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Areas 7-8, Star of Stitches, ANG Stitch of the Month 2020 ( Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, ANG New Jersey Needle Artists Chapter, ANG Stitch of the Month, 2020 )

Because I’ve joined ANG New Jersey Needle Artists and am working on a Stitch of the Month project they have done previously, I can join their Saturday Stitch-in! They meet at the start and end of their Saturday session. The Star of Stitches by Kathy Rees is one of two Stitch of the Month projects […]

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Areas 4-6, Star of Stitches, ANG Stitch of the Month 2020 ( Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, ANG Stitch of the Month, 2020 )

I’m making good progress on the Star of Stitches by Kathy Rees which is an ANG Stitch of the Month for 2020 and an ANG Main Line Stitchers chapter project. We skipped a space and so for the fourth stitched area, it consists of Cashmere stitches in different sizes (2×4, 2×6, and 4×2). I didn’t […]

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Areas 1-3, Star of Stitches, ANG Stitch of the Month 2020 ( Filed under: Uncategorized )

The Star of Stitches by Kathy Rees is an ANG Stitch of the Month for 2020 and my ANG Main Line Stitchers chapter is stitching this as one of our two counted projects for this year. Somehow, I forgot to post about this project until today! Instead of outlining the areas with pencil, I used […]

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Making Stitches Work For You with Carolyn Mitchell ( Filed under: ANG Cyberworshop, Making Stitches Work For You with Carolyn Mitchell )

Making Stitches Work For You with Carolyn Mitchell is an ANG Cyberworshop that began January 2020. It’s got 4 lessons over 4 months. Carolyn sent an introductory letter with thread suggestions. She shared how she stitched her pillows but she is encouraging people to be creative and use our own designs, threads, and stitches. This […]

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Technique Issue: Stitching into stitches and catching fiber ( Filed under: General comments, Technique Issues, Threads )

In reading over suggested materials from the EGA Master Craftsman Canvas bibliography, I have found a couple of interesting issues and will post about some of them. I’d love to get your input on these. In Needlepoint and Beyond: 27 Lessons in Advanced Canvas Work by Edith Anderson Feisner, she says to always work into […]

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Scandinavian Stitches Brings Danish Flower Threads to Philadelphia ( Filed under: General comments, Threads )

How cool – Scandinavian Stitches came to Philadelphia today for “Finns and Swedes in America since 1638” Celebration at Penn’s Landing. I met Lynda and got her permission to blog this photo. And, I picked up this Christmas Bag with the Nordic Hearts design. The single-ply, cotton threads are very interesting. They are called Danish […]

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Stitches in Sterling ( Filed under: Needlework in Progress, Stitches in Sterling )

What a wonderful weather we had for the long weekend in Rehoboth Beach, DE! And, the class was even better. Nancy Cucci taught bead basics (I’d never applied beads to needlepoint before) & darning patterns (which I had not done very much of before). So, it was a wonderful learning experience. I am also very […]

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Pre-work for Stitches in Sterling ( Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Needlework in Progress, Stitches in Sterling )

My pre-work for Nancy Cucci’s ‘Stitches in Sterling’ is all ready. We outlined the project in tent & slanted gobelin using Kreinik braid & ribbon. It took me a little longer than 4 hours so I am really glad I got it done before class. That way, as Nancy says in the instructions, we can […]

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‘Sun Flower’ stitches, with David’s permission ( Filed under: Sun Flower with David McCaskill at Fireside Stitchery ) Continue reading


Rainbow Ribbons Bands 12 and 13 ( Filed under: ANG Main Line Stitchers Chapter, Rainbow Ribbons )

It’s been fun stitching on Rainbow Ribbons during our ANG Main Line Stitchers chapter Stitch-in on Saturdays. No world problems fixed but we had a nice chat while stitching. I finished Band 13 shortly after we broke for the day and went to find out what the next band was going to be only to […]

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