It was THREE YEARS in the making. If you had a look at the back, you would see what an awful cross stitcher I am. Yikes! But I thought, 'Hey! I can do this!' - and I did... It just took longer than I expected!
I started by making this pattern (in Photoshop):
And... Three years later...
(If I had tried to do the whole thing, it would have taken me another three years!)
How proud was I of myself? You have no idea!