I made something and actually remembered to take pictures before sending it off!
I found a good needlework store nearby (as in it didn't just sell expensive painted canvases) and bought this cute little bee pattern by Bent Creek:
I decided this would be a nice little birthday present for my mom, but I made some changes. I dropped "inspire" because it's just not my style or hers, I used fuzzy yellow and black threads, gave him black bead eyes, and made the swirls aqua instead of off white so they'd pop a bit more:
Here's a close-up of the fuzziness:
And then I glued it to a folded piece of scrapbook paper to make a card:
The fuzzy threads were a pain to work with, the black especially, but it was a small project and totally worth it!