I've just finished a cross stitch project I've been working on for the past few months.
It's from a kit. Don't hurt me.
The kit is Sunset #13709, Partners in Crime. It caught my eye for two reasons: (1) I'm a cat person, and (2) my favorite childhood toy was a Raggedy Ann doll that a friend of my mother's made for me for my second birthday. I still have the doll, and she's a bit the worse for wear (her face is embroidered, and I've had to re-embroider her facial features more than once), but perhaps I will pass her on to a daughter or granddaughter someday.
The kit introduced me to cording, a technique I haven't used before. I used it for the strand of yarn that the cats are pulling out of Raggedy Ann's head. As soon as I read about the technique, ideas for pillows and Christmas ornaments started popping into my mind.
So here it is:
Please forgive the poor picture quality. I got the image by plopping the finished work onto my scanner. I don't own a digital camera (yet).