Miss Caroline, the long chains were a bit muddled. In this version, I made very, very small picots after every 4 ds and joined the long chains together for more stability. Ladytats suggested using double double stitch or lock chains. I had already tried double double stitch, which wasn't a success. Lock stitch worked better:
Tat-ilicious thread shows the lock chains off well. Now, which of these two versions works best?