I've actually done a little sewing today, but only a little on the candles, so I thought that I'd show these instead, as they are more interesting!
This is a set of six appliqued & quilted placemats that I received in a Secret Santa swap with a small group I used to belong to (it's kind of faded away a bit now).
I actually know who made them, even though it's a secret - and I have to say I love them.
We bring them out every year, though we don't actually eat off them, and it never ceases to amaze me the detail she put into them.
Half of them are secular and half sacred, which is a nice combination.
And because I am not an applique person at all myself, they are an even more appropriate gift for me!