The issue date of the magazine is January/February 1987. I'm positive I started the project right after I bought the magazine 24 years ago. The pages are very yellow, thank goodness I made copies of the instructions way back when.
If my memory serves me right, my plan for this counted cross stitch was for a grandchild.
Well, I have 4 grandchildren ages 15 to 9 and I think by the time I do finish this they will be a little old for Noah's Ark. Ok, I've got it - I have 10 to 15 years to finish it for a great grandchild.
I'm working on it in the evenings while I'm in my counted cross stitch mood however long it will last.