Seems I'm a bit early this week, but I had so much fun stitching my sample yesterday that I am already done with it. So here is my sample for cross stitch with detail 1 and detail 2. All the stitches are worked in cotton embroidery floss.
I found a book about cross stitching alphabets and so I thought I try my name and I think it work out OK.
Jane, I am intrigued by the way you use printed fabrics to embellish with stitches. I never thought of doing that until I saw your work, and I'm keen to have a go myself on some of the fabrics I've got in my stash. It would make a change from embroidering plain material (i.e. counted thread or stamped linen), and I can see myself having fun matching threads to the fabrics!