So i bought a cross stitch from Etsy.com. Bargain. Well not really. True, it cost me equivalent to £3. For the design. And half a cartridge of ink. I was sent four PDF's which amounted to 25 pages of design and a legend page. I have included photos of all these. A bit of research tells me that the18 count Aida fabric for the project will measure roughly a metre by a metre (mahoosive!) and that something of this calibre will cost me about £17. The legend shows a total of 85 separate colours are needed. At 75p a skein, that is £63.75 (Manic laugh inserted here.) Oh, but there is more. There is a (2) next to each colour. I'm not sure but i would say then that it will require two skeins of each colour. That's £127.50 +£17 +£3= RIP OFF (£147.50). Doh.
I'm off to C & H fabrics to get the Aida fabric and 12 skeins of thread tomorrow. I will pop a picture up of the equiptment tomorrow and i will begin the project thereafter.