I have not left the planet.
I am quite definitely still here.
I have been somewhat busy though. So much seems to crowd into my life to take my attention away from the things I would rather be doing. Never mind, "C'est la Vie", as they say.
The last stitch that I used in my picture is the simplest of them all. It is called Straight Stitch; and is just what that - a straight stitch. Just start at one point and move to another to make a straight line. These stitches can be arranged any way you like.
They are a good way to make a simple flower if arranged in a circle; one that looks like a simple representation of a flower such as a Shasta Daisy.
I placed one such flower between my two other larger flowers, and used a Colonial Knot in yellow to make the centre of the flower. I then used Straight Stitches to make simple leaves around the flower.