15.1.12

Touch My Stitches #8: Buttonhole Stitch

Day 241:  Week 2 of 52
I love this weekly TAST challenge. I worked on this a little last week but needed to get through the costumes for the ComicCon (more on that tomorrow) so had to put it aside.  I was able to pick it up again last night so here is my continuation of this Ocean/Underwater piece with the Buttonhole Stitch included.

The first week's Fly Stitch is underneath some Buttonhole Stitches as well as some more Fly Stitches.  You can see I am using embroidery thread in 3, 2 and single strands.
 I also added these wonderful beads and chips to the underwater scape.  In these two pictures I had only added a few longer Buttonhole stitches in the green and the ones that the beads are on.  The colored stone chips are on thin Fly Stitches.

 I did go out and buy the beads and stone chips but I am trying to use up the scraps of thread and cones that I have found at thrift stores for this project to use up what I have available.
 In these last 3 pictures I have added the stones and all the longer Buttonhole and Fly Stitches in green over the smaller stitches to give it some dimension.  As I get a new stitch every week I will keep integrating them into this piece in some way until I am satisfied with the look and then I will start another one.
 I can't get over the color of some of these stones.  As I add stitched living creatures amongst the vegetation of this ocean bottom I think it will really make these stand out.

What will you create today?

Take A Stitch Tuesday (TAST)
Week 1 Fly Stitch

6 comments:

  1. What an imaginating work...I like it so much!

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  2. Very nice work! Love your beads.

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    1. I am glad you like the beads. I am a little addicted and love sewing on tiny things so you will see a lot more.

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  3. very beautiful, i like so much! greetings from egypt
    marie
    http://marieluxor.canalblog.com/

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  4. Hello back Marie from the Southwestern United States! Love seeing the pictures on your blog of Egypt!

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