I'm not sure why but this stitch caused me so much angst. I stitched 5 or 6 versions before I was happy with the result. In the end I decided to change the stitch, slightly , and add beads to the top and bottom of the stitch.
I want to make bands of stitching that are to decorate pinch purses using stitches 121 to 130, so I have added a couple of extra rows of stitching to achieve this. After so many false starts I'm quite pleased with the final result.
For the pinch purses I have bought a set of springs on- line from China. Big difference in price between on-line dealers, ranging from 50c each up to $4 each, and there was no freight charged and they arrived in the mail within the week. I posted a letter to a neighbouring suburb last week and last I heard it still hadn't arrived!
Pop over to Pintangle to see what others have done with this stitch.