Cross Stitching has been my hobby for about 10 years. It goes back to my grandmother and also to the summer that I had my wisdom teeth out.
My Grandma was a very gifted stitcher. Unfortunately, she died when I was 11, so she never taught me how to stitch. Her favorite thing to stitch was birds. Here's an example of her work:
I myself started cross stitching when I had my wisdom teeth out when I was 16. I was laid up for a few days, so my mom picked up one of those Learn-a Craft kits at the local crafty store (which sadly is closed now, the non big box stores don't stand much of a chance anymore). Here is the completed project:
Empowered by my newfound hobby, I went back to my local non-big-box-craft-store and picked up this kit:
If you look at my Finished album you'll see that I've cross stitched a wide variety of stuff over the years. I'm missing a lot of pictures of stuff since I didn't start taking pictures of my finished stuff until shortly before I started this blog. Here's the album:
Oh, and I'm not a snob. I do embrace all needleworks including needlepoint and embroidery. You'll see some needlepoint stockings in the album (here's a secret: they take less time!).
And now for something completely different, a monster that eats cookies!