If you get out your magnifying glass, you might be able to see that I’ve added a lot more stitch to Journal page 2.
It’s easy to add pencil marks as you go along. I prefer pencil to pen, as the ink is very hard to paint over. The pencil lines show slightly, later, but I like that look.
The stitching on the edges doesn’t matter; it will be covered later, so I just quickly blanket stitch or even overcast them to keep them in place. Even very irregular stitching looks good with paint on it, though, so this is perfect for far-less-than-perfect embroiderers like myself.