It's almost done now. The seam treatments do just that - they cover and decorate the jagged, irregular edges of the patches that are created by the textured stitches. I don't plan ahead for these - only a kind of vague idea of what will be done, as I learned from experience that it works better to just build as I go. This piece needs to stay rather subtle, as are the beautiful colors. The fun part will begin tomorrow when I'm not tired - and again, it will just build bit by bit as the design suggests itself. Out comes the silk ribbon and Kreinik metallic stuff!!! Then it's almost instant gratification, and, as usual, I will have a real problem declaring it finished and stopping. The stem stitch seam treatment on the light purple patch was done with Thread Gatherer overdyed 4mm silk ribbon in "berry melange." I do like the effect!!