Saturday, January 16, 2010

Winter Biscornu


Winter Biscornu
by The Victoria Sampler



The underside



The top


I decided to stitch this on Monday night, it's a freebie pattern available on the VS Yahoo group. Actually, it's a pattern for a competition on the group, which ended last night. The pattern will eventually be added as a freebie to the VS website. I stitched mine using DMC threads, on 28 vintage beige cashel.

There were snowflakes on the pattern, and also red cardinals, but I chose not to stitch them. I did start on a snowflake but it just did not show up well on the fabric. I had these small red Jade hearts in my stash, so I stitched those on where the snowflakes were meant to be. I wanted to add a red button to the centre but couldn't find anything suitable, so I added these gems, I can't remember the name of them, but they were something I had in my stash. I added bright red satin fabric under the hardanger hearts, and then it was finished. I did not add beads around the edges, as nothing I had seemed suitable. I love the design around the edge with it's little pine cones.

19 comments:

Julie said...

Very pretty!

Ranae said...

The biscornu is so pretty.
love the hearts you added

corinna said...

love the winter/valentine mix

Natasha said...

That is very pretty :)

Becky K in OK said...

It's a beautiful biscorn. I love the center gem.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Christine said...

Its lovely!

Sally said...

That is beautiful Chris. Love the hearts you put on.

Brigitte said...

Wow. Great stitching and finishing.

Carla said...

very pretty!

Laura said...

Hi Chris.
What a beautiful biscornu, I love the changes you made to it.
You have a very nice blog.Where do you live? I live in Lancashire
Regards
Laura

Elisa said...

Beautiful!!

Daffycat said...

Oh how beautiful! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

Karen said...

Great job on a pretty biscornu.

mollycaff said...

A lovely biscornu, congrats!

mollycaff said...

A lovely biscornu, congrats!

Mylene said...

wow! I love your hardanger biscornu! Great job!

Karoline said...

It's lovely, congratulations

Kathy A. said...

Oh, pretty, pretty, pretty. I love the hardanger and those red hearts are beautiful.