This week's stitch for the TAST Challenge hosted by Sharon Boggon at Pin Tangle is a really cute stitch called 'Top Knotted Buttonhole Stitch'. I really enjoyed stitching this latest stitch and you can find Sharon's tutorial for it here.
I added a partial circle of stitching in one corner of my sampler and I used a variegated silk thread to embroider it.
It was a fun stitch to embroider but you do have to pay very close attention to your tension while working the stitch. It is very easy to pull the top knot too tight so that it doesn't sit prettily on the surface of the fabric but rather is pulled down into the fabric.
I think it could be used to make a really cute little line of flowers if you added some detached chain stitch leaves between the buttonhole stitches. I may have to try that idea at a later date!