Crochet · cross stitch · Mermaids · Mirabilia · Passione Ricamo SAL · Uncategorized

Still Here and Still Stitching

So in between getting ready for and having a garage sale, going on vacation with my wonderful hubby and getting back to the real world, I have been stitching. In fact, I had a finish!

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Yep, I finished her.  This picture really doesn’t do her justice.  She is beautiful and she sparkles when the light hits her just right.  I absolutely love her and I am very proud of myself for keeping up with this one until the very end. I stitched her on 16ct Aida Nederland Sea from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. The pattern is “Under the Moonlight” SAL.   If you would like to stitch this beauty up, you can purchase it at

I have also made some progress on my crochet baby blanket.  Not sure I am liking how the pattern connects the rows.  The holes seem a bit large.  I keep imagining a baby’s foot pushing right through, LOL.  I will continue on, though. Here it is so far.


It is nice to work on while in the car or when I have a few minutes here and there.  And it is getting me reacquainted with crocheting.

I have also made great progress on Mirabilia’s Raven Queen.


She really is a wonderful stitch.  I am enjoying every stitch of her.  So relaxing.  But I can’t wait to see her sweet face appear.

So that is what I have been spending my time stitching on.  What have you been working on lately?

18 thoughts on “Still Here and Still Stitching

  1. What beautiful work on all 3. You really have worked hard getting all of that done! I have to get with the reintroduction to crochet, as well. Can’t wait to see it all in person!


    1. Thanks, Marsha. The blanket has been fun to work on. Doesn’t look the greatest, but I never did have a consistent or tight tension. That’s ok. I am enjoying working on it.


  2. I’m proud of your finish on the PR SAL too! That was a LOT of beading. The baby blanket looks great. And of course, Raven Queen is fabulous on your fabric. I’m working on her too! (…slowly…)


  3. Thank you, Johanna. Mermaid did have so many beads. I am happy with how she turned out. Now to save to get her framed. I can’t wait to see your progress on Raven Queen, especially since you start at the top and she will have a sweet face sooner than mine 😉


  4. So much pretty you’ve been up to 🙂 I really absolutely definitively love the mermaid as well ❤ Wow! You're making me miss cross-stitching 🙂


    1. Yeah, no idle hands for me 😉 I am so happy to have mermaid finished. It was quite nerve racking waiting for each step to come out, but am pleased with myself for keeping up. Can I secretly say I am awaiting the next SAL to come out? :O

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  5. She is absolutely beautiful. Well done. Loving the Raven Queen progress, super excited to how she “unfolds”. 🙂
    You baby blanket is pretty and cute. The colours are really cheerful. Love it!


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