This is my post for sharons "Post a photo of cretan stitch".
The leaves and the flower petals are stitched in cretan stitch. I tried a new stitch for the stem I didn.t know the name of the stitch. But it came out very well.n You can view the stem very well in the below picture.
The center of the flower is made of satin stitch. detached button hole stitch and french knots :) just gave a try of various combinations.