OK, so this really is the latest Cross Monday ever! The flash on my camera is broken and I kept forgetting to take a photo during the day! This also means I hardly stitched at all either but I did manage to complete the red chain on the inside so some success!
I think I may have found the alphabet I need too... unfortunately not in any of the books that Oma lent me, but the internet may have come good! The letters are 18 squares high, and Little Owl's first name (which is the longest) will be 161 squares wide, in a space of 220 squares so it will definitely fit and won't look lost.
I have 102 squares in height, so allowing for a 2 square space between letters, each row will be 20 letters meaning I could have 5 rows of letters as follows:
??th April 2012
I also don't have numbers in the new font, so would have to make them up. Or I could leave the date in the old font, which would stop it looking so crowded. If I do that, I could keep the Wednesday.
Oh I don't know!!!