Hello, just wondering if anyone here is interested in needlework? I was introduced to cross stitch by my high school home ec. teacher. My Nana, who was an avid cross stitcher, taught me how to read the patterns, how best to start, how to prevent knots, etc. Unfortunately my Nana can't do cross stitch anymore as her hands shake too much, so I have inherited all of her threads, cloth, and frames. My favourite patterns to make are nature and scenery, especially Australian scenery. I like to turn the patterns upside-down so the top-left becomes the bottom-right, and this is where I start from. I'm very good at starting a pattern and then not finishing it . I've often found that it can be therapeutic, the repetitive motions help me to calm down and relax, and it keeps my hands busy when I feel particularly fidgety. If you do needlework, what type do you prefer? What type of patterns do you like to make? When/where did you first discover it?