My chevron stitch sample took on a life of it's own and expanded into this:
I'm starting to get the hang of free form stitching as detailed in Stitch Magic and Exploring Colour with Julia Caprara. This piece is so beautifully textured and ripply! I love it. My work used to always be very neat, tidy, geometric, minimalist. And I do still love that look but I'm having fun trying new techniques and branching out.
This lacks 'something', not sure what. I'll keep playing with it.