Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I did it!! and Blog Hop # 12

My first Biscornu!! This is what I have  been working on all weekend.

My girl modeling the front.

now the back

Close up of the Back

Close up of the front.
Of course I forgot to take pictures before I stitched it together. I used Mill Hill beads to add just a little bit of sparkle to the front and at the corners and generic sparkly buttons in the center. I did not realize how hard buttons were to put on this thing. lol. I can't remember where I picked the pattern up at but I do know is was a freebie online. For the thread I used my gift a Blue with Brown hand dyed floss from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe. Her floss is so pretty and easy to use. Thank you soooo much.

Blog Hop #12 at Stitching the Night Away

The blogging prompt for hop #12 is:

When it comes to the stitching part of your life, what are you most thankful for?

I am most thankful for that sense of accomplishment and satisfaction when I finish a piece. Sometimes it is when I finish stitching and sometimes it is when I finish, finish a piece. Each new project is a way for me to be artistic. I love playing with colors. I still use coloring books today. I sometimes wish I could paint but everything comes out in big blobs and no one (not even me) can tell what it is. lol. As I get older I find that I am unable to sit and do nothing with my hands. Even when I really want to watch something I usually have something crafty in my hands. Not a lot may get done but at least I get a little. After a little thought I am also thankful for the online stitching community. I get inspiration and encouragement from everyone. There is that little thrill when someone comments and tells me that something I worked so hard on is pretty. It gives me that extra little incentive to keep going.

Unfortunately I do not know how to add the links to all the other blog hops to mine or I would so please make sure you stop by Stitching the Night Away  to see all the other people who have participated. One of these days I will figure it out.


Cathy Pavlovich said...

Beautiful biscournu! I have not had the courage to try one yet, but after seeing yours, I am inspired!

Nicola said...

Your daughter and the biscornu are beautiful, well done on making both!

Parsley said...

Sweet girl and stitching. I've never stitched a biscornu. Well done!

Loretta said...

Beautiful model you have there and a great finish to show off!

Emma/Itzy said...

Beautiful - well done! :)

Meari said...

Yep... finishing something is a great feeling, isn't it?! Congrats on your first biscornu finish. After I did my first one, I swore I'd never do another... but I have! Several, LOL.

To add the links, you need to copy the code off the STNA website, click on the HTML tab when you're composing your post and then paste it at the bottom of your post. Then save your post. Viola!