I started this piece last week while waiting for my dd at choir practice. It is a Treasured Canvas Creation by Mill Hill. I bought it off e-bay a few years ago and thought he would make a great "carry with me" project. The background is basketweave. I wish I had thought to try a different background, but I did not. I will probably have him stitched for Christmas, just not finished... I have a few of those, don't you?