A neighbor taught me how to cross stitch when I was a kid. I started out making little bookmarks and cutsey little pictures then moved onto my first huge project pictured below. The peacock I completed years ago as a gift for my mother. It took over 2 years to finish. I did this at work when I worked for American Express. I kinda miss being able to work on projects like that at work, but I hated being on the phone constantly.
Along with it being huge...almost poster size, there was a lot of beadwork on the border. It is gorgeous in person. The camera on my phone doesn't pick up the glittery filament thread in it's tail.
I still have other half finished projects packed up from when I moved out of mom and dad's. Those won't see the light of day until I get a house and get everything unpacked again.
The red one I'm working on now will eventuality be a monogram with a pretty, ornate baroque border. I love the color of floss I picked out for this one. It should only take a few months to finish, I've been slacking and only working on it like once a week. If I'd work on it on my days off it would be done in a few weeks. I get distracted though :(