Sometimes ……

….. you just have to do it!

It’s the second week of TAST, Take a Stitch Tuesday.  The stitch is buttonhole, which is a useful one, and I have used it on many occasions.  So, when I had a really silly idea I just had to ‘go’ with it to see if it would work.  I have very little time this week, so it had to be done today or not at all.

I’m not proud of the stitching, but I had fun, and I’ll try it again when I have more time. So, without more ado, here is my sample

Yes, it is a satsuma.  Yes, I did eat the inside.  Was it easy?  Not very!  It’s stitched with a Sassa Lynne hand-dyed coton a broder.

I repeat – I’m not proud of the stitching…… and there are a couple more photographs here

It will be interesting to see what it looks like in a day or two….. (see below)

The following photograph was added on 12th January.  As it dries out the satsuma (which is a different shape to a mandarin, different taste too) you can see that it is starting to shrink.

The gaps that are emerging are seen slightly better in the picture below.

Added 15th January

The skin is definitely changing

See how loose the stitching has become?

It has shrunk somewhat, and the gaps are becoming quite large cracks now!

52 thoughts on “Sometimes ……

  1. Now that’s sometihng I would have never of thought og! It looks very cool though! And yes.. I wonder what it will look like in a couple of days time


  2. No reason not to be proud of it. The stitching looks decent. A bit of an odd “fabric,” yes, but I’m sure there are odder things. I wonder how it will dry. LOL Can you imagine how it might be viewed in 100 years — especially if there are no comments around to explain it. :^D


  3. 🙂 What a fun way to practice a stitch! I’d love to see what it looks like in a day or two! I’ll bet your hands smelled fantastically orangey, too. Thanks for sharing!


  4. That is a stunning idea, and also slightly sinister, stitching that unsuspecting mandarin back up without the benefit of anaesthesia i am sure!! I am impressed! c


  5. Your buttonhole stitch is great! Great idea for thinking outside the box!

    I want to invite you to enter a show that I am hosting on my blog beginning February 1. The name of the show is Crazy Quilts Are Quilts Too. Please come over and read about it and join in if you wish! You do not have to enter a competition piece to participate but there are some fabulous prizes for those who do enter the competition.


  6. Round of applause Myfanwy 🙂 I wonder if you had used fine metal wire, would the structure have held once the satsuma dries and shrivels, could you wax the thread to make it strong enough? Highly original and brought a big smile this morning, thank you


  7. I was feeling a bit down today but this buttonholed satsuma really made me smile.
    Creativity rating? – off the scale! Absolutley fabulous!


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