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A Royal Finish and Ella Day


In my time away, I actually had a finish.

Royal Holiday completedI stitched Royal Holiday on Johanna’s Large Stitch Mira.  She turned out so Regal and elegant.  The entire piece is just gorgeous and I have to say that I would have loved to have kept it for myself.  One day I plan to stitch this design myself.  Here is the piece in it’s entirety.

Johannas Large Stitch Mira completedLast week I received this in the mail:

Ella and Pandora fabricSo I designated yesterday as “Ella Day”.  Here is a close up of the design and if you know me, then you know why I had to start stitching on her right away.

Ella patternYes, she has a frog!  She is the Princess and the Frog and her name is Ella.  My favorite Princess and frog 🙂  So yesterday I started stitching Ella on Stephanie’s hand dyed Pandora 16 ct Aida.  Here is what I accomplished yesterday on Ella Day:

Start on EllaNot much.  Lots of yellows.  But I had been itching to start something new and now I have to put her aside.  I am currently stitching on Rachel’s RR and I have a couple of other projects that I need to finish and work on.  But when I get bored with a design and need a pick-me-up, I will be pulling Ella out to give her some love.  Thank you for visiting me to see what I have been up to.  What are you working on?

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Summer Queen


It looks like a beautiful summer day looking out the window.  The weather channel says it’s going to be up around 66 degrees.  Though that is not summer, I will take it and share with you Summer Queen.

This is Mirabilia’s Summer Queen and she is quite fabulous!  I love the colors and the bead drapes.  She is stitched on 16 count white Aida.  I stitched her up in 1998 and she hangs in my upstairs hallway with Spring and Autumn Queens.

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Spring Queen


Wouldn’t you just love to sit around in a big fancy dress and cross stitch all day?  That would be the life, huh?  This is Mirabilia’s Spring Queen.  She is stitched on 16 count white Aida. I stitched her up in 1998 and she hangs in my upstairs hallway.  So lovely.  Here is a close up of some of the beautiful beading.

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Autumn Queen


It feels like a blustery fall day today, so I thought I would share my Autumn Queen with you.

She is a Mirabilia pattern and she is quite regal.  I love the blues and the purples and the beading is in the perfect places.  I love the snood her hair is in.  I stitched her up in 2000 on 16 count White Aida.  I am not a big fan of matts, but the Queens seem to need it as their dresses are cut across the bottom into a straight edge.

You can see all of Nora Corbett’s Mirabilia designs here. I see that yesterday, April 15, 2012, Wichelt released a new Mirabilia entitled “Santa”.  I have never stitched a Santa.  I think this one has just been added to my list of “have to stitch”.  He is a jolly Santa.  Go check it out by clicking on the Mirabilia link above.  Let me know what you think about him.

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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.