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CJC ANG – Autumn 3-Ways Workshop with Toni Gerdes
March 30, 2023, 10:56 am
Filed under: ANG Central Jersey Chapter, Autumn 3-Ways with Toni Gerdes

The ANG Central Jersey Chapter (CJC) hosted the Autumn 3-Ways Workshop with Toni Gerdes.

I stitched the shading on the middle leaf one day when all was quiet and still could not get the stitch pattern to work for me. I thought I had it right but alas, no! So, it is my variation of Toni’s Oblique Cross Stitch variation. The shading is as Toni suggested. It moves from dark on the outer edges to lighter in the center.

The fourth border, a multi-trip Herringbone, was stitched with 5 colors. I placed the first trip on the canvas at home the night before the Saturday Stitch-in with the Stitchers of Grace at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hatfield, PA (a couple of weeks ago). This was the second time I joined them for their annual spring event. A nice group of stitchers. I stitched almost 2 trips in a couple of hours.

The last trips were finished during the following weekend’s Stitch-in with my ANG Main Line Stitchers chapter and later during some March Madness basketball games. This border was like a game with 2 overtimes! It took over a dozen trips – around and around. When I was almost halfway done, I wasn’t thrilled (or maybe just not excited about going around that many more times). Then, once I passed the halfway point, it really started to pop. It’s now my favorite border!

One border, one leaf, and beads left to go.

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