"Do you feel cross stitching requires patience?"
Oh yes, definitely. I feel that patience is most required:
To me the most enjoyable parts (i.e., when time flies!) are
Often I feel torn between my eagerness to see the design stitched (and to start on my next project!) and the sense that patience is indeed a necessary virtue in cross stitching... If I try to rush I'll end up making mistakes and frogging, meaning I've actually wasted a lot of time by trying to gain a little!