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Mediterannean Mermaid back from the Framer

Good afternoon friends.  I went to my LNS this morning and picked up Mediterranean Mermaid, all framed and looking lovely.  Here she is:

I love how she turned out.  Not too much frame, no mat, all the focus on her and all of her sparkly beauty.  I’m not sure where I am going to hang her as I think I have run out of wall space.  But I will find the perfect place for her soon. The framing was done by Juanita at Way Cool Mats as is most of my framings.  She always does an awesome job.

While at my LNS, Stitches N Things  I picked up a few things that I had ordered as well as a few new things from the shop.  First, look at this wonderful holder I found:

Isn’t it just lovely?  Remember this pattern I picked up in Stoney Creek Magazine?

Well, it will look great on this holder.  And what’s cool about it is that I can have the Summer Banner put on Mat board (some day, when I get it sttiched) and the holder can be used as an easel.  That way I don’t have to stitch it onto the frame and I can re-use.  It can also hold a project in progress like this:

It will work well with Q-snaps also.  And do you know what else is cool about this holder??  You can change out the top!  Yep!  The company that makes it has many different toppers.  The shop also had a Halloween one that was cool.  Now if I can just get this project started.  Unfortunately,  20ct white Lugana is on back order and has been since I first picked up the Stoney Creek magazine with the Summer Banner in it.  After picking up the June issue of Stoney Creek today (it has the Fall Banner in it and had to get it) there is a new Christmas afghan series in that is going to run for like 2 years.  It also uses 20ct White Lugana and I think that many, many people are going to do this project.  It uses almost 2 yards of fabric, so I am sure it will be a while before I get my 4 measley pieces of white 20ct Lugana.  Oh well, you know I wasn’t going to finish the Summer Banner for this summer anyway.

Here is the rest of my purchases from this visit and my last visit to the LNS:

A candle screen from Sudberry House.  I am not a country person, but this really appealed to me.  The Monogram chart for the candle screen and The Lovely Alphabet both from The Sunflower Seed.  I am not sure what the difference in the 2 alphabets are..but the sample that I saw said that it used the Lovely Alphabet and I thought it was different than the monograms, but I don’t think it is.  I also purchased Nora Corbett’s Cherry Blossom and bead pack the last time I was there.  I am saving her to stitch on Johanna’s RR when I get it.  And I actually found 2 pieces of 16ct Aida hand dyed fabrics the last time I was at the Lady Bug Shoppe.  One is called Truffle and the other is Glory.  Not sure what I will use them for, but they are lovely and I am sure I will find something to stitch on them some day.

Well my friends,  thank you for visiting today and sticking with my very long post today.  Makes up for my lack of posting recently.  Happy Stitching!

15 thoughts on “Mediterannean Mermaid back from the Framer

  1. Boy Ginny, you had quite a haul! Love, love, love your mermaid. And what a photographer you are! I feel like I could reach and touch her. Your holder is adorable. I would probably like the halloween one. You have so many things to stitch what are you doing on your blog!! Get stitchin’ lady!


  2. Oh I am so busted! See why I don’t get stitching or stamping done? I am always blogging! What can I say? My name is Ginny…I’m a blogaholic. Ha! Thank you for your sweet comments. The Halloween holder is adorable. I don’t think that the Autumn Banner would look right in it, so you know what that means? I have to find the perfect Halloween project to stitch. Hehe


  3. I love how the mermaid turned out!! She looks beautiful completed and ready to hang!! There is always more wall space, even if some things have to be moved a bit closer to make room. Hehe. (When I talk to hubby about all of the projects I want to do he asks where I think I’m going to put them. Uh-oh. Lol. But no worries, he says I can use every space of wall in the bedroom except his little section.)
    The new things that you picked up make me want to go on a “small” trip to a store. I still don’t have any hand dyed fabrics so I’m always jealous when I see someone who bought some. *staring at you with green eyes* 🙂


    1. Thanks. Still haven’t found a place to hang her. May have to rotate something, but don’t want to. She is pretty much the first piece that is horizontal. My Angel of Summer is horizontal, but she is almost as high as she is wide so I don’t consider her horizontal. Isn’t your hubby sweet. I think I am out of wall space in my bedroom, too. It took me a long time to purchase my first hand dyed. Then it took a long time to get it also. I have a few pieces in my stash now and hope to find things to put on them some day. You will take the plunge when you are ready. I am staring back at you with my green eyes. Really, my eyes are green and they are smiling at you :o)


      1. Wow!! You must have a lot of projects done if you’re starting to have to rotate. You cross stitch addict!! Hehe.
        I can’t wait to buy my first hand dyed but I have a lot of stuff in my stash so I’m dedicated to finishing up some of the things that I have and using stuff so I have more space in my stash.
        My eyes are a blue or a green depending on the mood I’m in. Lol. 0_0


      2. Well, I have been stitching since 1988. And I still have lots more to show. Now if I can just get Snowman and Angel done I could start something new.


      3. Wow!! I’ve only been going since late last year so we hardly have any space taken up. I guess that’s a good thing to being a newbie, lots to fill up. 🙂
        I’m keeping my fingers crossed that you’ll get them done soon. (My fingers with nails that are going to be painted this week. Hehe.)


      4. I can’t wait to see your walls in a few years. They will be full of lovely stitching.
        My nails are painted but are in need of a top coat. I am thinking about stamping on them first, though. I wonder if I will have time today???


      5. I hope so. Then I’ll tell hubby we need to move to a bigger house so I have more wall space. That should make him happy. Hehe.
        When I stamp mine it usually takes no more than 15 or 20 minutes including the clean-up. I figure if I’m going to put the top coat on then why not?


  4. My hubby keeps telling me that we have run out of everything with all of my hobbies! Hehe But he is my biggest fan.
    I didn’t get to my nails yesterday, but am getting ready to do them now. Just having a hard time deciding on which design…I don’t have many nail plates, so I am bored with what I have. I did check that site out that you told me about before and never did go back and get more. What was that site again?


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