I'm busily creating new designs for the January market. This baby announcement / photo frame began with stripes in the center (you can still faintly see them). I posted before and after pics on Facebook and the consensus from a few shop owners was, "no stripes". I think they were right; stitching a name and a date over a striped background would be a pain. So now I'm on to more new designs. I'll post them all after the show. Meanwhile, in between, I'm working on getting some Christmas cards painted. This was my practice bird. Hope I manage to paint a flock before time runs out!