Category Archives: 2018 SOTM

2018 SOTM – An OOPS!

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I just figured out that I left out Joan’s beautiful Autumn Kaleidoscope from the blog post in January.  My sincerest apologies, Joan!!!!!

January 2019 - Joan

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2018 SOTM – Wrap-Up

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This is a bit late but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to share everyone’s progress on our 2018 projects.  Many of the group worked on Lorene Salt’s Autumn Kaleidoscope this year while others continued to work on SOTM projects from previous years.  A few of us finished while others have a little more stitching to do.  We all had a great time at our monthly sessions and will be sharing our 2019 projects.

Barbara finished and framed her Stars for a New Millennium (Tony Minieri Designs) in time for the Woodlawn Needlework Show.

stars finished - barbara

And the roll call of Autumn Kaleidoscope; note that in addition to changing the colors many of our stitchers also varied the borders.

january 2019 - amy

Amy

 

january 2019 - diane

Diane

january 2019 - janet

Janet

january 2019 - janice

Janice

january 2019 - jill

Jill

january 2019 - linda

Linda

january 2019 - mally

Mally

january 2019 - marge

Marge

january 2019 - nancy

Nancy

january 2019 - noelle

Noelle

january 2019 - robin

Robin

january 2019 - rosie

Rosie

january 2019 - sue c

Sue C

january 2019 - sylvia

Sylvia

What a great project!  Thank you, Lorene!

 

SOTM – December

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I know I’m very late in getting this posted, but it’s a busy time of year!

The December SOTM gathering is especially fun as we not only stitch but also enjoy a pot-luck lunch. This year was no exception as we worked our way through a reuben casserole, several different salads, deviled eggs, and delicious desserts. The food was fabulous and the friendships are priceless!

Many of us are finishing with Autumn Kaleidoscope (designed by Lorene Salt), which was the SOTM this year.  By the time you see this, a few will have completely finished.  Those of our group who chose their own colorways were deciding on bead colors and will be making a trip or two to find the perfect beads!  And I apologize – but something seems to have gone wrong with my photos of this month’s progress.  So, no photos this month.  But we’ll try to get them back in January for a full display!  In the meantime, check out the NJNA December Meeting Summary for some of the completed pieces.

The SOTM project for 2019 will be the ANG Mystery Project.  We are looking forward to seeing this project develop!

Until January – happy holidays, happy New Year, and happy stitching!

 

 

SOTM – November 2018

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Twelve of the SOTM group met today to stitch and share conversation. It was a bright autumnal day and our stitching area was well lit. We even had a surprise visitor – Tina was able to join us to stitch today as she has been visiting from Wisconsin! It was great to catch up with her.

Here is our progress as of this month. All of the projects look fabulous!

November - Barbara

Barbara’s Stars for the New Millennium

Autumn Kaleidoscope progress.

November - Ellen

Ellen

November - Jill

Jill

November - Joan

Joan

November - Linda

Linda

November - Nancy

Nancy

November - Noelle

Noelle

November - Rosie

Rosie

November - Sue C

Sue C

November - Sylvia

Sylvia

November - Tina

Tina

And, no, you didn’t count wrong – Margaret is being shy about her progress on Stars but we’ll get a picture soon.

Next month those of us stitching Autumn Kaleidoscope will be working on the outside border and the beading. And, we’ll all be deciding on our project for next year!

Happy Stitching!

 

October SOTM

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Fall has finally arrived – it was a cool day with the sun finally breaking through the clouds as ten of us gathered to work on our Stitch-of-the-Month projects. Barbara and Ellen got away without having their projects photographed. Next time, you two!

Progress on Autumn Kaleidoscope designed by Lorene Salt has been steady and we are coming to the end of this fabulous project. The colors on every piece are spectacular and we have had a lot of good conversation about color choices – even those of us who opted for the original colorway notice differences because of the overdyes and how we each stitch.

So, without further ado, here are the progress photos (drum roll please).

October - Diane

Diane

 

October - Janice

Janice

October - Jill

Jill

October - Linda

Linda

October - Noelle

Noelle

October - Rosie

Rosie

October - Sue C

Sue C

October - Sue R

Sue R

Don’t they all look fantastic!!!

Noelle is a recent addition to our group, having joined in mid-August. How great is that! She told us that she has been stitching as an antidote for some stressful days at the office.

Happy Stitching!

September SOTM

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Fourteen of us gathered this weekend for our monthly session of stitching, chatting, and eating! It’s hard to believe that we are three-quarters of the way through the year, and our projects.

Take a look at the progress on Autumn Kaleidoscope and Stars for the New Millennium.

Barbara is continuing on her Stars piece in between travels to California to visit the grandchildren and getting ready for her daughter’s wedding here on the East Coast.

September - Barbara

Margaret is also working on Stars but she packed everything away before it could be photographed.  Next time, Margaret!

And here is our progress on Autumn Kaleidoscope. It is amazing how different this piece looks in the various colorways. Even those of us who are stitching the original colorway have variations because of the overdyed and variegated threads used.

From left to right – top row: Ellen S., Janice, Jill; second row: Joan, Linda, Mally; third row: Marge, Nancy, Robin; bottom row: Rosie, Sue C., Sylvia

October and November we’ll be working on those last boxes; December we’ll be putting in the border and the beads!

We will be discussing the 2019 SOTM project in the next couple of sessions and once again we will have a hard choice of which project to choose. We have some fabulous suggestions, so stay tuned! I think everyone in the group agrees that SOTM is a great way to spend a Saturday – we have a lot of fun, get a project completed, and learn from each other!

Happy Stitching!

 

August SOTM

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Hi Everyone —

We had a small but lively group stitching at Linda’s today.  Nancy brought us a homemade plum cake with whipped cream for dessert.  We decided that it was fruit so the calories didn’t count!

We have decided to stay with individual pictures of Autumn Kaleidoscope for the remainder of the year.  Several people have said that it helps them to expand the pictures and see how some of the challenging areas have been stitched.

Please enjoy!

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Diane’s Adaptation on the Original Colorway.

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Sue C’s Gray, Peach, and Blue colorway.  I think this is gorgeous and it is one of the only ones where the border really stands out to give a Frank Lloyd Wright-ish look!

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Janet P’s Original Colorway on Beige canvas.

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Amy B’s Peach and Mint colorway!

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Joan’s in Lorene’s Aqua Colorway!

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Rosie’s Raspberry Colorway!

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Linda M’s Original colorway on black canvas.

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Jill’s Aqua, Peach, and Ruby colorway!

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Janice’s Chocolate and Cherries colorway!

Ellen's Kaliedoscope

Ellen S’s Lilac and Mint colorway!  Ellen wasn’t able to attend the SOTM today, but she sent in her progress to include in this post!  Looking good!

Isn’t it fantastic to see how varied and beautiful all the colorways are?

Cheers, Rosie