sasha wanted more fur on her bear, and i have to say, she was right! i tend to stop when i am pleased with a piece, partly because i like delicate, half-there stitcheries, but also out of fear of ruining or overdoing. but sometimes continuing is the thing. he's more shaggy now and bear-like, more There, especially since i added some handspun wool which adds a lot of texture. and the stitching balances out the patchwork better now.
but how do you know when a piece is done, or when one more stitch is Too Much? i do love seeing the progression, like he has emerged from my dreams. at some point if i keep on stitching, maybe he would lumber right out of the fabric and into these woods.