Ann is making a Christmas stocking for her new grandson and she's given me permission to show you it here. You'll notice it's on a boy theme not just a Christmas theme so it will be multi-functional.
Ann has taken a pre-printed material and is embellishing it with cord, bells and fur on the busby. Here's a close up of the soldier
I have been making pincushions with Fibre Art Traders, another Yahoo group, and took one of them round for Ann. They are made around a plastic pop bottle top and there is a tutorial on flickr here, along with lots of other examples on this lady's flickr pages.
Mine has turned out a bit taller than it should but really there aren't any rules. The sky's the limit!
My neighbour is still in hospital. She has a lot of family visiting so I have not gone in to see her yet. Stewart saw her yesterday and she was very poorly, very confused and acting completely out of character. I hope this is just the shock coming out and that she will start to recover soon. Thank you everyone for your good wishes.