The first stitch - which I already know how to do and also seems to be the stitch I use on most of my projects is the Back Stitch (Stitch #7). This is a very good stitch to use for outlining. I also really like using this oval shaped hoop!
Here is a close-up of the stitches. I am using one of my favorite floss colors - DMC 996 and I used six strands in this photo: