Cross stitch is time consuming. Really time consuming. It's a craft for patient people. I'm not sure I'm one of those. It's also a great way to loose your eyesight, especially if you're working on teeny tiny squares. I'm sure this has a name, but I don't know it. Thread count seems to pop up all over the place when you google cross stitch. So, let's call the tiny squares issue the thread count problem.
But despite of all that I have to admit that it's kind of fun when all those little x's begin to take shape of your design.
These were my first attempts. Both designs are from a DMC pattern book, the heart is my very first cross stitch ever.