Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Biscornu Exchange

I received my biscornu from my partner in the S&S Secret Biscornu Exchange and what a beauty it is so huge thanks to my partner ( I know who she is but it has to remain secret until next week. Bit difficult to keep it secret when A; you have to send them recorded delivery and B; you've known the person for years!!) as I love it! She also included some postcards ( I collect them) and some counting pins which she makes herself. I can't show the one I sent until partners have been revealed.

On the stitching front Sunday evening I stitched on Blackbird Designs Rites of Spring which I am really enjoying. It's so easy to stitch and so pretty. I am tempted to follow Mary Kathryn's idea of finishing it as a stitcher's wallet but I shall see when I actually finish it!

Monday night, as always, was A Quaker Christmas night! My little bit of Christmas in the middle of Summer ( well if you can actually call it Summer but at least it's not too hot!)! Still loving this piece and never really want to put it down.

Last night was HAED TT SAL on the HAED forum so my letter J came out. I still can't quite believe just how much I can get done on this in one night as on others I've done I couldn't even get it done in one week! Lol! I do love the way it's stitching up and, hopefully, page one will be completed in a couple of weeks.
That's all the stitching I can show for now. I posted a random PIF today so will show that once it's been received. I can now start on my last round of PIFs:) I should get to know who my partner is for the S&S Redwork Exchange and that will be secret until it has been received which is much better I think.

Abi is still under the weather. We came to the conclusion that not only was her hayfever bad she also has cold which is making her feel really ill. She's also having "problems", really silly things, with a couple of friends. She had to come back this morning because she'd forgotten her PE kit and she'd got herself so worked up. She said she was sick of them being the way they have been with her and she still didn't feel very well. It's a good job it's not long to the Summer holidays. Anyway I made an appointment for her to see the doctor after school today, when I went for my repeat blood test this morning.

Looks like it's going to be a rather wet afternoon here so it may well be a stitching afternoon! Although I'll be making a quiche for tea before I do any stitching:)

Hope you are all having a wonderful week.
Hugs


20 comments:

Rachael said...

That Biscornu is lovely.
QC is coming along nicely as is rites of spring. I can't wait to hear who my partner is as wellas I signed up for the Redwork Ex.
Letter J looks lovely.I love the little female on it.
I hope Abi can hold out until the Holidays,I think it is worse when the fall out with friends as they always feel it is the end of the world.(Sending Cyber Hugs to her and you)

Julie said...

Nice biscornu, not revelaed what i received till the date though LOL

I joined the redwork too, i've wanted to do that for ages now.

Quaker looks stunning, i do love that red. J is growing so fast too for a HAED.

Kids eh! I someimes wonder why we bothered LOL

Gwenddydd said...

I have found your blog making a search about Lesa Steele.
It's funny that the biscornu have the same name in english and in french.

Stitcher said...

Loving the new start, and great progress on Quaker Christmas.

Carol said...

What a sweet biscornu! And as always, your WIPS just blow me away :-)

Karen said...

your quaker looks great

tkdchick said...

That biscornu is just lovely!

All of your WIPs are coming along beautifully!

Heather said...

Nice biscornu Sally. I can't believe how far along you are with the christmas quaker. I love seeing your progress.

Paula said...

The biscornu you received is gorgeous Sally bet you were thrilled with it.

Your HAED "J" and Quaker Christmas pics are coming along really well bet you hate putting them down again....

Hope your bloods are ok and Abi gets on ok at the docs..
Hugs and happy stitching....

Lynn said...

a lovely biscornu and some gorgeous stitching as usual Sally, well done.

I hope Abi is feeling better soon, and that those 'friends' can find a bit of maturity during the summer!

litlaskvis said...

Wonderful biscornu and great progress on Quaker Christmas.

I read that you collect post cards. If you would like some from Iceland, just say the word. I would be happy to mail you some :)

Michele said...

What a pretty biscornu! And I love your wips! QC is so lovely!

Sorry to hear about Abi's kid problems .. summmer break can't come too quickly!

Ohhh you collect postcards? I didn't know that .. maybe I'll have to surprise you with one :)

xstitch.nl said...

The biscornu is so sweet and I just love watching your Rites of Spring progress!! It's beautiful!

Dawn said...

That is a really pretty biscornu!! Great job on all the WIP's:)

Karan said...

Very pretty biscornu you received.
All your WIP's are coming on so well & look wonderful. QC is still my favourite. :0)
Sorry to hear Abi is still unwell & having problems. I guess she feels less able to cope due to feeling poorly too. Hope all is sorted out soon, Bless her.

Mylene said...

such a lovely biscornu!

Lucy said...

I've never stitched a biscornu yet but I really want to try one...may try this weekend.

sammyjo said...

Sally all your stitching is look as great as ever but you have got to slow down because your making me feel bad for stitching maybe 100 stitches every two weeks :) (just joking keep it up!)

Marianne said...

Sally the Quaker Christmas is beautiful! You're really working fast on your rotations!

Solstitches said...

Wow! Your Quaker Christmas is a beauty!
Love the Blackbird WIP also.
I didn't know you save postcards Sally. Let me know if you'd like some from Spain.