Today I received this comment in an e-mail from someone who has been reading my blogs. Her name is Phyllis and I appreciate her taking an interest. Here are her comments:
"I wanted to comment on the biscornu. Last March a friend asked me to research and stitch a biscornu so I could present a program in finishing a biscornu to the Sampler group (satellite group of our EGA chapter). I didn't even know what one was! Thus began my "lurking" since she started me off with some sites as examples, etc. I presented my program, and people have enjoyed making biscornus. My advice: Stitch around the design in perle cotton. It makes it much easier to whip stitch, and it doesn't seem to get caught in the needle as you stitch. I may be jumping the gun because you may be doing a fabulously fancy edging that I did not undertake.
There are many sites with freebies, and many sites for finishing. I have attached a list of finishing sites that may help. I know that you can do this because your stitching it beautiful, and I can tell that you are talented. Keep on stitching and wow your group with your program. I wish you all the best."
Tonight at my EGA meeting I found many friends who have been reading my blogs. And I realized that all my complaining about this biscornu was silly. I can do this and I want to do this. I want to share this technique with those who have taught ME so much.
The stitching you see today is a direct result of the years of experience of my friends in the Texas Star EGA group. Yes, I have also learned a great deal from all of my blogging and my Yahoo groups, but my EGA helped me to get my "grounding".
It was there that I first learned about things like scroll frames and and centering my stitching on my fabric. ALL my specialty stitches I learned from them. There is such a wealth of knowledge in this group. And I have benefited greatly from it.
So now, it is my turn to offer them something.
P.S. Thank you Phyllis for saying my stitching is beautiful and that I am talented. Couldn't have done it without a little help from my friends and that now includes you!