...well, the votes are in and all three of you voted for a little seam treatment series, so that's what I'll do. For those of you who don't care about seam treatments, serves you right for not voting...hee hee!
This one can be worked either using waste canvas or 'by eye', depending on which you're most comfortable doing. I began by doing two rows of buttonhole stitch (red in the diagram)...then I 'whipped' the base line of the buttonhole stitch with some gold (green in the diagram). For the center part I wove silver and gold through the buttonhole stitches (blue & yellow in the diagram). It's an easy one to do, but looks like braid when it's finished.
Hopefully this little diagram will help make it clearer for you.
Today your quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson (someone I would have loved to meet!)... "Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting"