Category Archives: 2019 SOTM

SOTM – May 2019

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What is it with the weather these days? Have we had two nice weekend days at all this Spring? And what exactly happened to Spring?

Last Saturday turned out to be the better of the two days this weekend and a small group of us gathered to work on the latest installment of the SOTM project. We all agreed that the mystery is causing some angst – since we don’t know what the final design looks like we are constantly second-guessing our choice of threads/colors. However, we also agreed that seeing the design emerging each month is part of the fun. We are trying to “go with the flow”, which is a challenge for many of us!

I think you will agree that our projects are all very different.

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Diane

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Linda

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Rosie

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Jill

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Sue C

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Nancy W

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We’re all looking forward to next month’s stitching!

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SOTM – April 2019

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Eleven of our group met on this beautiful Spring Saturday to continue our SOTM projects. Nine of the stitchers worked on this year’s project – the ANG SOTM.

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Joan

 

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Nancy

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Mally

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Sylvia

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Marge

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Rosie

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Jill

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Sue C

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Linda

Two of our stitchers worked on catching up with past projects.

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Margaret

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As always, we enjoyed stitching as well as chatting. What better way to spend a few hours?

 

Happy Stitching!

 

 

March SOTM

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Hi Everyone —

We had a small turnout at today’s Stitch of the Month, but Sylvia did an awesome job of hosting us.  (And her dogs are very well behaved!)

We all expected to be done with this month’s SOTM and to be able to work on something else afterwards.  But — best-laid plans — most of us did a lot of un-stitching this month.  Take me, for example, I started with red and didn’t like it.  Then I stitched in green and I liked it but made a mistake and had to take it out.  Then I decided to go in the blue direction to introduce a new color to my design, but it looked terrible.  Then I finally restitched the flower in green.  So — I have a few more steps before I am done for March!

Here’s a collection of our progress:

What a variety of different looks!  This is truly a mystery!

Cheers, Rosie

SOTM Progress

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I came home on Saturday and finished stitching the January and February installments…Although I’ve been feeling some regret at using colors similar to one of the provided color ways, especially after seeing what some of the other pieces look like, now that I’ve got more stitched, I’m really happy with how mine is looking!

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2019 February SOTM

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Hi Everyone —

This year, NJNA SOTM Group has elected to do the ANG SOTM Mystery Project.  Thirteen of us gathered on February 9 to stitch this month’s installment.  This is quite exciting as the directions allow quite a bit of leeway even within a given colorway.  A number of us have deviated from the designers’ colorways so that’s exciting too!

Four of us are up to date after Saturday:

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A few of us are just starting and are in different states of progress:

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Dee hit a major milestone on “A Different View” by completing her last hexagon.  Now onto the small squares and beads!

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Hexagons Complete!  Beautiful!

Diane is finishing up the border on Autumn Kaleidoscope by Lorene Salt.

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Almost done!  Diane expects to be able to start the Mystery next month!

It was a bright, sunny day so we had plenty of light to stitch by.  Thanks to all who brought the wonderful assortments of dessert!

Cheers, Rosie

January 2019 SOTM Complete!

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Hi Everyone —

The NJNA SOTM group is doing the ANG SOTM which is a Mystery!  I chose my own colors and just finished stitching the first installment.  It is great fun to do these fancy stitches — even if it took me three aborted attempts to get the correct thread length on the crescents.

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I also want to say that using two strands of floss on the circular Amadeus was a true challenge to my thread-laying ability!  But only one aborted attempt on the thread length, but three re-stitches because of missed holes!

Can’t wait to see what February brings!

Cheers, Rosie