Here is the finished stitching for one side of the biscornu. I have already started stitching the other side, which is exactly the same. I think a trip to the craft store will be in order for making this up, as my button collection doesn’t have anything as nice as the buttons used in the magazine sample.
I can’t believe how long it has taken me to get photos up of this project. I have been working on it here and there, but there always seems to be problems with getting the photos taken and uploaded. So without further ado, here is what I have so far:
The piece that has my initial in it is the needlebook cover. The second piece is the start of the biscornu. The scissors fob will be last, since I am not too thrilled about working over one on linen. My eyes just aren’t what they used to be (not that they were ever much good anyway!)
I am using one large piece of linen and stitching all of the designs on it, then I will cut them apart to make them up. I would love to stop stitching and make up the needlebook right now, but these are my smallest Q snaps and I need a large piece of fabric in order to use them. I hate using hoops on linen because it seems to leave permanent creases, not to mention pulling the threads out of whack.