Ange's prize has arrived and I can show you how I finished it. The pattern is a 2007 freebie from Ink Circles. I used the colors called for but not the fabric (calls for a purple fabric). I backed it with a blue paisley, I couldn't find a color closer to the periwinkle of the pattern. I actually found a fabric with Celtic knots on it at Joann's, but it was light blue and brown. (Maybe someday I'll pick the backing fabric first and choose floss colors to match. No, where's the fun in that? Then you couldn't search through yards and yards of fabric for a (near) perfect match.) I made and attached four small tassels as well. I think it came out pretty cute. Ange claims she won't be able to use it as a pincushion, but I am of CA Wells's opinion that you should use your needlework. Use it! Wear it out! Don't save it for "good"!
Oh, who am I kidding? I can't even get my pieces out of the finishing pile. (Except when I can.)
There is no verdict yet on the Irish Potatoes. She claims to have been too sick to try them, but I know she's just chicken. ;)
There has been even more finishing--I finished two pieces for my birthday exchange partner. You won't be able to see those until they arrive. But soon.