This is my sampler showing all that I expect for this first project, 3-5 outline stitches. So don't get put off by thinking your first attempt has to be too fancy, as you can see mine is not.
This is a simple running stitch, a really good one for you to do Isabelle.
The pink one is a whipped running stitch and the blue one is a whipped backstitch, both stitches are illustrated on Mary Corbet's Needle and Thread website that I have previously given links to.
Whipped Running Stitch: http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/10/embroidery-stitch-video-tutorial-3.html
Running Back Stitch: http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/11/whipped-backstitch-video-tutorial.html
Blanket Stitch around the edge.
Chain Stitch, I love this stitch.
The filling stitch for this leaf is called lattice work, there is a video for how to do it on Mary's site.
Do you remember this wonderful piece of embroidery I showed you a few days ago.
Look closely at the flower in the centre.
It has the same lattice stitch in the centre, with French knots in the centre of each lattice square.