Flowers & Swords model finished.

I finished stitching and assembling the model for Flowers and Swords. It was a quick and enjoyable stitch. It is now ready for its life as a scented biscornu… Filled with some batting and lavender flowers. I added a few drops of lavender oil to it.

Flowers And Swords


My idea is to give myself a long period of time to play around with designing and stitching my own patterns before I share them. I figure a good date will be 11.11.11.

Ideas and plans are all well and good… then opportunity comes knocking. I was chatting with my good friend Bonnie when she mentioned she is looking for biscornu charts to use in a cross-stitch class she is teaching for Territory Craft on the 20th and 27th of October. Before I had a chance to even think about it, I had offered to let her use a couple of the charts I’ve been working on. Read: had some vague ideas in my head and doodles on the borders of a notebook that I would at some undefined time in the far distant future, maybe one day, turn into a biscornu pattern. Now I have a little less than a week to chart & stitch them.

I am coming out of the closet much sooner than I had intended… but who can pass up an opportunity like this?