Thursday, March 08, 2007

A butterfly is born

It is Dawn night, and here she grows again :-) It is hard to put this one down on Thursdays. After working a little more on her wings, I decided I was tired of looking at what appeared to be a small clump of cabbage in her hand... so I backstitched the butterfly! Oh my, is it pretty! It is backstitched with the Petite Treasure Braid PB16 - the black with pink, blue and yellow highlights. Stunning! After that, I figured it was time to start her right arm now too... so I am working towards that now. Dawn will be moving to the large Q-Snap very soon now. I want to do the Petite Treasure Braid and the beading as I go along, since there is so much of both in this design. Dawn is plenty small enough to fit in the large Q-Snap with tons of extra room, so there is no reason not to start beading now.

And, now that Vonna has received her PIF gift from me, I can share it. I was going for the antique lace look, but when I showed this to Mike before I posted it off to Vonna, he said it looks "old ladyish." OK, he's a guy, what does he know, right?? This biscornu is the first of the four freebies I hope to stitch this month as part of the Freebie Challenge over on the Friends Gather Bulletin Board.
The Three Emblems
Papillon Creations
Dirty Belfast Linen
DMC Color Variations - Desert Sand
Stitched 3/1/07 - 3/4/07
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Stitched on today: Started a gift, and Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace

38 comments:

Julie said...

Wow! Dawn is stunning! I love the butterfly and I think I might have to purchase this chart at some unspecified date in the future! And I love the biscornu. I guess that makes me a little old lady ;-)

Hope all is well in your corner of the world!
Blessings,
Julie

Gill said...

I guess I must be an old lady too, cos I like it! LOL. Love the button. Dawn Fairy is looking great too!

monique said...

oh, pooh... it doesn't look a bit "old lady-ish" LOL And the butterfly is much prettier than the cabbage :)

Rowyn said...

Dawn is looking lovely. I think your biscornu looks classy rather than old lady-ish. :0)

KarenV said...

Men! That biscornu is beautiful - I love the contrast between the fabric and thread and the button just finishes it off nicely.

Barbara said...

LOL @ Mike - that is just *so* something Niek would say, too. Men! It's beautiful, and I love the old-world lacey look you achieved!

And the title of your post is beautiful! Nearly as beautiful as that butterfly .... :)

Hazel said...

That biscornu is lovely! Very feminine. I made my first one last nite but need two buttons. I'll post pics up later. The fabric and threads I bought is for Cheryls tribute. I havent yet decided on stuff for the Ink Circles!! Too much sttiching.xx

The Silver Thistle said...

Ohhh, nice finish! That's the chart I chose for my very first Biscornu because it has thistles on it :)

Nice job on Dawn too.

Isabelle said...

Dawn is so pretty, Carol! And wow, the biscornu you made for Vonna is gorgeous! And definitely not old-ladyish. Come on, Mike!!

Heidi said...

Very pretty! Love the butterfly and your PIF gift is very pretty and does not look old ladyish, it looks delicate. :o)

Kajsa said...

That biscornu is gorgeous. Love the little pearl button that you used.

The butterfly did turn out great, very delicate.

ollie1976 said...

Absolutely beautiful biscornu-who cares what Mike thinks! :-)

Vonna said...

I love my Biscornu and I'm no "old lady" just look at my Arbonne RE9MIC wrinkle cream bill to prove it :) My flesh is as taut and firm as a 9 mo. old! LOL!

Anyway...Dawn is looking fabulous and that butterfly is gorgeous!
I will be posting the Biscornu on my website today...was going to do it, but it all went south yesterday - 4 kids, day before spring break...need I say more?!

BeckySC said...

I love the biscornu :) Great job, Carol and Dawn is just lovely!! WOW!

Christine said...

Your biscornu is beautiful and lacy; not at all old-ladyish!!

Julie said...

I love biscornus. They always look so pretty. The button you used really sets the piece off.

By the way, the pinkeeper that you commented about on my blog is from an OOP PS called Spring Samplers. The motif's were taken from two of the samplers and their order re-arranged a bit. I also substituted DMC 407, labelled 'pink' in the color key, to a color that is really pink!

-JAS

Susimac said...

I love the biscornu - poof what does Mike know LOL!! old ladyish!!!

Jenn said...

I think your biscornu looks very elegant not old lady is.

Sharon said...

Husbands, you gotta just love them. Honestly I think it looks great-I like the contrast of the thread and the fabric.

Bonnie said...

The biscornu is wonderful - I like the antique lace look. (I am an old lady and proud of it!)

Yany said...

I really like the biscornu, is lovely!! and Dawn is looking so pretty, congratulations!!

Lana said...

I love Dawn, she is coming along beautifully! and I love the biscornu as well. Old ladyish?! Ha!
They are both gorgeous!
~Lana~

Jenna said...

I think your biscornu for Vonna is lovely! I suspect that in male speak, old lady-ish actually translates to antique lace. ;)

Karoline said...

The biscornu is lovely Carol, not at all old ladyish. Great progress on Dawn and Bordeaux sampler

Carla said...

Dawn is looking great...and I loooove the biscornu!! I'm 29 and I guess I'm an "old lady" too because I thinks it's beautiful!! :)

Lelia said...

LOL - he just doesn't recognize vintage appeal! It is lovely.

TGIF - enjoy the week-end

Nicki said...

She's looking gorgeous!

Michelle said...

What a sweet butterfly! Dawn is really coming along beautifully! I just love the biscornu. It does look like lace, so pretty!

Lauren said...

The butterfly is lovely! I love the biscornu, too - I think it looks like lace, but not at all Grandmother-y :)

Von said...

Carol, Mike is such a guy! Lol! The biscornu for Vonna is such a classic reminding me of those heirloom dresses of white batiste trimmed with ecru laces. :)

stitcherw said...

Dawn is turning out gorgeous, and I love the little butterfly, the backstitching really makes it pop. Your Biscornu looks so cute, and I think it has a lacy feel to it.
Sue

Jenny said...

Love that butterfly! Your biscournu looks great too - if that is old ladyish, then send me off to the home. :)

Mary said...

Dawn looks great! I love the butterfly. I just love the colors and I love watching her come alive!
I also love the biscornu. The center button is absolutely gorgeous and really makes the piece stunning.

Cathy said...

That biscornu is gorgeous (what do guys know anyway?) I bought some fabric to try one sometime in the near future - I'm always afraid to try new techniques. I've seen some really beautiful biscornus lately - including yours!

AnneS said...

Yep, definitely don't believe a word a bloke says (sorry Mike!) ... your biscornu looks divine - I love that delicate lacy look :D

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Dawn is beautiful! I'm so glad you treated yourself to stitching the butterfly. :) The biscornu for Vonna is just beautiful and she is a very deserving lady!

Deanne J said...

Dawn is looking great and I love the biscornu

lena-lou said...

Pretty Biscornu, I think it looks lacey and not old biddyish ...lol. Your butterfly looks pretty as well :-)