I decided to make a book, one burlap page worked in green Knit-Cro-Sheen for each chapter in the second section of The Stitches of Creative Embroidery by Jacqueline Enthoven:

flat stitches

The first chapter started out well. Note the three "bone" rings for inserting the page in a three-ring binder. There were supposed to be alternating paper pages with notes, but I never wrote them.

Each image on this page is a link to a larger version of the same image.

more flat stitches

The first chapter didn't quite all fit onto one page. There aren't a lot of flat edge-finishing stitches, so I settled for hemming these two pages.

loop stitches

The second chapter dealt with looped stitches.

back of loop-stitch sampler

The back of the loop-stitch sampler. Here, neatness was less important than making it plain where the thread began and ended.

chained stitches

Then the looped stitches are joined into chains. I got bored with the bone rings and worked buttonholed loops instead.

blank osnaburg page with three 
                     green eyelets

It would appear that I never made it into knotted stitches, but did learn three different eyelets.

shisha on osnaburg

Later on I read an article about shisha embroidery. Lacking mirrors, I used pennies.

checkbook cover in 
                     robbingpetertopaypaul cross stitch