Sunday, May 11, 2008

My First Biscornu... and a note on the cardinal nest

I completed the second piece of stitching, Green Moroccan Tile from BH&G, this week. Both designs were stitched on 28 ct. colonial blue lugana, with "Waterfall" floss from Carrie's Threads. This was my first time using these threads, and I must say that I really like them. The variegation is nice and there were no tangling issues. I only have a few of these threads, but I will definitely be getting more of them.


With the stitching completed, I immediately got started on the finishing. It was really easy. I understand now why other stitchers say biscornus can be so addicting.





As for the cardinals, I think the eggs must have hatched, but I haven't actually seen the babies. The nandina bush that contains the nest has gotten a bit thicker since I photographed the eggs, and it's nearly impossible to see anything now. Getting a view of the nest at this point would require too much disturbance for the birds. I have seen both the female and the male back and forth a lot around the bush, bringing food for their offspring.

4 comments:

Sandra Ree said...

It's lovely, you did a super job!

~Julie~ said...

oooooh!! Juanita, I realllly like that biscornu! I don't think I have seen one finished on blue fabric before...and I must say it really is lovely! I might just have to try that now---copycat that I am! LOL Great job and thank you for sharing with us!


~Julie~

Sharon said...

Pretty biscornu! Congrats.

Jenna said...

Great work on your first biscornu, Juanita! I'm sure that it won't be your last and it turned out beautifully.