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.
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.
Sylvia chose a soft palette for her piece.
Rosie and Barbara both chose very bold colors.
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.
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.
We are eagerly awaiting the final installment of this project!
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!
Can you guess what we will be stitching in November and December? Check in next month to see if you guessed correctly!
August 15, 2019
Hi Everyone —
Greetings from Texas — we have eight NJNA members here this week so expect some great blog posts.
I’ll start by posting my SOTM piece finished through August!
I have to agree with someone’s thought that it looks like a bunch of shape blots on a canvas! Hard to imagine what will come next!
Sue and I flew to Houston on Tuesday because I have to help set up the Correspondence Course section of the exhibit. Little did I expect that no one else was there to help (except the marvelous Sue C) with any of the distance learning exhibits and we ended up having to do all of them. My gimpy leg was not much help! We spent over four hours with unpacking and set-up.
Even with my bad leg, we managed to walk the perimeter of Texas multiple times!
How’s this for a Texas-sized lazy river pool? Plus our room has a view of Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros. Sue thinks she will take in Monday night’s game!
Classes started today. I am enrolled in a fabulous class with Jennifer Riefenberg called “Winter Lights”. It is a collection of candles — not a menorah, but the same number of candles. Here’s my progress at the end of Day 1.
Five of the nine candles are complete! No spaghetti!
Tonight we had our opening Fiesta banquet dinner buffet with a live band and Texas brisket in multiple forms. It gave me a chance to show off my special earrings!
These scissor earrings were my souvenir from Woodlawn this year!
Cheers to all!
It was a small but enthusiastic group at our latest session. All of us worked on the ANG SOTM, a mystery project that continues to intrigue as it evolves.
We all have our own colors and threads so we are especially grateful for the collaboration at these sessions as we muse over which threads to choose for each month’s stitch. Sometimes that results in going back to a previous month to change what had been selected in order for the colors to work together.
You can readily see from these photos how different the pieces look due to the choice of canvas and colors. (And, no, I’m not such a fast stitcher that I finished everything that session. I used a bit of blogger’s prerogative and waited to take my photo after I completed stitching on Sunday. I did go back and change some choices!)
We’re looking forward to next month!
I decided I have too many projects in progress and needed to catch up with this year’s SOTM. I had been way behind since i needed to finish Autumn Kaleidoscope from last year and wasn’t going to start this year’s until I finished last year’s. I was Only a few months behind for our July session and decided to work a few of the June pinwheels and then start the July Amadeuses. I thought I needed more grey around the pinwheels and stars but did not like the way the grey Amadeus looked. I then realized I was off in my pinwheel counts so i got to do a bit of frogging! At that point, I decided to stitch each of the months in order and catch up.
Meanwhile i was doing some cleaning up while looking for a particular thread for another project (no I didn’t find it!) and found a red/white/blue overdyed floss in my stash. I decided to try it for the Amadeus and was amazed at how it pulled the colors together as well as how the overdye flowed with the Amadeus. So now I’m ready for our August session, once i download and print the instructions!
My progress to date:
Kind of nice to get all the stitching done on meeting day…