Finally Caught Up on SOTM 2020

Standard

Despite a late start, rethinking of my colorway and threads, and taking over as babysitter/preschool teacher for the past 2 weeks, I have finally caught up on the 2020 SOTM.  I’m using stash and the same overdye in both colorways since it has both blue and burgundy.  I was surprised I was able to find everything I needed in my stash.

IMG_0259 2

Diane’s thru April

I’ve been able to stitch a little during “quiet time” and was very happy when my grandson wanted to sew with me.  He made presents for his mom and his dad and has started one for himself.  Fortunately I had cleaned up enough to locate some plastic canvas and a large needle!

IMG_5830

Stay healthy and keep stitching.

Diane

Need Another Project?

Standard

If anybody is looking for another project to stitch (!), EGA is offering an online counted piece by Margaret Bendig…take a look here:

Mexican Tile

The supplies it calls for are mostly floss, though of course you could choose other threads if you wanted. The cost is $35, but you do need to be an EGA member to sign up.

Stitch of the Month – April 2020

Standard

Never let it be said that the SOTM Group is not dedicated … and adaptable. Despite Stay at Home, we still managed to get together via Zoom! We scheduled two sessions:  one at 11:00 a.m. which is our usual starting time and one at 3:00 p.m. when we usually are wrapping up. SOTM members were encouraged to join either or both sessions so we could check in and see how the projects are progressing. We had 10 participants at each session; most were at both and a few attended one.

It was great to get together again, even though virtually, and catch up with the group. An added bonus was that the Zoom format afforded us the opportunity to chat with Brenda and Jacqui, who are remote members. So now we can put a few more faces to the names. We may repeat the experience even after we are passed the current situation so that members who cannot attend in person will be able to join us.

Without further ado, here are the April progress photos:

28C281BA-1FBC-4936-AB5D-E2C3BB82DDEF

Janice M

093EBFF3-2B5E-4948-AE49-B219B81F6284

Brenda C

B99EC253-EE45-4AE0-BD69-8652036B30C3

Rosie L

3D15BDEE-C42D-46F2-99DD-042073378FEA

Sue C

C84AFFF4-D9B8-41FF-A51D-3E97CCA49662

Robin M

81938B64-DB63-4AE0-B1A5-5EC73F532587

Jill W

662A8D2F-AB01-4E3B-BBF0-56E68CE51ECE

Mally B

6357055D-043B-4B97-BFD8-A5D446400C53

Nancy W

130D6D8C-5DAD-4EBD-B210-3695C60D0782

Linda M

Sylvia has decided to work on A Different View by Kurdy Biggs this year. This design was our 2014 SOTM. She is stitching in the Black colorway which will be stunning.

AA8B3E4A-C5EA-429E-AF61-65A08B8BE3AE

Sylvia B

We’re looking forward to the May stitching session, whether virtually or in person.

Happy Stitching!

Linda

Another Heart for Hospice

Standard

I have been working on a WIP but it is not something I can stitch on in the evening when I watch tv. So I was looking for something to do in the evening that didn’t take as much concentration. I found an overdye from Artfabrik that I can not imagine ever using and used that as my base. From there I found several bright perle 5 threads to use with the overdye.

I decided to make a smaller heart and took the Valentine candy box I purchased in February just for its heart shape and used that for my guide to trace.

I was going to do a Bargello using the pattern in an earlier NeedlePointers, but, obviously got too involved in the show and forgot all about skipping a thread between stitches! That meant a much compressed wave of Bargello. I loved it! The only problem was that I was stitching on this during the day as well. I have barely moved forward on the WIP!

I think I need to set up another heart to keep my evenings full.

Sue

Another Start

Standard

I’m still watching operas every day…plenty of stitching time! I’ve started something new. The pillow on my regular stitching chair is literally falling apart, so I’m doing a wool basketweave lumbar pillow… It’s easy stitching while I’m trying to read the subtitles on my laptop…this past week was Wagner week, and my German is just barely above non-existant. Now in addition to knowing how to say, “What is your name?” and “I don’t speak German,” I know how to say “toad.” Should come in really handy.

acorn pillow start