I started cross stitching my second year in college. Eight years and many abandoned projects later, here are what I've actually managed to complete.
Cross stitch hoop
Cross stitch fabric
Cross stitch pattern
Here's the very first cross stitch I ever completed. Words cannot describe my joy and disbelief as I made the last stitch...I never in all honesty thought I'd ever actually finish one of these things! It probably helped that it's only 2.5" in diameter. Why didn't I start out with something this size back when I first took up this craft??