Wednesday, 4 June 2008

I Am Still Around

Well, I did come back from the Dales, just haven't felt like blogging for a bit. We had a really lovely week in Thwaite, the weather, although not always very warm, was glorious with lots of sunshine. We just pottered around all our favourite places, eating too much as usual. I'm now counting down to our next visit there in October. While we were in the Dales we met up with Clare one morning and exchanged the biscornus that we'd made in a private exchange. The top photo is the one that I stitched for Clare, and the second photo is the beautiful biscornu that Clare stitched for me. Thank you so much Clare and also for the lovely extras that you so kindly added. (As always all photos are clickable for a better view.)

Free design which can be found here
28ct evenweave fabric either in white or antique white - can't remember exact details - sorry
Threads - DMC 160, 803 & 3051

Although I took some stitching away with me, I didn't stitch one single stitch! However, before I went I did stitch LHN's Ladybug Ladybug. Another really relaxing design to stitch, I do seem to be having a LHN stitching bonanza at the moment.

Ladybug Ladybug by LHN
28ct Antique Ivory Cashel Linen
DMC threads as given

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last posts, I'm sorry I've not been returning the favour, hopefully that will be rectified soon.


Sally said...

Both biscornu are beautiful Nicola. Love Ladybug Ladybug too:)

Glad you had a lovely holiday.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your stitching is so pretty. I love those biscornu's ;)

KarenV said...

Glad you had a nice holiday Nicola. I love both the biscornu and Ladybug, Ladybug is very cute - congratulations!

Karan said...

Beautiful biscornu's Nicola & the LHN another lovely piece.
If you don't mind sharing the secret I would love to know more details of the cottage you holiday in. Thinking of another cottage holiday this year. TIA. :0)

Rowyn said...

Lovely biscornus, and Ladybug, Ladybug is very pretty.

Glad you had a nice holiday and had some good weather to boot.

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your both biscornus are very pretty and I love your Ladybug! glad you had a nice holiday and hope to see more of your lovely works soon.

Andrea said...

Both of the biscornus are very pretty. Great work on Ladybug, Ladybug too.

Julie said...

Lovely biscornus. Ladybug is a lovely one too. Nice to see you back.

Sharon said...

Great biscornu's-very pretty. Congrats on your lovely finish!

Carol R said...

I wondered if you had got lost on the Yorkshire moors! Welcome back to blogland.

The biscornus are beautiful.

Is that a new header picture - pretty bluebells.

Stitchingranny said...

Both are lovely biscornus well done to you both.

Glad you enjoyed your holiday.

Ladybug is delightful, I have not seen that one before and it is going straight on my wish list.

staci said...

Beautiful the unique button on the blue one!

Ranae said...

Both the biscornu's are gorgeous.
Ladybug Ladybug is adorable

Clare - Aimetu said...

I love the biscornus Nicola - glad you had a good hols and caught up with Clare again.

Kathy said...

WOW the Biscornus are gorgeous, and I love the Ladybug stitching too.

Hugs xxxx

Solstitches said...

Both of these biscornu are just lovely.
How nice that you got to meet up with Clare. I'm so jealous :)
Your Ladybug piece is really pretty too.


Yuko said...

Very beautiful pieces!!
I love the biscornu (freebie by frimousse), very much!
It's so lovely!
And I also love Ladybug ladybug!
You are very fast stitcher!