On Saturday I got a rare two hours free of children, chores, work, and events, so I hid up in my sewing room for a delightful afternoon. In addition to taking in a couple of skirts and starting a fabric pumpkin pincushion, I finished three little ornaments:
The design on the upper right is"By the Full Moon" by Tracy Horner of Ink Circles, from the September/October 2010 issue of Just Cross Stitch. I used similar threads and fabric from my stash, rather than the materials called for.
The lower ornament is "Acorn House" by Jeanette Douglas, from the September/October 2011 issue of Just Cross Stitch; again, I used materials from my stash.
The stocking I made into an actual stocking, complete with a little lining that I slip-stitched in place. For the two square ornaments, I sewed each one to a piece of cotton, wrong sides facing, all the way around. To turn them right side out I cut a little x in the backing fabric, stitched that hole shut, and covered it with a button: