The art of cross-stitching. Making pictures out of little 'x's using different color threads. Sounds fun, huh? Ok, so maybe it doesn't sound fun, but I enjoy it. It's one of those things that I taught myself and have done for a number of years. Granted, I haven't really done any dedicated stitching since Kat was born, but it's something I'm slowly going back to. She loves to sit and "help" even if all she's doing is watching the picture form under my hands. Maybe in another year or two she'll actually have the patience to sit down and learn.
First I'll give up some of my links, then I'll show off some of the stuff I've done over the years.
The Counted Cross Stitch, Needlework and Stitchery Page is a handy reference to have around. A great resource that covers most of the basics.
1-2-3 Stitch! is a great place to get supplies.
Cross Stitch Design by Ellen Maurer-Stroh has a nice "for beginners" section and she has some cute free patterns too.
The Creative World of DMC. Love them. You have to be a stitcher to understand it.
And of course there's always the Celtic Cross Stitch site. I wouldn't be me if I didn't have at least one in the mix, right?