The Pip's two polar bears, by the same designer (Laila Ansbergs) . . . well, I took them to be framed today, and they'll be ready by his birthday too! Just, uh, his third birthday.
Anyway! They came out really cute, and he's very excited about them, so in some ways the delay is good. And this time I remembered to take pictures before I got them framed:
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[Image: three polar bear cubs peeking in and around an igloo]
[Image: one polar bear cub looking up at a star]
For the stitchers, I did these on evenweave over two instead of Aida, and added quarter-stitches to smooth out curves and fill out backstitched areas.
Now that's done, and time to think about the next project! I think I am going to do this winter bookmark to see if stitching in the hand works for me—if I can get the tension right, it would be so much faster, though I still don't know if I'd like it for big projects, which are what's truly up next. (Also have to ponder colors for it. Thoughts, anyone?)