One of my ongoing projects I try to work on every other day is an embroidery sampler as I teach myself new stitches. It's just a piece of felt, and I'm not using a hoop to stretch it, nor drawing lines for exactness, so it's just kind of a beautiful mess of a sampler. I found the Embroidery Stitch Dictionary at a new flea market that opened here in Rochester on LaGrange ($3 score! plus the basket below was a neighbor's sale, another $3 score!) Eventually I'm going to be getting into the Sublime Stitching patterns, that I bought at Jo-Anns, photo below.
And these beauties, I purchased at a flea market that opened yesterday near my home for just $.25 each! Did I mention I can walk to this flea market? Heaven!