Monday, October 22, 2012

Quilt Square 10

After my crazy biscornu-making, I picked up the American Flag Quilt sampler again. It feels so good to be stitching on this gorgeous fabric with these gorgeous colors!

So the newest block is New Hampshire, the ninth state to be admitted to the union, on June 21st, 1788. It’s nicknamed the Granite State. Hmm. That’s not very imaginative, is it?

I love how strong the colors are on this one! They work so well together.

All right. Gotta get to work. It’s presentation week, which means I get to sit in the back of the room for a change, listen to 45 students present their projects, and try not to fall asleep. :P

Keep on stitchin’!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Biscornus Everywhere!

Since I’ve been on a biscornu-making roll recently, I thought I’d make one more. A friend of mine’s got a birthday coming up, and I found the perfect biscornu pattern for her.

This is a cute freebie from Cross Stitch Happy called Roberta’s Cat Biscornu. My friend is OBSESSED with cats. She keeps adopting strays and she just started volunteering at an animal shelter. I think she’s going to love this.

There was quite a lot of complicated backstitching on this one. But my favorite part are the little yarn balls – they’re SO CUTE! I also attached little blue and green bells to the corners (ones I won in a giveaway over at Ramblings of a Biscornu Addict a while ago).

That’s enough biscornus for now, I think. I’ll be getting back to my WIP next. Yay!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Yet Another Biscornu

Back to mass-producing biscornus! Well, not really. Just really slowly putting together biscornus for the sake of the upcoming craft fair.

This one’s another freebie from The Floss Box. Isn’t it lovely? I adore The Floss Box. They’ve got some of the cutest designs.

I added a great silver apple charm to the middle of the biscornu, one that I got in that giveaway I won over at Ramblings of a Biscornu Addict (Thanks, Kerry!).

Think I might crank out another biscornu, this time for a friend’s birthday. Really putting the nail in the coffin of my biscornu obsession here!

Hope your biscornus are peaking at exactly the right corners :D

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Quilt Square 9

The newest block on the American Flag Quilt is done!

This one’s South Carolina. The Palmetto State was admitted into the union on May 23rd, 1788.

Time for another break! Gotta keep making things for the craft fair. Probably another biscornu – I think these are too cute and might be a good seller. Will keep you all updated!

Much love,

Monday, October 15, 2012

Quilt Square 8

And the next state is…

Maryland! The Free State was the 7th to be admitted to the union, on April 28th 1788.

I really like the combination of colors on this one. They’re so soft and pretty.

Well, that’s all I’ve got to report. Work is really taking it out of me lately, and I feel like I don’t have time to stitch properly these days. Oh well. It’ll calm back down soon, I hope.

Big hugs!