It all started when I wrote a program for Jennifer's father.  Since the program was a Windows application, I got to create an icon for it.  Unfortunately, Windows icons are only this big:

and can only be made from these sixteen colors:

So, when I took this photo of Jennifer:

and converted it into an icon, I got:

I did notice, however, that before I shrunk the image to icon size, it looked interesting:

Cross Stitch immediately came to mind.
Then I thought, "Could I create a program to generate Cross Stitch patterns?"
Well, yes as it turns out.


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