For last month's clue, I stitched the cats:
Have you noticed that nowadays we stitchers are so spoiled for choice for materials and accessories that in addition to embellishing your stitching with the latest threads and stitches, there is a whole range of goodies for accessorizing each canvas?
If I can, I always pick a needle magnet that coordinates with the theme of the canvas. I have also discovered Washi Tape. It's a decorative masking tape that is very hot among paper crafters right now. It's slightly less adhesive than masking tape, but is archival quality and acid free, so I taped the edges of my canvas with this fun black and white damask pattern. It works great and adds another fun touch to the whole stitching experience.