I feel like the most rebellious thing I could do right now is work on these cross-stitch ornaments. I've been so busy baking, stuffing cookie bags, making flavored salt, sending cards, and sewing up a storm for the girls' nutcracker production that taking the time to stitch these seems crazy. This one took a day, I know that isn't very long, but still. The stitching was slow. The linen thread count was too tiny for me, my eyes are changing, and the silk thread was lovely, but slippery, so there was some swearing. I am so happy with how it looks. To finish, I glued some felt on the back. I had plans to make many of these, but so far only one has been made. I might start another soon. I needed an extra light and my glasses which I couldn't find, and when I did, the case was stuffed with floss and needles from my last stitching project. I also was trying to find my headlamp, which looks ridiculous and really kills the whole jane-austen-stitching-lady look. Not that I stitch in costume, but I might. At least I have a cup of tea near by. The mark the headlamp makes on my forehead stays way too long. But now that I am imaging it, stitching in a empire style dress with a headlamp on would be an outstanding thing to do.
I found free snowflake cross-stitch patterns here, I think I used another site in the end, but google images "free cross-titch snowflake" will set you up with a ton of options.