Friday, 4 June 2010


I have heard from Rachael over at Stitchabilities that she has received the PIF that I stitched for her.

It is a freebie design by Nic at Linden Bee Designs on the A Girl As Mad As Birds blog and my first attempt at a biscornu. These always looked so difficult to do but I really enjoyed stitching it up and the finishing was nowhere as near as complicated as I thought it would be. I can see more of them in my future.

I opted not to use a button in the middle as even the tiniest button cut bits of the lambs on the front, which seemed wrong.

I used 28 count 'Angel Blush' cashel linen.

The threads are Belle Soire Silks ‘Icing’ and ‘Blue Heaven’ along with the recommended DMC for the lambs face and legs. I substituted the blue for the green as it reminded me of the colour of bluebells.

I hope Rachael likes it.


Deb said...

I think that Rachel is going to love it. You did a wonderful job!

Rachael said...

I don't like it......

Thank you so much Angela

Jo said...

Lambs is/are(?) lovely...

How is the gardening project coming along? Looks like it's a long, but wirthwhile, job

Always smiling said...

Lovely biscornu well done you.
I read back and saw your wonderful gifts from Becky, she is a friend indeed.
Hope you get your gadren as you want it, mine here in the West Midlands is just three years old and as you saw full of flowers mostly grown from seed so it can be done.
Enjoy your garden and happy stitching
Chris x

Anonymous said...

I am sure Rachel will love it. You did a brilliant job!

Sally said...

That is so cute Angela! No wonder Rachael loves it.

Karan said...

Oh what a fabulous biscornu. Lucky Rachael! :0)