Friday, January 22, 2010

Is 3 a collection?

I finally finished Baby Shamrock biscornu, which brings my total biscornu count to 3.

Side 1

Side 2

Before assembly:

Start date October 10, 2009
Finish date January 22, 2010
Total hours 18
Fabric 28ct antique white lugana

I made quite a few little changes to this one:
Since I didn't have the requested overdyed green I did all that part with a blend of 2 DMCs.
Subbed the requested beads with ones I had. The result is that the green are seed and the white are petite.
The original had the shamrocks alternate colours. Since the lack of symmetry made me twitchy, I made them mirror images.
Couldn't find any buttons I liked, so I just used green beads.

This was my first time doing a beaded edge of any kind, and it was much easier than I thought it would be. The problem I had (same as my other biscornus) was stuffing it. I'm always convinced that it's about to explode as I'm stitching up the final bits, but once the polyfill gets evenly distributed it always ends up being just a bit short. It looks fine, but one touch will tell. One day I will master the ability to stuff the perfect biscornu. (But that day was not today...)

It's very cute and I adore it. There is a fob as well and I'm trying to decide if I want to stitch it.
I only have two scissors and they have fobs already.

To wrap up, a picture of my little collection:

Biggest to smallest: Baby Shamrock, Kissy Cross, Bulgarian Motif

Off topic: I have 50 followers as of yesterday! I'm stunned and flattered and still smiling like a loon. I was planning a mini giveaway to celebrate 100 posts (this is 91), since I figured that would be my first milestone, but apparently not! Since I haven't still gotten everything together I'll just have a double celebration. Probably in 9 posts.


staci said...

Wonderful finish! You have a very lovely collection of biscornus :)

Carol said...

That is so lovely! I've never attempted one, but, to me, yours looks perfect... And three is definitely a collection :)

Deb said...

That biscornu is so pretty as are your other two. I would say that you definitely have a collection now!

Pumpkin said...

Gorgeous finish! Love the beaded edge. I have yet to try that.

I'd say three is a collection because I have made three myself :o) LOL!

Congrats! I see you now have 51 followers :o)

nima said...

wow....beautiful finishes

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Of course! And a lovely one at that - but you know collections are to keep growing!

Dee said...

Gorgeous work as always! You are quite talented!

stitchinfiend said...

Beautiful collection and I think 3 can be called a collection.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow gorgeous biscornu! I love Sweetheart Tree's stuff!

blue star stitcher said...

I'd say three is definately enough to call a collection. It's funny that baby shamrock is the biggest of the three!

Ineke said...

Gorgeous biscornu! I love the baby shamrock with it's variety of stitches and beads.

Annie said...

Great little finish. They all look like they are perfectly stuffed. I hate stuffing things too.. so hard to get them evenly stuffed with no lumps!

Michelle said...

Great finish! Congratulations, you now have a "collection"!

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, your biscornu is so pretty!

Ranae said...

Your little biscornu collection is sweet.

Meari said...

Of course it's a collection. :) It looks great. Congrats on the finish.

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful little biscornus!