…But no road kill here.
After weeks and weeks of stitching, my little armadillo friend is finally finished. As the Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge progressed, so did my little fellow. I managed to fit 13 of the weekly stitches onto his armor. His head features #52 triangular feather and some beads. His legs have 3 stitches: #56 sailors, #57 sailor’s edge, and #10 running stitch.His tail is embellished with #49 knotted feather and #50 inverted feather.On his body plate we have #9 couching, #15 French knot, #44 Portuguese border, #48 knotted cable chain, #54 laced herringbone square, and #59 Breton stitch. And on the back of his ears is #55 buttonholed herringbone stitch. His armor parts are needle felted and made of some lovely hand-dyed wool given to me by a friend. The soft body parts are made of scraps of hand-woven fabrics purchased at the International Quilt Festival. All the pieces were small, so I’ve used 4 different ones for a patchwork look. I’ve also managed to repurpose some old zippers discovered in a shoe box at a garage sale. Someone had thriftily unpicked the seams to save these zippers from the garbage pail. How could I not find a use for them? The same for his claws. My dear hubby found a box of keys left behind by his great-uncle Clarence. They were all old, many worn smooth. He brought them home to me as a gift knowing I would love them as much as a gift of chocolate. And now some of them have become armadillo claws.
The only thing still missing from this work is a name. I am at a loss for a name or title for my little friend. Does anyone have a suggestion? Please help!