I think I might do a few of these samplers and put them together in a quilt or something. But that's a very looong term project! :-)
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Here's the first stitch: the Granito stitch. I'm going to fill the space with several colours of pink. :-)
Granito stitch tutorial
The Granito Stitch is one of the easiest stitches around yet relatively unknown. It’s perfect to make a quick petal and can be a good, fuller looking, alternative to the lazy daisy (detached chain) stitch. A rounder version of this stitch is also great for embroidering animal eyes.