I worked on some new stitcheries to add to my packages. I made some more flat ornaments and filled these with some balsam from Maine, I like giving my friends a touch of the north to enjoy in their homes.
The designs for these came from an out of print book by Cheri Saffiote, Two Hour Quilted Christmas Projects. It is filled with wonderful designs to stitch or for appiques. You can get copies on ebay or used book stores, for under 5 dollars, if you keep your eyes open. I antiqued these and decided to add some of my java spray to make them more grungy. The pieces are a lot darker in person.
Taken with my little camera, so the photos are not that great.
I also made a pillow, I love it when I find a free graphic with a friend saying. Unfortunately, I forgot where I found it. But, there are lots of freebies on the web, just use the image search and change up the keywords, to find different types. You can also visit Free Stitchin' Patterns, Sue has some new ones up today. Another site that I visit to find new stitcheries and patterns is Craftgossip. Every day the editors list new free designs for crafts and cooking.