Although I am primarily a quilter - I started as a cross stitcher many years ago. In Cross Stitch and Country Crafts they used to publish an annual Christmas Stocking. I had the wonderful idea to make one for each of the family. I started with my daughter and finished it fairly quickly - she was born in 1989 and the stocking was done in 1995.
The one next worked on was for my son (born in 1992)and it was finished in 1997.
Then I started on my husbands. This was the cross stitch pattern from hell. The pattern either changed color every other stitch or it was a half stitch. This stock was finished in 2004.
Finally I got to mine. I loved the combination of quilting, knitting, and cross stitch on the pattern. I also have a black feather weight sewing machine. I started it as soon as my husbands was finished (2004). This year I decided to finish or get rid of projects. So in January I picked up the stocking and have tried to do one 18 inch piece of floss a day. When I started I had only finished the name and the angels on the bookcase.
It is amazing how much you can get done by doing just a little every day. Maybe this Christmas I will have a new stocking to hang on the mantel - stay posted to see my progress.