Everything we read, listen to, and watch has an author or creator and cross-stitches are the same way. The person who makes the cross-stitch has the right to own his/her work. Most people who cross-stitch put their initials at the bottom to show who created that piece. I personally put my initials at the bottom of all the pieces I do to claim ownership of them. I also like to think that the pieces I do will someday be passed on to my family and they can remember who did that cross-stitch by the initials on it.