My 2nd daughter, who is 8 years old, surprised me with this beautiful stitchery.... Bored and waiting to go back to school, she found some scrap aida and threads and designed her own cross stitch project to pass her time. It certainly kept her quiet for a long time, which for her is very unusual. You can imagine my delight when she presented it to me. I just had to share! I then tidied up as usual, I always pick up afterwards :). And found her graph paper where she figured out her 2009 stitches, isn't this great!