Saturday, 31 January 2009
Thank you to my Best Friend for your encouragement!!
This is the center part of the "Icelandic Biscornu" chart from The Gift of Stitching digital cross stitch magazine. It is stitched on white Lugana.
I will post the designer and issue number later. I've had this finished for two weeks, but had to wait to upload it with a lot of other photos as my camera uses up a lot of batteries. My computer doesn't have a card reader.
I've finished my January Biscornu .
The original pattern comes from the 'Gift of Stitching' magazine, December 2007 issue.
Stitched on 28ct white and red linen,
B5200 , 498 DMC, beads.
Friday, 30 January 2009
First the pic: My January item
I decided after a long hunt thru all the buttons in the house & two tries to attach them, that this little guy is cool for now with no dimple. - I'll see if it stays that way, or it starts crying for a button.
and now for a little about me....
I found this challenge project on Tuesday January 27th. I bought supplies that evening. I finished the thing this evening.
I have been thinking of picking the x stitch back up for a while now (just to do a biscornu) I am GLAD I have!!
I have known how to cross stitch since I was 11. I did a lot of small projects when I was in high school & just after. I have been thinking about small hand crafts that I can do while between phone calls at my job, and I decided that this is one I can work on again. (I had been doing a lot of crochet & hand sewing ornaments.)
All the projects I have seen that others have posted - y'all are GREAT!!
Stitched on 28 antique white evenweave with DMC Rayon floss from my stash.
The edge is covered with gathered ribbon.
Thanks Tracy for doing the monthly biscornu challenge. I couldn't resist this pattern with the cute cat. On the back is the back of the cat. I love patterns that do that. The light fiber is an overdye that went perfectly with one of my mom's old abalone shell buttons. The overdye gives it an antique look and the button has different shades in it too. I still plan on making a mini biscornu for a mini basket. I see I'm not the only one with this idea. :)
I know I know - it hasn't got a button on it yet!!! I need to get out to find a nice sparkly on ethat will match pref in pink! Anyway here is mine minus the button. I have decided that I am going to use Carries threads and DMC Jewel effects on my biscornus and I am using patterns from the french book "Repertoire des Frises". I am using up hand dyed fabric from my stash. This is Carries "Epiphany" and A pink Jewel effect. Can't wait to do the next one. xx
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Here's the Cherry Blossom Biscornu, which is a kit with everything you need but the stuffing!
I already made two for this month but need to make a pic of them...
My name is Gaby and you can find me here
I made more than 45 Biscornus during the last two years or so;-))
Here is a small collection.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
G’day! I’m a newbie too! This is my third biscornu and I’m working on my fourth. I can’t get enough of them. I used the same pattern as Jeanne with verigated threads. (http://matryoshkabiscornue.blogspot.com/2009/01/frozen-january-biscornu-fob-set.html)
Pattern: Alexandrina's Frozen January freebie
Fabric: 14 ct. aida
I chose these colors to represent smoke curling out of a chimney on a dark winter night.
I didn't join this challenge until late, so didn't get a chance to comment on each biscornu offered this month, I do want to say I took time today to look at them all, and boy are there some beautiful biscornu. Keep up the good work everyone. In February I'll make sure to stop by often and leave you comments on your hard work.
I've finished my very first Biscornu. Woo Hoo. lol
Unfortunately I can't remember where online I found the pattern. If anyone recognizes it and knows where it came from, please let me know so I can give credit for the design.
The colours I used are 747, 3043, and Silk N' Colors Aqua Clouds. I also added some beads that aren't part of the original pattern.
Thanks for this challenge, it's helped me to try something new.
Monday, 26 January 2009
It's much better in reality!