Are there other crafts that you have tried and abandoned? Why do you like stitching better?
I tried sewing and knitting -- thanks to my sister, Beth -- but abandoned both. Beth is good at these things. Me, not so much!
I still Crochet occassionally -- working on an afghan for my DD.
I did a lot of painting in College -- with acrylics. I still like to paint but really don't think of it often.
Embroidery has had it's moments with me as well. I used to love to embroider on my jeans when I was in Junior High. Being a teen in the 1970s... it was almost a requirement!
Cross Stitch is my one true craft-love. It ties me to my ancestors in a way that other crafts do not. It gives me an outlet... a respite... a desire to create as no other craft.
Don't even get me started on how stitching with silk has changed my outlook!!