The whole thing is worked up pretty quickly with stripes using continental stitch and six strands of floss.
The back is finished with a piece of satin ribbon stitched around with small tacking stitches, with the canvas edges turned inside.
It's an odd project but it is finished and because I had it in my purse the three hours I spent waiting at a doctor's appointment this week weren't totally wasted. It opens up a lot of possibilities too. Imagine it in different threads and specialty stitches.