I spent some time with Bear yesterday and made good progress. As you can see I am not very bothered about leaving bits of the embroidery unfinished (like the rose). When I get bored or stuck at some point or other, I move on to something else. Eventually it will all get done, honestly!
Can you see the difference in shading between the larger piece and the smaller one? A large scale definitely gives more opportunity to make the shading look super subtle. From a distance anyway...Via my peeps on Instagram I got some great ideas for flowers to add to the Bear embroidery: Honeysuckle (so appropriate for a bear but a real challenge to embroider!), Forget-me-nots, Bachelor Buttons and Ivy. Let me know if you have more great flower/plant suggestions. I'm looking forward to include some of them in this piece!
I also had a rare visitor in my Embroidery corner today:
Just checking whether I needed help with that left over floss in the teacup... ;)