Friday, February 25, 2011

Biscornu & Needleroll

Here I am, 5 weeks since my last post… I wish I had something to show you between then and now but I had nothing. :( It’s just that I still cannot get myself back in track and it’s not ok. I guess this is what really bugs me… cross stitching is my hobby and having days going by without a stitch take some joy you out of my life.

Today, after going on the USPS website to check if my packages got to destinations and reading that they were delivered I smiled and opened my files with pictures… because I have something to talk about! (Happy dance! :))

Last year I was part of 30 exchanges and I am proud that I sent out in time about 90% of them. I am really sorry that Gillian and Lisa had to wait longer for my last 2 pieces. And I am WIP with my private exchange for Nina. She was a darling to understand my personal problems that keep me away from stitching and finishing.

Months ago I’ve stitched this lovely design – a freebie from Barbi’s blog and I got to do the finishing last week. It is the last bisconu I’ve stitched as part of the monthly Please Pass the Biscornu Exchange. Unfortunately because the host left the exchange without any notice to us the participants, everything got very frustrating, especially when the exchange blog was deleted too… :(  We used our emails to communicate and keep the exchange going as much as possible. I have not received from everybody I’ve sent to but what is important for me is that nobody can say that about me as of today. At the end of the day I can say that I am very happy with my lovely collection of bisconus. :) Thank you ladies!

This bisconu went to Gillian:

Freebie @ Veronique A.
Fabric: 40 Newcastle linen hand dyed by Nina
Thread: Nina (Old Berry)

I cannot say that we have winter here in Vegas, at least not the traditional winter with snow and very cold days, so this lovely Shepherd’s Bush design was a delight to stitch for Lisa as part of our 2010 monthly exchange; the showmen and snowflakes, the colors… brought the winter into my home!

Snowfall needle roll @ Shepherd’s Bush
Fabric: 28ct Cashel Linen (Silkweaver Fabrics-dusty blue)
Thread: DMC as charted
Beads: MillHill

Take care and happy stitching,


Carolyn NC said...

Lovely biscornu and exchange! 30 exchanges? You did fantastic!

Nina said...

How beautiful is this biscornu! The needleroll is so cute :)
Missed your new posts :)

Kelly said...

Thirty exchages is a lofty goal. The biscornu in this post is lovely. Congrats on the finish.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

I had 54 exchanges one year...and then I stopped :) Exhausting!
These are lovely gorgeous things to be sent your partners. Beautiful work!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

That biscornu is absolutely beautiful! The needleroll is darling, too! Great job sending so many exchanges.

Patty C. said...

Beautiful work - I would love the link to the freebie if available :)

Christine said...

beautiful biscornu ! I love the colors

Julianne said...

I love the biscornu and the thread you used for it is really pretty!

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful biscornu! And your needleroll is so cute, I'm fond of snowmen :))

Best wishes,

Mayté Bermúdez-García said...

I also just posted about the PPTB Exchange few days ago, I sent the last biscornu to Despina and feel in peace knowing that I sent all the biscornus I have to.

Your last biscornu is lovely. I have the one you made for me in a very special place in my stitching room :)

Sally said...

What gorgeous finishes. Love the snowman needle roll!

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful finishes!!! Both lovely :)

franca said...

I'm a new follower, your blog is beautiful!

Gillie said...

Michelle, just sent you an email. Beautiful stitching!

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