Saturday, March 10, 2007

My First Biscornu!

Well here is my first ever biscornu but it will certainly not be the last. I can't believe how easy it was to finish this. I always struggling with the finishing of stuff and this technique gives a really neat finish. I have stuffed it with lavender and am going to give it my mum for Mother's Day (We have it early in the UK). I stitched it with Carries Creations thread "banana split" on 28 count quaker cloth.
DSC03495 My first Biscornu

Been having a good go at the SAL this weekend for Tha HAED SAL challenge. Have managed about 800 stitches so far but will post pics after Monday when the SAL is finished.

Also here's my Draeming Mermaid. I am so excited about this as I am starting to put some colour in that tail of hers. I think I am going to call her "Joleen" after Dolly Partons song as there is a line in it that goes.. "With flaming locks of Auburn Hair"!!!
Dreaming as of 10th March

Also did a bit of internet window shopping at Wyndham Needleworks yesterday and the cart was at $170 and I hadnt even started!! So will leave it for now lol.

Hope you are all well and have a fun stitchy weekend.

12 comments:

Cindy said...

Very pretty biscournu! And you are doing very well with the SAL...I'm nowhere near 800 stitches :)

Mad Dixie said...

WOW Hazel I'm really impressed you did that really quickly, I'm sure your Mum will love it the thread you chose goes perfect with the material, funny enough my mum took claim to mine

Jenn said...

Your biscournu is very pretty. I just got a kit to do one and I'm so worried about how I'll finish it. I've never done anything like it before. (finishing I mean) Your HAED piece is coming along nicely. I just love the colors in her.

Carol said...

Congratulations Hazel! Your biscornu is just perfect! Cute button!

Lana said...

GREAT job ont he biscornu! It is beautiful! I love the colors of the thread you used too! and your HAED project is really coming along beautifully!
~Lana~

Karin said...

I love the button on your biscornu! It's gorgeous, and I'm sure that your mom will love it.

Extremlygentle1 said...

Your biscournu is beautiful, I love the colour and the fabby that you chose. I am sure that your Mum will love it. *HUGS*

Sally said...

Your biscornu is gorgeous Hazel. They are very easy once you get going aren't they!

Love your progress on the HAED.

Deanne J said...

Your biscournu is beautiful

Lizzy said...

Oh my, Hazel! Your Biscornu is gorgeous! :-) I really must try my hand at one of these...

Your HEAD piece is looking lovely... can't wait to see more... :-)

Nicola said...

Hi Hazel, Thought I'd swim across from the Mermaid Sanctuary and say "Hello!"

I love that biscornu! I've never seen anything like it before, I'm sure your mum will be thrilled when she receives such a beautiful gift for Mother's Day!

Your dreaming mermaid is beautiful, I have her as a WIP and yours is such an inspiration.

Looking forwarding to reading more of your blog! Take care.

Cindy said...

The biscornu is just gorgeous and I love that color! I done my first not long ago and truly enjoyed doing it. I love your mermaid, it is coming along just beautifuly!

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