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Monday, July 25, 2016

On the Floor

The project that I picked up off the floor was. . . . Catherine Theron's Strawberry Biscornu!

I started it as a travel project I think.  The first half is done.  I just have to do the other half.  I managed to find all the pieces to it.  I put it in with a matching project the Strawberry Needlecase.

It is going well and I think I can finish it soon.

Delfi was delighted at the prospect of seeing some progress on the Gold Bird.  I also picked it up off the floor.  I managed to find all its pieces too.

I looked at what I needed to do nest.  Then I sort of remembered why this project was abandoned a while back.  It is done in too few threads.  Three main metal threads.  And there is white felt showing!  No way Jose.  The kit needs some tweaking.  So I went in search of other threads.  These are some I found.

I'm going to use some Italian stretchy ribbon.

 I  used some on Hampton Court.  Janet told me where to order it (Specialty Beads).  There is another thread I need to find that I think will add something.  It bothers me that some of the threads are not going the right direction.  The threads should go in the direction that a birds feathers grow.  That's why I don't like to top of his head.  This may turn out to be a learning project where I figure out what I want to do next time.  We'll see.

The bathrooms are cleans.  All is well with the world.


  1. Thank you! I have my little kit standing by and your posts will help me along in the event I choose to tweak mine as well.
    I enjoy reading your blog daily. Your posts are entertaining and informative without being too wordy. Although I am more of a BAP stitcher, I like seeing your various smaller projects and classes. Keep up the good work! :)

  2. The Biscornu will be so pretty.
    I hope you fins what works for the gold bird.
    It's so pretty.