Embroidering a rose-a different attempt

Back to kitchen towel experiments!!
On the same kitchen towel where I tried these Anthuriums , I stitched a  rose.

Not the typical outlining alone,neither the usual filling stitches.Click on the pics to see it better.A lot of straight stitches and a little weaving in between with the final outline in blanket stitch.

Plenty of scope for improvement .Some of the straight stitches are not pulled tight and at some parts the blanket stitch outline is pulled too tight. 

I am not sure if the straight stitches would withstand washing.
I am off to give the rose a bath.

Love,luck and sunshine,