You love to make beautiful artwork with your needle. You're an artist, a craftsman, a future (or current?) Etsy merchant. You're immersed in a tradition of needlework that has been handed down for centuries. You do this for love, for joy and to express yourself. You also do it to keep your hands busy so you won't jab people in the eye with your needle or strangle them with your thread. Don't let the jerks get to you, or get in the way of your cross-stitching. They're not worth it.