the seam above the couched ribbon is a double chevron stitch combination. IIt is very very easy to work the chevron stitch and then play with it. It is definitly one of my favorite of the basic surface stitches. as you can is simply one chevron stitch stacked on another. at the cross bars, you just do what you want….in this case i put on the lower edge a lazy daisy with a pearl bead at the top of the catch stitch. the other two stitches are straight stitches with beads…couldn;t be simpler. On the top chevron i added some fly stitches with beads. it took time, and also paying attention to spacing so that you have enough rom to add the other stitches, but other than those considerations….i think you get a wonderful stitch for very little.