I thought it would be nice to start 2022 with something small and sweet, so I used my favourite design from Pocurute Pocochiru's book of embroidery patterns, Peace, Love & Embroidery. I did adapt it somewhat, because I didn't use chain stitch and I left out some of the outlining. The original version of the hedgehog is on the cover of the book. It's only 7cm high and 6cm wide.
The next month I made another version which I simplified so it would be easier to make in a very small size on a handkerchief. It's only 4cm by 4cm and I embroidered it "in hand."
Then in March I made yet another attempt at it. This time the hedgehog was back to the original size, but I embroidered it freestanding (again, worked "in hand"). I also used some strong linen thread to create prickles that actually stand up and poke out of the embroidery. They're in a variety of colours, and some show up better than others in the photo, but all of them feel a bit prickly because of the stiffness of the thread.