I had the great idea to make a Christmas present for my Dad this year. I planned to take a picture of his puppies, have the picture made into a cross stitch pattern and then cross stitch that picture. It would have been done in time for Christmas expect that the pattern arrived in the mail about a week before my father arrived in my house. I worked on it in secret, but didn't get it finished until January. Now that Lyn is heading to Ukraine to go see the old man, I am sending the picture with her. It didn't turn out how I had hoped, but it's still passable. I'm hoping he will tell everyone a little kid made it for him. It's much more impressive if you think a 7 year old did it. Much less impressive when I'm 31.