I posted this in housewares but I thought I'd post it here too since its winter themed.
I needed a gift for my MIL for her birthday which was two days ago. I decided to make her a nice warm blanket to snuggle under when she watches tv. I decided to go with a snowflake theme - originally I meant to try to machine embroider some simple snowflakes on the white fleece in blue thread, but then I realized that wasn't going to happen without some kind of stabilizer, so I went for an applique using the blue backing fabric and zigzag stick on my sewing machine.
The back is the same blue as the snowflakes and border- the border is just the back fabric folded over and zigzag stitched. Took me two days - maybe 8 hours? Including all the failed attempts at figuring out how to get snowflakes on there.
Hopefully she'll like it!