Sunday, August 24, 2008

Three things..

Just a quick one to show three things that may interest you.

I was on someone's blog (might have been Lisa's) and found this link to a 15 sided biscornu. How cool is this. If you're not into biscornu and whipstitching then don't bother to look but I think I will definitely try one of these sometime. It's in Russian with a translation which is a bit strange in parts but it has extremely good photos.

Secondly, take a look at Sharon's blog Cross Stitch Happy. She designs lots of freebies and this new one is amazing. In fact when I first saw it I thought "Just Nan" but it's not - it's her design and free for all. It is an amazing hummingbird scissor case and fob set. Go on - it's free.

Thirdly, I have set up a blog for the Needleprint Beatrix Potter Quaker SAL due to start January 09. Sadly, this pattern is now out of print. A short time ago Jaqueline Holdsworth from Needleprint decided to sell some of the patterns as PDF files which is how I was able to get a copy of it. I don't know if she is still selling them or not. You could always pop over to the Yahoo group and ask. If anyone wishes to join this blog just email me hazelhenry @ hotmail . com (omit spaces) and I will send you an invite. Please note: I have only just set up this blog and it is in it's early stages. Everyone welcome who is intending or has already started this wonderful piece.

I don't know why I don't read blogs more. Well I do know - it's time sadly, but everytime I do I get so inspired. I have a Mirabilia Christmas angel in a magazine somewhere which is very blue and sparkly and I have decided I want to stitch this one and make it into a pinkeep. Just need to rummage through my hundreds upon hundreds of mags to find it.

Happy stitching everyone.

Ps Barbara (Sanguine Stitcher) I can't seem to leave a message on your blog or contact you so please email me. xx


Stitchabilities said...

I love the 15 sided biscornu I may have to try one!!

Becky K in OK said...

That 15 sided biscornu is interesting. I'm not sure I would have the patience for this one! It is pretty though.

Yuko said...

Hi Hazel,
The 15 sided Biscornu's idea which is very popular now online was actually spread from my friend's gift to me :
You can also see a beautiful 15 sided Biscornu! :D
I linked the original tutorial page, though it's only in Japanese... lol

By the way, I'm very interested in BP SAL blog, I might ask you to let me join in later!
As I have so many WIPs and things that I have to do, I'm hesitating a bit so far...
I will think about it!

staci said...

So much great info :) Thanks Hazel.

Louise said...

Hi Hazel!
Hope you are having a wonderful day. I saw the 15 sided Biscornu...amazing isn't it?! I have made a biscornu..but not one with that many sides...I made mine extra large for a very large pincushion..they do come out very pretty. Come on over to my blog..there are some awards awaiting you! Louise :)

glamlawlib said...

Thanks for the pointers to the 15 sided biscornu - wow! And the freebies - very cute!

I am v.tempted by the BP SAL too, I'll have to have a think about it, I have the pdf but I'm not sure I can commit the time unfortunately!

Annette said...

I love the biscornu! Thank you for the link :)

Ranae said...

That 15 sides biscornu is amazing.
Thanks for the links

zetor said...

Just found your blog, really enjoying it. The 15 sided Biscornu is fascinating but as I haven't tried a conventional one yet I'll maybe have to put it off a while.

stitcherw said...

Wonderful links. I especially enjoyed the hummingbird case, just beautiful, and she had several other designs I liked as well. The sweater in your earlier post looks like it will be so pretty, good luck with it. I'll enjoy seeing your next progress update of it.

Julie said...

Thanks for the links, some exciting stuff there.

Anonymous said...

Hi Hazel,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the nice comment.
I like your blog, I'll sure keep coming back.
Have a nice day!

Nina said...

Hello Hazel,

Thanks for the kind comment! :)
Your blog is also new for me but I'm sure I'll visit it often ;)

Have a nice day!

Regards from Hungary,

P.S. The 15 sided biscornu is a great idea!

Rowyn said...

Thanks for the amazing links! Love the Hummingbirds.

Nic said...

The 15 sided biscornu looks interesting - it's an idea for using up all those little oddments oddments of fabric!

Beatrice said...

I may have to try out that 15 sided biscornu..hmmmm very pretty.