Braided chain stitch--will be a cool detail on something... This entire blog is AMAZING, full of easy-to-follow instructions on just about any stitch you can think of.
Hungarian Redwork Table Linen
Stitch Fun: Scalloped Buttonholed Chain Stitch Tutorial
cross stitch chart
dig out some gingham and stitch something on it.
Houses Free Cross Stitch Pattern Chart
Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve (2014)