Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Redwork Biscornu and more

The weather stays very nice here and I enjoy seeing the flowers blooming in my garden. Every morning I take a cup of tea and go to the swing to enjoy watching the birds and listening to their beautiful songs. Everything is so pretty now... And cross stitch ? - you ask. Well, I stitch but not as much as I would like to.
Today I will show you two new designs, I  finished working on them about a week ago but could not find time to post about them.
I got the idea for the Redwork Biscornu in Russia when my friend Natasha and I were in a fabric store. There I saw pretty buttons and thought I must create a design with these buttons. Here is Redwork Biscornu, pretty in red and white:

I will probably keep my Redwork Biscornu with the collection of my red plates, they look great together.
I also made some counting pins and a scissor fob to match Redwork Biscornu:

Another design is called Cheerful Daisies . I wanted to make something for one of my friends to cheer her up a little. She once told me that yellow daisies looked so cheerful... Well, I made Cheerful Daisies Scissor and Floss Fob for her:
If you are interested in buying my designs, beaded fobs or pins, please e-mail me. My address is in my Profile.
After the previous post I was asked to share a secret of  sewing up my scissor fobs. I am afraid there is no secret, it's just practice: I have been sewing since I was about 5 years old.  If I saw your fob or pillow, I would probably understand better what your problem is. I can give you some tips:
1.  your seams must be straight, 2. clip corners before turning the pillow inside out,
3. do not be in a hurry and enjoy what you are doing. :-)
In the picture above I show a side and a corner of the fob. I first Back stitched and then Whip stitched  it using one strand of DMC floss.
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My Gracious Era has grown a little more:
This is a pretty piece and I enjoy stitching it.
I am a little late for TUSAL report but I want to show my box anyway. I have a good progress on the SAL thanks to making tassels for the biscornu. 
I do not know which birds had used my floss spinets but yesterday I found a nest of Cardinals in my Holy bush which I wanted to trim a little. I saw three tiny chicks inside  the nest and thought I'd better work on the bush later. Today I noticed Father-bird and Mother - bird come to feed the babies. I was especially happy to see that father-bird also participates in raising the "kids". :-)
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I want to thank Holly  for passing me two Blog awards. It's a great honor to get them from such a good stitcher. If you have not visited her blog yet, go and have a look at her amazing works
Last week my husband and I twice visited Norton Art Gallery Park. Just a few days ago we found out that we have a rather pretty park not too far from us. At first we dropped at the park to see if it was worth visiting and in a day we came there again armed with two cameras and spent about 4 hours there. On the way back we also " ran" through the gallery just to have an idea of its exhibits, we will sure visit it again later.
I will leave you with the pictures we took in the park, enjoy them.

I treasure your comments, thank you for stopping by.
Happy stitching to everyone!


gazette94 said...

Dear Olga, your new biscornu is wonderful, as all your creations, I love the pins too !
The park look like heaven !It seemms so quite, I could spend hours with my cross-stitch or my book !
It is always a great joy to visit your blog...

Carol R said...

Your red biscornu is wonderful and the counting pins are just gorgeous. Will you be selling these pins?

Nancy said...

Your new redwork biscornu is beautiful, and so are the pins and scissor fob! It does look lovely with your red and white plate.

Gracious Era is very, very beautiful! You will have a masterpiece when you finish.

The pictures of the park are so beautiful and peaceful looking. I also love to listen to the birds while drinking my morning coffee!

Sheila said...

Your biscornu's are just beautiful and your pins look very nice with them.

Patty C. said...

Beautiful work
The park is just lovely

hohla said...

Оленька! Как у тебя красиво! Бискорню красная очень понравилась!

Annie said...

Gorgeous biscornu and it looks so nice with your red and white plate.

I could look at those park photos all day. What a beautiful place.

Jules said...

Great work on your stitching!

You have a very beautiful park! Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Redwork Biscornu is very pretty and I agree it works nicely with your plates.

Carol said...

I've just discovered your blog and your designs are so beautiful! I love the darling counting pins, too...

What beautiful photos of spring in the park--thanks for sharing!

Adriana R. said...

Què bello este nuevo biscornu!
Me gusta mucho el bordado en rojo.
Y esos alfileres..... què hermosos!!

staci said...

Your stitching is always so beautiful and perfectly executed. And your pins are gorgeous!

Love all those flowers! Wow, they must smell heavenly!!!

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching. Those gardens are glorious.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful new designs! The biscornu is beautiful. I like your stitching progress, too!

Sharon said...

My Gracious Era has really grown! It looks wonderful as do your new designs. Thank you for always stopping by to visit me!

Reyes "El telar de mi abuela". said...

Bonitas fotos y bonito trabajo.
Besitos desde Tenerife y muy buena semana.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I really like your new red biscornu but then I LOVE red! Wow what a gorgeous park! I'd love to go for a stroll through there.

Wendy said...

so you are stitching Gracious Era to, so nice !
I love it to, but I want to finnish Dicovery first.
cannot wait to work on Gracious Era again.

what a lovely park, it looks really nice to take walks in and relax.

Daffycat said...

Beautiful new designs, Olga! I love those red buttons too.

Beautiful photos...I especially like the robin's egg.

Brigitte said...

Your new creations are just wonderful. The elegant redwork and the pretty daisy, just gorgeous.
And oh, such lovely pictures of the Norton Art Gallery Park. It was such a pleasure to follow your steps through the park. If I lived near there I'd like to dive into all these wonderful flowers.
Nice progress on Gracious Era.

Olga said...

wow your redwork biscornu is absoloutely lovely! as always your working is stunningly beautiful!! ...also luved your pictures too!
luv from olga. (uk)

Michelle said...

Your red biscornu is lovely and Gracious Era is looking stunning! Thank you for the photos of the park - it is really beautiful!

malele said...

ce dernier biscornu est superbe ! et les épingles géniales !
Bonne fin de semaine et bises de Malélé

Pumpkin said...

Lovely new design Olga! I like seeing you stitching a larger piece too :o)

Your photos are wonderful. I especially love the one with the broken blue egg.

TFS the story of your Cardinals. It must be so exciting to have them nesting there :o)

Natasha said...

Оленька, почти ежедневно я приходила на эту Страничку, смотрела, помня всё, и радовалась.
Твои работы вдохновляют. Фотографии из парка по-настоящему умиротворяют.
Спасибо за красоту!

Raven/Missy said...

The biscornu is gorgeous, very well done. I love the way the red stands out on the white.

The pictures of Norton Art Gallery Park are beautiful. It looks like a wonderful place to relax.