I scored some red high quality embroidery floss this summer and had visions of embroidered grandeur for christmas. Well, visions or delusions. Potejto potahto.
Britta Johansson has a large collection of small historical knit and embroidery patterns, and offer free ones on her blog Korsstygnsbolaget. These caught my eye. Decorative, simple and small (i.e. easy to finish).
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