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Welcome to my blog. The main focus of this blog is to share my explorations into handmade goods, mostly of the needlework kind. My interests are varied and include reading fantasy and urban paranormal romance, cross stitching and keeping hamsters. I must inform you that all of the pics and text on this blog are copyright protected unless otherwise stated and are not to be used in any other written or pictorial form without written permission from me. I give credit to the creator of the chart or the publication that published them in the caption. If you feel I have infringed on a copyright, please contact me ASAP. Whew..OK, now on to the fun...Thank you and Welcome.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Biscornu exchange

Hello all,

Just a short little update regarding the Friendly Stitcher's Spring Biscornu exchange. My partner has received the one I made for her and so I can post a pic of it...we do love to show off our work, no matter how simple!

I have a love - hate relationship with biscornus...the darn things are just adorable and look great piled up in a basket or laid across a shelf. But finishing them up makes me bonkers! My sides rarely ever match up and when they do it just pure chance! Are you a love 'em or hate 'em person when it comes to biscornus, or sort of in between like me?

This design uses color variegated silk thread from Dinky-Dyes but I separated the themes and used several skeins of DMC cotton. I filled the hearts with blackwork...I do believe that the blackwork finishes the piece off. Oh, and I added a few beads. Its on light yellow 14 count Aida and filled with polyester stuffing. A little dragonfly button pulls it all together. It really is a very different piece than what was portrayed on design. I enjoy changing things a bit but I changed this one a lot....even the back is different. The original design was published in The Gift of Stitching,  Issue 60, Jan/Feb 2011 and designed by Patrizia Martellini of The Cute Mermaid Designs. I really enjoyed stitching it.

That's it, folks.  Wishing all a week of stitching successes!! Hugs, Chris.

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