Just wanted to add that cross stitching with cats in the house isn't that bad, but you have to be organized. I make sure that my work is put away every night, and I'm very conscious about where my needles are. I have everything in the plastic storage things, and the needles in a needle case so I know they can't get into them.
It did take a little while for them to realize that the floss wasn't just there for the kitties' amusement. I kept telling them that this is "mommy's string" and after a while they got it. Sometimes, especially when I'm winding floss on the cards, they think it's a toy and I remind them that it's "mommy's string" and they leave it alone. I have such good kitties.
Of course, every project I do has little pieces of the cats in it. Their fur is impossible not to stitch into it. It's not so bad unless it is a big block of white where Trent's black fur makes a whole section look grey.
That's the biggest challenge I have with stitching around cats is catching their fur before I have already stitched half of it in and can't get it out.
Christy, thank you so much for the offer. Right now I have more projects than I will ever be able to finish, and the in-laws found about 10 more kits on clearance and sent them to me for Christmas. I'm set for quite a while.