I enjoy cross stitching in my spare time when I need to do some mindless meditative movements. Cross stitching is super for relaxing, but keeping your hands busy.
I just love the way the tiger turned out. He took me about 1 1/2 months last year while I was basically bed ridden and couldn't do anything else. The Earth and animal one I worked on off and on over a period of around 6 years.
One thing I have never mastered is the french knot. So these have been sitting around for a year waiting for me to get around to mastering that stitch. Thankfully my super sweet cousin Lori also cross stitches and does a great french knot. So she was nice enough to do the finishing touches on the pieces for me so that I can finally get around to having them framed.