The second Pintangle TAST stitch is blanket stitch, or buttonhole stitch, as it referred to sometimes (and apparently there is quite a debate on the name in stitching circles…I am new enough the embroidery world to not get to have an opinion yet!). Blanket stitch is what started this entire embroidery obsession back when the family decided to make personalized silly felt dog ornaments for Christmas gifts. For this project I decided to keep things simple with the possibility to embellish later on with beads or even a hilly snow scene to let the stitches appear as snow. The dark line is my mark-b-gone pen markings waiting to…be gone….

Blanket stitch done in white DMC Cotton Perle 5. The fly stitch garland in green DMC Perle 5 is part of next week’s challenge and soon to have berries and poinsettia’s in the mix.

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TAST Stitch 2: Blanket Stitch