Straight Stitch in Hand Embroidery: Flowers -- Found on website Needle 'n Thread.
Refer to these diagrams and instructions for the most common embroidery stitches for your projects.
Embroidery Stitches for Beginners Beginners' Silk-Ribbon Embroidery: Five Easy Stitches - Threads
'Learn to Sew: Basic Sewing Machine Stitches.' (via eHow)
How to adjust sewing machine tension (e., straight stitch tension) Constant problem with my old machine.