July 15, 2012

Carol - TAST, Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch

When visiting New Zealand I loved all the ferns we saw on our walks and for me this lace motif captures those memories.  Again, Sharon obliged with Up and Down Buttonhole.

 This is a view of  my completed Journal Blocks
January through June


I've not photographed the facing pages, perhaps later.

10 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

Very nice fern leaf this stitch is perfect for it. Sarah's journal makes me wish I had one for all my journeys except none were quite this exotic.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Its good to dream when one is only limited by imagination.

Suztats said...

Very curvy and textural. Nice use of the up and down buttonhole.

Peacock said...

I love the fern motif! Very organic.

Judy S. said...

Very clever use of the U.D. stitch! Love that fern.

Cy said...

Excellent koru (fern leaf). The up/down stitch was ideal for it.
I've been trying to work out which lake is shown in your picture. I know it's Mt. Cook in the background. (I've painted that mountain so many times that I could recognize it with my eyes shut, lol).
Some very happy memories of staying in that area, and what must have been MY moment of madness.... swimming in the freezing waters of Lake Pukaki (mid-summer, and still freezing waters)... and oh, the stars at night. Never before have I seen so many stars. No light pollution there.

Cy said...

I also want to mention how lovely it has been to re-visit all those other places on Sarah's travels too. The colours are so vibrant and the 'story' is so interesting.
I look forward to seeing what else you do with the New Zealand block.

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Koru, thanks Cy couldn't remember it's name and pleased you could identify it. The patch just says Otago and Southland, which doesn't help much. Wish we had seen your stars.

Debra Spincic said...

Looks like you get to match your fern on the opposite side with the basque stitch this week! and surely you will be adding twinkly stars too!

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Great use of the U&D on the "Koru". What an adventure this past six months has been. Your blocks tell such a story and it is amazing how you have managed to have them go so well together considering the varying locals/themes. It is fun to see everyone's blocks together. I need to do that yet.