I decided to give it a try whenI saw that there where lots of geeky sci-fi and fantasy patterns available on Etsy. I started with a really simple Star Trek The Next Generation inspired pattern from the etsy shop Quote Stitching. This pattern was perfect because it referenced my beloved Spot, who I named after the cat belonging to the Android Science Officer Data on Star Trek The Next Generation.
In one of my favorite Data/Spot moments Data explains to one of his friend that Spot is a feline and not a canine and thus does not respond to verbal commands.
(This might not be true of all felines, but it seems to be true of mine.)
It took me about 2 days of stitching in the evenings while watching TV to finish my project and I'm pleased with my results.
I bought the threads and supplies at Everything Cross Stitch which I found very reasonably priced with a huge selection and cheap shipping.
I tried to take Spot's picture next to the finished cross stitch but you know he doesn't respond to verbal commands. So here is a picture of him playing on his cat tree instead.
I'm really happy to have found a craft simple enough for me to do while I watch TV. I've started my next one, A Super Natural inspired pattern.