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2016 SOTM

Missing all of you


Back in May, I started to post an entry about my 2016 Stitch of the Month, which is finally finished.  Well life got in the way and the blog entry never got published.  Here is what it said:

“So I’m only five months behind, but I prevailed.  I am totally finished and framed with Stitch of the Month for 2016.  It is the ANG Stitch of the Month by Susan Hoekstra (a former NJNA member)  It is called Feuilles D’Ananas.  This is a fun way to stitch a project and I liked figuring out the variations on the turquoise color scheme.

I won’t be around much the next several months, so I won’t be able to attend our chapter’s official Stitch of the Month monthly gatherings.  However, I am hopeful to take a stitch or two of this year’s project, Tony Minieri’s “Stars for the New Millennium.”  I”ll keep you posted!  I wish a fun summer for all.”


Well, I am now addicted to the “Stars” piece.  I am having so much fun. Working on that design is keeping me from doing the baby knitting that I need done by September when my newest grandchild will be born.  I agree with Jill W., these colors make me happy!  I can’t wait to see how the next area showcases all of them .  My overdyed thread is Silk and Colors, 994 – Kaleidoscope.  All of it just pops!


So now I will really wish all of you a wonderful summer.  I will miss all of you in the fall while I help out with the big sister and brother and of course the new baby.  Grandchildren are the only thing that will trump my addiction on stitching the Stitch of the Month projects!  Happy stitching to all.


December SOTM


Hi Everyone —

I think December is my favorite SOTM month since we end the year with stitching and a pot-luck luncheon!  We had appetizers, salads, soups, casseroles, fruit, and (of course) dessert!  What a wonderful tradition!

In addition to stitching, December is the month where we start to discuss our plans for next year.  I think I’ll be continuing on Ruby Razzle Dazzle again, but with all of the wonderful suggestions, I may get sucked into something new!  HA!

Here’s our progress on this year’s ANG project:


Don’t these look wonderful?  Kudos to all for the great progress!

Happy New Year to all!

Cheers, Rosie

The Real SOTM!


Hi Everyone —

With so many people away this month and the last two posts about Alternative SOTMs and Alternative Seminars, I felt the need to represent the real, true NJNA SOTM.  Wish you were here!

Last Saturday, seven of us met at Sue’s house for stitching and conversation.  Five of us are working on the ANG SOTM by Susan Hoekstra and two of us are working on 2014 and 2015 SOTM projects.  (The only exception to attending and NOT working on the current project is if you are working on an older SOTM project!)

So here are the results at the end of the day:


Clockwise from the top:  Nancy W, Barbara L, Joan, Sue C, and Carol.


Rosie’s “Razzle Dazzle” on the left and Dee’s “A Different View” on the right.  Slow but steady progress!

Aren’t all the color choices awesome?  A good time was had by all!


Alternative SOTM


Although I am missing the actual get-together today for this month’s SOTM, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on the piece.

I was somewhat surprised when I saw the instructions — “daisies” seem pretty far afield from the all the other very geometric stitches. And I have to say, I’m not sure that I like them. And I admit to finding them pretty boring to stitch. But I’ve finished two sides, and here they are:


And a close-up:


And in case you’re wondering where I am, it’s here: