I've started the butterfly fairy and it might not take as long as I originally thought. I've nearly finished a bottom portion of one wing and it only took a few hours. I'm guessing it will be a 50 hour jobby.
This morning I have to go and buy some threads for her. There are 15 colours that I don't currently have. Usually I only have to buy 8 or 10. She has 47 colours, which is quite unusual for one of my designs. I like to keep the number of colours down so that stitchers (and myself) don't need to buy so many. But I'll just have to wear the expense this time as the colours are part of what makes this design work.
Happy stitching everyone.