Here are my beginning stitches. I have decided to do a sampler.
I began with the basic Herringbone stitch, then overlaided
with another Herringbone, done in DMC floss, 3 strands.
Next is the high, low style, also in DMC floss,
with french knots to accent, in perle cotton "Wildflowers"
And using the stitch to tack down some rick-rack, also stitched in Wildflowers.
Below, is another look at the stitching but I wanted to show
the lazy dasiy and streight stitches I used to accent.