Take a stitch Tuesday - Portuguese stem stitch - this is the green line on the right, looks a bit messy. I used it to stitch the lace to the background fabric along with running stitch and French knots. The background fabric is gingham and the lace was part of a net curtain which I dyed and cut out.
The embroidery below is not for TAST but we have done this stitch on a previous occasion. After stitching the same stitch in lots of different shades and thickness of threads I sewed on lots of different kinds of beads. A close up is below and you can also click on the image to see even more. The splatter background fabric was made using transfer paper.