October 7, 2021--The October lesson consisting of 7 layers is now done. Coming into the home stretch with darker colors becoming prominent.
|SOTM 2021 Stratigraphy Lesson 10 October|
September 6, 2021--Here is Stratigraphy stitched through the 9th lesson in September. We're now over half way through the design layers and it's starting to look interesting.
|SOTM 2021 Stratigraphy Lesson 9 September|
August 7, 2021--The August lesson is stitched and there are now 22 layers or rows. I'm working up this project using threads from my stash and learned I don't have enough of a few colors, so had to reorder more. Unfortunately, dye lots have changed, so some of the layers look a little different than earlier stitched ones. Oh well, it's not enough to make me start over or rip out previous layers.
|SOTM 2021 Stratigraphy Lesson 8 August|
July 3, 2021--This piece is moving along nicely. Here's a photo with 7 months of lessons done. I know this is less than half of the project, so I suspect we'll get real busy in the next 5 months (August through December).
|SOTM 2021 Stratigraphy Lesson 7 July|
June 3, 2021--June's lesson consisted of only two layers, so it was stitched in hours. It's beginning to look interesting.
|SOTM 2021 Stratigraphy Lesson 6 June|
May 5, 2021--There were six layers to stitch for May's lesson, so now a total of 12 layers have been done. There are a lot of greens in this group and I'm hoping to see more color variety in the upcoming lessons.
It took me two days of occasional stitching to work up the six layers for this month, Not bad.
|SOTM 2021 Stratigraphy Lesson 5 May|
|SOTM 2021 Stratigraphy Lesson 4 April plus Sky|
March 3, 2021--Completed the third lesson published March 1st on the ANG website for its members.
I'm wondering why we had only one row to stitch--at this rate, there will be many, many rows to stich during the last months of the year. I also wanted to stitch more rows to see how my colors look together before going too far.
I'm also wondering why her M1 thread in February is darker than the M2 thread used in March as shown in her project photo. Oh well, here's my three months worth....
|SOTM 2021 Stratigraphy Lesson 3 March|
February 1, 2021--The lesson for February was fast and easy, especially now that I have my colors picked out. Here's the result to date with three rows stitched:
|SOTM 2021 through February Lesson 2|
January 11, 2021--I love working on ANG's Stitch of the Month projects. They usually require a few days of time each month and by the end of the year, you have a very nice project that was fun to work on all year long. This year's is no different. It is designed by Jennifer Riefenberg and called Stratigraphy. I love the two folded columns, one looking forward, the other back.
I'm including a picture of the threads I plan to use taken from my stash (tans--4 threads, blue/greens--4 threads, silver greys--6 threads). They aren't exactly what the designer called for, but they'll work perfectly in the room where this project will be placed (I hope 🤞).
Here's a photo of the January lesson which covered canvas types, threads, information about the design background, and the first row or layer of stitching. I'm working this on Congress Cloth.
|SOTM 2021 January Lesson|
|SOTM 2021 Thread Choices|
A photo of the project as worked by the designer can be found on the right under In Process Projects.