I have found over the years that I basically love any kind of needlecraft. From hand embroidery to knitting and crocheting, needlepoint and counted cross stitch, I love it all. Obviously I love counted cross stitch the best. But needlepoint comes in a close second. Especially counted needlepoint. Once again it's taking that blank canvas and painting with fibers. Granted I am usually using someone else's pattern, but for the most part the work is mine. This piece is one of the first counted needlepoint pieces that I stitched. We were allowed to choose our own colors and as you can see I went with an autumn hued palette. I loved working with the different stitches to create different textures. I was really pleased with how it turned out. It's hard to believe it's been 8 years since I stitched this piece. I guess time really does fly when you're having fun.