I didn't want to highjack swirlchaiser's thread, so here is this.
I mentioned that I had started an American flag, but it crapped out on me. I figured I'd post the last pic I got of it. There was a lot of black thread added after this photo was taken. I wish i took a pic prior to the CP.
While applying CP to lock it in place, threads started loosening. From there...it wasn't pretty.
I went with a simple diamond.