Sunday, September 22, 2019

Stitching Along in September (Again)

When I received the reminder email about our upcoming Stitch Along check-in I realized the only stitching I'd done since the last time was on my secret project. I could probably share it here but I don't want to take a chance. So then I mulled over what I'd stitched that I could share. As it turned out, since my return to quilt making there hadn't been any.

I decided to pick up the Sublime Stitching pillow cover to get a little more done on it. After all, this SAL is meant to help us get our projects finished and that one has been stalled for some time. Guess what? I couldn't find it. Anywhere. I'll bet you can relate. I put it away so neatly and safely it completely disappeared from the studio. Or at least that's how it appeared. I did eventually locate it, right where I looked the first time. I just hadn't remembered putting it in the cute little bag it was in!

I believe the last time you saw this project it looked like this:

Now it looks like this!

Those scallops below the foxes kept saying "buttonhole stitches" to me so I gave in to the prompting.

With French knot centers. I tacked down most of the cross stitches with a tiny horizontal stitch. Officially that turns them into some other kind of stitch but I'm too lazy to look it up.

I added some detail to the acorn caps with a few plies and straight stitches too.

A person could really get carried away adding details to this piece. Probably won't be me, but it's a possibility. 😉

We check in every three weeks in this SAL. Here's the list of the others who are participating. We all work on our own projects so there's a variety of needlework to be seen. If you'd like some motivation to get your projects moving along just leave Avis a comment. Enjoy!

Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Constanze, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, 
Helen, Linda, Heidi ,Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Clare, 
Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, JocelynSharon, Susan, Anne


  1. I love the details you added. The buttonhole wheels are perfect. I love seeing your updates on this project!

  2. I know what you mean about putting something away for safe keeping. We've all got too much going on in our crafty heads LOL. Great progress!

  3. great progress there!

  4. I love these foxes and your additions! I'm glad you found these little guys, they really are turning out handsomely!

  5. Those scallops really are shining! Looking so great!

  6. Very nice progress, those yellow scallops give the piece a nice touch! So good you were able to find it!

  7. I just love these foxes and made me think I should be stitching them, what with our foxy visitor who is still hanging around. He looks so much like your little design too right down to the black paws. Lovely!

  8. Hello, Daisy here - this piece is looking great and yes I hide things away - got so much on the to-do list.

  9. I think you were right to go with your stitchy instincts here. It's lovely!

  10. Foxy! Lovely work on this piece -- and so sweet. There's something about an embroidery piece that means you can just keep adding and adding!


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