In keeping with my stitchy resolutions, this is the project that I'm trying to finish first. It's a kit from Maia for Don, my friend from work. He loves poppies and several people have needlepointed some for him which he has had made into pillows. This one, according to him, is going to be framed. Now, I'm not crazy about kits but this one is a quality one. Yes, it has aida cloth but I have no problem stitching on either aida or linen. All of the threads are Anchor which I prefer to DMC (although I use both). I'm really anxious to get this done. I love the colors. Red poppies are his favorite and I keep telling him it's really red. Hopefully now that our Christmas company is almost gone, I'll have more stitching time and can get this out rather quickly. Of course, I thought that about the China piece as well!