I believe that this might just count as nesting, but then again, I have gone through several periods of my adult life spend huddled over a cross-stitch frame for hours each day, for days at a time, not nesting. But this time there is a theme. Stemming from a compulsion to pore through my giant folder of patterns to find baby samplers, of which I frankly don't have very many. But a small few, bought long ago just in case someone close to me was expecting. And one or two much more elaborate ones which I thought, these are far too complicated and would take far too long to justify doing for any child who is not my own. So, now that I have justification, it's time to break out the complicated stuff and see what I can get done before I never have a moment to stitch again for years and year.
This pattern, just to make it clear, is not one of those complicated ones. It's dead simple, just to get me back into the habit (which took all of about 10 minutes, I'm easily addicted to this stuff). I'm especially fond of the cat, who has since been finished, backstitching and all, and is looking very cool indeed. Next stitching stop: the toy train.