On the Struggle Scale this was a biggy, not made easier by my trying a couple of placements, both of which looked quite wrong. You can see holes in the ribbon to the left where reverse sewing took place many times. My placement problem was the Cable Chain forming a "stalk" leading to my floral applique. So, should I rip it out yet again or embellish - well this is the result.
Stitched using perle 8, perle 12 and a fine silk thread
I'd very much like to take credit for this combo, but that belongs to Jacqueline Enthoven from her book The Stitches of Creative Embrodiery, Slipped Cable Chain, page 140. I think it forms a pretty stitch and feel sure will be used again. So, if I've cheated then my apologies.