After a little break, I am finally back to needle and thread, continuing on with the samples of stitched paper. This sample is one of the holes that I'd machine stitched across the hole.
I cut out close to the stitching and secured it to some silk. I then blanket stitched around the edge, and added some blanket stitch lace. The backing lace was then cut away to leave the hole open.
I like being able to see the writing coming through, but on a stitched piece, I would use some embroidery as the backing.
When I stitch these samples into the book, I just pick a page at random. I couldn't believe what was written on this page.