Mermen, oooh la la!

Not only do I like mermaids, but I also like Mermen.  I have only found 2 cross stitch patterns of mermen and have stitched them both.

First we have “The Heir”.  He is quite gorgeous.  All those muscles…Yeah, there are a lot of nice muscles.  And just look at that cute little baby.

And here we have “Romance of the Sea”.  He also has some great muscles.  Both of these designs are by Terrence Nolan of Dimples Designs.  Both are gorgeous and I stitched both of these in 1999.  On both pieces I  added  gold charms of dolphins and sea horses.  They both hang in my bathroom, side by side.


Dragon Seasons

Good morning friends.  We had snow flurries here in Michigan yesterday.  While the sun is out this morning, it is still cold.  So I guess that Mother Nature has put a hold on Spring in Michigan.  So since we don’t know what season we are in, I have decided to share Dragon Seasons with you.

This is a piece that I did for Hubby back in 2000.  All 4 dragons were stitched on one piece of  fabric. It looks like it is 28 count Ivory, but I cannot tell you the type of fabric.  Sorry.  I didn’t think to keep that kind of information back then.    The framer from Way Cool Mats did an awesome job in framing it.  I remember spending a lot of time picking out the perfect frame and mats.  The Winter Dragon is my favorite.  The coloring is beautiful and the snowflakes are sparkly.  This design is from a pattern book from Cross My Heart, Inc. titled Dragon Faire.


Deepest Love

Hello. Today I have another Mermaid to share with you.

It is Deepest Love by Mirabilia.  I stitched this one up in 1999.  I wish I could tell you the color of the fabric, but I didn’t keep track.  I can tell you that it is 16 Aida.  Aida is my choice of fabric because I tend to stitch tight and Aida gives me the stability I need.  I had her framed in a simple white frame so as not to take away from her beauty.  She is a treasured piece and currently hangs on the wall between my kitchen and dining room.


Summer Angel

Good afternoon, my blogging friends.  I have another stitched  piece to share with you today.

She is Summer Angel by Lavender and Lace.  Before I found Mirabilia, I found Lavender & Lace (aka Told in A Garden).  I fell in love with her as soon as I saw her and stitched her up in 1994.  I love her pink dress.  If you know me, then you know I LOVE pink.  Even back then.  And that she was an Angel pulled me in, too.  I remember the beaded garland was a pain to stitch-all confetti stitching.  Not my favorite, but am glad I stuck to it.  She is a favorite of mine and currently hangs in my dining room.  Some day I would like to stitch Angels from the other seasons so that I can change the Angel with the season.  I’ll just add that to my list of things “To Stitch, Some Day”. Ha!