A friend asked me to make another hopscotch mat for her daughter's 4th birthday, and wondered if it was possible to applique the numbers on. I gulped and very hesitantly said, "Of course it is." And guess what, it was exactly as maddening as I expected! But it looked so good that I didn't mind in the end (after several glasses of wine). Although I definitely met my swear word quota for the month. Anyway, I think it looks great with sage green canvas, and since she is planning on having it in her daughter's room as a rug next to her bed I thought it would hide dirt a lot better than white. Just in case you were wondering, it's about 2 yards long by 3/4 yard wide.