Thanks so much for all the encouraging words on embroidering a face. I used the same type of yarn, Encore, in purple to match the ears. I think it came out quite well.
I got the face embroidered fairly quickly by just making it up as I went, but I was stumped for days on how to secure the ends. Luckily I had used a very long piece of yarn so I was able to pull it to the back and make a tail!
And here is an even cuter face: Toddler M with her new toy.
Her birthday party was Friday night and it was quite the celebration. It's hard to believe it's been a year since she was born. She has many, many "grandmas" because most of my friends don't have grandchildren yet. Lucky little girl! And lucky us for have her to enjoy.