I was never over the moon about Indigo Rose’s Pretty Pink breast cancer awareness biscornu…until I saw a shop model. OMG, I thought it was to die for! So much smaller, so much cuter, so irresistible IRL! I started stitching it as a karate project straight away. And then…buttonhole bars. A stitch I’d never even heard of before. I tried to stitch it without a strong light or magnifying lens. Well, I have clippy magnifying lenses for away-from-home stitching, but no strong light. That didn’t go well. I had no idea what I was doing, if I was doing it right. It took awhile before I was brave enough to try again, this time at home under the daylight lamp. I guess I was avoiding something else…cutting threads on Desiderata, maybe, you ask? Yeah. Probably so. ;o)
I had a few false starts–three or four, I’m not sure–before I felt like I “got” what was going on. I did a decent enough job for a fake-it-til-you-make-it attempt. Actually, my initials and the date are, I think, the wonkiest part of this biscornu. I did them on the diagonal so they’d be face up when you looked at them. I’m glad you can’t see them under the tassels, because they’re uneven and unbalanced. I arranged the biscornu on my table with the initials facing backward to prevent drawing attention to them. I call the initials and year “vanity plates” b/c I think I’m funny.
Pretty in Pink stitched.
I painted the pedestal white. It’s an uneven paint job; I did that on purpose. I used DMC 818 no.12 perle cotton for the tassels instead of the white perle cotton included in the kit.
Pretty in Pink breast cancer awareness biscornu kit
Designer: Catherine Strickler of Indigo Rose
Substitutions from kit supplies: used DMC 818 no.12 perle cotton for tassels instead of included white, painted pedestal white