This week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is called Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch and, is exactly that. One part of the stitch is stitched up and the other is stitched down.
I really love this family of stitches, so I really enjoyed working this onto my sampler. I had already drawn a circle onto my background fabric ready for the next stitch when I worked on last week's stitch (you may have spotted it in the photograph I took on the top left side).
I decided I was going to work the vertical part of the stitch away from the circle but, as I got to the bottom I realised that I hadn't left myself room, so I switched to putting the vertical part of the stitch on the inside of the circle and then switched back again. I like how it has turned out.
You can find Sharon's excellent tutorial for Up and Down Buttonhole Stitch here. Hopefully I will have something other than embroidery stitches to show you the next time I post!