I was joking to friends that maybe I would have this piece finished by Christmas and then I realized that I really could finish it by New Years Day.
It's all the stitching done on a retired piece taught by Betsy Morgan of Willing Hands called the Viola Scissor case.
I have some serious finishing to do. But I've had enough classes now with Betsy that I am no longer intimidated by the prospect. I could have finished on NY's Eve - all I had to do was the over one in the middle of back panel. Not a good thing to try with less than ideal lighting.
While I was stitching on my scissor case, my daughter was stitching on this:
She finished the wording: le couchon yesterday. And then gave the piece to one of her cousins. So sweet.
Off now to drive home to Virginia. Keep cool everyone!