Remember Prompt 4?
Sometimes less is more. Stitch 9 cross-stitches in a placing of your choice. Use the same thread for each. They don’t have to be perfect, you don’t need to change the fabric for an evenweave (if that’s what you chose in the first place just ‘go with it’). They can be perfectly or randomly placed – your choice.
Anything goes – but stop at 9 and don’t introduce anything else……… yet…….!