Ok, Ok, Ok! I'm ashamed to admit that I let peer pressure get to me. You have Gillie, Margaret and the other ladies on my yahoo groups to blame for this one!
I had made up my mind that I wouldn't do any other projects until I finished the Camelot Sampler... however, I've succumbed to peer pressure...DRAT IT! I'm also a little overwhelmed and needed a break. So between the two "stresses" I decided to ... Drum Roll Please!!! ... actually finish a biscornu. Please hold the applause (I can hear you all the way from Australia, Margaret!) It was nothing really. I don't know what the hold up was, just me being me I guess. So, without further ado, I offer you my FIRST Biscorun! (And I finished it all before lunchtime!)
I'd like to thank my mother and my husband for their constant support, the designer Casey Buogaugurio for her generous freebie, The Stitching Post for their choice of fabric and colors and all the little people who encouraged me along the way and last but not least, the two who started it all, Margaret and Gillie for their constant *ahem* encouragement. (I think I have a future in writing academy award speeches don't you?) If you want a copy of the freebie, click on Casey's name.
Now, on to the more mundane news...LOL It snowed last night! It was a good excuse to stay home and finish a biscornu don't you think? So here's a little piccie of our "dusting".
Amidst all the snow, my African Violets are blooming like crazy so thought a cheery picture of them might just brighten your day. Aren't they neat? I think it's the right lighting this time of year (plus the fact that I finally began feeding them) now if only my hibiscus would bloom!
I've also finished "King John" on the Camelot Samlper. I'm making this into a wedding sampler, so had to change the wording under the sword. I've decided to use the wording... "We two shall become one, to have, to hold, to love and to cherish from this day forward" It took me most of the day yesterday to find the right wording and chart it and finish King John. I'm know, I'm slow, just remember how long it took me to finish a biscornu! LOL I guess all the charting yesterday made me rethink working on it in earnest today.
When I went to get the van serviced Wednesday, I decided to take a smaller project along to keep me company. I've collected all the Little House "Blessed be" series and decided to make a bell pull with them. I started stitching this a few months ago, and while I was waiting for the van, I finished the second in the series. Bad picture I'm afraid, but hopefully you can see a little of it.
And lastly, I decided to share this Christmas pic with you. Another of my crazy cat, Thomas. He very nearly got thrown away with the trash, but he loves wrapping paper (and this year, that's all he got for a present! LOL) His favorite thing is to bury himself in it. Must be warm in there or something.
Hope you are staying warm and safe wherever you are! *Hugs*
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