The image above presents a variety of different stitches that could be intergrated into many different embroidery designs. I especially liked the Russian chain stitch as it reflects my concept becoming symbolic of radiation signs.
My Sweet Prairie: - Saturday Stitches - Colonial knot is a little different than a French Knot. It doesn't make that little doughnut. It makes a good tied knot by wrapping the needle in a figure eight.
Ravelry: Granny patchwork I think this is the most beautiful granny square project I have ever seen! - Love the idea, link describes a different type of blanket, should be able to piece this pattern together from the images.