After so many years of not doing cross stitch I find myself addicted to it. I bought a cross stitch magazine and it had this pattern in it. It can also be made for a cat lover so that is next on my list. It was meant to be a hanger on a wooden dowel but I wanted to fit it into a round frame so adapted the pattern to fit. I do like the back to be neat so cover the back with a felt circle attached to the frame.
Because this was meant to be a different shape I only just had enough material to go inside the hoop but the next one I will be making I have cut a big enough circle to gather the back in after looking at a tutorial on the web. You gather it in with a running stitch and then cover with a felt circle. Being only 4" this is a fairly quick project and I do love sewing whilst watching TV unless it is a really gripping drama. It is the first time I have ever sewn text and I was pleased with how easy and effective it turned out.