Being Christmas week I will go lightly on the work end of crafts.
A few samples of patchwork will suffice.
A simple machine worked sample.
Two samples here: Suffolk Puffs on top and a hand stitched sample below.
Cathedral Window patchwork given two different looks. The lower one representing the four seasons, has the centres worked in hand embroidery,
For the life of me, I am unable to remember the correct name of this form of patchwork (my reference books are all at home). All the pieces are folded and placed. The edges are left free to give the idea of petals or raised work.