Sunday, February 18, 2007

A Get Well Gift and a Seaside Neighborhood

Mike and I are still both really struggling with this virus... thank you for all the emails wishing us well! It is good that tomorrow is a holiday - another day to rest before facing work again!

I started a get well gift for someone yesterday and managed to finish it today - I can show it now, because she does not read my blog - the photo fails to show that the linen I used on the bottom of this biscornu is olive green, while the top is natural... I will try to get a better photo showing that before I pack it up to send it away....
Thanks A Bunch! Biscornu

Just Nan

Natural Belfast Linen (top)/Olive Green Belfast Linen (bottom)
DMC floss

Stitched 2/17/07 - 2/18/07


Then, I started Rachael's Neighborhood Round Robin... this one is a seaside neighborhood. I decided to start with the lighthouse and keeper's house from Liz Turner Diehl's Light House Summer Garden. I hope it looks like it is set back as it is quite smaller than I thought it would be, and looks miniscule next to the house to its left. I will do a lot of landscaping to this - including at least one beeskep, per Rachaels' request - but I have a funny feeling I will be asking you, my dear blogging pals, for some fill in suggestions as this progresses along!

Stitched on today: Thanks A Bunch! Biscornu, and Rachael's Neighborhood RR

36 comments:

Jenn said...

Your Biscornu is beautiful! I'm glad to hear that you and Mike are doing better.

Kath said...

Sorry you and Mike have been poorly Carol, hope you are a lot better today.

Love the biscornu and your other pieces too looking good there.

Tannia said...

Wow Carol the biscornu is beautiful :) AND you were right - they're not difficult to make! They make lovely gifts don't they. I'm sure the recipient will love it :)

Blessings and get well wishes too!

Anonymous said...

Your biscornu is magnificent! As for your progress on the RR, I gues the ligthhouse will be like far away on the shore, no? That's why he's so tiny...Ann.

Isabelle said...

Wow, what a gorgeous biscornu. "Rich" is what comes to mind on seeing it.

Nice start on Rachel's RR :)

I'm sorry you and Mike are still feeling so poorly - I caught a cold in Lille and just had an awful night, but that's certainly nothing in comparison! ((((hugs))))

Cindy said...

Your biscournu is so pretty and spring-like!

Hope you are feeling much better soon!

Wendy said...

Lovely biscornu! Rest up and feel better soon!!

KarenV said...

Lovely biscornu! That design is just perfect for it :) Hope you're both feeling better soon!

Deanne J said...

Your Biscornu looks great.

Hope you both feel better soon.

Vonna said...

Hope you both are well soon! That biscornu is just perfect Carol...You powers never cease :)

Nicole said...

Love the Just Nan Biscornu, I love that design - I have it in my stash and admire it from time to time. :) Hope you fell better soon!

bunnyhead said...

Your biscornu is do cute! Love the RR. I can't wait to start working on mine! Silkweaver sent me notice that my fabric shipped :)

Nicole said...

oops - feel better that is (not fell). :)

ollie1976 said...

Think that we've been having the same virus or what have you-been sick since Thursday-hope that you guys are feeling better-great finish by the way!
-Jen

BeckySC said...

GORGEOUS Biscornu, Carol :) I love it! Congratulations :)

Hope you and Mike are feeling better!
((((hugs))))

Eclecticmk - Margie said...

Wonderful progress - I love your And A Forest Grew.

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

What a lovely biscornu! It is a perfect piece for a gift!

Great start on Rachael's RR. I think it will look neat with a variety of perspectives so it doesn't look like all the buildings are on top of each other.

Glad to hear you are on the mend. These colds and flus have been miserable this year!

Little Grey Cat said...

What a gorgeous Biscornu! I think the neighborhood RR's you're all stitching are great! I would love to have done one but I don't have the imagination to make a square up from scratch lol.

Unfortunately I just can't catch up on ALL the posts I've missed over the last couple of weeks so I hope Angus is doing ok. I'm sending you and Mike some (((((GET WELL SOON))))) hugs too!

Lauren said...

I love the little lighthouse! And your biscornu!

Michelle said...

LOVE the biscornu! That is such a pretty design, I would never have thought to make it into a biscornu. The possibilities are endless, huh? I love the lighthouse too, great choice!

Carla said...

your biscornu is lovely...I like it a LOT!!!

I hope you feel better soon ((hugs))

Nicole said...

I'm very sorry to hear you're both sick on this nice long weekend, at least you can still stitch. I do hope you feel better soon!

Jacqui said...

They're both gorgeous.

Barbara said...

Glad to hear that you and Mike are (slowly) recovering. Some great stitching you've done! I just LOVE that biscornu you made, and Rachael's project is off to a good start. :)

Karoline said...

Your biscornu is gorgeous Carol, I hope that you and Mike are feeling better soon.

Gill said...

Hope you are both feeling better soon. Your gift is lovely.

Pam said...

Oh! love that Biscornu, it's so beautiful! I like what you chose for the RR as well, it looks great so far. I hope you and Mike are feeling better, being sick is not fun at all. *hugs*

Carto said...

Hey Carol

Apologies for being a totally slack blogger just lately. I'm sorry to hear you and hubby are unwell - I hope you're both feeling much better soon - and I'm lovving your Biscornu. Take care and get well soon x

quiltorstitch said...

Cute biscournu, the butterflys are so teeny :D

Also, the lighthouse is a great idea! I love the pattern you are pulling it off of too, I want to stitch that one up someday.

Feel better soon!

tkdchick said...

Wow Carol where do you find the time to get so much stitching done! It seems every day you have project progerss to share with us and a new biscornu!

S said...

Get Well Soon!!
Your biscornu is beautiful, love the flowers.

stitcherw said...

Your biscornu turned out lovely, I'm sure she'll be thrilled to receive it. Your RR looks like it will be fun to work on as well, looking forward to when you get to the beeskeep.

Hope you both start feeling better soon, with having an extra day off to rest I'll keep my fingers crossed that helps even more.
Sue

Katrina said...

such a pretty design for a biscornu Carol, its lovely :) sorry to hear that you've not been well, and Mike too, hope you both feel 100% soon!

lena-lou said...

Lovely Biscornu and I love the 2 tones of linen idea, great start on the RR. I do hope you and Mike feel totally better very soon :))

Sharon said...

I love your biscornu Carol! It's lovely.

Jenna said...

Beautiful biscornu! I spotted it as a Just Nan right away. LOL. You did a nice, subtle contrast with the bottom fabric. Great start to the seaside neighborhood, too. I can't wait to see it when you're done.