rambler rose stitch - Make 3 or 4 loose stitches for center. Using outline stitch, work around & around the center. Make center stitches loose so work stands up, then draw stitches tighter as work moves toward edge.
Stitch Fun: Lacing and Whipping Embroidery Stitches
You can "dress up" many embroidery stitches by lacing them or whipping them with another thread. It's like creating a whole new stitch - only really simple! Here are some tips & techniques for lacing and whipping all kinds of embroidery stitches.