The fabric is 14ct Charles Craft aida, and the threads are DMC. I started out with a design from an old Cross Stitch and Country Crafts magazine, but I changed the colors and redesigned the border. Those threads around it were my choices for the border.
I've also started a gift for another friend, a Yankees fan who (I hope) will like having a cross stitched Yankees logo. No photos yet of this one, but it's going kind of quickly so far. Not sure yet how I'll finish it.