Today, I found in my mailbox an Easter gift from my blogger friend, Darlene. She sent me a pretty card and a biscornu pincushion she had made. I was familiar with this type of work only because Darlene had blogged about it with this web site as reference:
I learned from this web site that a biscornu is an interesting 8-sided little pincushion. The word “biscornu” (sometimes written “biscournu”) is derived from the French adjective meaning skewed, quirky or irregular.
Darlene’s tiny cross-stitch work is so beautiful. What a nice surprise!