It says: this being is dear to me, s/he is part of my family. I think that's a beautiful thing.
In the &Stitches Flickr group I came across the work of Makiko who stitches brooches with adorable quirky dogs and other animals. She even does customized portraits. Pop over to her Flickr page for more stitchy animal adorableness!
What are you stitching? Please share in the &Stitches Flickr group. We'd love to see it!