Finished Squirrel Project!

Yesterday I put in the final stitches!

I took a few closeups too you can enjoy. I’m pretty happy with this project. It was a good challenge for me.

The squirrel was a bit tricky to stitch in place, but I made it work. The tail is made out of turkey knots that I trimmed and brushed out. That’s a fun step by the way. It’s fun to snip away the uneven strands and see things even out.

The acorns and leaves were easily set in place.

The berries were too. The needlelace leaves were a bit tricky since I had to push the wires through some thick stitches, but in the end it’s all as it should be.

The mushrooms perhaps aren’t so exciting, but I really didn’t want them to draw much attention from the rest of the piece.

I am not sure what’s next, probably a bit of Christmas stitching. You’ve got to start early!!


  1. That is lovely! 🙂 Love the tail!

  2. What a talented person you are! Your work is absolutely amazing!

  3. This is just lovely! Thank you for posting it and I hope you'll continue to post your work.

  4. Beautiful Emily! How did you put wire in and into what stitch?

  5. Thank you for the kind comments! Paula, the leaves are wired, all of them. I have to poke the wire through the fabric to the backside. The more layers of fabrics and threads, the harder it can be to do it nicely.

  6. Absolutely beautiful!! I love fall motifs and this has to be my favorite – did you already mention what it was for ? Is it for you?

  7. Hey, well done! Not only is it completely gorgeous, it's also perfectly stitched and you did it so quickly!

  8. That is really gorgeous! The squirrel looks amazing.

  9. Wow! How absolutely amazing. Love it!

  10. Beautiful work, I like the acorns.

  11. Wow!!! what amazing work…beautiful.
    The squirrel looks amazing and the acorns are awsome :DD

  12. Lovely work, I especially like the Squirrel too. I love doing beetles and gum nuts, mostly Australiana stuff.

  13. Very inspiring! Love it!

  14. You inspire me to learn and take up stumpwork!

  15. This is so beautiful! The pattern, work and colours are exquisite. I have just begun to teach myself embroidery and long to know how to do stumpwork…one day, perhaps. I particularly like woodland and botanical embroideries and just adore squirrels so this one really ticks all the boxes! Congratulations on such a successful and lovely project. Janelee.

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