So, as you all know, I successfully defended my dissertation and received my PhD this past semester. It is sort of customary to give a gift to your advisor and dissertation committee as a thank you for taking the time to read your dissertation, provide a thorough examination of your ideas and work, and give you constructive feedback on your research. I decided to give each member of my committee, my advisor included, a coffee cup cozy and a gift certificate. I use a wonderfully simple pattern for the cozies. Columbia colors are light blue and white, so I made the base of the cozy light blue and added a duplicate stitch "C" in white. I was really pleased with how they came out and my committee loved them.