I've been doing a lot of needle work lately. Teddy is in for refurbishing:
DD has had him since she was about 18 months old (6 years now!), and she has an unfortunate unconscious habit of pulling at his fur. Eventually, the fur comes off, and poor Teddy has become balder and balder. Not to mention, flat as a pancake. So, out came his stuffing, and into the washer he went. Now I'm working over the bald spots with a sort-of needlepoint approach.
I know, he looks like he has the mange. But we all love him very much, and he'll be practically bullet-proof by the time I'm done. The work is tedious and made more difficult by my arthritis-ridden hands, but it's getting done somehow, bit by bit -- just not today, because I used up my daily needlework capacity this morning, hemming those shorts.