Thursday, April 7, 2011

15 squares expand to 18

Last weekend was Gitta's Getaway Retreat as well as the NeedleWorkers MarketPlace held at the Waterside Inn in Mississauga.  It was great seeing everyone again at Gitta's Getaway.  18 of our 36 attendees were returning retreaters.  The company, the hotel suites, and food were fabulous as usual.  We all enjoyed a pampered and relaxing weekend.  I posted a photo album on my facebook page to share with everyone.  Click on photo album for the link, or cut and paste   Over the weekend I will also post onto the Gitta's Getaway Blog regarding all the happenings from the weekend.

As promised here is the border pattern for the 15 sided biscornu motif sampler.  Although I have not yet stitched my sampler, I am anxious to get started. Over the next few weeks, I will first have to finish sewing 7 pillows.  I had put these on hold because of my 15-sided biscornu addiction as well as the final preparations for the Getaway and NeedleWorkers MarketPlace.
Once I do start my sampler I want to use Thread Gatherer's SNC 258, Sidewalk Chalk, for my hand-dyed silk, and although I have not yet decided on my solid DMC colours I do know, that I want to use 2 strands when backstitching the solid colour in the border.

This photo is of Monika's sampler.  She cross-stitched hers 2 over 2 with Gloriana's hand-dyed silk #050, Blue Grass on 28ct Platinum Cashel Linen. She did all her backstitching using 1 strand.  She also did not stitch her motifs in the exact order as indicated on the Motif LayoutClick here for the chart of the border.  
Over the next 3 weeks I will post the final two motifs as well as a full alphabet for the final square.  Have a great weekend. See you next Friday.


  1. You are amazingly good to us! Can't wait to get started on these.

  2. I am looking forward to starting this but need to finish 2 15-sided biscornus first.

  3. Hi Kathrin! I will miss seeing you at the stitching show in PA this fall, now that they are no more! Someone sent me to your blog and I'm glad they did! How did I not know about the 15-sided biscornu? I love it, and much thanks! I may also use some of the motifs on my monthly biscornu series of tiny biscornu to wear on a necklace (check my blog for pics). I just love the little things! --Kathy (Kathryn with a "y"!)