Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A biscornu finish and retreat update!





This is the biscornu finish I was telling you about before I left retreat. The design is called berryscornu and is by Periphaeria Designs . I did it on 28 ct. linen, (don't remember the name of the color) with spotted cobra silk by Silk N Colors. I used VC deep purple silk for the seam. The buttons were just some porcelain beads I found at Michael's. What can I say-this girl likes beads. LOL

Now retreat was just awesome and my best friend Tina went with me! The retreat was given by my LNS Needle Delights . Kathy who is the owner did such a fantastic job. Also, not to forget her two helper's Rebekah and Tonia. We had three trunk shows at the retreat. They were Milady's Needle, Debbee's Designs and Ewe and Eye and Friends. They were just gorgeous to see. Kathy also set up a boutique for us to shop from and I think she practically brought half of her store. She had some exquisite scissor fobs, zipper pulls, needle markers and stitch counters. I think I spent half my time shopping-LOL.

She gave us two projects to stitch if we wanted and she even offered a hardanger class. I was bad-I should have taken that class. She also gave away lots of great door prizes and little gifts to us. One of the highlights of the trip was that I got to meet fellow blogger Marjean of Linen and Lagniappe , and her friend Kaye. Marjean's stitching is gorgeous and in fact her stitching leporello (hope I spelled that right)won the stitching exhibit. She does gorgeous Mirabilia's. You should pay her blog a visit and say hello. It was great to meet you Marjean and Kaye! All in all a fab weekend with just beautiful weather and my best friend Tina beside me, who could ask for anything more. I will definitely be making this an annual trip!

29 comments:

Kaye said...

I had a great time also! I was a pleasure to meat You and Tina. We will be back next year.

Barbara said...

That biscornu is stunning, Sharon! What an amazing job you did with the finishing!!

Melissa said...

Sharon-I hate I missed that retreat. I am going to be there next year period! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

BeckySC said...

Beeutiful Biscornu :)
Tha retreat sounds like it was wonderful :)

Annemarie said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time at the retreat, Sharon. And that biscornu is stunning!

Jaimie said...

The biscornu finish is wonderful! I am glad you had fun at the retreat!

Hazel said...

Lovely biscornu and sounds like you had a great time at the retreat. xx

Ranae said...

The biscornu is beautiful.
I love purple.
Nice to hear you had a great time at the retreat.
I wish they had something around here like that:(

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

What a very lovely biscornu! I am glad you enjoyed the retreat!

Bets said...

The biscornu looks lovely! Glad you had a nice time.
I wish my LNS would offer a hardanger class again, the teacher moved to FL. What a coincidence it would be, I wonder Greta is teaching at your LNS now :)

J Rae said...

Sharon, Glad you and Tina had a great time!

The biscornu looks great! Like the beads!

Becky K in OK said...

What a beautiful biscornu. I love the colors. So glad you had a great time at your LNS's retreat. I always enjoyed the ones I went to.

Barbara said...

Fabulous biscornu! Glad you had a great time at the retreat.

I did not change the PS colours. Their great as is :)

Choko said...

Hi Sharon,
Wow,Your biscornu is so wonderful!!
Beads are beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Sounds like you had a fun time!
Such a pretty biscornu

Carol said...

LOVE your biscornu! I was wondering how Berryscornu looked stitched up - just love the beads! I am a bead girl too :-)

Lauren said...

I love how you used the beads for the biscornu. The retreat sounds like it was wonderful - I hope you have as good a time next year!

Lelia said...

awesome biscornu! Your retreat sounded like it was great : )

enjoy the day GF

Tobie said...

Sharon, the retreat sounds wonderful! Did you accomplish lots of stitching? Your little bisournu is adorable, I love the color combos and the beads set it off perfectly. (I love beads too :)) Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!! I'm glad to now have yours bookmarked. :) Keep stitching!!

Stitchingnow said...

Love the biscornu Congrats on the finish. Sounds like you had a good time at the retreat.

Sheknits said...

I guess I am a just cross stitch or stitching naive....is a biscornu a pin cushion or is it the name of a stitch? THis looks to me like a gorgeous pin cushion...do you know ther is a contest right now about pin cushions in which you can win $500 dollars (I think)....this ooks like a winner to me!

Michelle said...

Beautiful biscornu! You'll have to show us what you bought!

Leena said...

It's a beautiful biscornu, congratulations!!

Hannah said...

Nice finish, Sharon!

Glad you had a good time!

sugardoll said...

Oh my! What a lovely biscornu!! Hope you enjoyed your retreat!

Lili said...

Very unfortunately, these retreats don't exist in France. I'm not sure I'd dare go anyway... But I always love reading about those: it's a Dream...
I don't think I would've taken the hardanger classes either, though I feel I should too... Lol!
HUgs!
Lili

Chelle said...

Gorgeous biscornu! Love the beads. It sounds like a wonderful retreat. The St. Louis Stitchers had a hardanger class over the weekend too. I didn't get to participate either. :o(

lena-lou said...

Sharon I love your biscornu finish and loved reading about the retreat :)

Have a nice weekend !

Meari said...

Glad you had a good time at the retret. Your biscornu turned out nice. :)