I've been keeping my hands busy with crewelwork embroidery for the past two months, and here are the results...
...an early American seat cushion design from the 1730's...only I made this one into a pillow.
I got the pattern from Alicia Paulson's book "Embroidery Companion." I'm loving this book...so many wonderful things to decorate! I'm sure you will be seeing more. Embroidery is a fantastic way to pass the time during the long, cold, winter nights. Sign on to Netflix, start a long series, and away the needle and thread go.
Also, for fun (and because I live in a chilly Victorian beast of a house) I embroidered some hot-water bottle covers...design also from Paulson's book. Snowflakes and fur trees...mmmm...cozy.