I did cross stitch once, when I was a kid. I was so proud too! Right until I realised that one of the kitten's eyes slid down. Gosh, I was so angry and pissed and betrayed. Like it was kitten's fault and not my mistake which shouldn't have been such a big deal. But I was a high strung, anxious perfectionist of a kid so it was quite a blow to self-esteem.
But recently I unearthed a whole new kit (with flowers) so I am gonna do it in 2020.