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Saturday, 19 July 2008

Biscornu reveal day ..

For the biscornu exchange at JA we each received from the person we sent to and Rachel was my partner. She's a history teacher so i wanted something that looked a bit historical for her.

I looked at lots of designs for biscornus but couldn't quite find what i was looking for. Eventually i decided on this complimentary design
'Peacock Tapestry Ornament' by Teresa Wentzler. Fabric was 26ct oatmeal as i wanted it to be a little bigger than on the chart and threads were DMC. On the back i stitched both our names and the date but i forgot to take a pic of that side.

Rachel stitched these lovely butterflies for me and included the lovely WDW threads. Thank you Rachel it's really pretty and i love the green fabric you chose, i have a fondness for green. I've put it into my basket of stitched gifts.

Knitted toy - no correct guesses yet, 2 good answers though, not much longer and it'll be finished and the suspense will be over LOL

No LHN SAL stitching yesterday, i spent most of the day looking for a chart in a magazine that i know i have but it seems to have ran away to the safe place. I wanted it for the new start Midge was telling you about which is ...

... the last prize for the show for Best Exhibit in the hobbies/handicraft section and will accompany the new silver salver our stitching group has donated. Two of us always stitch a prize to go with the trophies as they have to be given back each year and its nice to have something to keep as a reminder of your win. In the past we've done aprons, journals, gardening gloves, caps and lots more things. You've already seen the bookmark for the cookery section. We thought a biscornu seemed a good thing for this one and in each corner will be a different hobby to incorporate whats in this section. So far there's a paintbox and a knitted sock.

Shari has kindly awarded me with a Kreativ Blogger Award. I am supposed to choose 5 blogs that i read but i can't. I'm going to be a rule breaker and award it to all the blogs i read. They all inspire me in different ways.
Here are the rules i should have followed:-
1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
3. Nominate 5 blogs
4. Put links to the blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees

Rachael-you asked about the pelleted poultry manure, you can buy it at most garden centres and at Wilkinsons, it comes in a box and you just sprinkle it around the shrubs etc to feed them.

Thank you for stopping by, enjoy your weekend and Happy Stitching

15 comments:

  1. they look lovely Julie well done both of you . you have made a good start on your prize biscornu

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  2. Both of the biscornu's are wonderful!!
    Ok second guess Spider!! lol

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  3. The biscornus look great. Looking forward to you revealing the new toy!!

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  4. Those are wonderful biscornus... or is it biscorni ?? LOL ;O)

    Congrats on your award. Don't blame you for not following rules...I would have done the same.

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  5. Congrats on the award!! I think the biscornus are beautiful!!

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  6. The biscornu's are both beautiful.
    Congrats! on the award.

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  7. 2 gorgeous biscorni....congrats on your award...speech please!! lol
    Is it a donkey??
    Hugs
    Elisa

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  8. What a great idea using the TW freebie!! It looks stunning!!

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  9. Gorgeous biscornu's Julie.
    The new stitch looks intriguing - looking forward to seeing the finished piece.
    Don't despair: things from the black hole (safe place) do reappear...... eventually. Three things reappeared for me this week! LOL
    I'm no good at guessing so will impatiently wait until you reveal. ;0)

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  10. Both of the biscornus look wonderful. Good luck on finding the chart.

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  11. Both biscornu are gorgeous Julie:)

    Congratulations on the award:)

    Nice start on the biscornu for the prize.

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  12. The biscornus are lovely. Is your toy two somethings cuddling each other?

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  13. Julie,

    Your TW biscornu is really stunning! I also like the one that Rachel stitched for you.

    I can really sympathize with you about not being able to find the pattern that you are looking for. I hope you've found it by now. I spend way too much time searching for things that I need for my stitching.

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  14. Both biscornu's sre simply beautiful!!

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  15. Oooh I've never thought of doing the PT ornie as a Biscornu! Beautiful!

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