The UK Cross Stitcher magazine had a set of designs for cute robins that just stole my heart. I thought I was tired of that sketchy back stitch style of design, but this was just too adorable to pass up. This one made a great last minute card and I'm sure I'll stitch the others at some point as well. This is stitched on a scrap of Vikki HDF linen.
And finally, this is a New Year's thank you gift for a friend. The design is Day 8 of The Little Stitcher's 12 Days of Christmas for 2013. That little girl, all dressed up, holding a muff in one hand and the final arm of the snowman in the other, is just the sweetest thing. And these primitive designs are so quick to stitch up. Again, this is stitched on Summer Khaki Edinburgh linen.
I used this to make a 'winter survival kit' with hand salve, lip butter, a nail clipper, and the all-important Starbucks gift card.