I’ve been doing some stitching on a few small projects – one of which is a gift for a baby to be born this month.
Parents-to-be have not said if it’s a girl or a boy, so I had to avoid obvious colours like pink or blue (which is great because I have a problem with pink) . . and I made use of an old freebie kit I had in my stash to decorate a bright yellow bib (also sitting in my stash drawer).
The design is a little “Popcorn” bear, and was a free kit in The World of Cross Stitching magazine way, way back. Chart and key said to stitch in 1 thread, but I wanted him to really stand out, so I chose to stitch in two. That turned out to be not such a good idea ^^ as I ran out of the very light mink brown part way through. A quick dive into my leftover stash, and a matching up of threads (not easy when the colour references weren’t supplied) but I think you need to know exactly where to look to notice.
I am not sure yet whether to leave the design as it is . . . or wait until the baby arrives and add a little text (name, or something else). I deliberately stitched off centre, so have plenty of space if I choose to add some wording, however, my husband thinks it looks rather nice as it is.