Ever since being on the cast of "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" about 15 years ago, the word "Cretan" always triggers the line, "Oh no, a religious Cretan."
I really liked this stitch. It would be great for embroidering a trilobite.
Certain bits about the back were also surprisingly pleasing (the center area, behind the pods).
(Cotton, DMC 777)