I was on the receiving end of some Christmas crafting. My (step)sister, Susie, handcrafts most of the gifts she gives. She made me a whimsical pillow with Christmas themed fabric featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang and some ball fringe. The back of the pillow is a fuzzy neon green fabric.
Susie also slipcovered this hassock or ottoman. I'm not sure what to call it. It's an upholstered wood box with a hinged lid and 4 casters. It could be used as a seat. There are little horses embroidered on the navy fabric. I love horses and I love the Peanuts gang.
My other (step)sister, Sharon, doesn't do much crafting, but is willing to feed my obsessions. She got me this blue/grey skein of Fortissima Socka because she thought it would look good with blue jeans. I think she's right. She also got me a gift certificate to a yarn shop near my mom's house. My niece and her hubby gave me a Hobby Lobby gift card.
My Albuquerque friends, Wanda and Roger, got me a Sidewinder, a portable bobbin winder that runs on AC power or batteries. Coincidently, the bobbin winder on my primary sewing machine is currently on the injured list. What timing!
Wanda's mom put her computerized embroidery machine to work. This picture isn't the best, but you can see the white T-shirt with embroidered lavender flowers. On the left is a holiday themed fleece blanket with blanket stitch edge. Underneath is a large pink towel monogrammed with my initials. For good measure, she included a sewing tool set containing a seam gauge, thread snips and a seam ripper. You can never have too many of those.