Wednesday, January 11, 2012

TAST Week 2 - Buttonhole stitch

Week 2 for Take a Stitch Tuesday is up and it is buttonhole stitch.  This works out for me, since I plan to use quite a bit of buttonhole stitch on the edges of my gingerbread house. So far I have put in just a little bit on the roof edge.

Roof of Gingerbread house

You can see the buttonhole down the left edge. And below you can see a close up of just my simple buttonhole edging.

Closeup of buttonhole edge
Paula Heckman Iris

 This is one of my pieces from the finished but never "finished" box.  It is a Paula Heckman cutwork design from *cough* over 20 years ago *cough*. In the extreme closeup below you can see the buttonhole connector bars and the buttonhole edges.

Paula passed away recently.  She used to have a website, but it seems to be no longer active. The only link I found to Paula's embroidery is to EGA Notecards made from her interpretation of the EGA logo.


  1. Love the idea of a gingerbread house, You roof is look great. I look forward to seeing the house finished


  2. Beautiful colors and design as well. Good work Marry