I've been wanting to try to become more of a grandma a cross stitch for a long time but I wasn't down with the time commitment. I figured I'd start out really small and simple. The gold embroidery floss is really tricky to work with and I didn't end up liking how it looked with the other colors. I think its easier to go with your own handwriting rather than a stencil too. I definitely want to make a few more, and I think they'd make great gifts!