I made a red cord using #5 Perle cotton and stitched it around my little pillow making a loop at the top and ending with a couple small tassels on the bottom. Another Christmas gift finished. I'm going to make another one right away and try finishing it a little differently. The free pattern is available from Happiness Is Cross Stitching.
This nicely fluffed up Sharp-tailed Grouse seemed to like the company of St. Francis while enjoying the rising of the morning sun. I think St. Francis would like a knitted toque with the biting -20 C. temp. we had this weekend :)