Take a Stitch Tuesday - the stitches for weeks 28 and 29 are variations of Raised Chain Stitch. I first came across this stitch when I was doing my City & Guilds embroidery and it was one of my favourites. I used it as a single band as shown above left rather than rows of stitches as on the right. A sample of my City & Guilds embroidery is at the bottom of this post, I don't like the sample but I like the stitch.
The next sample is more like a chain stitch, I did my first row wrong so that makes another variation.
below - City & Guilds sample, I used white thread for the foundation stitches as well as the top.