Before I ever started working on all the crafts and projects that I have been sharing here, I started cross-stitching. I got hooked in the summer of 2004 and wow, it has been almost 6 years!! I always seem to get really into it for a while, then lose interest and it takes me a really long time to pick it back up again. One example - I started working on a birth announcement for my aunt when she was pregnant with her first baby. I took about a year long break and finished it in time to give it to her second baby.
The project above was started last summer, it's probably been about 6 months since I've worked on it. It's almost finished, I'm now working on the rest of the sky and then I have all the outlining to do. I know that cross-stitching is something I'll always go in and out of wanting to do. The stitching process can be very soothing and I love how the Aida fabric makes neat, perfect stitches so easy. I'm very type A, so I love all the counting and how easy it is to make it perfect.
I don't know if this is something that interests you all; I don't think I've ever seen someone share a cross-stitch project before. But please let me know if this interests you or not, and if it does I have lots of tips to share.