Mairi kept sewing up little packets of herbs and spices; orange peel, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice, star anise, what ever seemed Christmas-y and pleasing to her. There was a lot of wood block card and wrapping paper making and pretty little wood slice ornaments. I made three cowls. Apparently this was the year of the cowl. This crimson one was for my mother-in-law. The blue one peaking out now belongs to my sister. I don’t have any other pictures of it yet. She’s still here visiting, so perhaps I’ll get a chance yet.