Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Small Quaker Finish

Here is another small piece that I did. I actually did it before I did the biscornu, but I am just now getting it scanned. It is one of the motifs from the Mon Ami Pierre Quaker freebie that I have. I did the whole large piece earlier and decided to use this motif for a needlebook that I am getting ready to make. I did it on 28-count Angel Blush lugana with Azalea thread from Weeks Dye Works. I am working on one of my 3 PIF projects right now as well, so I won't be able to show any photos of that until it gets sent off to it's new home. So, I am keeping busy anyhow.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My First Biscornu

I just finished my first biscornu ever, and I am pretty happy with it. It isn't perfect but I like it. I scanned it the best I could considering I don't have a digital camera. I will at least not be afreaid to make another one.

Tante Zolder Finish

Last night I finished stitching on my Tante Zolder butterfly freebie. I was intending to do it all in one color but changed my mind. I did it on Angel Blush 28-count Lugana with DMC thread, and I am going to make it into a biscornu. I have never made a biscornu before, but I think I will be able to do it ok. I have read several tutorials on them and it looks like it would not be too difficult. (Hopefully).

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. Mine was a quiet one. My Valentine and I do not live in the same town so we don't see each other as often as we would like, but we talk every day, and we did get to see each other earlier in the week, so all is well.

It is a nice sunny day here today but not as warm as it could be. I'm just glad it's not raining or snowing.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Wow, I just received an award!

I just received this awesome award from Erynne. This is my very first award ever and I am really thrilled about it. Now I will send it on to 5 more "spreaders of love". From reading their blogs, I can see that they are all kind-hearted, caring, sharing and talented people. (And they are not the only ones). Thank you Erynne, and thank you to everyone who takes the time to stop by here and to leave comments.

And here they are:

1. Sandra

2. Angela

3. Tracy

4. Elisa

5. Lizzie

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Valentine Surprise!

I had a wonderful surprise yesterday when I went downstairs to check my mail-a Valentine package from a friend in Florida with whom I did a Christmas ornament exchange this year. It was awesome and totally unexpected. Along with the things in the picture there was also a little box of Russell Stover chocolates and two Valentine Tootsie Pops! One of the things in the photo is a little notebook with a neat little inkpen. And I love the heart bookmark and pin. Now, one of these days I will surprise her with something!

I am currently working on a Tante Zolder freebie of a butterfly. I have done this same chart before in multi-colors, but this one I am using one color over one on a small piece of Angel Blush lugana. I am thinking maybe trying my hand at a biscornu with it when it is finished. That will definitely be something new for me but I have no doubt that I can do it.