i spent an embarrassingly long time on this one, too; especially when you consider that i started with the current cardabilities sketch, so my job was kind of short-cutted from the jump.
i think it's a pretty good version of the sketch, though, and i'm especially proud of the swirls i sketched and stitched over and over on my sewing machine, using the highest possible number of stitches per inch so that the curves would be really smooth and tight. so let's give those guys a close-up:
yep, this one just doesn't really cut it, photographically, so i guess the only thing to do is go mail it to someone cool, right? off to the PO, darlings, ciao for now!♥