...or more commonly called "counted-thread cross stitch".
I've done a number of these over the years - they are mind-numblingly easy to do, perfect relaxation, with something to show for your efforts when finished!
The most labour-intensive one was a Millenium sampler, bought as a kit by my in-laws for my birthday - finally completed a couple of years later!
I have all sorts of other little pieces of x-stitch around the house, but my favourite is this one, called 'Glacier Bay'
It's been a while since I last did any and having thought about it for this post I'm itching to have a go at something else, but this time I'm going to create something new and unique - most definitely NOT from a kit!
I 'inherited' several large boxes of embroidery silks from my husband's Grandmother some years ago, so I have a plan to make 'in-roads' into that particular stockpile! Just need the idea for a picture.......!