Well, I have to say - 28 count linen is much better than 42 count to work with.
So I started again, on another postcard-size sampler, with the Guilloche, and thought ...... Boring!
So given that it reminded me a little of Chicken Scratch, I started to add some foundation stitches for that.
The larger version is HERE.
And then I started to experiment - and this was the result:
The biggie is HERE.