He is such a cheeky chappy and so well designed that you just can't resist buying the kit, ripping it open and starting it straight away. I stitched this for my husband's birthday and really enjoyed it. It only took a few evenings to stitch and once you have completed a couple of the main colours it's quite relaxing stitching, just filling in. The only negative I have about this kit was the horizontal and vertical half cross stitches - they are integral to the design to create the shapes and shading of the meerkats we love, and they are easy enough to do, but it is so easy to mis-count. I did mis-count, but managed to save it without too much unpicking. The black and white chart was very clear (so the mis-counting was entirely my own fault) and the colours come pre-sorted. It's an absolutely fantastic kit for relaxing between larger projects. I would, however, strongly advise selecting the 28hpi evenweave option rather than the 14hpi aida option, as although it doesn't help with counting, it does help make those half stitches much more even and tidy, resulting in a much better finish. If you do go for the aida option, use a sharp embroidery needle to get the half stitches as accurate as possible.