I bought this kit through Herrschners. I bought it with the intention of working it up for my FIL. I enjoy embroidery but I do not enjoy counted cross stitch. I've embroidered cute little cross-stitch kittens, which are similar to regular embroidery where I am allowed to pick my own colors. For some reason it escaped my reason that I would have to follow a chart to embroider this. Sigh!
I intend to post regular updates of my progress in order to encourage myself to continue.