For my July biscornu I chose a nice design by Elizabeth's Designs originally called "Dragonfly". But in my colour pallette it calls for another name - something like "Autumn Leaves", I guess. The back is green fabric with leaves print.
...thought I'd show you it anyway. I made this for my dd's teacher. It is Olga Teague's Wisteria biscornu and it just looks so sparkly in real life. So, I can't classify it as one of my monthly biscornus as I don't have it :-( but thought it would be a good place to post it anyway.x
I found this sweet chart in old issue of Lena special, which my friend forget at my home. I was looking for nice colorful flower for biscornu in June with no luck. So I was happy to find this pattern in magazine which originally is the clip hunger for napkin. I worked it on 28 white linen with Anchor thread.
I love daisy's they're in full bloom at the arboretum. The design is a freebie from http://www.stickfee.de/ . I used 28ct white linen and blue & yellow Anchor thread. It's the negative space that makes the blossoms. It reminds me of summer and fresh linen towels.
Well, I didn't start it until July 4th, so I did pretty good on the time if I say so myself. This is another design taken from the breadcloths leaflet that I have. But this time instead of putting the four sides together, I reversed them around so that they butted up against one another instead of creaking the four corners. You can't see it from this picture, but I used an old Needles Necessities that I had that was red, white and blue to use for my backstitching. The sparklers on the firecrackers are hard to see as well, but in person they show up quite nicely. Thanks for looking! I can't believe that we're now more than half way into this.
Hi all! Happy 4th of July in America! I finished my July Biscornu late on the 3rd and won't be able to post tomorrow, so here it is! It is by Alexandrina of the Matryoshka Biscornu blog, and is called the Summer Butterfly Biscornu. It made me think of fireworks, so I used some 28ct white evenweave and leftover Dinky-Dyes silks, stitched it over 1 and made a little 2 inch fob. I tried the trick of plain fabric on the back (strengthed with the same evenweave) and I think it turned out great (if a bit fiddley with such a small biscornu!). Once stuffed it was nice and smooth on the back.
My dear friend Hazel Henry had the lovely idea of making a Basket of Biscornu, the idea is to stitch one biscornu every month starting from January and by the end of December you end up with 12 pretty biscornu to put into a basket. The designs can be anything you want themed, seasonal or just a random one you like.