Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Monthly Finishing Challenge -- plus more!

For the Monthly Finishing Challenge, I stitched a blue biscornu... (no sunshine today -- so this is the best I can do on pictures.)
Here is my attempt:

"Quilt Design for Breast Cancer Awareness"
Dragonfly Stitches Yahoo Group
Fabric: 28ct. Meran - Powder Blue
Fibers: DMC #930-931-932
Start: 05/09/08 - Finish: 05/13/08

Dawn Lewis Freebie on the Caron Website
Fabric: 28ct. Meran - Powder Blue
Fibers: DMC #930-931-932
Start: 05/13/08 - Finish: 05/17/08

I also added little blue beads to the 'points' as I was putting it together, and used little blue buttons for the center. I think it turned out good... the cats think it's a great toy! It was good practice for the exchange I signed up for. :-) I see those that add beads all the way around, but, I haven't figured out how to do that... LOL

And... I have been wearing a hat when I play golf this year... trying to protect the face from more sun damage, I guess. And, I had a blue hat that used to be my Dad's, that had a "Wilson" logo on it... I thought I would use the little bit of left over fabric from the biscornu, and stitch something to cover up the logo. I used the alphabet from Heart in Hand 'Alphabet Mania' and stitched out golf, added interfacing to the back, edged it on the machine, and added it to my hat! I think it turned out pretty neat! I wore it last night... had two pars, and chipped into the hole on the last shot of the nine! (I tend to be a 'bogey' golfer, so it was a pretty good night! I'll take a 48 anytime! -- My golf partner says I am 'directionally challenged' tho... Are you supposed to play down the middle of the fairway?)

I also finished up my SAL on the Little House Needleworks Yahoo Group.... but, I can't show it here until June. It's a gift, and I think the recipient reads my blog... I do have to get it framed yet.

And... who ever sent the frogs to visit... I would like to send them back! I have been doing that frog stitch more than I care to!

That's it for now... I better get ready for work! Thanks for your kind comments on my previous posts. My Mom loved her gift, and we had to walk all over the house so she could decide where to hang it. :-) (She had already confiscated the LHN Rose Sampler Flatfold that I made. It was on the table when she came over one day, and said it would look nice in her bedroom...)

Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate that you took the time, and sometimes leave a comment... Take care... God Bless!


Chelle said...

The biscornu is gorgeous! Love what you did with the hat, too.

Cathy B said...

Hello Myrna - your biscornu turned out great, I think the beads and the buttons are perfect. Very creative idea to spice up that golf hat. Hope you are doing well.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

What a beautiful biscornu, Myrna!! Thanks, also, for your sweet well wishes on my blog. My daughter's baby shower is this Sat., so I have no time for anything until it's over!!! Yikes! Hugs, Deb

Mylene said...

Your first attempt for biscornu finishing turned out great and i love the colours you've used for both.
That's a great idea with the hat, well done!!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your biscornu and hat are gorgeous. I love what you made for your Mum.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Great job with your finishing challenge!

staci said...

Your biscornu is beautiful, love the colors!

stitcherw said...

You've been finishing such lovely stitching, what a busy stitcher you've been lately. Your Mother's Day piece turned out wonderful, and your biscornu is so sweet. I haven't made one of those yet, partly as I think my cats will see it as a potential toy as well, it is such a perfect kitty toy size. Loved the golf hat, how clever to make the patch for it. Hope it continues to bring you good luck.

Sonda in OR said...

What a lovely biscornu! Blues are a great choice.

Juanita said...

I liked that biscornu. We had so many pretty finishes this month!

The piece that you stitched for your mother is lovely. I'm sure she'll treasure it for years to come.

Sharon said...

Your biscornu looks fabulous Myrna! I think the hat looks great too.