I started at the beginning with Running Stitch and then practiced some Threaded Running Stitch. Next up was some darning stitch patterns I had been reading about in a magazine. It occurred to me that the Sampler could be more than just a practice piece. It could also record patterns for later reference. After darning stitch interruption, I continued with Arrow stitch and Algerian Eye stitch.
I wasn't going to be able to continue on in alphabetical order. It was not that organized of a project. As I was looking through stitch dictionaries, I was struck by all the examples of stitches done in leaf form. I copied a simple leaf pattern and then made my own examples of Open Fishbone, Closed Herringbone, Raised Fishbone, Leaf, Roumanian, Flat, Closed Cretan, Van Dyke and Closed Fly. It was apparent to me that I was going to need to label my work so that later I would know what I was looking at.
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