The only problem I had this morning with my stitching was in choosing what color(s) to use. I'm still working on the sunrise and mediterranean painted linens so I wanted to choose colors that compliment those color ranges.
This week I worked on the Backstitch, Split Stitch and Closed Fly Stitch, in addition to continuing practice on the chain stitch, straight stitch and whip stitch.
I decided to do something with it - so I made some flowers with chain stitched petals and little french knots in the center. The leaves on the yellow flower utilize the closed fly stitch. In order to learn this stitch, it is suggested that you draw out your leaf shape and then fill it in with the closed fly stitch. That is what I did the first time, but it was not really necessary. This stitch can be worked open or closed (with no space in between the stitches).
I also worked with the backstitch and the split stitch. Those are great outlining stitches, as well as I used the split stitch for the stem of the flower.