This is my first 15 sided biscornu. I stitched it on adia cloth and it was easy to stitch. I love the design as each square is a different pattern. Where I had problems was stuffing it. I could not get it to look right and puff out properly so it looks uneven. I was making it for an exchange but now I will keep it for myself. I will be sticking to making 8 sided ones.
I made Mr. Tickle for my grandson's 10th birthday which is coming up on May 5. He isn't having his party until May 8 and he will be having an astronomy party and a sleepover. They will be going up a ski mountain to a site where they are eventually going to build an observatory to look at the planets and stars etc. It is nice and dark there so they can see so much better when there. Quinn is the youngest one in the astronomy club and it amazes me at how much he knows, he is educating me lol. I also made a star card for his birthday.
I made this a few years ago for my husband. He was born in Nova Scotia and hadn't been back there for 32 years. I had never been there. Living almost 5000 miles away we always talked about going there but hadn't in all the years we were married. I gave this cross stitch to him along with tickets for both of us to go to Nova Scotia. I really enjoying seeing the places where he grew up and loved it there. Would not want to live there in the winter because they get colder and have more snow than we do. Would love to have enough money to live part time in B.C and part time in NS. We are hoping to go back there in a few years.
Thanks for welcoming me to Pink Saturday and I was happily surprised at all the responses. I visted everyone who visted me. This week we are suppose to post a blog that we visited. Collecting in Texas Gal blog http://collectintexasgal.blogspot.com/ reminded me of the past of wearing Easter bonnets and gloves. Another blog I loved reading was Memes http://livinatmemescorner.blogspot.com She was left a rude comments and she handled it with grace and dignity, very impressive.
I'm still in Easter mode. I have cross stitched for every holiday except Easter so I decided to stitch some bunnies. I got this pattern from Alexandrina's blog http://matryoshkabiscornue.blogspot.com
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This is a picture of my grandson Quinn, who is 9 and in grade 4. The teacher decided they were going to knit scarves. My grandson and other boys tried but couldn't master knitting. The teacher mostly gave up on the project. My grandson wanted a scarf and asked me if I could knit. I have rarely knitted and only do the basic stitches. So one afternoon while Quinn was visting I knitted the scarf. Quinn was playing games but kept checking on how I was doing. I really didn't think he would wear it that much but he has and he wants me to knit him another one. I'm going to make him one next winter and probably one for Christmas. He was so happy and pleased with the scarf that he wore it in the classroom all day and made good use of it through the winter. Right now we are having a cold spell and he is wearing it again. In the first picture is how he usually wears it wrapped a few time around his neck. I'm glad that Quinn still gets so excited about the little things in life.
My youngest daughter Debbie wanted me to make this for her a few years ago. I have a binder full of patterns and had forgotten about this one. It is Christmas Smiley, designer is Sandra Parlow. This pattern is a freebie on the 123stitch site.
I had a late start to this project but feel I made good progress this past month. I'm terrible at picture taking and feel this picture doesn't show how lovely the colors really are. I love the design and working on this project and the colors I'm using.
I joined the 2010 Christmas Challenge to make 1 ornament a month. I made the Nutcracker, designer Shilpa Gore from Stitcher's World 2002. My grandson who is 9 collects nutcrackers. I don't really care for them but as I was stitching him I grew quite fond of the little guy :)
While not typically a Christmas ornament, I made this for my husband for Christmas 2010. He is a Shaun the Sheep fan and I like him too. We have one tree that has all sorts of odd ornaments on it so this will fit right in with the rest of the gang.
Next I'm going to work some on my Angel Stocking for a few days
I'm hoping keeping a blog will help motivate me to stitch more. I hardly did any stitching last year. Oh yes I had great plans but didn't do much at all. Now hopefully I am finally over being sick. I feel motivated and I am stitching. I started A Bouquet for Cheryl on Feb 4 so far I love the colors on the black fabric. Tonight is the 5th of Feb. I had a migraine for the day and slept so I will probably be awake most of the night. I will be stitching on a Bouquet for Cheryl again. . I think I will stitch on it one or two days a week. I am starting early on Christmas ornaments for next year. I have done Shaun the Sheep for my husband, all I have to do is make a hanger for it and I will probably use sticky felt for the back. For my grandson, I have a nutcracker half stitched. I also want to finish off my angel stocking which will be for me. I have one UFO I want to finish, maybe one of these years lol. It is Collecting Shells. Well I'm off to stitch.
I have decided to stitch A Bouquet For Cheryl so I'm a late starter. I will be stitching it on black 14 ct. aida. using DMC 3607, 3608, and 3685. I probably will be using a strand of two colors for the design and one of the colors for the outside squares.