I've spent some time finishing up this buttonhole sampler today.
I got bored with the squares and rectangles so just started playing with the stitch. The pink on the bottom portion kinda meandered around and then all of a sudden it looked a bit like mountains so I thought I would try a saguaro with some #3 perle cotton. Although the #3 was too large a thread for this treatment, I think it would be a viable way to make a saguaro with a bit of practice.
There is a three-pronged deep pink section on the lower right that I really like. To my mind it reminds me of stylized fuchia blossoms. This one I will definitely use along a crazy quilt seam.
Just a short post today as I want to get some quilting done. I'll be back in a couple of days!
Oh, about the accident... I'm fine now, although I was a bit shook up afterwards. It looks like they'll be able to fix the van... the final decision will be made next week after they pull it apart to really get a good look at the frame, etc. So far, so good!