September 30, 2012

Angela~ Knotted Buttonole


This stitch was super easy and reminiscent of a couple of other stitches we have done this year.
I used the knotted buttonhole as a border stitch for this pseudo funereal card.  Black cotton perle, 10g is what the label says on the spool.
It might be considered macabre but I am fascinated with funereal memorabilia.  The old Victorian cards are usually very elegant but I think Ms. Post would approve of mine.

13 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Yes, she would.

Have you been to the funeral museum in Houston?

Carol Neale-Broughton said...

Your knotted buttonhole looks so fine and fringe like, lovely stitching.

Suztats said...

I'm sure she would! Nicely done frame. That must have taken a long time.

ladyhawthorne said...

Yes I have, fascinating place. Lot so fun with my friend and her 4 year old.

ladyhawthorne said...

Actually about 4 hours total!

Debra Spincic said...

:-)

Debra Spincic said...

It's a bit adult for a 4 year old, IMHO.

Barbara C said...

Very nice and understated. Emily would definitely approve.

Judy S. said...

I think she's smiling her approval! Just realized that you really do a reveal every week!!!! And such fun and interesting ones at that.

Cy said...

Not macabre at all me thinks. Just a part of life is the inevitable ending.
Very neatly stitched knotted buttonhole. Glad you had a fairly easy week of it this week. Sometimes it's good to keep it simple, and in this case "less is more".

ladyhawthorne said...

But really, Josiah was never a 'child'. He loved it and was only disappointed they didn't have a mock demo of the embalming. The docent was taken aback as you can imagine.

ladyhawthorne said...

I spent 2 days in pain with a UTI and 2 days ready to pass out from all I had to do at work so I'm glad this went fast too.

cq4fun said...

Great thing to memorialize. I was brought up with Emily Post and The Army Wife, as the end-all and be-all of lady like behavior. =) I love that picture. It's so perfect of the times. Your knotted buttonhole border is just the thing for this one.