I've made slow progress on the nephew's reindeer. I have left them at home & have started an Ivy block for another customer that I stitch a bit of at the office. I need to find a few missing colours and then back stitching. Plus, I've been busier at work (go figure, people actually wanting to mail stuff out!) I even had the first Letters For Santa arrive to send up to the North Pole. ;)
I spoke to my youngest sister the other day, she let me know the kids school photos had arrived and that I wasn't to feel poorly we weren't doing any big spending for Christmas this year ~ as I had apologized in my letter. She did ask that maybe I make a 1st Yule banner for Zavier as I had done for Zyla's 1st Samhain. I let her know about these reindeer ornaments & she seemed appeased. She let me know that our other sister was trying again w/ her husband for a baby & perhaps I could think of a baby piece to stitch for her. I didn't want to do something & then have it come back as a further issue (ie: infertility) so I told her I wasn't comfortable with that, but would tweak their reindeer to be more on the cheeky side. So using my PCStitch program, I modified the reindeer to be a little more.....adult? And definitely more along our sisters personality. LOL Hopefully Kate Mawdsley won't be offended w/ my crafty tampering of her innocent design.
I have picked out a Santa ornament design to do for Floyd & a Snowman one to do for Carl. Both are from the Dec 2010 Cross Stitcher magazine. I've also started Chilly Penguin (recipient I know yet). He will probably be my 'take along' piece for Sunday as I'm at the craft booth. Last year was crazy slow and I only make 2 sales (which didn't even cover my table cost).