This only took me 17 years to finish! Well, truth be told I only worked on it a couple of days a year, usually during the holidays. It's now in my living room and I just hope my cats won't fancy it and start trying to pull the threads with their claws, they've already tried once.
I was asked an absurd price for framing it, so I went and did it myself too. Not that much of a frame but I cut, painted and varnished it myself for a fraction of the asked price and I think it does the job pretty well.
The pattern to this was lent to me by a friend and please don't ask because I can't give it. I've had this image in my blog for some time and even though it's explicit and written in capitals that I can't give away the pattern, some people seem to think they're above everyone else and ask for it anyway. I find that to be extremely disrespectful. Please don't ask, I'll simply ignore any request.
The stitched part alone measures 1m x 21cmsClose-up
so that you can see the detail.