The legs of the second elephant went a lot quicker than I thought, so after finishing the next ten hours, I was so close to the bottom that I just pulled through, and had a full finish at 61 hours and 57 minutes - that includes just 26 minutes of backstitch, by the way, and was considerably shorter than the 70 hours I had estimated for this project, so I am quite happy!
Here they are, already washed and pressed:
(the blue is actually my ironing board shining through, the fabric is white with speckles - but they'd have looked nice an sky blue as well, wouldn't they?). The frame has been picked out and arrived a couple days ago, so whenever Felix has an hour or so, this will be finish-finished and shipped off to my friend :)
I really loved this project - thought it'd be kind of boring with all the grays, but I enjoyed it start to finish. I don't have any more Wrendale designs in my stash right now but I think that will have to change soon, there are a couple more I got my eyes on!