Found this great free-form embroidery sampler by Disobedient Child on Flickr. Much more interesting than doing lines of stitches. I really should do more practice work - I have pretty much jumped straight into doing projects on my Teach Yourself Embroidery Quest. Another inspiration.
A totally mind-blowing work by someone who I only know as "ohyeth2008" on Flickr. It's pieces like this that spur me on. One day I can be this good. Please?