With this weekend's hand sewing I was finally able to finish this cross stitch kit from Dimensions Gold Petites, Kitten Reflections:
This was intended to be a quick, two month project, but instead it took me five full months. Although it is only 5" x 7", it is 18 count aida and there is a lot of stitching. It's true that I was distracted by the yoyos, but also, I think I have had my fill of cross stitch for a while. For the past year and a half I have been cross stitching almost continuously, but now I really want to be quilting.
I promised myself that I would take a break from cross stitch for a while after I finished the kittens. Just this week, though, I decided to take down some old bookshelves, and it occured to me that my lighthouse cross stitches would look great on that wall. The catch is that only one is done: