After I shared last week's fly stitch project Benta suggested I could hang it on the Christmas tree. This sparked the idea of doing all the TAST2012 projects in festive colours and fabrics and creating a selection of decorations and baubles for Christmas 2012. I may not always stick to this you understand but it is my plan at the moment, so thank you to Benta and also to Carin who endorsed the idea.
So, buttonhole stitch, also know as blanket stitch.....
This is a stitch I have used before, both by hand and on the machine, mainly to edge pieces of applique, so in a very straightforward way. I like Sharon's beaded versions and the way she has built up a textured surface using the stitch and couching other threads.
This is what I've done: