I haven't attempted cross-stitch since the fourth grade when my mom's friend gave me lessons. Yes, lessons plural, as in I had to go to someone's house more than once to sew a gazillion tiny X's. If memory serves, I wasn't exactly overjoyed about it at the time. But now that I'm all grown up, I've embraced my inner crafter and I really want to make this family portrait.
The folks at Martha Stewart are making it tempting with this project. They're offering a free 19-page template of adorable family member patterns, with a variety of different hair color, eye color and clothing options. They even included pets!
Any cross-stitchers out there? Have any tips?