A bit more progress on my whole cloth piece namely chain stitches around the purple flower with french knot centres, open chain stitches for the tendril and then seed stitching. Seed stitches are certainly a great filler stitch and so easy and relaxing to do.
Thought I'd try my hand once again at some free motion embroidery and had fun with these squiggles and leaves around this tendril.
Back to more owl covers for my accordion books. Learning from my previous mistake I drew out the design lightly with a pencil and then stitched. Before glueing the cloth to the book cover I made sure I had stitched the beaks this time too.
Another accordion book cover.
I wrote out owl sayings on the inside pages.
Wish that I had taken calligraphy or had much neater handwriting.
I'll be making more of these accordion books with owl covers next year too and plan to learn how to bind books using the coptic stitch as well.
A beautiful flock of Bohemian Waxwings showed up in our cotoneaster hedge for a few minutes. They busily gobbled up as many berries as they could and then were off. They have such a beautiful trill.
Have a very joy filled and wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!!