I just finished a new item for my etsy shop. It is a cross stitched blue bird sitting on a branch. I've become intrigued by cross stitch because when completed it is a pixelated version of the image. I look forward to playing around with it using more modern images. This is my first attempt at cross stitch since I was little and would do it as my 4-H project. I stitched it from a custom pattern I created using the image and graph paper. I'm proud of it for my first try and I also think I worked out a lot of the kinks I encountered along the way.