I blew up the image and transferred it to needlepoint canvas, and stitched and stitched for many months. Then I ran out of yarn for the background, and at that point I was so tired of it that it went in a bag and was not seen again until the other day. btw, I moved that bag of unfinished crafts to at least 4 apartments in that time. Lame! Here's how it looked when I pulled it out:
it wasn't that far from being done, just needed some finishing around the outer edges and details on the birds. Found some yarn in the stash that wasn't a bad match, and after a couple of days it was a pillow!
.... looks swanky on the plycraft chair, no?
that's a whole lot of tiny stitches, each one by hand. No wonder this took 6 years to finish! I love it though, it makes me smile whenever I see it. And I can cross one more unfinished project off the list!