Thanks to everyone for their help in solving my UFO dilemma. It seems that there was not a lot of support for making the recipient finish it herself OR wait until next year... so that brought it down between telling her what she is getting - and not telling.
I opted for the not telling - and will keep everyone in on the fun as I reveal it to her bit by bit during the finishing process. On Christmas Day I will post the little "IOU" I wrapped up for her - and then as I share clues, they will be posted here for all to enjoy.
Oh -and Abi is the randomly selected winner of the "thanks for helping me out" prize - I will be in touch with her via email to show her just what the gifty is supposed to be, and to get her mailing info for sending something along.
Thanks again everyone!