Here is a pretty good cross stitching tutorial from RainCookie.
I hope this helps with future projects!! :) and people to get their stitches all in the RIGHT direction!!
The only thing I don't use is starting and finishing off my stitches. I rather tuck them into my previous stitches then I don't need to worry about knots!!
Well darn it. Photo is way too small!!!!!! But check it out here. LINK