I entered this Tuesday challenge to learn stitches I have not done before and to work on stitches I have not done in years (ok, really it is decades). One of the big things I've learned so far is I need to get me a stitch dictionary. Currently I have to hunt every week for instructions on how to create each stitch; not a biggy, but I have trouble understanding some of the instructions posted out there.
In my search for how to make the Cretan stitch, I ran across this: http://www.embroiderersguild.com/stitch/jos/index.html . The Embroider's Guild had a "Just One Stitch" competition, and the projects are just beautiful. Looking at everyone else's efforts in this challenge, inspire me to to continue learning and sew outside the box.