Sunday, 1 March 2009

Bowl of Biscornu?

So, I'm following the Basket of Biscornu SAL, a month behind everyone else, and have been looking for a suitable basket to display my growing collection. Well, my Mum came up trumps with this, an early Easter present, a hand turned, shallow wooden bowl with a pokerwork border.


As mentioned in the previous post I had decided to do the freebie design from The Solaria Gallery as a Valentine's themed biscornu for February. I reckoned that my Mum had some dark blue aida in her stash, left over from an ocean cross stitch I did years ago, and I was right. So whilst at 'The Railway' this weekend I managed to stitch the first side.


I only used the centre motif as using 14 count aida stitching the whole design would have made this biscornu much too big for my liking. Even The Other Half, has said how striking this one looks. Anyway, I only have one evening left on White Nights before going on to the next thing in the rotation so I'm off to do a bit more!

6 comments:

Florence said...

I rather like this biscornu. Is the other side being the same?

Jen said...

No the other side is slightly different. The hearts are in the corners.

tintocktap said...

Striking indeed - those colours look lovely!

Anonymous said...

Love the bowl it should set off the biscornu perfectly.

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow! I love your heart stitch biscornu piece!! The floss colors are gorgeous on that fabric!! Great choice!!
And you bowl is beautiful! How exciting that it's going to be filled with pretty stitches!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Gorgeous bowl Missus