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?
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!