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Friday, February 28, 2014

February Smalls

Running a couple of days late, but here are my smalls for this month. Yep, smalls. I finished two.

The first is a bookmark from Pelin Tezer's Turkish Sampler (details here)

Turkish Sampler
25 ct White Lugana

My biscornu for the month is Aurelle's Biscornu #9:
This is what it looks unassembled. I didn't want to stitch the top again so I just picked out the corner motifs and stitched them in one strand.
I wasn't sure whether the red would work on that particular fabric but I like how it turned out.
I decided to bead in every stitch because I felt reckless. It was reckless because I'm very bad at guessing if I have enough beads and I always worry. This time I threw my hands up in the air and went for it anyway. I did worry at the end but as always it was pointless. I have plenty of beads left over.

TitleBiscornu #9
DesignerAurelle
Start dateFebruary 25, 2014
Finish dateFebruary 27, 2014
Total time7.25 hours
Fabric32 ct Waterlily Linen
FlossCrescent Colours Ruby Slipper
BeadsMill Hill 3049

17 comments:

Flossy Bobbin said...

I love both of these, the colours in the bookmark are fab :)

stitchersanon said...

Two very beautiful finishes

Annie said...

Both are great!

Lee said...

I've enjoyed looking at all the Smalls this month, but so far your Turkish sampler is my favorite! It's lovely!

Cindy's Stitching said...

really pretty. The colors in the bookmark are so nice.

Mii Stitch said...

Simply love your biscornu finish!

Valentina said...

Nice finishes, I especially like the bookmark.

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Angel Blue said...

They both are beautiful.

Peggy said...

Just took a look at some of your beautiful stitching projects. You are a cross stitch addict for sure-me too! I stitch regularly and am co-owner of a Yahoo stitching group called World of Charity Stitching. Members stitch squares and they are made into beautiful quilts, tote bags, walker/wheelchair bags, and other items. . Take a look at our blog and see if you might be interested in stitching for Charity. Our gifts are donated throughout the year to a domestic violence shelter, nursing homes and a Ronald McDonald House.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net
http://worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

Gypsy Rose said...

Beautiful finishes!

Kate Featherstitch said...

Beautiful little biscornu finish! I kinda begrudge stitching biscornus twice too, so my bottoms are usually much simpler than the top. Who looks at the bottoms anyway?

You were very reckless with the whip stitch beading. :P It turned out beautifully though.

Giovanna said...

Pretty smalls - well done!

Lonneke said...

Your recklessness paid off!
Beautiful finishes.

Stitching Noni said...

Love your biscornu. Well done on going for it with the beads!

Marcy said...

Lovely smalls. Your biscornu is gorgeous.

Catherine said...

Fabulous smalls! Love the biscornu!