I've made a start on the cunning mate fox - I popped to the Viking Loom and chose some DMC cottons. Why can't DMC arrange their cottons so similar colours sit together? Anchor are better at that, but I prefer DMC. I guess it's like that, and that's the way it is. (1990s music and embroidery puns!)
I've traced the outline of the cunning mate onto my dark blue fabric, and I'm just about to start stitching!