Saturday, August 04, 2007

Finish Thirty

Wow! If I had stuck to The 50 Project Challenge, I'd be more than halfway through it by now! Knowing how strong my will really is though, I'm surprised I lasted as long as I did to begin with ;o)

I just completed my second Biscornu -

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The pattern for the top portion was in the July 2007 issue of The Gift Of Stitching. It's called Sweet Biscornu and it was designed by Periphaeria Designs -

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On the bottom, I just made my own adaptation -

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I enjoyed stitching this project but because of the heat and humidity, it took longer than usual. This time I used 25 count Light Taupe Lugana with Needle Necessities Passion Flower (#1941). DH had helped pick out the buttons :o) The finished size of this Biscornu is 3.5 x 3.5 inches. A little easier on the eyes than my last one. LOL!

Yesterday the humidity topped 42 C! Thankfully late afternoon brought heavy rain and cooled the outside enough that I even got goose bumps :o) We're in for another humid day today but the rest of the long weekend is looking good.

I'm officially done work until the end of December!!!! Woohoo! I can't tell you how well I slept last night. It felt so good. Now if LTD will just leave me alone for a few months so I can learn to relax, I might get myself back on track.

I now have the new Harry Potter book in my possession :o) I tried SO hard last night to get in few chapters but when I started reading the same line over and over again, I knew it was time to put it down. I'm so excited to read it though! Thank goodness Katie came to the rescue ;o)


Itching To Stitch said...

Very pretty biscornu. The threads work really well with the fabric ;)

Barb said...

That turned out pretty. Love the colors.

Irene said...

Very nice !!

Jenn said...

Oh how pretty! I just love the color of the fabric.

Karen said...

pretty B thingy, hope you get plenty of rest while you are off work

Cindy said...

Very pretty biscournu! I'm working on this one right now (in a purple colored NN). I was debating about what to do on the bottom, and I like how you stitched yours :)

Christine said...

Love your biscornu!! It's really pretty!

Lori-Ann said...

those biscornu are really neat. LOOOVE the colors.

Isn't the weather great yesterday and today? (makes me think we're on the brink of Fall) Yea, right!!

Glad you are done work!

Jamie said...

This is such a pretty finish. Congrats. I'm glad that you are done work. Hopefully LTD will continue.

Enjoy reading Harry Potter.

stitcherw said...

Your Biscornu turned out lovely, I really like the colors you picked. Also, it looked very cute displayed next to the little rabbit, what a fun picture to see when your blog opened.

Have fun reading HP. Hopefully you're a little less tired today and can read it without having to keep repeating the lines from being so sleepy.

Shari said...

beautiful Cathey!! I love the looks of this biscornu! I must do more of them!! Thanks for sharing & enabling! I wrote that NN down to purchase!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, Cathey! And congratulations on finally not having to worry about work!

Lelia said...

awesome biscornu