Half a Biscornu

We have been having such terribly dull and damp days around here that I decided to get out some decidedly more cheery stitching.

Lilies Biscornu, from Gingerbread Girl Designs (WIP)

Lilies Biscornu, from Gingerbread Girl Designs (WIP)

I just finished up one side of the Lilies Biscornu, which is from a class taught by Kathryn Drummond of Gingerbread Girl Designs at this fall’s Creativ Festival. The style of needlework is called Punto Antico, and makes use of satin stitches, whipped stem stitches and other techniques. Kathryn has created some very pretty designs using Punto Antico techniques, including Precious Jewel which I finished about a month ago.

Lilies Biscornu, from Gingerbread Girl Designs (WIP) - close-up of stitching

Lilies Biscornu, from Gingerbread Girl Designs (WIP) – close-up of stitching

I chose the lilac colourway, and I wish I knew the name of the Wildflowers thread I’m using because it is just lovely! I also really like the look of the pearls. I may need to add pearls to more of my stitching!

Lilies Scissor Fob Kit, from Gingerbread Girl Designs

Lilies Scissor Fob Kit, from Gingerbread Girl Designs

At the Creativ Festival, I also picked up the kit for the matching scissor fob. But, believe it or not, I don’t have a pair of scissors to use it with! (I’m not at all a scissor collector like so many of you are.) I’ll have to keep my eyes open for the perfect pair.

There is only one (partly) sunny day in the forecast for the next two weeks, so I’m sure I will have some more cheerful stitching to share soon.

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