Let me proudly present to you: the first work of 2008, "My angel", a Finnish design done in half stitch. I got it from a friend of mine (Kiitos Satu! http://hitaus.blogspot.com/ ) just before the New Year and it was quite quick to make. I like it and sent the finished piece already back to her (note: in my case a "finished" work always means finished stitching, not framed or anything...). I added a little bit of gold thread though it doesn't show very well in the picture.
And here is my last finished piece of 2007, by Little House Needleworks if I remember correctly. I've wanted to make it for a long time and it was very quick to stitch, I'll probably make it into a pin cushion or some sort of an ornament (Sorry for the bad picture quality)
I spent a lot of time during my holidays stitching Mary Queen of Scots and almost finished DHC's Red Monogram. In fact, my father asked me on one occasion "don't you have any other hobbies?"....I guess I don't:)
And then a few old pics.
This one, Cote Coeur Ouest, I gave to my mother for Mothers Day last May, she had it framed and I think it looks nice! Though it bothers me I didn't do a very good job with the backside: you can see lots of loose threads through the white aida...
This one I stitched a few years back, it was a pre-stamped table cloth that I bouth from Linea Broderier
And this last one I also got from Linea broderier, I gave it to my father a year or two ago (he loves fishing, has a beard and occasionally smokes a cigar).
PS I think the January issue of the Gift of Stitching wasn't very interesting...I have to read it again, maybe I missed something.