My coworker who commissioned the Sadie pup portrait had also asked me to create one for his niece's upcoming birthday. I didn't think anything could compete with Sadie's cuteness, but little Maddyn is right up there! I was thrilled to work on such a precious little cherub!
I'm still figuring out what my preferences are around number of thread strands and length of stitch. I could do this entire piece over again in a totally different way. But I think the two strands and short stitch work well for her chubby baby face. It almost gives her a cartoony look, which I'm okay with!