For my step dad one of the charts from Santas & Snowmen from Book No. 151 by The Prairie Schooler:
I used Wisper for the trim on Santas hat. You can tell it's different from the other threads used but it isn't as fuzzy as I was hoping. Any suggestions??? I have couple snowflakes to stitch in and then it's done.
For my daughter I'm stitching It's Expensive to Be Me by Lizzie*Kate:
It's right up her alley! I'm going to finish it with some funky trim if I can find something cool and girly. I'm going to wait until I have a few ornaments stitched and then do the finishing all at once.
I've also had a little stash enhancement. Awesome ribbon, rick rack and trim from Michaels:
Holly & Ivy from Shepherds Bush and Christmasland series from Raise the Roof Designs:
As if I don't already have enough stitching to do...I've joined the LHN Monthly Ornament SAL and the LHN Travelling Stitcher SAL, both starting January 2010. I justify this because I already have the Travelling Stitcher kit and the chart price for the LHN monthly ornaments is only $6!