All this talk of gifts leads to an answer for this week's SBQ:
Did you receive any stitching-related gifts for the holidays?
Not a lot, but I did get a few goodies. My mom gave me the circular ornament finishing forms and the Cinnamon Stick stitcher's lotion from my Nordic Needle wishlist, and she ordered a pair of 4" Ashley Ginghers for me (from Carol and Mike!). She told me she was really impressed with the quick and professional service they provided, too...the scissors arrived lightning-fast! Also, my MIL gave me some cash, and I'm going to use that to pick up a new pattern or 2.
Finally, before we left for Chicago, I flew into my framer's shop to pick up these:
1) my sister's Christmas gift
(framed without glass or a mat, since my sister is USUALLY a pretty clean person, and doesn't smoke)
2) friend's baby gift(in a pre-made frame with glass)