Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/ introduced the stem stitch this week. This is probably one of the first stitches that I learned. I haven't used it all that much lately though. The piece pictured above I did many years ago. I have very fond memories of sitting outside in the sunshine stitching and watching my small boys play. Now all these years later my oldest son is getting married this weekend! I am getting a little teary thinking about it!