Stitches and More

Stitches and More
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands... Proverbs 31:13

Monday, March 31, 2008

First Biscornu


I can't believe it has been so long since I've posted! Where does the time go? Here is my first attempt at a biscornu, which is also my 2nd ornament for the year. I'm quite pleased with the results. The 2 buttons came from my mama's button jar. I believe they came from one of my childhood dresses.

I've been to Oklahoma City to see my dad twice in March. I spent one weekend with him and DH and I went on Easter for the day. Since my mama passed away the end of 2006, I've been trying to get there often to check on him.

On the first trip to OKC, I met DD and DSIL for lunch (the only time they could fit me in that weekend!) It was 2 days after her birthday and I'd made and decorated a cake (chocolate with buttercream icing, as always) to take. While on that trip I stopped by Heartland Needleworks, browsed around and met Carla, and picked up the linen and threads to stitch Where My Heart Blooms.

Work has been more intense than usual the past couple of weeks. Today was our year end, so hopefully by the end of this week I won't feel so drained. Even though I haven't made a lot of progress on any one thing, most nights I did some stitching, and hope to post a few more pics soon.

8 comments:

Lelia said...

Mary: This is lovely!! Excellent stitching & finishing : ) Special touch to use a button from one of your dresses. Great idea.

Barbara said...

Great job, Mary!!

Daffycat said...

It's a lovely biscornu, great job! I hope work goes easier for you now...

Wanda said...

Lovely job on the biscornu!

Itching To Stitch said...

You did a beautiful job on your biscornu ;)

Stitchingranny said...

Hi Mary, you made a wonderful job I would never have believed that to be your very first biscornu its lovely. Please can I ask what thread you used as its a lovely colour (im looking for the perfect red for my "I still do" chart).

Carla said...

this is the first one?! wow is gorgeous! great job!

Becky K in OK said...

Hi Mary, Love the biscornu. I've stitched that pattern before. Love the ornament finish. What can I say? I love biscorni! Hehe.