TAST stitches for the last two or three weeks have been up and down buttonhole and variations.
On the left a stem of up and down buttonhole to which I have added organza ribbon petals and beads. Next to it is the beaded version - some stitched with bugle beads some with seed beads. The circle is the same stitch. To the right are two rows of interlaced up and down buttonhole with some little individual ones between the top row. The beads were added afterwards.
I have been working in the garden this morning and we have masses of autumn flowers around.
I had forgotten that I planted these autumn crocus near my washing line. They are very cheery first thing in the morning.
We have hundreds of these tiny autumn ladies tresses at the far end of our garden. Mostly they are 6 - 8" tall.
These tiny cyclamen are at the other end of the garden.
Michaelmas daisies are always so colourful in the garden.
Morning glory taking over the runner beans.
And this pretty ground hugging thistle.
Also spotted this large fungi
but we will not be eating it!
Now to get on with some sewing - I have seen various versions of the Charming Stars stitch along and I am thinking Christmas fabrics would be great for a table runner.
Hope your weather is as sunny as ours!