You know I love biscornu and between myself and my friend Nancy, we do manage to find free patterns all over the internet. I usually take these free patterns and "Frankenstein" them into something that is my own, but NOT this time!
While reading "Ruth's Stitching World" in The World of Cross Stitching, she had a picture of a very pretty biscornu under her title "My Pinterest Picks". It would be the first time I have ever gone to that website and was amazed at what I had found there. Almost forgot why I was there in the first place!
I found the biscornu and proceeded to the Etsy website for Rainburst Embroidery and purchased the pattern. It then took me awhile before I got around to actually cross stitching the pattern, but the end result is nothing less than stunning. It really is a spring design and very cheerful to look at.
It is also much larger than I thought it would be, but then I like to stuff, so it may be larger than it's supposed to be.
Before you freak out and say something like "but you don't like to follow patterns exactly!" Just know that where the green beads and the black beads are there were supposed to be French Knots. The French Knots would have given a more subdued look to it, but I like shiny and that is why there are beads.
Now, just so you are up to date on things, the Joys of My Garden Leaflet is still ongoing, but this biscornu was all I managed to finish due to an exciting four day camping trip I took with my family. It then took me two days to physically recover from that and then I managed to finish this.
I really wanted this to be my May biscornu, but didn't finish it until June 1, but still feel that since most of the work was done in May, it should still be considered May but that feels like cheating and could be construed as June. I'm now confused.
Monday I go back to work, but that won't stop me from continuing with the current pattern from Joys of My Garden, "Smell The Blooms". I'm hoping to finish that one by next weekend, but there is always hope in one hand and something less inviting in the other, so we shall see how it all works out.
Until next time.....