"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Stitching Post Saturday 8/29

I've got two wonderful projects to show y'all this week. First of all, I designed and stitched a biscornu which is basically an eight sided pincushion. In this case, I reduced the side and made it into a Christmas ornament. When I joined the two sides together, I added red and green Mill Hill seed beads to every other stitch.

And, now, a warning for one person...
IF YOU ARE THE PERSON I AM MAKING THE MEMORY QUILT FOR, CLICK AWAY NOW...
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I am so excited because I put the very last stitches into the memory quilt and I HAVE to show it to you. I can't stand to not show it off. As with the pictures above, click on this to see a close up.
I am very happy with how it turned out. I hope she likes it too.

12 comments:

rys said...

WOW! The memory quilt is just beautiful...stunning, and appropriate. It's an amazing piece, and I know the recipient will be touched when she receives it!

The Biscournu is very delicate! I love the beads around the edge, and it really does justice to the stitching. It's 'just right'...not too much, not too little, and coordinates with the fabric beautifully. The colors play off each other and compliment each other from start to finish. A gorgeous finish!

battynurse said...

Wow, great work. The memory quilt is beautiful.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Lovely, lovely work! The ornament is neat and the quilt is just gorgeous!

Beautiful Mess said...

Great job on both the ornaments and the memory quilt. She will be so happy with it! it's beautifully stunning!
*HUGS*

Another Dreamer said...

Wow. How beautiful!

Barb said...

SO CUTE!

Nina said...

I'm totally jonesing for a memory quilt! How pretty!

becomingwhole said...

I love both the projects, but especially the memory quilt...it is amazing.

Wishing 4 One said...

Wow all three works of art are AMAZING! The quilt is awesome, she will LOVE LOVE LOVE it! You are so crafty girl, I think i said before I can barely sew a button.

nancy said...

I missed the last few of your posts and just read them now. You are AMAZING. And I'm jealous.

I got crazy and bought a robe instruction sew kit thing (jeez, what are those called? on the tip of my tongue) and bought all the material (a pattern! just thought of it) and still haven't made it. It's like 2 years old now. Ugh.

Meari said...

That quilt is awesome! And pretty biscornu.

John said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! your memory quilt is just precious. i am sure it will be treasured.

hope you're enjoying the beautiful weather here in cary this weekend!