This is a horn book project I finished this week. I started it last year as part of an Embroiderer's Guild project. It was sitting in a project pile for months with most of the stitching done. I guess the finishing intimidated me a bit, but once I got started, it was pretty easy. It is based on horn books that were used in centuries past. They were used as a children's primer and usually contained the alphabet and possibly the Lord's Prayer. I found the site here where the designer offers this project to groups: http://www.withmyneedle.com/WMNHornbooks.pdf If you google horn books and look at the images, you will see all sorts of interesting horn books. Mine is used to hold skeins of floss for a project.