It took until New Year's Eve... but I did it! I finished the pink Nessie before the year was out!
I did this one as a fraternal twin, with the pink for the body and
Purple for the belly - opposite as her sister.
And as for her sister. Once I got Rose done, Violet just seemed understuffed by comparison. And I did want to attempt to fix that twisted neck. So I unstitched Violet's belly and tried again. Her neck is still twisted, though not quite as badly as it was.
And now these two monster siblings will be packed up for a long postal journey to California.