We made it! Here is Morticia, full to the brim with orts.
The often-dreaded frog perched on the rim was something I picked up myself during the holiday sale at the college bookstore. I tried using him as a fob, but he was just too big, so for now he just sits, ominously, near my stitching. LOL
Christmas was lovely here, although rather crazy with a toddler who still doesn't quite "get it." We've wrapped, assembled, un-wrapped, traveled, eaten, and are now in recovery mode! Hopefully I'll be back before New Year's with a re-cap of my 2011 stitching.