This is the black lab that was my very first commissioned piece. The man at work loved it as did all my co-workers. It was an easy stitch - but very boring. The material is a new Dimensions Aida 14 ct that is blue/white and I really like it. I framed it myself with lots and lots of help from my brother-in-law who use to do framing. By the way, the frame was only $3.00 from my local wal-mart.