This design was one of the earliest of my accomplishments. It is done on 16 ct. navy aida and uses an amazing amount of blending filament, blended threads and metallics. I seriously started this project more than once and threw the whole thing away. But I was determined it was not going to get the best of me. After it was finished, I entered it into a local cross-stitch competition and won first place. My win was also in a news article in our local paper. The next year I entered it into the State Fair and won First Place and Best of Show.