Last Friday I finished my first biscornu. I did try one before but cut far too close to the backstitch line and it frayed and the backstitching pulled out while I was finishing it. With this one, however, I left about half an inch of fabric and it stitched together really well. I'm not overly happy with the button though, but it was the best I could find. I have seen some lovely buttons on biscornus on some of your blogs, but they obviously have shanks on them. How on earth do you sew those on? If anyone can help me there I'd be very grateful.
I really haven't done much stitching lately and none at all since last Thursday. Then, I re-started my L&L Celtic Christmas which I'm stitching in the alternative colours i.e. blues and lilacs. I had started it last summer on a piece of hand dyed fabric that I had in my stash, BUT I left it on the hoop and it left a lovely blue ring mark! Now, I'm stitching it on pale lilac Brittney which is almost the same colour as the other piece of fabric. I haven't done enough yet to show you a photo. Oh yes, and I have done just a wee bit more on Floralie.
On Saturday I had a trip to Wye Needlecraft at Bakewell. We were looking for somewhere to go for tea and cake and hadn't been to Bakewell for about six months. I also wanted some black evenweave and hand dyed threads to make more biscornus with, hence the visit to Wye. I did look at the charts but was very good, mind you I was reminded by Keith several times that I'm on the wagon, and didn't buy any. In fact I didn't buy anything at all as Keith bought me the fabric and three WDW's threads.
Thank you to everyone for your kind words about Mum. we wait with baited breath for the results of the last biopsy which she will get tomorrow (Thursday) when she sees the surgeon.
I'm really frustrated with Blogger at the moment as it won't seem to let me paragraph my posts. Why not?!!!! Grrrr!!!!!!
Edited to add that thanks to Teejay I now have paragraphs.