In my time away, I actually had a finish.
I 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.
Last week I received this in the mail:
So 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.
Yes, 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:
Not 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.