I finally finished this little piece. It was all done except the binding. I really have to find a better way to do the binding on a piece this small. Joining the ends is just too fussy and time consuming. I ended up sewing a straight seam where the ends meet; which for this turned out to be just exactly where the pattern comes together. I couldn't have done this in a million years if I planned it. I did it because I couldn't get it done the usual way. Later I found this tutorial for postcard binding on Annie's Musings. On today's post she showed a bunch of postcards and I love the bindings. I am also in love with her Christmas tree skirt. I am looking at Christmas fabric for that and plan to settle on something and purchase it this week.
Now it is back to work to get started on another finish.