Thanks for the comments, ladies!
Here is the finished sampler ornament.
I added another row of slipped cable chain stitch in Kreinik silver metallic braid at the bottom, then filled in the areas between the center row and the top and bottom rows with two different variations using silk floss (starting with two rows of cable chain stitch on each side) and metallic DMC thread. Then, I added a backing of matching wool felt and buttonhole stitched around the edges. I'll set it aside and do some other ones and then figure out how I'll use them.
Allison - here is a link provided by Google to the cable chain stitch and then you just work the "slipped" part through the cables between the chain stitches. It is a wonderful stitch and I just love the variations that are possible with it!
Off to find another stitch to practice before the lesson for Week 6 (the last one!) comes out tomorrow!