Monday, March 24, 2008

Gem Show #1 finis

Gem Show #1 by Courtney Collection
Vikki Clayton Premium Silk
32 count Silkweaver Shadowbrook

I finished up Gem Show #1 from the Courtney Collection yesterday. It was a quick stitch and I think it would look great as a pillow. I would like to do another in a contrasting color but I have too many other things to get to right now to stitch it again right away.

Carol S received my HoE Biscornu on Friday and she says she likes it. :-) Here it is. I really enjoyed making this one for her. It's only my second and I did everything according to the instructions and it's huge! Or at least bigger than I thought it would be. :-)

Peachy Biscornu by Heirloom Embroideries
28 count Antique White Linen
DMC floss and DMC Pearl Cotton

Here is a snap that Carol took of the whole thing. I made her an Easter basket. :-)

I had the hardest time picking out something to start on today. I'm in the middle of working on part 3 of the Papillon Creations Mystery but I didn't want to work on that while on the train as it's in Q-snaps for that's harder to work with on the train. I pulled out Quaker Turtles from With my Needle and My Needle's Work by LHN and had the hardest time deciding. I ended up going with Quaker Turtles which is over one. It sure is hard to work over one on the darkish train. I might change my mind for the rest of the week and work on QT at home and My Needle's Work on my commute. But in any case, I feel asleep after only 30 minutes of stitching so I didn't take a photo. :-)


Nicole said...

Margie, your Gem Show turned out beautiful!! I love the colors you chose for it!! Your biscornu for Carol is beautiful too! I'm sure she loved it! :)

Anonymous said...

I love your version of Gem Show, I can't wait to see it as a pillow, it will be so charming. Your Biscornu is divine, I wish I had the ability to make such things.

Katrina said...

Love your finish, the colors are so pretty. The biscornu is really gorgeous too.

Barbara said...

Gem Show is GORGEOUS!!!!!

So is your biscornu for Carol. :D

Karoline said...

They're both lovely Margie, congratulations

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful finishes!

I hope you and the puppies had a great Easter.

~ Terri

Carol said...

I love the exchange so much - thanks again Margie :-)

Carol R said...

What a pretty biscornu - lucky Carol!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Your Gem Show is very pretty but your biscornu for Carol is just GORGEOUS!!!

Michelle said...

Gem Show is gorgeous and so is that biscornu. It is so delicate and springy!!