pdxstitch has an awesome list of links for patterns and resources, and weelittlestitches has the cutest cross-stitch patterns she made of popular culture references. I couldn’t stop staring at the Game of Thrones and Disney Princesses patterns! Go check them out!
I went to Michaels today, got a frame for the Elegant Geisha kit (almost done!) and my first embroidery hoop :O. Honestly, I have no idea how I’ve stitched so long without one.