Sunday, June 9, 2024

Christmas Banners Stitch-a-Long, part 6

Hi everybody -- I'm writing this early and pre-scheduling it because I'll be traveling on the day of this check in. But here's where I was last time, having just appliqu├ęd all the animals: 

This left me feeling somehow stressed about doing the embroidery on the animals -- I've never been particularly good at free-form work. (Even in such small bits!) 

But I decided that I just needed to make a start -- which, of course, is always the thing to do. So here's where I am now: 

No, I'm not sure why I cut off the top of the banner in the picture. :). But I have embroidered all the details on the critters!

Obligatory raccoon close-up: 

When I'm back from my trip I will start on the sequins. You can see from the close-up that there are a LOT of sequins on this piece. But I'm hoping to have at least the ones on Santa, his bag, and the tree done. 

The other stitchers in this stitch-a-long are always working on amazingly beautiful and diverse projects. Go check out their blogs and get inspired! Avis, Claire, Gun, Christina, KathyMargaret, JackieMegan, Deborah, Sharon, Daisy, Cathie, LindaMary Margaret, and Cindy.


  1. I think that's turned out rather nicely! Looking forward to the next update

  2. Oh those animals are so adorable. The embroidery gives them personality.

  3. Your little animals look fantastic! On to the sequins once you return home!

  4. awww cute racoon ^^

  5. Such a sweet piece and the animals are so adorable :)

  6. Your embroidered details are fantastic! I'd be totally lost. It's looking great.