I put this image:
into this pattern generator: Patterns For You for both projects. Actually, first I had my graphic designer husband stick it in Photoshop and blow out the contrast, cut out a slice, and then feed it into the pattern generator. Voila!
It's wild how much fatter Biggie is in the cross stitch. I guess it didn't translate perfectly to square blocks instead of oblong bead-shaped ones. I will keep this in mind for later projects, and also if I want to create picture of myself I will be sure to bead it instead of cross stitching it. Cross stitching apparently adds 20 pounds in the head area alone.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE HOTTEST HOT WIFE EVER. I LOVE YOU.
PS - Please do not hold these two items close together or you will see how much I effed up that cross stitch. Over & Out