because some of the items are Christmas gifts and the recipient will recognize them as such :p
Here's one I finished today, tho - and it's for MOI :) The pattern is from Stitchy Kitty, and the fabric is from Laurel Burch. This little mini finished up to 8" square, and is now residing in my front hall, ready to greet anybody who drops by. Zoomer approves, as he speaks the language himself (and sometimes in a whiney manner, imagine!)
BTW -- CONGRATULATIONS Barack Obama!!!!