I finished my stocking for the stocking swap today. I used batting for the snowman and the flower on the hat. I put black buttons for his/her eyes and a burgundy one for the center of the flower. I did not use any type of adhesive for this applique. I just pinned it on and sewed around everything. I used perle cotton for the hand stitched mouth and arms. I couldn't find my black perle cotton so I used a dark navy blue thread for those areas.
I think I will make another copy of the pattern for this stocking and stick it inside the stocking so whoever gets it can make a matching one if they want or use the pattern anyway they like. This went together really fast and easy. I cut out the stocking front and back, cut some batting to go with it and quilted the two together with a wide crosshatch. Then I added the snowman and all of his/her accessories. Cut some lining and a hanging tab and it is all done. Not much time, but great results.
One of the projects marked off the list. Now for the ornament - I think I know what I am going to make for this one and might already have one made - just have to look around the studio to see if I can find it or not. I may have already given it away. I did find a couple of older ornaments I made many, many years ago and I might use one of those to go in this swap. Then I don't have to make anything another one and can move on to the journal cover and making another set of pillow cases. (hey, I have a set already made up I can use if I run out of time!! Pluses all around)