Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Another day, another biscornu

Here’s my February biscornu for the Basket of Biscornu SAL.

Flowers on the Square

It’s Flowers on the Square from Elizabeth's designs with a beaded edge and tassels at the corners - it's the first time I've added tassels to a biscornu and I'm rather pleased with the end result!

I think this design was used for one of the first biscornus I ever saw! You can see Chelle’s biscornu here. I stitched it exactly as charted using the charted floss. Like Chelle, I like the combination of pastel colours and the dark beads and I think the dark tassels work well with it too – I used DMC flosses for them in the colours used in the design with some added darker shades.

One of my plans for the SAL was to try and do something different and new with each biscornu. So far it’s working as my first had 15 sides and this one has tassels. I’m not sure what my next one will be – possibly something I’ve designed myself, or one of the Atalie ones. And I’m not guaranteeing to have it finished by the end of March!

Flowers on the Square




Grumble time – is anyone else as sick of Blogger’s new commenting kafuffle as I am? It’s getting to the point where I’m unable to comment on blogs using the new method as the word verification never loads! Grrrrrr!

26 comments:

Lee said...

Gorgeous! Stunning! You've finished this biscornu beautifully.

Dovilė said...

so lovely and beautiful biscornu, amazing colors:)bravo

Annie said...

That one takes my breath away. What a beautiful job you did.

I have the same problem with the comments sometimes as well. Very annoying.

Sally said...

Oh wow, Lesley, your biscornu is beautiful!

As for the problems with commenting which browser do you use? I've been using Firefox and can't comment on blogs that use the method yours has as the word verification never loads so I have to use Internet Explorer. It works fine in IE for me so far!

Barbara said...

GORGEOUS biscornu! I mean, WOW!!

Autumn said...

That's beautiful. I love the flower in the middle

Kathy A. said...

That is gorgeous! I love the colors and the blue is my favorite of course. That flower in the middle adds such a nice touch. Nice work!

Karoline said...

It's gorgeous Lesley, congratulations

Jan said...

It's beautiful - the little rose button sets it off a treat

Yoyo said...

This one is even more stunning the 15 sided one. Absolutely beautiful!!! The rose button is gorgeous and the tassels with the darker colors really set off the other more delicate colors.

I found if you just put any misc letters into the box and press return the kafuffle thing will come back with a "Can't post" message and then the box will load properly and show you something to type in. Annoying, but better than having to change browsers, I hate IE and don't see why I should have to use it for blogging only.

Julie said...

This is so pretty and dainty, i love it!

I'm techno challenged so use the old way still LOL

Cheryl said...

That is such a pretty biscornu...looks like theres lots of work in it!
Havent noticed a problem with comments....yet!

Megumi said...

This is one of the prettiest biscornus I've ever seen. Lovely work!

nima said...

wow...looks gorgeous. the rose button looks pretty

Brigitte said...

Wow, this is one of the most beautiful biscornus I ever saw. It looks gorgeous with all the little extras, the tassels, the beaded edge, the rose button - very special.

claire93 said...

simply gorgeous!

Siobhan said...

What a gorgeous biscornu! Beautiful!!

I disabled the word verification thing on my blog because I had three people tell me that it wouldn't load. I guess I'll have to change it back if I start getting spam but for now I've taken it off.

Irene said...

Beautiful biscornu, love the button !

Lisa said...

Just beautiful - great colors!

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Jane said...

What beautiful stitching and finish to your Biscornu and the tiny rose in the centre is so sweet. Jane

Valie said...

What a lovely biscornu ! Beautiful finishing. I have never dared make any, I somehow feel that I will not manage to produce anything as beautiful. Congratulations.

Solstitches said...

Lesley,
Your biscornu is so gorgeous I almost want to eat it LOL.
It really is so pretty. I've had this ED chart in my stash forever and never felt like stitching it until I saw your beautiful version of it. Wonderful work!
Margaret

cayena said...

Hello !
I love biscornus, and yours are very very pretty :)
Congratulations, cayena

daisy said...

hi Lesley, i have just come across your stitching as i searched for Biscornu, i cant find this pattern online, im wondering if you are willing to sell me this chart, if u do, please email me at daisypusparini@yahoo.com.

Kind Regards,
Daisy

Faith N Hope said...

So beautiful! I love the color combination and the beads and finishing! I tried to locate the pattern at Elizabeth site but couldn't find it! How I wish to make it with your choice of colors! it will be a wonderful biscornu for me! Thank you so much and I really enjoyed your hand made.