Mirabilia Round Robin

Round Robin

I am participating in my first Round Robin and this week I completed my 2nd block.  I stitched Winter Maiden for Kathy’s piece and here is what she looks like:

Not the greatest photo, sorry.  But she did turn out very nice.  I used some threads I hadn’t used before and this fabric was a breeze to stitch on.  I will be putting her in the mail on Monday.


Winter Queen

My love for Mirabilia designs came when I first laid eyes on the Winter Queen in 1995.  I still remember how it felt the first time I saw that pattern.  She was beautiful, elegant, regal and mesmerizing and I knew I had to stitch her right up.  Here she is in all her glory:

I loved every stitch I put into her.  I didn’t even mind the Whisper thread because it gave her dress that fur look around the edges. The beads were so beautiful and sparkly.

She will always hold a special place in my heart as she was the beginning of a love for the most beautiful patterns to come from Miss Nora Corbett.


The Castle

My second piece I stitched back in 1988  is another one that I did for Hubby.  He loves dragons, fairies and wizards.  The whole fantasy world.  Since I had an easy stitch with the California Raisins, I wanted a challenge.  So I went totally hardcore with Teresa Wentzler’s Castle.  Here is the finished piece:

I fell in love with how she uses 2 different colored threads to create the shading.  This piece was so fun to do.  I don’t remember how long it took me to stitch.  It is stitched on 14 count Aida in Ivory.  The only thing wrong with this piece is that it is framed on sticky board.  EEEEKKK!  I know, I know.  But I am sure that was what was available at the time.  I can see bumps on my stitching and it looks horrible.  So no close up of this one.  Some day I will get it re-framed.  This piece used to hang in hubbys office at work.  When he switched jobs a few years ago, his space was. much smaller, so he had to pick one piece to hang at work.  Some day I will go and take a picture to share with you what piece he chose.  I believe that this chart is no longer available to buy in stores, but you can purchase a  download here. 


Mediterranean Mermaid

Good morning.  I am so excited about starting this stitching blog.  Today I am going to share with you one of the many projects I am currently working on.  She is the Mediterranean Mermaid:


I started her sometime last year and picked her back up again yesterday.  I didn’t realize that I am almost done stitching her.  Yeah!!  When I finish the tail I will go back and add all of the outlining and beads.  She is a design form Mirabilia.  She is designed by my most favorite designer, Nora Corbett.  And mermaids are my favorite.  What I like about this design, is that she can be displayed vertically or horizontally.  I plan on displaying her horizontally. I will be so happy to add her to my collection.  Happy stitching.


My new stitching blog.

I am finally starting my stitching blog.  I have thought about it for some time now.  I thought it would be a great place to share my love for cross stitching and maybe some knitting or crocheting.  My first passion is Cross Stitch.  I have been a cross stitcher for about 24 years now.  Here is the first piece that I stitched back in 1988:

I made this for my hubby and I think it turned out pretty good for my first piece.  This was the beginning of my addiction.  I am planning on using this blog to share what I am currently stitching as well as what I have stitched over the years.