As a brief diversion from Christmas present production I adapted the tissue pouch pattern Judith taught us at class to re-size it as a pouch for DS's 3DS. Worked a treat and DS is delighted with his starry choice of fabric from my Joann's FQs.
Since I made a teacher's gift and two girl gifts at the Christmas gifts class I allowed myself a little personal indulgence and stitched up the potholder project just for me. I love that this one was whipped up with the scraps from last years projects (and it didn't even take that many)! Not sure I'm going to have the heart to set a pan of boiled spuds on it this year but it will look pretty in the kitchen in any case. (Note to self: learn not to be so precious about things - sure isn't it always an excuse to make another one if it did get a little worn/stained.)
Then, as a final whirl at my stitchy gifts for DH and DS I made a mug rug each to match their Secret Quilt & Cushion and Surprise Quilt & Cushion. I love how the block from the Surprise Quilt looks in this mini version (still haven't found a name for it). Very satisfying to finish these sets of gifts for the men in my life! Can't wait to see how they like them on Christmas morning.
Just one more stitched gift and a few crocheted ones to go and that'll be me - hope to show you soon.