Bear Hugs the other day.
Today's progress. Starting to fill in Mei Xiang's face. Tai Shan has a complete head. And starting to fill in some of the greenery around the back of them. The background uses mostly DMC variations, so it's fun. It's kind of exciting to be working with a variegated thread I don't have to be uber-thrifty with, LOL.
It was kind of neat last night. I was working on this at the theatre, and one of our patrons came up. He saw the book, with the cheetahs on the front, and asked if that was the one I was working on. I told him no, that I was working on pandas. He frowned and said, "Oh, those pandas . . . it's all about the pandas." He worked with other animals and was a polar bear fan himself. I explained a bit that I was doing it to remember Tai Shan. He forgave me. Then we got to talking about the animals we loved at the zoo. It was just kinda fun. We found out that it's too hot here for polar bears. Interesting. Anyway, it's always neat to see the kinds of conversation stitching can lead to . . . and the connections that can be made just by using floss and fabric.