I have been having a blast playing with my new computer program, Easygrapher Stitch Wiz. It allows you to make diagrams of stitches - I wish I had had this when I was actively posting on the Build a Seam (BAS) stitches! I may just have to take it up again - I wonder if anyone would be interested?
Before I had this program, this is how I would do my stitch diagrams, by showing the progression of the stitch with needle and thread and then long, windy descriptions of where to bring your needle up and take it down in which direction.
Now I can do the same thing with the arrows and little numbers I can put on the stitch lines in the diagram. Still figuring out the ins and outs of the program and how to get the arrows where you can see them! If you start on the end with the number on this diagram though, you will be going the right way.
So, after a long absence, Double Cross Stitch is the next BAS. It is a useful little stitch that makes a nice dense line or you can space them out and add a bead or other stitch in between.