thanks! i did a little search and found a post asking my same question...and it seems you're right.
my mom does a lot of cross-stitching, but it seems like all the patterns are way too...traditional? i love the stuff on sublime stitching. i actually ordered a kit off bust's site, but they are on backorder...and i'm impatient, heh. i'm going to stop by a.c. moore tomorrow and see what i can find.
hopefully my venture into the stitching world won't be a disaster, like my ill-fated crochet adventure.