Buttonhole Conquered!

I did it! I got all the way around (perfectly lined up), and finally, once and for all, have  the darn buttonhole stitch figured out. I added new thread the proper way, picked out stitches, and even made the end match up to the beginning so you can’t tell where I started. It is perfect, and I will never forget how to do it again… I hope.

Hardanger Pin Cushion, designed by Kim Beamish (WIP, front)

Hardanger Pin Cushion, designed by Kim Beamish (WIP, front)

I’ve moved on to finishing up the outer border with kloster blocks and algerian eyelets. I think it is looking pretty nice. Okay, I think it looks great. 😉 I’m overly proud of myself.

Hardanger Pin Cushion, designed by Kim Beamish (WIP, back)

Hardanger Pin Cushion, designed by Kim Beamish (WIP, back)

I know that the buttonhole stitch isn’t hard. I’ve done it before, lots of time. But for some reason, I just couldn’t get it to go right for this project. Sometimes it is the simple things that stump you. And, it can feel so good to finally figure them out.

Buttonhole stitches, klosters, and eyelets

Buttonhole stitches, klosters, and eyelets

Once I’m finished this project, I really should get to work on the next stocking, but I think I will work on a few other buttonhole stitch patterns.

Smalls SAL – October’s check-in is coming up very soon. The check-in post will be up this coming Wednesday, the 28th. And, information about the 2016 SAL will be posted in early November.

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7 Responses to Buttonhole Conquered!

  1. Susan says:

    GREAT job! Buttonhole was the hardest stitch in hardanger for me to get right. My brain just could not figure out the corners. The back looks amazing too.

  2. Laura says:

    That buttonhole stitch gave me fits because it is so hard to see the right hole under the thick thread. I’m overly proud of you too!

  3. Emma says:

    It looks great!

  4. Catherine says:

    Heather: I am envious, I have tried this buttonhole and did not do very good, you have done a beautiful job.


  5. Joanne P says:

    Your hardanger looks awesome and the back is very neat too.

  6. Kim says:

    Way to Go!!! I knew you would do it. Saturday afternoon was tiring for evryone. I knew once you were at home with proper lighting and a good amount of sleep, you would get it.

    Thanks again for spending your day with me, see you next year!