Thursday, January 01, 2009

Holly Berries Miniature Biscornu - Cherished Stitches

Design: Holly Berries Miniature Biscornu
Designer: Cherished Stitches from 2008 JCS ornament issue
Fabric: 28 count evenweave, cream
Threads: DMC 115, Caron Wildflowers Pine

It is also a tradition that I make an ornament for my parent's tree. As this year was the year I learned how to make a biscornu, I thought it appropriate that I stitch one of those for them, and this design was one of my favourites from this year's JCS ornament issue, as it was simple and tasteful. I simplified the reverse to save stitching time, and then used all the time I'd saved beading the seams LOL - this was a first for me, I've normally just whipstitched the edges, but I've long admired the beaded biscornu seen on other blogs. And I have to say, it wasn't as tricky as I'd feared it was going to be.

I think I will have to make myself one of these, it was a wrench to give it away!

PS don't forget to enter my drawing for the Archangel chart below!


staci said...

Very sweet biscornu ornament, I'm sure your parents love it!

Sharon said...

All your ornaments are lovely!

Jean said...

How sweet!! I have yet to make a biscornu. It was interesting to see how it looked stitched and then finished. It takes on quite a different look! Thanks for sharing!
Happy New Year to you!

Erna said...

What a lovely ornament.Happy New Year