For those who love hand made lace.
I'm calling this neat because Lorelei said it was, but it would look a lot better stretched on a frame. There are around 25 patterns represented here. Let me see if I can enumerate them in order. I'm going to order a square embroidery frame for working on things like this.
Square 1: Ringed back over 4 threads, 3 rings. Ringed back over 3 threads, two rows. Offset back stitch to take up the space at the bottom.
Square 2: Fancy ringed back stitch with 4-sided stitches. Not too happy with this.
Square 3: Large satin stitch squares with cushion stitch centers, 3 left empty
Square 4: Variations on padded and cushion stitch including alternating double back and satin.
Square 5: Two kinds of diagonal 4-sided stitch.
Square 6: Festoon stitch over 2 threads, reed stitch, which I find hard to count, double faggot stitch with interlaced smaller thread (unsuccessful attempt).
Square 7: Large satin stitch squares with cushions and eyelets in them; 5 half-eyelets and a couple of rows of double back stitch.
Square 8: Magnificent filling without a name that I can discover. I am certain I did not invent this but I haven't looked through all my books to find its source.
Square 9: what looks like ringed back stitch, plus stairstep satin stitch blocks
Square 10: Some experimenting with various widths and combinations ofsatin stitch, and diagonal raised band in 4 weights of thread, #10, #20, #30, and tatting cotton, different effect for each. The snaky thing is an unsuccessful attempt to do satin stitch over padding, in this case a row of chain stitch in a larger sized thread. I do not know how people do that gorgeous wavy-edged curved satin stitch.
Square 11: Variants of wave stitch plus some honeycomb stitch.
Square 12: Small satin stitch squares with eyelets, 4-sided stitch, and nothing in them.