It shouldn't be surprising that I haven't done a lot of stitching since our last check-in. I've been preoccupied with piecing and, of course, Christmas preparations. In November I showed the progress I'd made on the foxes pillow cover.
Almost immediately after that post I backstitched the crescent moons at the top and bottom of the design and a couple of stars I'd missed earlier.
And then put it away so I could focus on Christmas stitching and it hasn't come out since! There's not much left to do really. Mostly it will be a matter of choosing what color to use I think.
Since I doubt the recipients read this blog I'll show one little gift I embroidered after putting the pillow cover away.
I stitched the initials of the recipients and the year on the back. The lettering is all whipped back stitch. I'm finding I really like the look of whipped back stitch. It replicates the look of stem stitch but I get better results IMHO. It' fun to use two different colors or shades of one color too. 😀
I didn't make it around to see what the other stitchers had accomplished last month. Hope to do better this month! Here are the links you'll need to take you to their blogs:
In this SAL everyone works on their own projects and we check in with each other every three weeks. That means the next SAL post will be in January 2020!! Until then, enjoy the holiday season with your family and friends with best wishes from Magpie Sue. 😊🎄