My first biscornus

For the Christmas Ornies SAL last month, the theme was blingy ornaments. I could have stayed safe and done one of my numerous very blingy Mill Hill kits. But, I have really been wanting to do the Victoria Sampler Biscornuments and this was a good excuse. They were fast to stitch up so I made 2. Here are the parts, including the tassels and hanging cords (these were a cinch compared to what came next!) 

After the stitching and prep for finishing, the first one took me a good hour to construct. The second was a tiny bit faster. My, but they were fiddly! (Probably especially because they are SO SMALL- I substituted 32 for the called for 28 ct.) Worth it, however. I am not turned off of biscornus, and a good thing too as I have a million charts for them. The shape is so appealing to me. Really, who could not love them?

I am very nearly done with the Prairie Schooler Santa. I “cheated” and made myself a border so I don’t have to keep referring to the chart as I fill in the Expanse of Red Coat. It is not so bad. 

For the rest of the year, even though I long to pick up and start something new, I feel like I really need to concentrate on finishing the things I’ve started already. That includes this one; I can’t even remember when was the last time I worked on it-Blackbird Design’s Spring Arose. I don’t dislike it, I think it was just one too many things going on. I’ve picked it up again and am making some small progress. I can get it done this year.

I started August for Joyful World (what a joke, starting with only 2 days left in August!) I’m going to do August here in September then do September in October. I love the barn owls. Then I will probably be done for the year…I might have known it would be a 2 year project!

Oh! And I got a picture of Fraktur Friends. Isn’t it NICE? Just need to frame it!

5 thoughts on “My first biscornus

  1. Your Christmas biscornus are very beautiful!
    How pretty piece from Blackbird Designs! Such a great stitching!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Your biscornus turned out gorgeous! Love that Santa and I do the same thing for big areas, stitching the border then I can just fill it in without the chart.

  3. Hi, Mary! You left a comment on my blog, It’s Geek to Me, about the felt pear ornament I had stitched, but I couldn’t reply to the email I got, so I’m leaving a comment here. 🙂 Beautiful stitching, by the way! I love the Frakturs. 🙂 Anyway, the felt pear is part of a 12 Days of Christmas set by mmmcrafts. You can get them in her Etsy store, and I have to say that her instructions are AMAZING. I’m going to give you a link to her blog, though, because it has lots of great pictures and information about the floss colors that are used (the only thing missing from her pattern): Enjoy!

    1. Thank you so much Heather! I really appreciate your comments and also the info about the ornament! I love 12 days series!

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