Mandy, I am so sorry that I did not accept your friendship request sooner, but I just realized that it existed. I'd never notice the top right corner of my page where it exisited till jut now. Anyway, I am happy to be your stitchin' fingers firend.
Thanks for your reply. It is disappointing to me that the kit is out of print. If it isn't a bother, I'd appreciate it if you could find out if the lady still has the pattern as I don't think I could make it with just looking at your finished picture. I did do that once with a small Xmas tree ornament, but it was way more simple with no shading. BTW, I thought that blackwork was always done with on thread of floss and the shading was made by having more or less intricately filled patterns. I did not know that sometimes more or less strands of floss are used. (I think looking at a finished picture to determine how many strands of floss were used would be difficult, for me at least.