Friday, 25 December 2009


And the winners of the draw are Rosemary and Missy, you will both receive a little gift please watch you mail box.

Congratulations to everyone for participating in this SAL there have been some fantastic designs and thank you to all the designers mentioned for producing such wonderful designs for us to stitch.

I am leaving the blog running so that anyone wanting to post pics of their Biscornus (only) can do so and anyone wanting to join or start their own mini SAL can do so.

Merry Christmas Everyone and Happy Stitching

Tracy xx

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Missy's December Biscornu

I have has such a great time with this year long SAL. Thank you to all who have inspired me and I congratulate you all!!!! A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to our Hostess with the Mostess Tracy!!!!


The Floss Box-Gingerbread

And here is the entire basket:


Antonina's (lovebiser) December Biscornu

For the last biscornu for the Basket I choose "Gzhel" pattern, thank to Svetlana for sharing the chart. I like Russian folklore painting style Gzhel very much, so I want to get such treasure in my own collection too. Aida 18, DMC threads, crystal bead in the center.
It's a bit pity that this great project is over for me already. Thank you all for nice project, I was happy to be a part of it!

Only two and a half months to go

Hi everyone well only two and a half months left well done to everyone (not me, lol) who has managed to produce a biscornu every month, there have been some stunning designs. I was thinking for December to maybe set a target to have your December biscornu done by midnight on December 24th Christmas Eve that way I can do the draw for Christmas Day, anyone who doesn't want to do this please let me know.

I have decided for next year to leave the blog running as a kind of gallery so anyone wanting to post their biscornu pictures or anyone wanting to do their own biscornu SAL please feel free to do so. Anyone who would like to be removed from the blog for next year please let me know and can make a list ready for next year.

Happy Biscornu Stitching xx

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Tomi’s December Biscornu

Designer: Polstitches Designs "Beaded Heart Biscornu"
I used 32 Cream Murano, Oasis thread and beads

Tracy, thank you very much for this interesting project!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Svetalilu’s December Biscornu

Here is my December biscornu - "Christmas Cheer". Design from The Sweetheart Tree ”Teenie Tweenie” #64.
Fabric: 32 count Linen.
Threads: DMC. Glass beads.

And here is my all 12 biscornus.
Stiched by: svetalilu

Thanks to all of you and a very special Thanks to you Tracy!
I would like wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Tigerin81's December biscornu

Here is my final December biscornu. The pattern is from TGOS magazine, issue 23 (dec. 2007). It's rather small, only 2 inches, and it completes both my blackwork set of three peices (a 15-sided biscornu, a zigougou and a biscornu) and this 12 months project.

And these are all 12 biscornus I've made during this year. It was a great pleasure to participate. Thank you all of you for this project, for going all the way and congratulations to those who have made it to this point!

My biscornus usually live in the basket, but I took them out and spread them on the table so that they all could be seen nicely.

Happy Holidays!
Elena K.

Friday, 18 December 2009

Tomi's November biscornu

This is present for my friend - "Christmas Biscornu"
Designer: Just Nan
Fabric: 28 Permin (Wichelt) Linen Natural
Threads: DMC
Embellishmens: Swarovsky Crystal buttons, bead, garnet bell flower, gold ring

Jayne's December Biscornu

Here is my Final Biscornu I took the pattern from Novembers GOS, it was stitched with the recommended threads on 32ct linen evenweave. I have given this away in an exchange.


Rosemary's December Biscornu

I love to see red cardinals among green pine boughs on a blanket of snow and ice, in my backyard so I had to stitch this pattern. The old darner belonged to my mom. The pattern is by "Kittyandme" Designs and is available on I used 28ct white sparkly linen, DMC thread, and clear beads clustered along the edge. My basket is complete, though I gave one to a friend. Every month I look forward to seeing the new and creative biscornu's you've all stitched. You are all such talented stitchers! Thank you Tracy for a putting it all together!

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Tigerin81's November biscornu

I found this "Snowflake Ballet" pattern in the "Gift of stitching" magazine, issue 46 and thought it would make a nice biscornu.
I used 32ct. taupe Lugana and stitched with rayon and pearlescent effects dmc floss. Added some beads, ribbon, snowflake buttons and 4 bicone beads.

My last December biscornu is also ready, I'll be posting again soon.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Melissa's December Biscornu

This is the first 15 sided biscornu I have done. It is stitched on 14 count red fabric with Weeks Dye Works floss (Icicle 1086). The chart is from The Gift of Stitching magazine issue 47, December 2009.
I have totally enjoyed stitching all the biscornu this year.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Kathy's December Biscornu...and the whole Basket!

Here it is...the 12th and final biscornu for the Basket of Biscornu 2009! All but four of them were freebies from the web, and I used stash to stitch all but those four.
This one is by Maria del Valle and is called the Lynne Biscornu. I did the back more simply with just the heart motifs in the corners. Fabric is 22ct white hardanger, with varigated red DMC.
Almost forgot to take the "before" picture!

And here is my whole basket of 12 months of biscornu! This was lots of fun, and thanks for the inspiration to everyone involved!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Terry's December Biscornu

Well, I didn't wait till the last minute this month. I finished this yesterday on the 5th, Saturday, but couldn't get to the camera until today. I made it! I can't believe that I did this for an entire year. It was so much fun going through my stash each month and finding a design and then picking out fabric and fibers. So, here it is in all its glory.... my December Biscornu.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Tigerin81's October Biscornu

I'm very sorry, but my October and November biscornus are late.
Here's what I have for October. Based on a design by Elizabeth's Designs, modified to fit my desired size. The back is finished with fabric.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Terry's November Biscornu

Well, I finally finished my November Biscornu at 3 AM on 11/30. I'm just squeaking in under the wire for this month. Only one more month to go. I even put off grocery shopping so I could finish it, but I ended up falling asleep for 5 hours on Sunday due to an allergy attack that hasn't quit and so I actually worked on it from 9 PM until 11/30 3 AM. lol

Missy's November Biscornu


Thanksgiving Biscornu
Barbara Ana

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Svetalilu’s November Biscornu

Here is my November biscornu - "Snowflakes In The Pines". Design from The Sweetheart Tree ”Teenie Tweenie” #65.
Fabric: 32 count Linen.
Threads: DMC. Glass beads.

Antonina's (lovebiser) November Biscornu

This time I decided to made one Needlepoint biscornu after I found free patterns by one of my favorite designers Laura J. Perin
This is the only 1\4 of her beautiful Little Spring Quilts designs. I use monocanvas and DMC threads for work. I change a bit the original pattern to make design fitting the biscornu shape. I really like the result!

Jeanne - November

Pattern: my own design
Fabric: 18 ct aida
Thread: DMC


Friday, 20 November 2009

Tomi's September Biscornu

Sorry, I'm late. It was  a present for my friend, so I couldn't show my september biscornu
Designer: Kitty and Me Designs "Poinsettia Biscornu" from Just Cross Stitch  Christmas ornament  2008
Fabric: 32 belfast Mint Green
Threads: ThreadworX, DMC
Embellishmens: beads, buttons

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Jayne's November Biscornu

Here is my November Biscornu I did it at a workshop with Jane Greenoff of The Cross Stitchers Guild.


Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Olia's(hohla) November Biscornu

This month I wanted to come up with a design tree. And two projects received: biscornu and zigougou. Beads, metallic and beautiful fabrics - are preparing for the Christmas holidays!
My design: Olia's (hohla) Mystery zigouigoui Noel

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Melissa's November Biscornu

This month I did Trillium's Maple Leaf biscornu (from her Sept. biscornu). It was so much fun to stitch. I stitched it on 14 count fiddler's cloth. I used silk, bamboo and variegated floss. I then used mini bugle beads and leaf charms on the edges. I am sending this to my friend in Phoenix because he misses the changing of the fall leaves and fall weather in general.
Marie, thank you so much for designing such a fun chart.

Friday, 6 November 2009

Gabys October Biscornu

Being a bit late but I really stitched it before Halloween;-))

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Kathy's November Biscornu

I wasn't going to wait till the last minute this month! Here's my November biscornu already!
This is Fabulous Fall by Cat's Whisker's in collaboration with Dinky-Dyes. Silk was included in the chartpack. It is stitched on Silkweaver's Tawny Sparkle 32ct opalescent belfast.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Rosemary's November Biscornu

Biscornu with wool applique on linen. Design by Elizabeth Talledo - Dames of the Needle. It came as a kit. I'd never done applique before. Stitches used are: longarm cross, stem, back stitch, tack, wrapped stem, and straight stitch. It's filled it with wool roving (wool keeps the needles clean). Done on lambswool linen. It's stiffer than "regular" linen and nice to stitch on.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Kathy's October Biscornu

Whew! Finished this one just in time to post on Halloween! This Owl Biscornu was a freebie on the Stitch-Creations blog, by M. Brouwer. I used some aida and DMC, varigated on one side, plain on the other.

Rosemary's October Biscornu

This was in my stash for a year and I am very happy to finally finish it. One side is autumn and the other is winter. I used "Olde Willow" hand-dyed threads on 32ct linen with MH beads, just as the chart says. Design by "". I found the pins at the LNS. I beaded the edge as follows: 1 stitch with 1 bead, next stitch with 2 beads, pattern is 1-2-1-2-1... Now I have to answer the door for trick-or-treaters...

Missy's Oct. Biscornu

Here, at last, is my Oct. Biscornu. I have stitched this design 3 times but this one I will keep. Here is the front and back:


Barbara Ana Design