Embroidery and Crewelwork are both beautiful and very satisfying. You might try taking a printed cloth, with a design you like (medium sized flowers come to mind), and work backstitches around the details. Have an embroidery book handy so you can practice the various stitches by highlighting the individual designs. Try contrasting the embroidery thread with the print outlines. Once you've mastered the tension, your particular style and the basic stitches, there is nowhere else for you to move but up! Hope you'll have fun with it!