This is Bamboo, the adorable panda from the Party Paws Family. I got the chart from Cross Stitch Crazy July 2012 (Issue 165).
I stitched him on a blue 8-ct Aida sometime in April 2013, but then I have neglected him for more than a year (misplaced and forgotten). In case you’re intrigued to know why I chose that particular fabric, which means using lots and lots of floss, click here.
My Bamboo used to be in this hoop, which is really too small for comfort (please don’t mind the loose threads that mark the grid, I like to pull them off :D):
As Bamboo grew bigger, I had to adjust and re-adjust the hoop as I stitched, and that was not an enjoyable experience as it interrupted my ‘stitching rhythm’.
Now I am happy to stitch Bamboo again, as I have acquired a bigger frame:
I bought the 25cm x 35cm Q-Snap frame from Cross Stitch Craze on FB for RM25 only. Bamboo was in one of my 2013 Cross Stitching Plans – I failed miserably at sticking to any new year resolution, so I’m resolved not to make any stitching plans for next year.
It’s really very nice!