I knew this would be waiting for me when I got home but not how beautiful it would be! Thank you, Nita, I love it. I'm sending you an email too. I belong to an exchange group (http://www.pleasepassthebiscornu.blogspot.com/ ) where we stitch a biscornu a month and send to a partner. I sent one to Despina in Quebec that I've wanted to stitch for a long time, I adapted it slightly from Alexandrina's original one, (http://www.matryoshkabiscornue.blogspot.com/ ), scroll back to January 2009 to see her original.
To finish the train saga...... I arrived in Kalamazoo at midnight, after a train journey of nearly eight hours and one that should have taken just over two and and a half hours! The World Traveller, bless him, was there to meet me and and we slipped and slid over snowy roads to arrive home safely. I'm hoping a couple I met on the train got home safely, the dad had been to the city for his monthly dose of chemo and was obviously very tired, their journey was quite a bit longer than mine.