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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Needles on FIYAH!

And since I had to use a beading needle the plural (s) applies.

As part of IHSW (which I have been participating in for ages but not promoting. oops) I finished The Sweetheart Tree's Spring Blossoms Biscornu late last night.


I initially put it away because the backstitch was annoying but when I picked it up I was in the zone and just raced through it!


And in what may become a trend, I made changes. The flowers are supposed to be outlined in grey but my attempts came out revolting so no outlining. And the provided beads are tiny. Now I'm all for the 40000 series for anything that has blocks of beads (I'm looking at you, certain Mira charts) but for isolated beads they were just too tiny and disappeared completely. So out came the bead stash and I replaced everything.


And then I couldn't find three of the paillettes so I had to improvise. And finally (whew) instead of using all three colours in the beaded border I used two.


Both sides are the same except the flowers are pink vs white. I actually prefer the white side. I also interfaced the stitching to see if it make a difference during assembly. I don't think it made much of a difference until I was stuffing the biscornu and I couldn't really tell how full it was. I think I may have overstuffed.



TitleSpring Blossoms Biscornu
DesignerThe Sweetheart Tree
Start dateJuly 31, 2011
Finish dateSeptember 17, 2011
Total time16.75
Fabric32 ct White Belfast & 32 ct Angel Blush Belfast
Floss Floss as charted
MH 2004, 2022, 40479, 42010, 60479

42 comments:

Blog da Leda said...

Very beautiful!! kisses

MoonBeam said...

Looks beautiful. Your beads are great and I can't imagine outlining the flowers!

Bobbi

Shannon said...

Very pretty! :)

Christine said...

That is really beautiful! I hear you on Sweetheart Tree backstitching though, it can be a killer.

nima said...

lovely biscorun

Ranae said...

Your biscornu is a beauty, it looks so delicate

Anne said...

It's sooo beautiful! You have perfect stitching! I think it's stuffed just right and your beading really pops! Congrats!!

stitchstitchknit said...

You are doing such amazing work!!
A extraordinary wonderful finish =)

Karen said...

Very pretty and delicate!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Absolutely beautiful finish Blu! I've admired this particular pattern for a while, but have never seen it stitched up I love all your changes, especially the larger seed beads!

valerie said...

Beautiful biscornu!

Katrina said...

Very pretty, just lovely :)

geeky Heather said...

That is gorgeousoso! I don't have the patience for most Sweetheart Tree patterns (too much stopping and starting =), but this one is so pretty it looks like it was worth the trouble!

Carol said...

That is absolutely stunning!! I don't think it looks overstuffed at all--it looks perfect :)

Cindy said...

oh what a pretty and delicate piece....i really like it and the beading is beautiful too!

Sharon said...

That's gorgeous!

Lonneke said...

Another gorgeous finish!
I like reading about your changes. And the pics are beautiful.

Bec said...

Wow! That is stunning!
Gorgeous stitching, it looks perfect! :)

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful work! Congrats :)
Wish you a great week!

wendy111 said...

Gorgeous biscornu - congrats on a lovely finish

Lynn said...

Gorgeous!! It's so delicate looking but I find ST designs have that kind of look to them.

Donna said...

Such a beautiful piece !! So intricate !! One day I intend to make a biscornu, and I think you are so brave to make changes I always slavishly stick to a design but I think the result is fab !!

Joysze said...

Gorgeous finish, Blu. Love it!! :D

Berit said...

Whew! Whatta (lotta work) biscornu! Good going, and what a treasure for your collection now that it is finished.

sallystitches said...

Such a lovely biscornu. Well done on finishing it.

Tiki said...

It looks fabulous! Great job, I really like all the changes you made :-)

Xeihua (Sara) said...

The biscornu is lovely and so dettailed, I imagine the hard-work on the backstitch. Congratulations :)

Esther said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Farm Girl said...

Stunning Blu! I love all the different techniques on this one, the beading is so pretty, gorgeous colours too.

Annette said...

Wow it's been a while since I've been here... what a beautifull pieecs I see... love the biscornu

missy said...

STUNNING!!!!

Lissanne said...

This is so beautiful!! Love it!

Veronica said...

Gorgeous biscornu, Blu. I think overstuffed looks way better than understuffed. You did a great job on it. Love the filigree design even though backstitches could be rather annoying.

Sally said...

Your biscornu is gorgeous!

Giovanna said...

What a gorgeous finish! Great stitching, congratulations.

Carin said...

That is a beautiful finish !!

Daffycat said...

How enchanting, Blu! A wonderful biscornu!

The Maiden said...

Stunning finish, I have always been wary of biscornu, but you make it look easy!

Kathy A. said...

How very beautiful. I love Sweetheart Tree and to see this one all done is wonderful. Very nice work!

Rhona said...

What a fantastic finish! love evrything about it. As for stuffing it too much...you can't tell, it looks perfect in the photo.

Karoline said...

It's lovely, congratulations

Tatkis said...

Beautiful and romantic biscornu!

Hugs,
Tatyana