I stitched these little gifts last weekend. They are framed in 3" hoops. I didn't stitch them in this size hoop though, it's too small to work with. To finish them, I glue a felt circle on the back. Then I sign and date them. Sometimes I accidentally write the wrong year on one of them, like "2004".
The designs are heavily inspired by the book Mariko got me from Japan, which I have blogged about already. I just can't get enough of the combination of wool and silk in the same piece. And working on 3 or more is so fun for me. I work so much better when I am doing multiples of things, then each decision I make doesn't have to be the only one. I was sad when these left my wall.