Here is my sample such as it is. I have not done the barred chain stitch before this. I can't say that I am in love with. Maybe, if I practice it some more it will grow on me.
Sharon B at http://www.pintangle.com has the instructions hows to do this stitch.
As a self-taught artist, I have developed a practice of experimenting with my own ideas, which seem boundless. Curiosity and research continually drive me daily. For over 20 years I have taken an explorative approach towards art making. My optimistic approach to life is represented in my art as I find beauty in even the most difficult circumstances. This beautiful, imperfect life I live is meant to be shared through my creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. I hope to influence my audience with joy.