How about a canvas stitch for this week? Amadeus Stitch is not difficult, but you still need to pay attention to where you put your needle - good when you don't want your mind to keep wandering up 'Corona Lane'.
I found the Amadeus Stitch at badasscrossstich where you can see an excellent photo tutorial.
However I have made my own here.
My recommendations are to chose a fabric with a clear grid, I used Aida, or use waste canvas if you plan to work on plain weave, and stretch it in a hoop.
You need to use an odd number of holes in the grid. The higher the number the more complex the stitch will look.
In your mind keep these two lines,
the red one starts at the red dot and goes straight up.
The blue goes down diagonally, one hole at a time.
So lets get started:
Insert the needle, (in my case)
in the 11th hole.
Come out one hole above the first, (the 2nd hole)
and to the left of the thread.
Insert the needle one diagonal hole down to the right.
You can see how your working thread is crossing the base stitch.
Continue in the same way
Your last stitch should go straight out to the right.
This is your basic stitch.
You now make a new set of stitches,
starting again at the red dot,
to the right.
If you make the version mirrored,
the fans will meet in the middle.
Make a mirrored version of those two:
Finally you have the complete
Or you can continue to make the fan spread out to the right.
When you have made four arms,
this will result in a windmill.
With various combinations you can get
all these looks,
and more, of course.
Green thread 5 holes, blue 7, orange 9 and purple 11.
As you see, the larger the design, the more impressive it will look.
Sunday Stitch School Reference Chart