Category Archives: 2020 SOTM

March SOTM

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Hi Everyone —

I’m hunkered down and hoping to complete more than a few WIPs!  We had only three attendees at SOTM, but I heard that many of you were stitching along in spirit at home.  Please send pictures.  I have four pictures to post today, but if you send me your SOTM picture, I’ll edit this post to include it!

The three of us whizzed through the first triangle on Saturday and thought it would be a short day — and then we started on the square.  No one had finished by the time we called it quits and I was half-way through the second square before I realized that I missed the bit about crossing over two Smyrna!  Sue and Dee both promised to send pictures when they finished.

So here’s what I have so far:

Top Row:  Nancy W, Rosie
Second Row:  Sue C, Dee
Third Row:  Jill, Robin
Bottom Row:  Janice, Ellen S

I had to shop my stash to find a second Watercolour thread to use since the one I bought seemed way to dark.  I found two strands remaining from a kit where the instructor divided skeins to keep the cost down — but I had to manipulate the thread to pull out the color that I needed.  It’s on my shopping list now!

Enjoy!

Cheers, Rosie

February SOTM

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Hi Everyone —

We had a small gathering today but were able to get lots of stitching done while solving the world’s problems!  Linda M was off delivering our pieces for the Woodlawn Exhibit so I subbed as hostess for her!

Without further ado:

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Janet P

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Janice M

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Ellen S

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Mally B

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Nancy W

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Robin M

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Sue C

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Dee L

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Rosie L

Linda's SOTM

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I think you will agree that there are some very lovely color combinations!

Jill will join us in this year’s SOTM, but only after she finishes last year’s!  She is on the last motif!

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Another beautiful color combination!

So we are off to a good start — Marisa has already called “Dibs” on mine since it matches her bed quilt!  As always, it is wonderful to stitch with friends!

Cheers, Rosie

More 2020 SOTM

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I don’t know what I was thinking but I messed up photographing Janet’s January start. She graciously sent a photo of her canvas so that it could be included in the blog. Thanks, Janet!

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If any of our other SOTM group has started, please post your progress!

2020 Stitch of the Month – January

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Another year another SOTM project!

On a day that seemed more like May than January, the SOTM group gathered to stitch. We welcomed a few new stitchers to our group – we are so happy to have you!

Most of us are stitching the “official” ANG SOTM, which is an 8-pointed star designed by Kathy Rees. Kathy used a dark red and a dark blue for her palette, alternating points of the stars.

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Kathy’s Design

Here is our start on the project. Several of our stitchers are using Kathy’s suggested threads. However, it wouldn’t be an NJNA SOTM project if there weren’t color changes! What do you think will be the second color in February for each stitcher? (Apologies to Janet as I messed up photographing her piece.)

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Diane

 

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Amy

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Jacqui

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Sue

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Ellen

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Rosie

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Linda

A few of our members are stitching SOTM projects from previous years and we expect to have their progress photos in next month’s installment.  We also encourage anyone who doesn’t attend the session to post progress photos!

Happy Stitching!