Saturday, April 9, 2011


I had a visit to the dentist yesterday and had some GREAT sedation.  I have a permanent bridge-which I've hated since the day it was put in. It's hurting like hell and is a little swollen around the dreadful thing. He really couldn't find anything unusual, but if it's not better I have to go back Monday. I was hoping there was a strawberry seed or some such thing under it, but no such luck. Anyway, I'm still a little wonky, so here goes!

This is the pillow that I've mentioned before. I thought I was finished and took a photo, only to discover a mistake. After a visit from the old froggy it's finished and here it is. The kit is by Pine Mountain and I added the name and date. It really is cute!

A little biscornu I stitched for myself. Believe me, the photo doesn't do justice to the colors. It was a freebie from whom I don't remember. We get lots of hummingbirds here,so it really had to be stitched. It's on mint green linen  and the colors remind me of a birthday cake.

This little goody is a wedding gift. I get lots of shower/wedding invitations (church organist???). I could run down to the local BB&B, but for really special people I've wanted to do something special. I found this pattern on Creative Poppy and ordered it. This was my first attempt. I decided to do it in the bride's wedding colors, which were eggplant and pewter. Happy, happy, joy, joy! Try matching those colors, but I think it came out okay. On the back side-which was my bright idea?-are their initials and wedding date. Next go around will be easier. I promise myself not to agonize so much.....

The pattern is "Biscornu Mariage" by Marie-Anne Rethoret-Melin. It really was fun to stitch. I wanted it a little larger, so I used 25 count Joblen. The threads were Anchor 900 and Belle Soir Eggplant (go figure!). I used Mill House Beads and a silver heart button I found at Hobby Lobby.

I've ordered a pattern for a bisornu for a baby boy but it's not here yet. I hope the same designer-or someone else-does one for a girl.

That's all folks. I'm seriously considering going back to bed. Good night, all!


Gillie said...

The hummingbird biscornu is from - click on her freebies on the right. Sadly, Sharon has not been back blogging for quite some time.

Jackie said...

Your biscornu's are gorgeous. I've never made one before. Are they hard to assemble?

I hope you're feeling much better soon!

Donna said...

Hope the mouth is feeling better soon. I love your biscornus and the pillow. I, too, love hummingbirds and your stitching is just lovely.

Alice said...

Very nice finishes Marion, and such lovely gifts!

Julie said...

I've stitched the hummingbird one, i loved that one, such bright colours in it.

The wedding biscornu is a fabulous idea, what a special gift for the happy couple, its perfect.

I hope you are soon feeling much better and pain free

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely biscornus and pillow. Hope you feel better.

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Greetings from NYS Finger Lakes Region. Always glad to find a *new to me* blogger, lovely finishes you have there:)