First, I got a sweet and unexpected note from Rachel, my exchange recipient for the Autumn Exchange. She sent me this package of winter signs - I'm already imagining potential projects that they might embellish!
With my week off between Christmas and New Year's, I decided to do some more finishing. This is the "April Sewing Lady Tin Topper" by The Needle's Content, finished with an Altoid tin. I didn't like the look of the red tin edge with the burgundy and green floss, so I took a hint from my previous box finish and wrapped the edges with jute twine.
Here is the inside, complete with a pair of "Tiny Gems" scissors and Sharon's lovely fob. The pattern said to glue flannel to the inside of the top lid as well, but when I did that the tin didn't close properly, so I removed it. And I made some twisted cord (to keep the scissor tips from "ramming" into the metal box!).
Finally, my December finishes for the Smalls SAL and my last finishes of 2015!
And here is my daughter's annual Christmas ornament. This was a Sunflower Seed design from....2013? 2014?....the JCS Ornament issue, anyway. The design said "Home," but I changed it to my daughter's name. I also used different beads, and left off the white and green layers of the border (alluded to earlier in my rant about red flosses bleeding into white).