Thursday, 30 April 2009

Impulse purchase!

So what do we do when we have a weekend way from The Railway? Go and visit another railway and work on their trains! Yes we are mad!

With a longish journey in prospect I decided to sort out my handbag stitching. The pin cube (Stitch-Creations SAL) will probably get finished, the Rhodes Butterfly Biscornu, with a bit of luck will be finished this evening and anyway it's not suitable for doing in the car. So that means I can start my Dutch Delft biscornu, I've been looking forward to doing this for ages as it's a bit different. But horror of horrors on closer inspection it's not symmetrical! Now do biscornu have to be perfectly symmetrical , that is, all four corners the same? So I went searching for something else. Eventually I hit the Kreinik website where I found a couple of freebie charts that have biscornu potential, for example Pearl Drops by Judy Dixon.

Then I came across this, called Midnight Ride,

Well needless to say I liked her straight away. Now I'm not normally one for impulse buys but ten minutes later all the necessary braid and blending filaments, some of which glow in the dark were on order. I'm thinking this will be my project for the Spooky Stitcher's SAL, despite the fact I have other Spooky stuff already in the stash.

The Rhodes Butterfly Biscornu looks like this, some backstitching and the beading to do.

Fingers crossed that I can get some stitching done this weekend. I had play with the chart for the Dutch Delft Biscornu, colour photocopy scissors and glue later and it looks like this.

I am still not happy with certain bits but I can correct them as I go. By the way the original design came from a book called 'Blue and White Cross Stitch' by Helen Turvey, published by Hamlyn.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Mel said...

ohhh... cute witch chart. I love all those halloween ones! :)
Great stitching as well.

grannyanne said...

Have a good weekend. Hope you sort out your biscornu pattern. Love the witch

stitchinfiend said...

Sounds like a great week-end coming up. I have never tried a Biscornu but I love your Rhodes Butterfly Biscornu it is so beautiful.

Flo said...

Like the witch. Biscornu looks great although I seem to come over all faint when I think of them (It's those Algerian Eyes that does it). Have a good weekent and Keep stitching.

Cindy F. said...

Beautiful stitching on your Butterfly biscornu! Wow!
and I love the Dutch chart!
Hope you guys have a great weekend!