Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Biscornu for Anna

I heard from Anna that she received the biscornu I stitched for her. The biscornu turned out bigger then expected. I changed a design from Giulia Punti Antichi and planned to stitch it on 36ct linen. But by the time the linen arrived, my father was already in hospital and I wasn't able to stitch on that fine fabric in bad light without a magnifier. So I started it on Cashel, and felt so unsure if Anna would like it or not.
For the most part the design is taken from a Giulia Punti Antichi pattern ("Deruta Christmas ornament") as shown in the Gift of Stitching magazine from November 2008. But I changed the colors completely and also the middle part of it. It's stitched on Cashel linen using Gloriana Stranded Silk and Mill Hill beads.

Biscornu for Anna

I also finished my "Winter Quaker" project, but can't show a picture yet. Right now I'm busy with another page of Coming to Life. I will post a picture of that soon as I have finished that page.

12 comments:

ange said...

it's gorgeous!

Sadie said...

It is beautiful Gabi. I am sure Anna loves it.

Giovanna said...

That's just lovely - lucky Anna!

Kelly said...

It really is loverly Gabi, love the colours!
Hugs, Kelly ILCS

staci said...

Stunning biscornu Gabi!!!

Becky K in OK said...

Gabi, it's beautiful. Any stitcher would be honored to receive it.

anna said...

Thank you so much, Gabi, you must know by now that I adore it! :)
I love HOE for the possibility of meeting new, exceptional people like you.

Kathy said...

Gabi
The biscornu is gorgeous. Anna is one lucky lady.

Jean said...

The biscornu is lovely! If Anna doesn't love it, I'll send her my snail mail and she can send it along to me!! LOL!

Hand crafted gifts are such treasures. I am sure that Anna treasures it and loves it, too!

Sharon said...

The biscornu is stunning!

Carolyn NC said...

This is beautiful, Gabi!

Nancy said...

Beautiful finish! And looks like a great exchange!