The stitch for TAST week 18 was the crossed buttonhole stitch. I had no idea what to do with this stitch. What I finally came up with is not exactly a crossed buttonhole stitch, which means it is not crossed.
The first part (the veins) is done rightly. The second part though (the small prickles at the outline) is stitched on the opposite site of where is should be. This is the fun part of TAST, you come to unexpected nice results.
The thread is a variegated DMC, two strands.
The idea for a flower stalk started when I was thinking about how to treat that ugly corner in the black circle. I wanted something not too heavy to cover the corner.
Fortunately I found a semi-transparent orange ribbon in my stash.
I made three gathered ribbon flowers with a teardrop bead in the centre.
Below is how I did it.
The edge was folded to the back and a running stitch secured it.
Running stitches along the side till the folded end.
Time to pull.
It looks messy on the picture ;) The two short edge were sewed together.
The overall picture of the border area between the two blocks.