This is the only kind of bug I want to see for a long time, especially on my computer! This was one of the carry around pieces I did recently. It is a Lee canvas…I am so sorry to hear that Lee is going to be closing. I really wish someone would purchase all her designs and continue to paint them. Her designs are classics and will be a real loss to our community. I wish I had purchased more bugs, they are fun to stitch and quick too.
This bug is stitched with Kreinik #12 Braid 202HL to outline the pink areas. The pink areas were stitched in a Diagonal Mosaic using #5 Perle Cotton with the 600 pinks and an unmarked overdyed pearl from my stash. The center heart was overstitched with a Rhodes heart using Kreinik #4 Braid Aztec Gold #202HL.
The head was stitched in either Basketweave or Continental using DMC #5 Perle cotton: Green (500), Blue (826), White (blanc). I did not stitch the eyelashes but instead applied false eyelashes cut to fit.
I even finished this one myself…in times of stress I do strange things.