My mom's Christmas gift - really, if it's patriotic, involves cats, or involves Coca-Cola, she'll like it. I really should have added a little Coke bottle next to the kitty on this one, to make it the trifecta. :)
For my father-in-law, an architect who also cross stitches (and quilts, and carves wood, makes jewelery, makes chess sets, etches glass...my father-in-law is impressive). This is a pattern based on a Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass window. I'm also giving him another FLW pattern that I've kitted up, so he can do one, too.
Close up on the top
Close up on the bottom
And finally, my mother-in-law's gift, the big quilt pattern that I hated and was having trouble finishing. I finished, yay! There's actually supposed to be another border on this one, but 1) it fit in the frame better without the second border, and 2) I didn't really have the time for another border. :)
Close up on a "Rose of Sharon" block
Close up on my favorite block (the name of which I can't remember)
My mother's already received hers, and she loved it. My in-laws will be receiving theirs tomorrow when we finally meet up for the gift-giving. :)