Before I did any quilting or knitting, I was cross-stitching. My Mum got me started when I was a kid, and I remember she did these fairly large cross-stitch pieces to frame and hang around the house. Now that I think about it, where'd they all go, Mum?!
I've done countless pieces, most of them quite large and intricate, and my favourite ones to do are the fairies by Mirabilia. And all through the years, I've only kept two. They both hang in my living room... one's a replica of American Gothic, and the other's a replica of The Starry Night.
Over the last few weeks, I decided that after I was done with my Christmas orders, I was going to take a couple of weeks off from quilting, and do a few small cross-stitch pieces to unwind. I've made these two little ones many times over, but they all live with friends.
I did also made a gnome cross-stitch for my sister but I'll wait for her to receive it to post pictures :)