Know what? It’s actually possible to overstuff a biscornu. I like my biscornus plump and full. I went a little overboard with this one, and had a helluva time getting the center stitched. I couldn’t pull it as tightly as I like to; it was stuffed too full. This guy caused me tons of trouble. I don’t love it any less. I still love it bunches. I’m glad to have it out of my hair, too.
What I’ve learned:
OK, number 1: Don’t cut too close to the edge of the design before finishing!
Number 2: Use my curved needle when stitching the pieces together. It’s easier. Don’t forget next time. *sigh* *shaking head*
Number 3: Stuff full, but don’t overstuff. I will be sad.
Number 4: If embellishing with beads, use them when stitching the pieces together, not after. That way they for certain won’t be uneven, which I hate. Not so much that I can’t let things be. 🙂
Number 5: If you’re moved to name your biscornu, let everyone know: Yeah, “Dragonfly Pond!” How’d ya guess?
Design: Dragonfly by Elizabeth’s Designs
Fabric: random green scrap of 32-ct linen, stitched 2 over 2
Floss: as charted, except for DMC 945, which was substituted for 948 *shrug* Close enough. And I stitched the leaves symmetrically, rather than sequentially, b/c that’s the kind of hairpin I am. 😉
Monogram by Linda P Reeves of La Broderie, like I always do.
Now for the best part: Plenty-lots-of pictures! 😀
The top, with the included dragonfly charm. The cool thing about this charm is that it has legs underneath. I love it.
The side, with added baby dragonflies, afluttering about the “pond.”