I was taught to cross-stitch at a very young age. I think I drove my mom nuts until she finally gave in and taught me! I started with simple projects, always on a car trip I'd work, or while watching TV with the family. I still have the willow tree and name pillows I made in the late 80's. I also can't seem to pass a vintage sampler in a store without holding it and staring at the stitches. Something about the rows of little x's completely entrance me. I made the Pike sampler below for Billy while we were dating. It says 91" on it. Awwwww...I know.
So....tempted to try you hand at them? Head over to Etsy and type in "wooden cross stitch base" and you'll find them. Most are from over seas. It took 3 weeks to get here. So plan accordingly. And get out your readers and a good light. Because you'll need them! Enjoy!