Friday, January 8, 2010

I caved in...

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! I
t 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*

14 comments:

Babs said...

And the award goes to...lol. It's a beautiful finish and I just might finally try one myself. Everyone says once you do, you're hooked. Love your LHN bellpull, too, it's looking good. Also like your choice of words on Camelot and the violets in winter and Thomas who looks like my Kylie peeping out of the paper.
hugs,
babs

Tracey said...

Your biscornu is lovely! Was it hard to put together? Your other WIPS are coming along great, and your kitty is so sweet!

Miss 376 said...

The biscornu is beautiful. You've chosen some lovely colours

Cindy in MA said...

This biscornu is beautiful. I love the colors.
Good progress on the Camelot sampler

Carolyn NC said...

Love the biscornu - great job! CS is looking good!

Gillie said...

DJ, in my weakened state that news just about killed me! Seriously, it's lovely and King John is not so bad either!

nutmegg said...

well,well,well,wonders will never cease,I knew you could do it,you just needed a bit of ENCOURAGEMENT.....well done!!!! you did a beautiful job of it...xo

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

ROTFL.... That is too funny!
I absolutely love the biscornu.
Your other stitching is looking awesome!

Jo said...

Congratulations on your 1st biscornu :-) Thomas looks so cute peeking out, my dads cat refuses to leave the house because of the snow & temperatures, looks like Thomas has found his own way to keep heat in. X

Hillery said...

Fabulous job on the biscornu. I just might have to give it a try.
Hillery
North Country Samplings

Michelle said...

Congrats hun looks gorgeous :) and your other stitching looks great too :-) well done xxx

Dawn said...

Hi DJ, Well done, you've done it at last.... hopefully they won't nag at you anymore now (lol)...the biscornu is lovely. The CS sampler is coming on great, nice stitching on King John. Thomas looks as if he is a little scamp...pretty cat.

Hugs

Dawn

shobs said...

DJ
That's one of the prettiest biscornus I have seen. Now I wonder why you dragged your feet about doing it. Will you ever have the heart to use it as a pin cushion I wonder?
shobi

Terri said...

Your stitching is amazing. I have yet to make a biscornu. Someday :)