I hope some others have made WIPW progress, too, and posted them at Sharon's. Go and have a look.
A dip into my stash of batik resulted in finding this sombre fabric. I wanted to keep the dark look, so as to get a good contrast to the sparkling, crusty centre. My choice was therefore to do the embroidery stitches only in dull shades of deep purple, dark grey and and black.
First, though, there is a trim in black and silver. The stitches that follow are from the centre and outward:
Detached Chain in purple laced with black,
Knotted Buttonhole (as taught in TAST, there IS another more traditional version)
and finally Alternating Barred Chain.
On the corner I worked a Buttonhole Eyelet Flower.