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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Oh Canada

I'm late posting this for the Smalls SAL, but everything about this project is late. Oh well.

This was my project for Canada Day. (For the non-Canadians in the crowd that's July 1st which celebrates the British North America Act of 1867 which united the then-existing colonies into a country). I started it on June 30 and had no hope of finishing it by the next day, and I actually did finish it by the last Wednesday but then I didn't post it. I'm just late everywhere.

And assembled:

I had to restart this because I ran out of floss and the second skein didn't match the first. I was particularly shocked because it was DMC! And then the leftover fabric wasn't enough to stitch the whole thing so I had to leave out the border.

TitleCanada Biscornu
DesignerAntonia
Start dateJune 30, 2014
Finish dateJuly 30, 2014
Total time10.25 hours
Fabric32 ct white lugana
FlossDMC 321

14 comments:

Marlene Jones said...

I am finding more often DMC shades don't match, they are close but I can't stitch them next to each other, I just have to ensure I always have enough thread before I start my stitching.

Lesley said...

Very pretty and the design makes a lovely biscornu.I am English but have numerous Canadian relatives.My great grandfather was Canadian.I love the Maple Leaf.
Younger son has just landed in London uk after driving over 2000k from Toronto to Halifax..he said it was a fantastic two weeks holiday:-)

Pull the other thread said...

Lovely piece for Canada Day sorry to hear you had such trouble with the thread.

gracie said...

I love making biscornus...and this is so pretty and bright.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Congrats on the very cute biscornu finish! I have found the same problem with trying to match DMC colors. I'm in agreement with Marlene, you've go to make sure you have enough floss to finish your project.

Jackie said...

I've never stitched a bis corny before! Yours is lovely.

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Lovely finish! I think it looks great without the border; the corner leaves look like they're falling over the sides which is really neat :) So sorry to hear you had trouble with DMC; I never had a problem with them in the past but I'm noticing some of the new shades are really off from my old stash, and have heard people say that the change in the dying practices a few years ago has led to a lot of mismatching!

Heather said...

It looks great! And you are just early for next year. ;)

Caitlin D said...

Love the biscornu! This is one project, in my amazingly long list, that I really want to give a shot. I might actually keep track of a needle or two!

Brigitte said...

It's looking great, this patriotic biscornu.

Pamela said...

Great project! I'm not Canadian, but I think I'd like to make one.

Hazel said...

Very pretty. I have had similar problems with DMC in the past. x

Sheryl S. said...

Pretty piece of work, nuisance about the colours.

Justine said...

That's really pretty. I would love to stitch a biscornu, it's on my to-do list! I agree that it looks lovely without a border. I've never had any trouble with DMC threads but the ones I have were all purchased in the last couple of years.