Thursday, June 25, 2009
Blackberry Truffle Tuffet
You may have seen the pincushion competion Grand Prize Winner for Piecework Magazine in their July/August 2008 issue (vol. XVI, No. 4); Sharlotte DeVere of Leechburg, PA (see The Queen Stitch blog) won with her gorgeous "Raspberry Truffle Tuffet". As a follow-up, in their November/December 2008 (vol. XVI, No. 6) Piecework presented Sharlotte's "Blackberry Truffle Tuffet" with instructions. What made me think I could do it, I don't know. However, I thought it was one of the most gorgeous things I'd ever seen. It made my mouthe water like my home made blackberry jelly does! The instructions were very clear and extremely well illustrated. Some substitutions were made and I noticed on the back of her raspberry, she had a flower which was not on the blackberry. I assumed the same technique was used as for the leaves and added the flower to my biscornu. Shopped long and hard to find that amethyst colored Swarovski crystal that's on the top.