|Portuguese Border Stitch|
I used 3 strands of floss for the green sample; pearl cotton size 5 for the middle and size 12 for the end. I did learn a few things: do not pull the stitches, width of 'ladder' matters for the size of thread (to wide for the first sample and too narrow for the middle); not easy to go around curves.
But I did enjoy the stitch and Sharon at TAST as well as 'The Embroidery Stitch Bible' were both a great help. You can view many excellent samples at TAST.