Sunday, December 23, 2018

The Last SAL of 2018

It seems to me the last three weeks have passed both slowly and quickly. I wondered how I would fill three weeks after the last Stitch Along check-in and then suddenly it's time to show you what I've accomplished! It's more than I expected to report, that's for sure.

First of all I decided to personalize an apron for one of the granddaughters by embroidering on the bib of an apron I purchased. She's currently into elephants, so when I saw this design I had to use it. 😊

Miss Elephant's apron is trimmed with a row of cross stitches in the original design; I chose to do a bit of feather stitching instead. The apron is a pinafore style with ruffles on the shoulder straps and along the hem. Very cute.

When that was finished I finally picked up the last block in the block of the month series I've been slowly working on and stitched it up.

I'm happier with the tiny ladybug on this flower than the one I did earlier in the series.

Pulling all those blocks together into a quilt top will be a project for next year. 😉

Inbetween Christmas shopping (online), decorating, and gift wrapping I've managed to complete the second piggy bank coin purse and make good progress on a third one!

I have to confess that all the stitching you see on the third case has been done in the last two days. If I continue at this pace I'll have that third pig done in no time!

This Stitch Along has been a great excuse for playing with the handwork techniques and materials I enjoy the most. If you'd like a similar prod just leave on note on Avis' blog. She's first in line on the list of the others who are part of this group:

Unless I miss my guess we'll be checking in again on the 13th of January. For the time being, let me wish you happy holidays, whichever ones you choose to celebrate.


  1. Fond Greetings to you and yours. The apron is a delight, and more stitching will finish one little piggy in no time. Good to have that on hand over the colder days.

  2. The embroidered elephant is so cute! Merry Christmas!

  3. That's a lot of stitching for a very busy 3 week period. The elephant is so cute! Happy Christmas :-)

  4. Love the elephant apron, he's so cute! Merry Christmas :-)

  5. You've been hard at work! Love the smiling skull in his Santa hat - the ghost of Christmas past, perhaps? I wish you and your family happiness, health and peace this Christmas.

  6. I love that elephant! You really are a speedster wth the piggy cases, they are cute as can be. May your Christmas be blessed with joy and family!

  7. That elephant apron is adorable! I love all your other stitcheries, too (piggies!), but that elephant is the best!
    Hugs and health to you for all the holidays, all year long!

  8. Hi Sue! That elephant is adorable -- your granddaughter will love it! And well done on your piggy bank pouches. Wishing you and yours a magical Christmas, and a peaceful 2019!

  9. You have been busy! I love your elephant. What a great idea!


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