Someone posted a finished piece on a Facebook group and mentioned that it was from the 2012 Keepsake Cross-Stitch Calendar, but is now available through Herrschner's as a pdf download.
I thought I would just take a couple of hours to bead it this morning (I started at 9 or so?), but 12 hours later I'm finally done! The beading on this was intense, but I think the beading also took a little longer, because I made sure the beads were good and secure since the beading on this is so heavy.
I really liked the picture I saw on Facebook, so I went with that idea on the fabric I had. I have a lot of grey(ish) fabric, so I did a floss toss and pulled the one I liked the best (some of them were too green or blue for what I wanted). I think I ended up with a pewter lugana. I'm pretty sure it's 28 count because the stitches were so huge (can you tell I don't keep all of my fabric as labelled as I should? haha!)
Anyway, it's been rainy and miserable all day here, and should be for a few days, so no awesome pictures, I'll probably update it later.
Here's the before with no beads/kreiniks - I actually stayed up late last night to finish it and considered WIPWednesday-ing it.
And a whole bunch of bonus shots (sans my initials, I had to ponder that for a bit).
I'm pretty sure it's the last finish for the year, but at least this piece will stop screaming at me every time I see a posted finish. I can't wait to get it framed!