I had first seen one of those "Daydreams" kits by Dimensions a few years ago of a gray cat looking out a window at a winter scene. Last year I thought, "You know, that would make a nice gift for iceraptoress since she has the gray cat." But it turns out that that kit was discontinued, so we had to search the Internet for a copy of it. Toly found one on auction and we got it right around Christmastime, making this a necessary quick turnaround.
The piece itself has four colors of blue and
Then the matboard, preprinted mat, glass, etc. are all assembled when you're completely done, to give you this:
(Taken in winter daylight, no less. The glass makes indoor photography a challenge)
I really like the effect between the xstitch and the mat, so the snowy branches seem to overlap the window. The glass is attached with clips, so it's a frameless piece.
I actually got it completed a few days before her birthday, but then it still had to be mailed, and that took a couple extra days, so it was a wee bit late, but at least it got there in one piece! :)