There is life after Cross-stitch!
Most of us start out by doing cross stitch, because it is a simple stitch to learn. You can do some lovely work with it, it must be said, but there is a lot more to embroidery than just crosses. Once you get beyond cross-stitch, there is a whole world of different styles to play with - Blackwork, stumpwork, Goldwork, Hardanger, white work, silk shading, pulled thread, cut work........ Have a look in an old embroidery book and the possibilities are there.
This is what I love, the different styles used throughout history, and what I want to show people. SO - what styles do you want to learn about? Let me know and I will try and organise some classes or workshops on that style!