I did start this pattern a few weeks ago as an unusual gift for a friend. She doesn't read blogs so won't see this! My friends from the Bay have one person each to purchase a birthday gift for each year. I have bought some goodies for my person and wanted to stitch something. She isn't a stitcher really but years ago we saw this pattern and she said we should get together and stitch it one day!
I might try to fuse something onto my background today as it is rainy and miserable and wintry here. We do need the rain so I am not complaining.