Well, firstly, I decided not to make the bargello a scissor fob. The "V" I stitched for the reverse is on white linen. I don't think that works well with heavy usage. Also, that bargello took a looong time. I don't want that getting worn or fuzzy looking.
Secondly, I DID backstitch around both sides and whip stitch them together. I know this takes a lot more time than sewing a pillow up on the sewing machine, but I really wanted a perfect edge to the bargello.
This bargello pattern was a freebie that you can find here. This site has many lovely freebies.♥ I stitched it on 28ct evenweave with 6 different DMC colors.
For the reverse side I chose a "V" from the Sajou alphabet. I do not have the exact pattern page, sorry. It might be pattern number 172. You can check out all the charts here.
I stitched this with DMC 720, 2 over 2 on 28ct white Meran linen. I am very happy with this little pillow. It measures less than 2 1/2 inches. So sweet.♥ It joins my other smalls in my big bread bowl. =)
I finished stitching up the reverse side to the scissor fob last night. I backstitched around both sides. Yep, I am going to whip stitch them together. ;)
Two days ago I forgot to give Mabel her muscle relaxant. So I gave it before bed, 4 hours later than I had been giving it. Twice a day, so I picked 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Turns out that was meant to be! She gets the most from that muscle relaxant when she is sleeping overnight. This has been the thing to help her in the mornings for two mornings now. I pray this keeps up. I will continue to give it at bedtime. She will hopefully wake up okay then. She had been waking up like a 15 year old poodle, shuffling along in pain. We are thinking she may never return to her "good old days". This may be her new normal. I am weaning her off the steroid. She could just remain on the two other meds with a pain pill as needed and be good. Kinda like her mama's set up with pain and pills! ;) We both just have to watch our activities, so as to not cause pain flare ups.
I hope you have a wonderful, stitchy weekend my friends.
Stitching and praying,