My first finish for 2013 is Raymond Crawford's Santa's Favorite Dog! For my Molly- of course!! I started this in December with a stitch guide from Creative Stitches and Gifts in Dallas. I changed the lettering stitch from tent to wrapped back stitch with French knots, and I also changed the red border from woven to Nobuku. This Christmas, I visited Travis' family in Amarillo, so I had a lot of time to stitch during the day. I accomplished quite a bit of the border, the bone, and the background, and when I wasn't really sick over Christmas, I stitched on this to finish it up. It was a nice canvas with a fun subject matter, threads, and stitches, so I think that is why it stitched so quickly. Originally, I wanted to make it into a door hanger to hang on her crate, but I think I will frame it and put it above her crate, so no toys accidentally run into it :).