I officially started this piece on 25 August
2002; however, there is a slight story to this pattern. Christmas
of 1996, I gave this pattern to my husband who really liked it
and who had done a couple cross stitched pictures. I had this
great mental image of the two of us spending evenings together
stitching on the sofa. Unfortuantely, I pushed a little too much.
He started this piece in 1997, stitched the purple part of the
belly, and decided that he'd had enough. He's never stitched
since. In his defense, since I've picked up this piece, I realize
that perhaps, I pushed him in over his head. This chart is full
of confetti stitches, and he's had the satisfaction of listening
to me issue many curses over it already.