Tuesday, January 23

Lavender Bouquet Biscornu

Finished!


I finished Lavender Bouquet Biscornu by Rainburst Embroidery (on etsy) this weekend.   I stitched the top on 28 cameo peach jobelan, and the back is antique white evenweave (of some flavor) from my stash.    I chose this biscornu for my 2016 orts because the partner and I went to the San Juan Islands for a vacation (and Seattle) and while we were there we went to Pelindaba Lavender.  It was a great vacation and I hope to go back sometime.

So I did the front:



I did the back (adding 2016 in the lavender colors):


And I finished her off:




Entertainingly enough, 2016 was a pretty prolific year in terms of stitching for me, and two of the finished pieces were from kits, which really jumped up the amount of orts (I put the leftover kit threads in there).   So I only used about half the orts to stuff the biscornu.  Sucker is as dense as a hockey puck, so I couldn't add more.  I'm thinking of working on my Vino block party sometime this year and using extra orts from 2016 and any others I can't quite fit (and maybe bits from the quilting/sewing I've been doing as well).  This is also the largest biscornu in the collection, so I know I didn't make her too small! 

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I've been to San Juan. It's gorgeous. I would love to go back too.

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    1. Thank you! And San Juan was just so lovely. Great low-key vacation.

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  2. Beautiful finish! I love all the backstitch detail on the lavender, well done.

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  3. Oh my, how lovely! What a nice design. I adore lavender.

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    1. Isn't it great! I have so much lavender stuff, including blown glass lavender pendants from that place. Love it. And it's pretty.

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  4. That is so pretty!

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  5. Rainburst Embroidery have some very pretty biscornu, I think I have that one on my wish list. Great finish!

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    1. They are super pretty! I have them favorited so that I can hit them up quickly when I need another biscornu fix :)

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