I cut this bear out years ago from a wool sweater vest. I hand embroidered it at least five years ago leaving it in pieces in a zip lock bag. This past Christmas I put the bear together for a Christmas exchange game. I use variegated yarn so a stem may be purple and a blossom green. The bear is tiny, so tiny I had to sew the neck to the body by hand. I use thin fishing line for hand sewing I do on a bear. The only open seam I need to close is on the back. It is through there I stuff the head and the body of the bear. If it is a feminine bear I embroider the back seam.