Category Archives: NJNA 2016

NJNA 2016

Hawaii vacation

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I am so fortunate to have spent the last 9 days on the islands of Kauai and Oahu.  I had hoped to start Windmills of Stinson Beach on the long flight from Newark but my seat mate kept the window shade down do not enough light 😦 .  But I have had time in the mornings on our beautiful lanai to finish the project.  Sadly it is home tomorrow on the red eye.  Must leave the sun, sand and 80 degree temps.  Still I have my Hawaiian stitched Windmills.  Colors are sort of tropical, don’t you think?

Show-and-Tell Gift Certificate

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For 2016, the NJNA Board decided to offer a Gift Certificate for The Edwardian Needle to one individual selected from everyone who brought a “Show & Tell” to our monthly meetings.  The project could be anything finished within the past year – it did not have to be “finished”, just at least finished stitching, although we also love seeing everyone’s finished products as well.  We had over 250 Show & Tell items for 2016 – we certainly are a prolific group.

Of course, this was helped by the 6 small projects the chapter did as our programs for the year.  Members were encouraged to complete at least 3 to be eligible to receive a small gift at our March 2017 meeting.

I was very excited to find out I was the recipient of the Gift Certificate to The Edwardian Needle for my Honey I Shrunk the Flag project.  Pam from The Edwardian was kind enough to provide the gift certificate to the chapter.  While many of our members do shop there, it still was a generous donation on her part.  Pam is a wonderful supporter of all our needlework guilds.  I will definitely be traveling to The Edwardian soon to kit up our 2017 Stitch of the Month project (Stars for the New Millennium) and NJNA’s next chapter program Shell Game.

Thanks again to The Edwardian Needle for their generous donation to our chapter.  I will update you on all my purchases!

Happy Stitching!

Diane

December SOTM

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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:

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

Happy New Year to all!

Cheers, Rosie

The Real SOTM!

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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:

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

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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!

Rosie

Alternative SOTM

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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:

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And a close-up:

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

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