When Sharonb www.pintangle.com did the Stitch challenge a couple of years ago, I decided to take time out periodically and explore stitches. I love to work on wool, because it is heavy enough to support the stitching and still easy to stitch through. Black is my favorite background to show the drama of the stitches. Here is the Chevron Stitch. Buttonhole Stitch is so versatile and bends in any direction you want to go.