i'm really diggin' the new and improved kits! The new ones have the center of the canvas and the center of the pattern marked as the older kits didn't. Very helpful to getting started stitching faster! The boxes now have more detailed instructions too with some stitching techniques that are also helpful. I also like the paper pattern that you can mark on as you stitch that also helps to prevent any mistakes. I'm currently stitching the Night of the Demons cross stitch. Thanks Season of the Stitch for the helpful improvements! I will be ordering a kit for my friends Halloween birthday!