Just what is this mystery item? If you recognize the detail from the patter--shh, don't reveal it. This is my first proper finish of the year (keeping in mind I have only just come back in the last few weeks after a very long hiatus from stitching!). I started this project less than a month ago and have made it for a friend of mine. It will be going in the mail in just a day or two. When it has arrived safely at its destination I will share photos of it here. Until then, just a little teaser. I must say, that despite not using my sewing machine in what feels like years, and barely stitching (to say nothing of any sort of finishing), I am quite pleased with how it turned out . . .