I was introduced to cross stitch approximately an year ago. I was hooked to cross stitch from there on. Cross stitch does not require too much concentration unless you count the number of stitches, so you can do it while watching TV. Its a great stress buster too - actually this bookmark was made during a very stressful time in my life while waiting outside the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital. Small Cross stitch projects like these are very portable , just gather the supplies (aida cloth, printout of the pattern, floss and some tapestry needles)in a small clear plastic box and take it with you in a bag wherever you go / wait.
This free bookmark pattern can be downloaded from here.
This is a small gift to my hubby who fills my stash basket whenever he travels abroad.