to get stitching and here's the finished product! I really like it, I love aqua and red as a combination. Don't look too closely at the stitching, this is the first time I've done this sort of stitching, cross-stitch and long-stitch are a totally different kettle of fish. Most of it I did hanging out in the play room with the kids, my son was thrilled to help me with my 'threading'.
Here it is before stitching, I traced the design from laptop to paper, then from paper to fabric with an erasable marker! How very high tech of me! I think I need to get a transfer pencil :-)