This is my first attempt at the Interlaced Up and down buttonhole. I wasn't particularly successful with it. The substrate I worked on was miserable to use. It is an interesting stitch and I definitely want to try it again. My thanks to Sharon B at http://pintangle.com/ for the instructions.
I feel like this has enough beading now. The beading enhances the kaleidoscope without obliterating it. I pushed myself outside of my box by using some bigger beads. I am always learning! I am linking with http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.ca/ http://www.supermomnocape.com/category/stitchery-link-party/
I have been inching closer to finishing my book. If stitching is slow well writing is even more so for me. I really want it to be done but it isn't something I can rush. While photographing my stitch illustrations I noticed that some could be improved. My rainbow has received more gems and some running stitches. I think it is better now. I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/
I have added some more trims and lace to my crazy quilt block. I have also added a mermaid tail. I painted some felt and cut out the shape. My granddaughter noticed it and thought it was absolutely wonderful but wondered why it didn't have a head. Well, heads are the hardest part for me and I kind of like that is just the tail. I am not quite sure what is next for this block. It never hurts to let things percolate a bit. I am linking to https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/