However, I always feel the urge to cross stitch. It is just something about the cold weather and knowing that you are stuck inside. Might describe why I just can't get in the mood to cross stitch in the summer.
When I was a child, we visited my Aunt and Uncle in the Alaskan wilderness. We got stuck there for a month longer than planned due to a nasty storm. Snow drifts covered the doors and windows and the adults had to ration the food to make sure we made it through. And I was in heaven! I snuggled under quilts and finished the many cross stitch projects that I had brought with me. I also got applauded for being 'so good'.