I am happy to join this particular SAL which first came to my attention when Rachel who blogs under the title of What Seems Like Mad on An Ordinary Day mentioned it on her blog, which I read faithfully.
In any case, here is my first piece: Workbasket's Christmas House from the JCS ornament issue of 2007. I made some changes simplifying some design elements and reducing the number of colors to make it a little less busy. And I used Belle Soie silks instead of the recommended Crescent Color cotton overdyes. I will stitch a back with the word "Protection" and the date and my signature rune and then finish it as a fringed pillow ornament. But I wanted to post a photo in the appropriate month rather than wait till I had done the sewing finish.