Saturday, 31 January 2009

A Finish!!!

I cannot possibly tell you how much I detest the weather at the moment. It looks like another hot week ahead of us and a very hot weekend. The worst part is that Amelie is having her baptism on the following Sunday and I have nearly thirty people coming for lunch. With weather predicted to be 43C (109F) we can no longer have the lunch outside, so I will have to squash all these poor people into the house. Most of them will be in the kitchen with the remainder spread throughout the house. I dread having to prepare the salads and meal with all these people milling about the kitchen. I booked everything over a month ago, but never thought it would be this hot.

This is my January biscornu finished for the Basket of Biscornu SAL. I have chosen a Halloween theme because I just love the colours and it was a quick and easy stitch.

Design: Halloween Biscornu (freebie found here)
Designer: Barbara Ana Designs
Fabric: 32ct Belfast linen - Dirty Linen
Thread: DMC
Finish: Biscornu


Brigitte said...

More than 40°C, now this is really, really hot. I even can't imagine these temperatures, for me even 30°C is more than I can stand. I hope for you that is will get a bit cooler soon.

Your biscornu is cute and it was certainly a lot of fun to stitch it.

Melissa said...

Sorry to hear about the heat, Suzanne. It sounds miserable for it to be sooo hot. You biscornu looks great. I haven't gotten the nerve to try one of those yet.

Anonymous said...

Love the biscornu!! It's just wonderful!

The heat is just starting to get me down again too. Bring on Autumn, I'm ready!! I'll keep my fingers crossed that next Sunday will be a good day for you all.

Vee said...

Hi, I saw your biscornu over on the basket of biscornu blog, very nicely stitched and finished. I really like the colours too.

Sonda in OR said...

I love that biscornu! You stitched it up beautifully. I stitched it once for an exchange and plan to stitch it for one of my BoB choices this year.

So sorry to hear it's been sweltering down there. Hope baptism day isn't so horrible that you don't enjoy it.

Siobhan said...

That is SO adorable!! You did a great job--the stitching and finishing are both wonderful. I hope the baptism day goes well & that the heat abates a bit for you!

Angela said...

I love the biscornu, it's wonderful! I hate the heat too when it's over 40 degrees it makes me appreciate our snow and cold temps a bit more.

Julianne said...

Hi Suzanne,

What a nice finish. I like the colors too:) I hope that things cool down for you there. I hate hot weather too.

The pictures of your sweet dd's are so precious. Thanks for sharing them with us.

I hope you have a good week.

samplerlover said...

Hi Suzanne,
Yes I agree with you that this hot weather really stinks. When I stitch at the moment I have a cold wet face washer that I am continually using. Not looking forward to tomorrow, or especially Friday afternoon when I will probably have to meet my husband in Penrith to doing the weekly shopping.
I always remember being in Penrith Hospital or 10 days when I had my second son 21 years ago in about 2 weeks. It was unbearable. There was no air conditioning in the room when I was. He was lucky as he was in Intensive Care which was and I spent most of my time there. You couldn't sleep at night there.
That is one good thing about the mountains. We always have a good nights sleep in summer.
You poor thing. I feel very sorry for you having all those people for the Christening. Hopefully there might be a nice change in the weather for you, but somehow I don't think so.
I love your Biscornu. Does Aurelia love the witches.
By the way, I really love the squares that Daniela sent you. I would love to see the samper that she used to get the pattern of. Quite Beautiful.
Anyway, I will continue to be like Mr. Mole from The Wind in the Willows (or that's what it feels likeat the moment). I currently have all the doors, windows and curtains closed. The house is quite dark. If I see Mr Ratty come in though I think I will freak out LOL. take care = Sandra.

Anonymous said...

I hear you on the heat. This summer is a stinker, isn't it?

Maren said...

LOL!! I LOVE the spiders!

Margit said...

This is a very cute biscornu and thanks for the link! ;)
I sure hope that it cools down over there. That sounds real terrible!
Hugs, Margit

The Scarlett House said...

Hi Suzanne, so sorry to hear that you are sweltering. Living in Arizona, I know just how you feel. Your biscornu is adorable.

Kathy A. said...

That is just sooo cute. Nice job there. I hope your weather settles down soon.

elenamac said...

so so cuteeeeeeeeeeee!!

elena in italy

Kajsa said...

Halloween, my favorite! The biscornu turned out so cute.

I hope things cool down for you soon, 43 C is mighty hot.

Jenn Entropy said...

That is _incredibly_ adorable!! I hope you are doing OK what with all the fires in Aussie-land. I hope the heat breaks for you soon!

Dani - tkdchick said...

That biscornu is just adorable and the colours are fantastic! You've used a gorgeous button!

Anonymous said...

They are pretty!!
Love to see your blog!!
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