I love to do hand stitching and decided to take part in Sharon Boggin's TAST challenge this year at http://www.pintangle.com The first stitch she posted was Fly Stitch-one of my favorites as it is so versatile. This is a section from an old sampler showing some variations.
This is on wool fabric which I love to stitch on. It is soft to the hand, easy to stitch, and has enough body to support the stitching.
Here is a Crazy Quilt block I'm working on where I used the Fly Stitch to decorate both the painted rickrack and the satin ribbon. It's a bit subtle which is the aim for this set. The rickrack was in my stash from ages ago in all the bright colors it came in. I found that I could paint it with acrylics and get something I was more likely to use.
For this one I used some weird yarns to stitch. The orchid has long threads hanging from it. I love what the blue did. It's the yarn across the bottom of the photo. I must use more of those types of yarns in my stitching but never did before. It adds an element you couldn't get any other way and a surprise.