Anyway, here is November's "turkey" cat, now complete with whirligig above his halo. I believe this cat is named Smitty. You can probably guess why.
So then I went ahead top-stitched the rest of the block. I was all set to sew it to its neighbor to the left when I realized that I'd forgotten to machine embroider the whiskers.
So I did that. I'm using the "triple stitch," which is stitch #6 on my Bernina 750. It takes two stitches forward and one stitch back, which makes a nice heavy outline stitch that works especially well for straight lines. It can be used on curved lines too, but it's a little more tedious when done on a curve.
I've had such a hard time remembering to put the whiskers on these cats that I went back and looked at the rest of the completed blocks. Sure enough, I'd forgotten the whiskers on Cats 3 and 4, so I gave them some whiskers too.
What self-respecting cat would walk around whiskerless? Sheesh.
And when I'd given everybody their fair share of whiskers, I sewed the newest block to its neighbor on the left, and then snapped a picture of the whole thing.
Well...not the *whole* thing. There's a pretty big gap there, but I'm hopeful I'll be filling that last one in tomorrow or the next day.
Also today, I reached the end of the second sheet of Sticky Fabri-Solvy on the Vintage Tin stitchery.
I'm not quite halfway across now. It's slow stitching, for sure.
Mike and I are just getting ready to take off and run some errands. We need to pick up a wine shipment at a local winery, do some recycling, and pick up a couple of things. There probably won't be any more time for sewing today, but it seems a good time to stop for now anyway. The sun has come out, and it's a good time to get out and enjoy the scenery. Sunshine is always short-lived this time of the year.