This series of Gnome Life patterns from Adornit is pretty dang cute if you ask me! So these are set up to be easy peasy. You choose your fabric and the pattern sticks right on top of where you will embroider. You stitch right on the lines provides and when you are done, you soak your project to get the "pattern" off and leave just the fabric and stitching. The pattern includes instructions on types of stitches used, how many strands and what Sulky threads they have used for the sample. You certainly don't have to use Sulky threads though. DMC embroidery floss would work as well.
Get one to try or get 12 and create a whole seasonal village of little gnomes to hang in your home!