizations, so I usually buy a few tickets and scatter them around in different baskets.  Well!  I won a very stuffed basket which I had bid on because of a cute little stuffed pig that was residing in one of the pockets!

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I brought the basket home and put it on top of the dresser in my office where it has been sitting until today!  Sue came to help me unpack it and, to my chagrin, one of the things I found was a slip of paper stating who I should address my thank you notes to:  the chapter president and the person who put the basket together.  I had NO IDEA that this was a thing!

So, I just finished writing two very, very belated thank you notes which will go into the mail tomorrow!  And to think I almost re-gifted the basket (minus the pig)….

The joke would have been on me!

Cheers, Rosie

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SOTM November 2017

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Hi Everyone —

I admit to being a little bit late in posting November’s SOTM picture.  The “Stars of the New Millennium” pieces are truly beautiful and most of our group has managed to keep up with the monthly pacing.  Aren’t all the colorways amazing?

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November Progress!

I kept the photo big this month so that you can see the incredible detail and notice how the same square looks different based on the placement of threads.

Enjoy!

Rosie

NJNA Workshop!

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Hi Everyone —

Twelve of us met this weekend at Needleworker’s Delight in Metuchen for the first two days of our three day workshop of David McCaskill’s “Background Stitches 1” led by our own Cathryn C.  Our hosts at the shop were long on hospitality and we had a wonderful time learning, stitching, shopping, eating, and chatting.

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I, for one, have a few new ideas for my Lombard Street canvas!  Now I have lots of stitching to do before the next session in November!

Thanks to Tina for arranging the workshop!

Cheers, Rosie

September SOTM

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Hi Everyone —

We had another great SOTM session today at Sue C’s.   Everyone is making great progress on Stars of the New Millennium by Toni Minieri.

 

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Aren’t the various colorways magnificent?  The same star can look startlingly different from one to the next.

Of course, a few of us are working on the alternative “My Way” and some of us are still on “Razzle Dazzle” from two years ago!

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We are already starting to discuss next year’s project!

Cheers, Rosie

 

The Glass Onion

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Hi everyone —

Tonight a contingent of NJNA went to a “Global Italian” restaurant in Weaverville called The Glass Onion.

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The food was fantastic — I had trout puttanesca, Sue had wild boar Bolognese, Carol had eggplant rollatini, Jill had the scallop special, and Dee had twice-cooked, smashed fingerling potatoes.  Dee and I had dessert!

It was a wonderful celebration and we are all happy to see Carol after her move to South Carolina.

Cheers!  Rosie

Evolution of a Hedgehog

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Hi Everyone —

Sorry to miss so many days of posting, but I had a monthly report due for work and a myriad of still on-going computer issues.

Sue has already filled you in on some of our adventures.  Here is the largest home in America — the Biltmore.

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Sue figured out that the formal dining room was larger than most good-sized houses at 2800 square feet.

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I could have sat on the loge all day long — so cool and breezy on a hot day.  So I made Sue sit for a spell too!

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In the Ming dynasty, this would have been your fishbowl!

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About halfway through our audio tour, Sue and I dropped off our audio set for a chit to return later.  So we went to the Stable Café for lunch — we had a stall all to ourselves!

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After lunch, we resumed our tour and saw the bowling alley, swimming pool, gym, changing rooms, and staff lodging and work rooms.

Alas, on Thursday, we had to get back to work on our stitching!  😉

Here’s the evolution of my Happy Hedgie from pre-work to the first day of class and then to the first day of studio time.  Sue already posted what Hedgie looked like at the end of the second day.

He is beginning to look like a rat!  Thanks to Tina F for providing this stitching inspiration!

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I had hoped to work on Lombard Street during studio time, but we are stitching in a dark sleeping room and there really wasn’t enough space for such a big piece.   However, I got some wonderful suggestions and will be anxious to resume working on it — time permitting.

Cheers, Rosie

August SOTM Group

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Hi Everyone —

For once I was back in NJ for the Stitch of the Month session.  My Razzle Dazzle is sure suffering the consequences of all my travels!

Here is this month’s progress:

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Slow and Steady Wins the Race!  From the top, right to left:  Sue C’s My Way, Rosie’s Razzle Dazzle, Linda M’s Starts, Diane’s Stars, Tina’s Stars, Jill’s Stars, and Dee’s Different View!

As you can see, the Stars pieces are gorgeous and moving along smartly.

I know we’ve all had these annoying, pesky knots in our threads, so I thought you should see what my project dealt with this week:

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It is the same phenomena — called a hockle — caused by the release of tension on a twisted line — in my case about a one-inch steel anchor wire!  And you thought you had problems!

I am looking forward to the coming week at the EGA seminar in Asheville, NC.

Cheers!

Rosie