Currants, Coxcomb and Rose, done with recommended threads on a sparkly Silkweaver solo. I really like the way this turned out, it looks Christmas-y to me!
And here is proof that UFO Tuesday really works, Chester, one of The Goode Huswife cats, done with recommneded threads on white aida (yuk) in all his unironed glory. Modified the border a bit to make it more narrow since I hate working on borders. I did work on him on days other than Tuesday since I wanted him to be a Christmas gift for DD. I plan to incorporate him into a tote/bookbag instead of framing him, since one of my birthday gifts to myself was to have this repaired.
My old Brother machine had been sitting in a closet for years and I really missed having a working sewing machine. The man at the repair shop said that someone had apparently dropped a quarter into one of the openings on the machine which caused it to jam. Thanks kids!
I used to be a quilter and maybe I will pick up that hobby again too, but right now I'm a little rusty so I'm going to start off with small stuff.
Other than that I have been working on some Christmas smalls
Penny Angel by Primitive Needle from the Just Cross Stitch Christmas issue. This was also my first effort to make a fabric-covered box--directions are on the Blackbird Designs blog. Barb and Alma make everything look easy. It was not easy and it caused me to chuck my spray adhesive out the window. It looks OK from a distance though.
I'm also trying to finish ornies for kiddies' teachers:
This was a Debbie Draper freebie. One down, three to go.
My next UFO Tuesday effort will be a Shepard's Bush stocking which I began last Christmas.
That's all the news that's fit to report. I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and survives the Christmas shopping frenzy. Thank you for all comments!