I think it must be contagious. I stitched a couple of these right after Christmas and now I see them everywhere. Colleen from The Needle Works in Austin, TX, special ordered a couple for me. This one is for the school our kids go to. Our mascot is a Crusader and this is our shout out, "Go Cru". This is for next year. The other one was for someone who shall remain nameless at this point. Had to go back for a touch-up. Anyway, if you go to dianestakingtimeouttoneedlepoint.blogspot.com and/or bootsandbeads.blogspot.com by clicking on the list to the right, you will see that I am not the only one addicted to these cuties. They both posted Carol Dupree candy canes yesterday. Below are the ones from my past. You should get one!