I have been doing a few cross-stitch projects lately. It's something handy to do while I'm working nights, or watching TV, or whatever. Honestly, I never thought I could get into something like this, but.....it seems that once I get started, it's VERY hard for me to put it down! I started the Care Bears one, and after my niece was born, I decided to personalize it for her. So I added the lettering myself, which I am very proud of. :) And then I even painted the mat blue to match -- the white it was when I bought it seemed to blend into the picture too much.
a close-up of the stitching
the fun project :)