I've recently found a great scrapbooking site called Out of the hat.They too have a challenge each month. I've entered for the first time featuring five words plus handsewing and flourishes.I did chain stitch with stranded cotton as the flourishes were loopy and it sprang into my head that chain stitch would go with that.
On a shopping note, I discovered chipboard alphas at the Reject shop today for $2/card. I bought 4 sets.It always seems to be those I run out of and at this price I couldn't resist. This afternoons job is the continuing writing on photos from my trip.