I have been busy again on the sewing machine.
Since this is a surprise for somebody really dear to us, I am not going to give away a spoiler yet until it has been opened on the receiving end. All I can say is: Mickey and Atrus were really, VERY, busy inspecting everything I did! Will update this post when appropriate... for now, this is all I'm sharing here!
Here finally the revelation: it is a beach towel/backpack for a wonderful friend of ours: