Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Biscornu recieved

Biscornu exchange August 08

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Here is my biscornu that I made for Vonna for the SBEBB. It is the Victorian blackwork biscornu from the Gift of Stitching a few months ago. She has now got it through the post and so I am happy to reveal it. I enjoyed making it although I usually tend to have an aversion to backstitch. Somehow, this was different. I stitched black glass seed beads round the edges which I thought was a nice touch. These were the extras I sent along with it. Vonna said she was pleased with what I sent her.
I am currently working on another biscornu for a mini exchange I am running so no peeks. I have also finished the stitching on my prairie schooler exchange but need to do the finishing on it. I desperately want to get some of my projects finished and I am intending to work on them one by one if I have to in order to get some out of the way.
Thanks to everyone who has joined the BP SAL blog. I never thought it would be so popular. I think we will see some lovely examples of this design.
Just to let you know I will be offline at the end of the week for about a week so if you do want an invite for the blog then please be patient and know I haven't forgotton. I will get back to you.
Happy stitching in blogland. xx

35 comments:

Nic said...

Your biscornu looks really nice - I'm with you on blackwork not really feeling like (ugh!) backstitch :o)

Angela said...

There is an award for you on my blog. Thank you for all your help when I set up my blog.

Little Cat said...

Your biscornu is lovely. Vonna must be really chuffed with it.

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely biscornu and gifts you have sent to Vonna - lucky girl.

Angela said...

Me again. After my flying visit earlier thought I'd come back and look at your stitching. The biscournu is lovely and your so generous with all the extras.

I'm still undecided about the SAL but I have plenty of time to decide.

Sorry but there is no way am I putting before and after pictures of my bathroom on the internet. Far too embarrassing.

cathymk said...

Just gorgeous, Hazel! A lovely gifty for Vonna!

Yuko said...

Hazel, your Biscornu is absolutely beautiful!!
I wanted to try to make this one, but as I'm not good at blackwork, I haven't been makine any one!
As seeing your beautiful work, I feel like making one in the near future!!

staci said...

Beautiful biscornu Hazel and a really thoughtful exchange :)

Dawn B. said...

Very nice Biscorn..I can see why she liked it.

Julie said...

A lovley exch gift you made, very nice.

zetor said...

Lovely biscornu.The beads set it off beautifully.

Karan said...

Lovely biscornu - love this design (big fan of blackwork). Lovely gifts too. :0)

Artystitches said...

I love Biscornu's this one is lovely wel done.

Sally said...

Beautiful biscornu Hazel. I admire you for doing blackwork. I've only ever tried it once and it drove me balmy!

Lucy said...

The beads definately added a wonderful touch!! Great idea!

Andrea said...

Wonderful biscornu. Thanks for the link for Sharon's blog (XS Happy).

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your biscornu looks dainty, I love the way you finish it!

Artystitches said...

Hi Hazel, i had been meaning to learn to crochet for years and while i was on maternity leave i when on youtube and found a video tutorial of how to crochet as i could never get the hang on it by written instructions i needed someone to show me. so when i found that tutorial i picked it up straight away and made the blanket for my son. I have the tutorial post on my blog if you go back a bit you will see it, you should give it a go,i bet you would be able to crochet!

Cathy B said...

Hazel -your biscornu for Vonna is quite lovely!

Lennu said...

Hazel, your biscornu is gorgeous! You've done wonderful job with it, I've been admiring the design in TGOSM, but haven't stitched it.

Sonda in OR said...

That's a beautiful biscornu. I'm sure Vonna adores it.

Mylene said...

I love your biscornu!! Really beautiful!!!

Miss Paula said...

Although I now embroider and no longer cross stitch I found your site pretty! Most important I found a sister in the Lord!!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous!! Vonna must be thrilled to bits!

Carol said...

Your biscornu for Vonna is lovely! Awesome job!

Joei said...

Lovely biscornu. I've stitched such chart too but I made it into a tuffet. Yours is beautifully finished. And what a lovely exchange!

Cheryl said...

Your biscornu is gorgeous Hazel! I love the beads, lovely touch

Tracy said...

Your blackwork is beautiful!!

monique said...

Gorgeous finish!

Ruth said...

Ooooo, pretty. Really, really pretty. Congrats on a beautiful finish!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous finish!

Susimac said...

Lovely biscornu you made.

Carol R said...

Beautiful biscornu Hazel - well done.

Wendy said...

The biscornu look gorgeous! I love the beaded edging you added to it.

DovilÄ— said...

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