Mirabilia came out with a new pattern on the 15th, and Nora did not disappoint!
Introducing Aphrodite Mermaid. I just love her! And while I wanted her, I was going to refrain from purchasing her until I completed something. But my wonderful hubby went and ordered her, the bead pack and the specialty threads and she arrived in my mailbox on Friday. And while I tried to continue on with the Mira Mystery, Aphrodite was singing her Siren song and I couldn’t resist!
Now we all know that I am weak when it comes to mermaids, so a new start it is! I started stitching her Monday night. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Kaleidoscope by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie. Just love all the colors in the fabric and knew it would be perfect for Aphrodite.
So this is how I left the Mira Mystery:
I spent so much time frogging this one the last few days I worked on it. So it was time to put it down for a rest. I am thinking I should put all of my WIP’s into a rotation so that I can get some finishes in. I probably have 8 or 9 cross stitch projects going now. Eeeek. I will tell you, working with DMC again is wonderful!! The coverage is so much better than the Weeks Dye Works.
So, how many projects do you have going right now? And does it bother you to have more than one project going at a time?
Hi! I’m still stitching along with a ton of other things; stamping, scrapbooking, putting pages in albums, and reading. But let me show you how my stitching is going on the Mira Mystery. I am finished section 1! Finally! Took me about a month, but I finally can move onto section 2. Here is how it looked last night:
While the above picture shows the stitching colors better, the photo below shows how the fabric actually looks:
I have seen the mystery stitched in full by other stitchers on the facebook group, and she is a beauty! Just wait until you see that sweet face!
I also finished this yesterday:
The baby shower is on Saturday, so I finished in great time. I really love how this turned out! The pattern is beautiful and while I didn’t think the colors would be great together when I started, I am loving them now.
So it is all ready to be packaged up. Just have to add a tag and washing instructions. I also made a card to match.
The nursery theme is owls in these colors, so this card is perfect.
So that is what I have been working on this week. What have you been creating?
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I have been so busy this week and getting quite a bit done, too. Yesterday I put together all of my tax stuff for my home business so that Hubby can start on the taxes this weekend. What a job. I promise not to wait until the last minute for this years taxes (fingers crossed I can stick to this one) I have also been getting in some stitching.
First, I finished this over the weekend:
The colors remind me of cotton candy! Love it. I have so many balls of scarf yarn, and my goal is to get them all stitched up by the end of the year. I have already stitched several and gave them away. But not a big dent in my pile yet.
I am still stitching on the Mira Mystery. I picked up section 3 over the weekend. I am still on section 1, so I had better get moving on this one. Here is where I left it last night:
I also picked up my back ordered Weeks Dye Works Threads so I am trying to fill in the blanks. Mostly the green vines and the darker green leaves.
While out shopping this weekend, hubby bought me these:
I’m not sure I would be any good at knitting and crocheting little things and turning them into something, but I love a lot of the items in each of the books. The items on both covers are really interesting and pretty. I’d like to give them both a go sometime.
And while out shopping, I picked up some yarn and a pattern for a baby blanket. I have a baby shower coming up in a few weeks and I wanted to make the Mama to be a blanket for her baby boy that will be here soon. Her nursery colors are Turquoise, purple and brown. I had quite the time trying to find those colors in a baby yarn or sport yarn. I spent so much time looking for patterns and then yarns to match. So I ended up picking worsted weight Red Heart Yarn. This is what I ended up with:
I already love the pattern and it was quite easy to memorize. So I will be able to take it on the go if I need to. Just hope I can finish before the shower. Oh and I am the photographer at that shower! No, I am not a photographer. I just love to take pictures. So the mother of the Mom to be asked if I would come and photograph the shower. I am really nervous about doing it. Not something I have done before. I have so many “what if’s” in my head, but now I am telling myself to just do what I would do at any family function. So I will try. Then I will teach the Mom to scrapbook the pictures so that she can make a scrapbook to give to her daughter when the baby is born.
So, that is all my stitching news for now. What projects are you working on?
I picked this sweet thing up from the framer this last weekend. I was really surprised at how small she is. I think it is the smallest thing I have ever had framed! I think the frame is awesome! A little different than what I have chosen in the past, but I think it really sets Pixie Anne off beautifully. I can’t wait for hubby to hang her in my craft room tonight. I am having a problem picking exactly where I want to hang her. I have so much empty wall space to choose from 😉
In case this is your first time seeing her, she is Queen Anne’s Lace by Nora Corbett. This pattern was in the April issue of Just Cross Stitching Magazine. I stitched her on 16ct Aida Carmel Macchiato from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.
Believe it or not, Queen Anne’s Lace was my very first Nora Corbett Pixie that I have stitched. I don’t know why. I have just about all of her Pixie patterns, but haven’t stitched any until now. At one point I was going to stitch 9 of the flower pixies on an afghan. I have since abandoned that idea since the beads would not be a good idea on a blanket and I just couldn’t stitch a pixie without all the beautiful beads and metallic threads. I wonder which Nora Corbett Pixie I will stitch next???
Who is your favorite cross stitch designer or what is your favorite subject to stitch? If you are a knitter or crocheter, what do you most like to stitch?