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


10 comments:

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

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  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!

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  3. great progress there!
    claire93

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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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