And one last thing I can show you
I started out doing embroidery (and getting hooked *g) with some cross stitch embroideries.
After that I wanted to learn some more techniques for doing embroidery and decided to do some "free" embroidery.
I chose a picture I liked and made a pattern from it.
I traced it on the cloth by stitching the outlining through tracing paper, then took the paper off and filled in the body and the knotwork.
At the end I made this stag and I was really happy with the result
I used satin stitch (all yellow parts), bayeux-stitch (brown) and convent-stitch (green).
And here the full story in German http://betweentimes.blogr.ws/tag/hirsch/
thanks for looking,