Today is Take a Stitch Tuesday ( http://www.pintangle.com/), and the stitch this week is cretan stitch. I've not used this before, I always thought it looked too complicated, so I ignored it as a seam treatment on cq. But really, it's quite easy to do, and can look very different depending whether you make it close and small, or large and wide. I've gone somewhere in the middle and added it here to one of my cq hearts, along with some feather stitch, which was last weeks stitch which I didn't get around to doing. I've just done a basic stitch with both of them, and not taken them any further.
This feather stitch sampler, however, is a fine example of taking it further. This was featured by Sharon as one of the highlights of week 3.