I've been so busy with life that I haven't had time to update here. The pregnancy, then birth of my daughter, and my relocation for my job just ate up most of my time and energy.
Regardless, I did complete my son's Renfest "Elfling" Jacket.
Here are the pictures of the jacket when we made our trip to the Maryland Renaissance Festival in early Fall 2010. It was mostly complete, though the leaves still needed to be attached. I was also going to add a cluster of keys to the hood's point but decided against it. But the couching embroidery was complete and added a really nice touch to the jacket. (Click here to see the jacket before the couching was done.) Unfortunately, the weather was too warm when we went to MDRF for him to wear the jacket, but playing in my oldest sister's back yard the next morning was chilly, so he got to wear it then. He had tried it on prior to this, and loved it, but this was an even better test run of the jacket. He was very obviously happy and comfortable in it. Warm on it's own but also roomy enough to layer on top of a hoodie or jacket for extra warmth in needed. The range of movement it allowed was also perfect for a very active toddler.