It is my SIL's birthday next month and he and my daughter are serious Kayakers (is that a word?) so I have found a pattern on Stitching Cards. My daughter has told me the right colours to use. Her brother joined in the discussion and asked me where his life jacket was. Ask Stitching Cards was my reply. I began to wish I hadn't bothered to ask.
This is the second stitching of this image. I thought I would be clever and stitched directly to the background paper (or one similar) rather than have white space. I hated it when I had finished - it looked all wrong - so I binned it and started again.
Hope he likes it. I am not doing it again.