Take a Stitch Tuesday week 2

I certainly enjoyed visiting and oggling all the samples created last week in fact there was a little too much time online. But who can resist eyecandy. It will be interesting to see what people do this week.

This weeks Take a stitch Tuesday challenge hand embroidery stitch is ….

Buttonhole stitch! You will find directions on how to stitch Buttonhole stitch here in my stitch dictionary.

Once again if the challenge is for new hands to learn the stitch or if you are an experienced stitcher take the stitch and push it a little further in a creative manner.

Never underestimate a basic sttich. Experiment with it as the upright lengths can also be varied to form shapes.

Just by changing the base line and the length of the arms you can create shapes. 

Rows of the stitch can be built up to create patterns or it can be worked back to back.

Play with the spacing working the upright parts closely together, or work them further apart.

Try working it different threads, on different fabrics, or fabrics that have been hand dyed or add beads,  overlap lines of the stitch, or use it to couch down another thread or ribbon.

Of course this is popular stitch used in crazy quilting.

No matter what you do with it explore the stitch.

If you have worked a sample in a previous challenge that is great and feel free to post a link in comments as it will inspire people (I am sure folks learn most form the eye candy provided by the community) but if you have time do try another sample and do something different and new! It is a challenge after all.

Interesting work will be featured

As explained last week at times I will feature samples that some participants have stitched as part of the challenge. These feature spots draw attention to particularly creative and interesting work. This will mean some people’s work will be re-published here. Obviously  I will give credit and link to their website.  If you do not want your work to be featured in the highlights series please state this in the comment you leave.  I am going to assume that if you dont say anything, I have your permission to feature your work. Please state your wishes each week if you want to bow out as with so many people taking the challenge I have no chance of remembering something said at the start of the year, 6 months later.

How to join in

Stitch a sample,  take a photograph of it, put in online in your blog, flickr site or on stitchin fingers page, swing by here and leave a comment with your full web address so people can visit and see your sample.

Any special rules?

There are no rules but I do have a request, please link back here.

Interesting work will be featured

Each week I will feature samples that participants have stitched order to draw attention to creative and interesting work. This means some work will be re-published. I will credit and link to the owners website but I assume that when you leave your link here, I have your permission to feature your work. If you do not want your work to be featured please say in the comment you leave and I wont do it.

Further information on the FAQ page

If you need further information on the challenge a list of stitches covered so far or directions on how to participate please visit the TAST FAQ page.

You can read back through TAST articles by browsing Challenges -  Take a Stitch Tuesday category

Other groups and networks

You can also share your explorations with other members on the social network site of your choice. There is a Facebook TAST 2012 page,   stitchin fingers group and the flickr TAST site. These sub groups are set up by the request of members you do not have join any of them.

Have fun and enjoy your stitching!

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175 Responses to Take a Stitch Tuesday week 2

  1. Anna Kousi says:

    I don't know why but I was sure that the next one will be : buttonhole stitch! I wish you all a nice and productive week!

  2. Petra Weiler says:

    Anna, I agree – me too, I expected the buttonhole stitch and I´m excited to start tomorrow in the evening. Enjoy experimenting!

  3. Sharon Griffith says:

    Thank you Sharon….Now this one I will try doing something different…..Have a great week

  4. Love to see all the variations of this stitch!!!Thank you sharon

  5. Susan says:

    Oh, yay! I love this stitch, and look forward to a chance to explore more variations of it. I was dreaming about a variation last night, so now I get to try before I forget it!

  6. Diane says:

    Love revisiting the old standards.
    http://yarngoddess.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/second-stitch/

    Hope to see everyone's samplers.
    :Diane ~ yarngoddess

  7. Like past week this is a familiar stitch, practised for example in TAST in 2008. See http://borduurblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/festonsteek_10.html . But of course I am going to make something this week too.

  8. hopscotch says:

    Week 2 – here I come!
    Barbara

  9. I am still working on my fly stitch and I haw started a new serie of pages on my blog where there will be a new page for each seam. Here is a picture of lace seam with buttonhole stitch:
    http://ullabritt.wordpress.com/tast-2012/2-buttonhole-stitch/

  10. Savitha says:

    Hi
    Thank you Sharon for choosing the button hole stitch for this week TAST. I have posted my button hole stitch motif.
    http://magicwithhands.blogspot.com/

  11. Savitha says:

    Hi
    Thank you Sharon for choosing the button hole stitch for this week TAST. I have posted my button hole stitch motif.
    http://magicwithhands.blogspot.com/

  12. Sophie says:

    Merci Sharon pour ce nouveau point! Je suis ravie et voici le résultat sur mon blog 1 ATC et 1 petit paysage bises de France http://monparadismestresors.over-blog.com/article-tast2-point-de-feston-96800199.html

  13. Tenar says:

    I'm showing an old, unfinished buttonhole stitch sample which I plan to finish. http://tenar72.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/buttonhole-stitch-tast-week-2/

  14. Sorcha says:

    And here's my first go with this….

    http://sorchaogle.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/take-a-stitch-tuesday-week-2/

    trying to decide whether I should be working with or without a hoop!

  15. Annet says:

    I started with a buttonhole border inspired by a new tangle pattern. I also added some older examples and a link to my TAST 2007 sampler.
    http://fat-quarter.blogspot.com/2012/01/buttonhole-border.html
    It's fun to experiment wiht buttonhole stitches again!

  16. viltalakim says:

    thanks for this special prohject it is so juch fun!! Here is my first attemp : http://viltalakim.com/blog/2012/01/tast-1/
    Enjoy!!

    Gonna check what the others did

  17. chitra gangadharan says:

    My earlier variations of this stitch are blogged here-
    http://jizee6687.wordpress.com/category/tast/week-2-button-hole/
    I enjoyed doing these last time around, Iam yet to start thinking on any new versions.
    Thanks, Sharon
    Chitra

  18. Cyndi L says:

    I always use this stitch to hand piece my quilt tops, but that would be cheating to count that, so I tried using the stitch to couch over some interesting fibers and then added another row just for the fun of it!
    http://www.beading-arts.com/2012/01/tast-week-2-blanket-stitch.html

  19. Cyndi L says:

    I always use this stitch to hand piece my quilt tops, but that would be cheating to count that, so I tried using the stitch to couch over some interesting fibers and then added another row just for the fun of it!
    http://www.beading-arts.com/2012/01/tast-week-2-blanket-stitch.html

  20. Julia says:

    The buttonhole stitch is the perfect compliment to the fly stitch on my "lace fans"! Solved a problem I was having trying to seek a nice balance. (I hope this link works!)

    http://api.ning.com/files/kfU-5hLEuTaei8oQZ8ehDxZocQuSvI9oolqZ*KV4PGswwiU2lUKVZtlI4Gn62IhwQ2raOOKpDj6mfDKNr2nIQDgkWbaGDthV/buttonholelacefans.jpg?transform=rotate(90)&width=640&height=383

  21. Petra Weiler says:

    Oh, how I liked working on this Buttonhole challenge. Results can be seen here: http://www.my-cuddly-quilt.blogspot.com

    Thank you Sharon, for organizing that for us. I´m highly motivated and inspired by all these nice works I see. Great!

  22. Cyndi L says:

    I always use this stitch to hand piece my quilt tops, but that would be cheating to count that, so I tried using the stitch to couch over some interesting fibers and then added another row just for the fun of it!
    http://www.beading-arts.com/2012/01/tast-week-2-blanket-stitch.html

  23. Karen K says:

    Blanket stitch is one of my favorites!!

  24. Myfanwy says:

    This is a stitch I know well. I have very little time this week, so this is a quick interpretation. I'm not proud of the stitching, but hope you'll find it fun

    http://chittlechattle.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/sometimes/

  25. Nat Uhing says:

    A favorite of mine, so it was quick and fun to do! I went with 'blanket' because buttonhole has more letters to stitch! ;D

    http://smallestforest.net/2012/01/11/httpwp-mepeep9-ey/

    Also, a question from a newbie for you, Sharon:

    On the stitch dictionary page of each stitch you list other stitches that the current stitch is related to; should we be considering those as options for the sample, as well, or will TAST eventually get around to devoting a week to each of those other stitches? Ex. will I get a chance later in the year to work buttonhole bars, or closed feather, or the wonderfully titled Up and Down Buttonhole Feathered (!), or was this week my only chance to do all those? Just wondering how far I can take it further.
    Thanks for your time, sorry for these elementary questions.
    XX Nat
    http://smallestforest.net

  26. Kathy R says:

    Myfanwy, Very Creative. Kathy

  27. Nathalie L says:

    Miss Buttonhole stitch is born http://labastidane.fr/journal/?p=1629 thank you Sharon for your time.

  28. This is my example of buttonhole stitch. http://alovchany.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-2-tast-week-2-buttonhole-stitch.html
    Sharon, it's so interesting to look others works! and it's very interesting what will be the next! :)
    Masha

  29. Merci Sharon pour ce nouveau point . voici donc ma petite contrubution
    http://petitcoeuramoi.over-blog.com/article-pin-tangle-week-2-96856562.html

  30. Brigitte Otto says:

    Had another two fun days and will have some more!
    http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/photo/buttonhole1

  31. Mary Ruth says:

    I put up a bit of buttonhole sittch this week. Some is new and some is very old.
    Enjoy

    http://stitchinginnc.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-week-2-buttonhole-stitch.html

  32. Christine T says:

    On my tumblr, you can see my buttonhole stitch :
    http://homemadebyme.tumblr.com/post/15674641041/tast-2012-semaine-2-buttonhole-point-de-feston

    It's an another part of my stitching book – first page, I made four stitch on a page !

    :)

  33. Barbara b. says:

    Ich hatte schon eine Seite für mein Stickbuch gestickt und dort mit dem Buttonholestitch gespielt.
    Hier ist der Post
    http://textilspiel.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-2012-2-woche.html

  34. Angela says:

    Wow that week went by fast! I have posted a picture of my buttonhole stitch on my blog here
    http://princessbubblescreates.blogspot.com/
    I wish that my work was fine and delicate like so many of you do. Alas, that is not me. I guess I should just celebrate that I am a creative person – unique, not delicate but unique nonetheless. Truly we all bring a unique aspect to this world and we should enjoy that!

  35. Thanks for this great project that is so much fun! http://www.timelessriverstudio.blogspot.com/ is where my Buttonhole Stitch is. I am leaving for a few days with no internet connection so I will enjoy the other samplers next week. Can't wait…

  36. Kathy says:

    I ended up picking out a lot of stitches but I had fun working with variations of this stitch.
    Here is my sampler. http://eclecticlamb.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/week-2-tast-buttonhole-stitch/

  37. Christina says:

    http://christinaroland.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-week-2.html

    And my attempt to practice on this famliar stitch, even for a beginner like me. Loved to see that even this stitch gave me more variations then I thought possible.

  38. Maggi says:

    Another stitch that I know well but lovely to revisit it. I am working on postcard size pieces and hope to make a book or two out of them. This week's is on my blog, although not finished yet.
    http://maggi21.wordpress.com
    Looking forward to next week's already

  39. Gail says:

    http://www.2createsg.blogspot.com/2012/01/wordless-wednesday-tast-2012-week-2.html
    A few buttonhole stitch doodles. Using this for CQ is way different than making hand-made buttonholes! Thanks for all the inspiration, fellow TAST-ers!
    Gail

  40. luiz vaz says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiz_vaz/6681102625/in/pool-56846286@N00
    my post about the process of week2.
    Thank you all!

  41. Lynda White says:

    This picture is hard to see. Hope you can make it out. You will find it at http://meanderingwithmymuse.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-first-try-at-this.html

  42. Arlene says:

    I found stitching on the 25 count linen excruciating, so decided to make a miniature CQ to use as my sampler. I posted a few photos, but need to take more of the work I did last night. I really love buttonhole stitch.

    http://arlene-thefoodoflove.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-take-stitch-tuesday-week-2.html

  43. Ina says:

    I love this stitch.Normally, I would work a layer of buttonhole knots on top of that to give it a frilly effect.I call this 'frilled buttonhole stitch'.Here are a few examples:
    http://letslearnembroidery.blogspot.com/2011/05/frilled-buttonhole-flowers.html

    http://letslearnembroidery.blogspot.com/2011/07/underwater-scene-2.html

    http://letslearnembroidery.blogspot.com/2011/12/side-view-carnation.html

  44. Sara Hansson says:

    Still working on completing the whole of the printers type tray – so 2 small samples of buttonhole stitch. Fine thread on wood.

    http://sarahansson.blogspot.com/

    loving this challenge.

    Sara

  45. EC says:

    Just finished my first attempt on buttonhole stitch..Pls do have a look

    http://easycrafts.blogspot.com/2012/01/quilted-fridge-pockets-with-applique.html

  46. Mary says:

    Just a simple stitch around the center of my Dresden Plate for this one.

    http://blog.maryquilts.com/2012/01/10/tast-week-2-buttonholeblanket-stitch/

  47. konnykards says:

    I like this stitch but have done only a few basic lines this time as I added the fabric postcard from TAST 2007 to my new sampler – that has several variations of the stitch. Connie.

  48. Not a lot of inspiration for this buttonhole stitch, however the first page of my stitch book is completed. You can have a look here http://j-en-revais.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-2.html, I'll post also on "stitchingfingers" in a few minutes.

  49. FlowerLady says:

    Good morning, after procrastinating, and feeling behind, I finally decided to make my cover piece using the fly and buttonhole stitches. This was really fun, and I look forward to learning more each week. I am enjoying all of the links to all the wonderful stitchery. visiting is such an eye opener and inspiration to all the creativity that is around the world. Thank you all.

    Here is the link to my page.
    http://flowerladyscreations.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-first-and-second-stitches.html

  50. Jenny Ross says:

    I have posted my Buttonhole stitch samples. They include a continuation of my even weave sampler of stitch variations and a free embroidery fish. You can see them on my blog at :

    http://www.readingandstitchinginil.com/2012/01/take-stitch-tuesday-week-2-buttonhole.html

    Jenny

  51. Blu says:

    I've done the tons of buttonhole/blanket stitches for hardanger, so I kept this one short and went straight for the variations.

    http://therapy-by-thread.blogspot.com/2012/01/old-hat.html

  52. natisadel says:

    un article sur mon blog
    j'espère avoir bien compris le point
    et ne pas mettre trompé ?
    bonne journée de france
    nath

  53. Ann says:

    I showed examples of how I've used the buttonhole stitch in the past – with artist trading cards, hand-embroidered toys, books, and bags.

    This week, I stitched on aida cloth and paper using a postage stamp as a focal point. Also did journaling and a list of items for which I am grateful.

    Here's the link to the post: http://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com/2012/01/take-stitch-tuesday-buttonhole-stitch.html

  54. Lis says:

    I've done a little snowflake decoration with my buttonhole stitch this week, you can see it here:
    http://piecenpeace.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast2012-buttonhole-stitch_12.html
    Thank you to all the TASTers who visited my blog last week, it was lovely to read your comments.

  55. Merci pour toutes ces belles balades et interprétations créatives du point de boutonnière .
    Voici mes gammes pour les semaines 1 et 2 .
    Mon blog : http//foliesdesandrine.canalblog.com
    A bientôt…

  56. Catherine Robertson says:

    What fun! My buttonhole stitch example is at my blog address http://categetscrafty.blogspot.com

    Thanks a bunch Sharon for offering this challenge!

  57. Christine says:

    This second stitch was an other pleasure to stitch! Thanks Sharon. You can see pictures here:
    http://6stem5.canalblog.com

  58. Gail says:

    Here's a few buttonhole stitches. I'm working directly onto my crazy quilt blocks so it's just the start of stitching.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/55086543@N02/6685221251/in/photostream/lightbox/

  59. Ty.Jecyka says:

    Here are my Buttonhole stitch variations…

    http://tyjecyka.canalblog.com/archives/2012/01/12/23224363.html

    Thanks a lot for this pleasant moments Sharon!

  60. Anna Kousi says:

    My work on buttohole stitch: http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/photo/buttonhole-stitch-3?context=user
    What a lovely challenge!

  61. isabelle says:

    The buttonhole stitch is really a great point: it allows a lot of effects and variations.

    http://pierrespapiersciseaux.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-semaine-1-le-point-de-feston.html

  62. Kumo Temari says:

    This week I was able to work both on my "temari sampler":
    http://kumotemari.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-2012-week-2-buttonhole.html

    And create a finished temari using exclusively the buttonhole stitch:
    http://kumotemari.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-i-dont-understand.html
    (inspired by the music of Yo-Yo Ma)

    Thanks again for running this challenge and opening these opportunities.

  63. Linda says:

    It's great to see how others are using the buttonhole stitch. Here is my sampler for the week.

    http://SweetStudioSlippers.blogspot.com

  64. Diane says:

    I've posted my go at the buttonhole stitch.

    Diane

    http://dianesdecoratingdiary.blogspot.com

  65. Silky says:

    Thanks Sharon, buttonhole has always been one of my favorites.
    http://silkandstitch.blogspot.com/2012/01/buttonhole-tast-2012.html

  66. Cristina says:

    2 experiences this week:
    1) my "stitch dictionary" now with the 2 stitches linked
    2) an exercise with the buttonhole stitch

    Thanks, Sharon!
    Cris

  67. Tahlia says:

    I've had much fun playing around with buttonhole variations this week, and every sample I stitch seems to more ideas for new variations– I seem to run out of time before I run out of possibilities!
    http://another-hobby.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-wk-2-buttonholeblanket-stitch.html

  68. I bring my memories back by stitching the buttonhole stitch. Thanks Sharon for the varities of stitch.
    viji

  69. Preethi says:

    Here is my first attempt on button hole stitch.
    http://withbrushandneedle.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-12-week-2.html
    Thanks,
    preethi.

  70. marjolein says:

    I used this stitch for a little bunch of flowers, a basic seam treatment and the filling of a carnation.
    The results are here: http://threads-and-patches.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-week-2-buttonhole-stitch.html

  71. zed says:

    I still haven't got the right fabric, but here are my practice stitches
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/zedster01/6689009157/in/photostream

    I'm enjoying looking at everyone else's work :)

  72. Karen Jandik says:

    Hi! I just started sewing again. Mom tried to teach me when I was a kid, but I just wasn't interested. As an adult, I've beaded jewelry, played with polymer clay, crocheted tons of afghans, done a bit of drawing, and dabbled with loom knitting. This year I decided to try to sew again. I kind of like it. Who knew? I posted my first two attempts on FLICKR, both on the Take a Stitch Tuesday site and on my own, Jandikk. Take a peek and let me know what you think.

  73. Marie-Claude says:

    Hi! Amazing works this week!Thank you Sharon for this exchange ..
    I finished my African House,exlusively in buttonhole stitch …

    http://cocody-art-patch.blogspot.com

  74. Luiz Vaz says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiz_vaz/6690157113/

    One more post.
    Thank you all for the feedback !

  75. maneki says:

    Here's my take on this wonderful stitch: http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-week-2-buttonhole-stitch.html

    I hope to do some more this weekend, not used counted fabric. Aida is so useful when trying to get the stitches straight and even without too much of an effort, but I also love what you can do with the stitch when not bound to the grid of counted fabrics.

  76. Marg B says:

    Sharon
    Thankyou for getting me started.
    Both week's efforts on the one post on my blog
    http://maggies-textiles.blogspot.com/2012/01/seduced-by-colour.html
    . I am enjoying the stitches and wish I could find more time in a week to explore further . However I guess there is always time in the future
    marg

  77. Romilly says:

    I actually stitched it fast! (and a lot of it, actually!) Posted today at: http://stitchingwithashimmy.com/2012/01/13/tast-week2-buttonhole-stitch/

  78. luiz vaz says:

    http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/photo/tast2012-buttonhole-stitch-lv?context=user

    My finished (I think) work with buttonhole family stitches! I love this stitch!

  79. Penny says:

    I am afraid I have done a bit of very ordinary burttonhole stitch as I was making a tiny felt heart and used it to sew the heart together and to put on a bit of embellishment. I havent a lot of time at the moment as I have family and friend commitments, promise to do better with the variations, but I had done a lot of that on other challenges I have done with Sharon. on my blog
    http://backvalleyseasons.blogspot.com

  80. Queeniepatch says:

    The buttonhole is a much loved stitch, maybe one of the first I learned as a child. However, some variations are tricky, especially the knotted variety.
    http://web.me.com/queeniepatch/Queeniepatch_Quilts/Blog/Entries/2012/1/14_TAST_2012%2C_Week_2.html

  81. Valerie L says:

    I've finished my picture on felt using the buttonhole stitch. I use that stitch a lot so it was fun to do a little bit more with it.

    You can see my work here: http://cantheleopardchangeherspots.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for looking.

  82. shirley says:

    My samples of button hole stitch is on SF. I really enjoyed visiting this stitch again….got a bit carried away but enjoyed working the stitches.

  83. This is my beaded mandala for week 2 Buttonhole stitch……..I found this stitch so creative and so many variations! I had such fun doing it…….Thanks Sharon for nurturing my creativity !!!
    My bead Mandala is here

    http://ellascraftcreations.blogspot.com/2012/01/t-s-t-bead-mandala-2.html

  84. Claudia says:

    Hi everyone,
    here is my buttonhole stitch task: http://fabricfusion.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-2012-buttonhole-stich-dubai-und.html
    Happy Stitching!
    Claudia

  85. Kirsty Macdonald says:

    I have completed my sample of buttonhole stitch. Everyone is producing such beautiful work! I'm getting so many great ideas. Thanks so much!

    http://silentcompanions.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-challenge-week-2-buttonhole-stitch.html

  86. Here is my week 2 post for this challenge. http://www.temari-addict-australia.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-with-sharon-bs-pin-tangle_14.html

    I tried two versions of Buttonhole this week. I'm really enjoying everyone else's projects

    Cheers
    Rebecca

  87. AuroraLee says:

    Here's mine… Definitely not as interesting as other's but I'm enjoying learning the stitches! http://aurora-lee.ca/Creative/?p=1124

  88. I'm definitely not going to be considered 'Interesting' this week, but my post of this week's stitch is up: http://sew-in-love.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-week-two-and-so-on.html

  89. Severine Allais says:

    this week , I sew a postcard using only buttonhole stitches. It is on flickr and on stichin fingers:
    http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/photo/tast-2012-buttonhole?context=latest
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/severine14/6695223639/in/pool-56846286@N00

  90. chitra gangadharan says:

    thank you Sharon, for giving a opportunity to work on this stitch again. my buttonhole stotch sampler is posted on my blog-
    http://jizee6687.wordpress.com/category/tast-2012/02-buttonhole-stitch2/

  91. Liz Adams says:

    I'm incorporating this challenge into several ongoing large embroideries, which are really mixed media pieces, incorporating dyeing, painting and embroidery stitching. You can see Week Two where I've started with buttonhole stitch, at http://beautifulmetaphor.blogspot.com

    Thanks so much for the chance at collaborative art, always a favorite of mine!

  92. I started a week late, is that an omen for the coming year? I've never participated before and consider myself a beginner in embroidery. Long time quilter. You can see my Fly Stitch and Blanket stitch at quiltisland.blogspot.com.

  93. Diane says:

    I really enjoyed working with the buttonhole stitch this week, and added dimension to the stitch by adding beads. I posted a mini tutorial on how to add beads to this stitch on my blog, and hope it will be of interest to some. My blog is http://dianem.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/tast-2012-buttonhole-stitch/

  94. Week 2 completed. Brought back lots of memories. I have blogged about it at http://www.carorose.typepad.com
    and posted a copy of the sample at
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/56846286@N00/pool/

  95. TeriK says:

    I finished my button hole project tonight. I did it each stitch very close together for a fill effect:
    http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/photo/albums/tast-2012-12

    I am so happy to be doing TAST 2012! So far it is making me stretch my creative muscles.

  96. Cy says:

    And here my experiment with buttonhole stitch. Thoroughly enjoyed my playtime with it.

    http://free-form-stitching.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-week-2-buttonhole-blanket-stitch.html

    Thank you for your visits.

  97. Donna Russ says:

    I posted about this week Buttonhole stitch on my blog at http://www,dwright33055.blogspot.com please check it out….it was fun…love the buttonhole stitch.

  98. Chena Losa says:

    Aquí está mi trabajo de esta semana. Aún me falta hacer el costurero para añadirlo a la carpeta de archivos que me estoy creando.

    http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/photo/albums/tast-2012-semana-2-puntada-de-ojal

  99. Here's my take on buttonhole stitch: http://kirajones.co.uk/?p=559
    I'm really enjoying the challenge so far.

  100. Constanze says:

    Just posted this week's effort:
    http://textiledreamer.wordpress.com/2012/01/15/take-a-stitch-tuesday-2012-week-2-buttonhole-stitch/

    As for many, a familiar but fun and versatile stitch to practice.

  101. Karrin Hurd says:

    I finished my sample for this week at http://karrinscrazyworld.blogspot.com/

  102. angenita says:

    I decided to jump in this challenge. I'm not a stitcher, I hardly do any needlecraft, but I had fun working at this.
    http://verzamelingen.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast.html

  103. Wendy says:

    I enjoyed doing my buttonhole stitch, I love that it doesn't have to be equally spaced and in neat and tidy rows :)

  104. Annet says:

    I made some freestyle buttonhole stitches on a rust dyed fabric. It was fun to watch this grow:
    http://fat-quarter.blogspot.com/2012/01/buttonhole-stitch.html

  105. Sandy Jandik says:

    My samples will be on my blog
    http://focus-on-fiber.blogspot.com in the morning. It's scheduled but if I wait to post here, I"ll forget.

  106. Leena says:

    Have learnt the stitch and used it to make a small project http://creativeinstincts.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/a-lazy-winter-afternoon/

    Leena

  107. Kim Stapleton says:

    Finally I have got going so my buttonhole sample can be found here http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/profile/KimStapleton it was fun to do. Looking forward to the next stitch.

  108. Yuma Tatter says:

    I've finished the work on my sampler border and on my January CQJP block for this week. You can take a look on my blog:
    http://sparemomentstitching.wordpress.com/
    Really enjoying the challenge, and seeing all the many interpretations of each stitch.
    Thanks for the motivation, Sharon!

  109. Tabitha O. says:

    I finally got this done had to put it aside for a little while to finish up some costumes but I am finding it a very rewarding and peaceful project.

    http://momtasticstitchery.blogspot.com/2012/01/touch-my-stitches-8-buttonhole-stitch.html

  110. Luiz Vaz says:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/luiz_vaz/6703863759/

    When Fly stitch meets Blanket… more fireworks!
    Thankyou Sharon!

  111. Please stop by to see what the Tuesday Stitchers have done as a group of friendly stitchers. Our blog link is here:
    http://tast2012.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-wk-2-jan-9-buttonhole-stitch.html

    See you soon!
    Debra S

  112. Diane says:

    This is my second attempt to post a comment, and I sure hope it works this time. My first post disappeared in cyberland. ;-( I thoroughly enjoyed the buttonhole stitch and added beads as I was embroidering the stitch. There is a small tutorial on my blog showing how I did it. Just follow the link and you can see my buttonhole sample http://dianem.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/tast-2012-buttonhole-stitch/

  113. Susan says:

    I'm almost late, but I got something very basic done tonight! http://so-susan.blogspot.com/2012/01/button-it-up.html Looking forward to the next stitch!

  114. Liana D says:

    Hi Sharon, here is my Buttonhole Stitch sampler. As I work during the week, and most Saturdays too, I won't be able to post my TAST work before Sunday or Monday…

    http://stitchinfingers.ning.com/profile/LianaD

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/72752445@N07/

  115. Jane Compeau says:

    Here's my simple sample… I do want to add one more horizontal line:

    http://worldembroideries.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-week-2.html

    Jane

  116. Debbie says:

    I had fun playing with the buttonhole stitch this week. I can't believe I got it done before Week 3 showed up! http://debbiesfiberwork.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-week-2.html

  117. Hi Sharon, Here I am! A little late this week, but hope you'll swing by to see my Buttonhole efforts here. http://www.linda-hubbard.blogspot.com/2012/01/take-stitch-tuesday-week-2-buttonhole.html

  118. Romona says:

    Hi Sharon, Week 2 is done and on my blog. Really enjoying this…Romona

  119. Susie W says:

    I am late as I've had entirely too much fun with guests visiting. Finally have posted week 1 and 2 on my Flicker site here http://www.flickr.com/photos/susie_w/ I plan to do all the TAST stitches on my CQJP project which is a Christmas tree skirt done in pinks and soft greens.

  120. Lynn M says:

    It's fun to see what everyone is stitching, some are truly amazing. I've finally put what I've done, along with previous work on my blog, http://lamdes.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-weeks-1-and-2.html.

  121. hopscotch says:

    Last minute post of my Buttonhole sample – I thought I'd visited here, sorry :)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36140279@N03/6695369749/sizes/l/in/photostream/

  122. Karen Young says:

    Week two is finally done. I have tried to add a little more embellishment this time
    You can see my sampler at
    http://bluemuf.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-week-2-buttonhole-stitch.html

  123. maneki says:

    Today I added some more buttonhole variations to my blog in a second post: http://wildrosesandblackberries.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-week-2-buttonhole-stitch-part-2.html

    This time using beads and working on cotton fabric instead of aida. Enjoy!

  124. Virginia says:

    Buttonhole stitch! I really had fun with this one. It's not quite done but close enough to post. :)

    http://lunasbaublebilities.blogspot.com/2012/01/button-hole-stitch-tast-week-2.html

  125. Maureen bond says:

    Running so late- I have finally added my stitches to
    http://crazyqstitcher.wordpress.com/

    with one photo (nothing startling) of my CQJP here
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/crazyqstitcher/

  126. Theresa E says:

    I have posted my buttonhole stitches on my blog at http://elnesta.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-2-buttonhole.html. I really must use different color floss next week!

  127. Anneliese says:

    I know I am late for this stitch. But here are my experiments on my blog:
    http://anaslua2.blogspot.com/

  128. Audrey says:

    I realised just now I forgot to add my link here!
    I thought I knew this stitch but it turns out I had no idea there could be so many variations. I didn't have much time but I tried to make as many as I could.
    My blogpost: http://hetkabinet.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-2012-2.html
    And my Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hetkabinet/6709485025/in/photostream

  129. viltalakim says:

    even my daughter wanted to learn the stitch again : http://viltalakim.com/blog/2012/01/tast-2/

  130. libbyQ says:

    a bit late this week but still have an example to share of the buttonhole stitch

    :-)
    libbyQ

    http://simpletosublimepapernapkinpoetry.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-have-committed-to-minutes-of-sewing.html

  131. Sharon Griffith says:

    I just posted my version of the buttonhole stitch for week two..Thanks Sharon looking forward to week 3. If you would like you can go here to check it out
    http://sharon-dancingthruthreads.blogspot.com/2012/01/tast-buttonhole-stitch.html

  132. Patricia says:

    Hi
    Here is my Buttonhole Sample
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40774498@N06/6720629333/in/photostream
    I love all possible variations.
    Thanks

  133. Ulla-Britt says:

    I have added an picture of a felted ball with Blanket stitch to my page about Buttonhole stitch. http://ullabritt.wordpress.com/tast-2012/2-buttonhole-stitch/

  134. Mertie says:

    Hi Sharon!
    I am a very late starter. But I got week 1 and week 2 done and now that I am started, hope to catch up very quickly. My stitching can be found on my blog: http://ohohstitcher.blogspot.com/

    Thank you so much for doing the TAST!!! Its wonderful!

  135. Ulla-Britt says:

    I have now updated my page with a bowl made by Buttonhole stitch. http://ullabritt.wordpress.com/tast-2012/2-buttonhole-stitch/