Mermaids

Siren and The Shipwreck All Framed Up!


Siren and the Shipwreck Framed

I picked this beauty up from the framer’s a couple of weeks ago and just haven’t gotten around to taking pictures and posting.  But she is already hanging in my dining room.  She now resides in the place that Galatea used to hang and Galatea is on another wall in the dining room, in place of a piece of art that hubby did not like.  I have to say, his choices are perfect!  Siren looks great where she is and Galatea is perfect in her new spot.  This piece turned out so wonderfully!

101_0166 Just look at the sparkle on that chandelier!

101_0165  LOVE all the beads!  This is an awesome chandelier!

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And just look at that marvelous fin!!

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And such a sweet, sweet face!

101_0169The frame was actually behind the counter at Stitches N Things. After looking at several frames, LouAnn whipped this one out and I knew it was the one!  So perfect!  I love the black in between the 2 different moldings; it really brings out her hair and makes the blue of the fabric pop!  So happy with this one and so glad she is hanging on the wall for me to enjoy every time I walk through the dining room.

Stats:  Siren and the Shipwreck by Mirabilia. 

            Fabric is Under The Sea by Sunny Dyes and is 16ct Aida

             Framing done by Juanita from Way Cool Mats through Stitches N Things.

So…what is your happy finish?

Mermaids · Mirabilia

A Mermaid and Her Sparkly Chandelier


I finished Mirabilia’s  Siren and the Shipwreck last night and just LOVE how she turned out.

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Her colors are so beautiful and that chandelier is so full of beads that make it sparkle so beautifully when the light hits it just right. If you click on the second picture, I swear it looks like the chandelier is lit up!   I am so happy for this finish.  Can’t wait to get her framed and then I will have to find a place to hang her.  I stitched her on 16 ct Aida Under The Sea by Sunny Dyes Fabrics.

What are you hoping to finish soon?

Fairies · Mermaids · Passione Ricamo SAL · Uncategorized

I Am Making Stitchy Progress


I finished sections 9 and 10 of the Passione Ricamo SAL#4.  I am patiently waiting for step 11 to be released on March 9. Here is how I left my piece:

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On the right is the purple mermaid tail!  So excited for this one!  I love the sparkly waves, too.

I have also put a few stitches into Fairy Dust.        WIN_20150224_132337 (2)

And now I am working on Siren and the Shipwreck.  She is really moving along.

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She is looking a little ghostly without all of the details. I think once I finish her hair, I will be able to start the back stitching and beading.  She has a lot of bling in her.  Especially the chandelier.  Can’t wait!!  She has really been a fun, easy, relaxing stitch and I am loving stitching on her again.  Which one of your stitch projects was or is a fun stitch for you?

Mirabilia · snowmen

New Year Stitching


Happy New Year!  I hope your New Year is off to a great start.  This year I decided not to do a new project start on New Years Day, but rather focus on getting some finishes in.  So, I worked on Mirabilia’s Siren and the Shipwreck up until December 31, 2014 and here is how I left her:

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She has a body and skin and  I couldn’t resist doing a little stitching on the chandelier.  I will get back to her soon, as she is such a sweet stitch! On January 1st, I picked up Autumn Snowman.  I can’t remember if I started him in 2010 or 2011.  He is a pattern in the September 2010 Cross Stitch and Needlework magazine.  He is the third in a series and I am hoping some day to add the Winter snowman, too. I am stitching him on 14 ct white Aida and he is going so slow!

Autumn Snowman progressWhen I picked him up and started stitching, I noticed that the white thread doesn’t match.  I had pulled all of his threads for other projects, so I had to start with new threads and the white doesn’t match the previous white.  I have not had that happen before.  Not sure if you can tell from this picture, but the bottom of him is more white than the rest of him.  And it is going to have to stay that way as I am not ripping it out.  The white is the most boring part of this guy!  It doesn’t look like it in the picture, but he is about 14″ long, so there is a lot of white that would have to be pulled out.  I have decided to live with it 🙂 It will be good to get this guy done and off of my WIP list.

So what project are you trying to get off your WIP list?

Cross Stitch Patterns · Mermaids · snowmen

Stitchy Progress, Ornament Attempt And A Real Finish!


Whew!  Lots of stitching going on!  First, my attempt at an ornament.  I stitched Country Cottage Needleworks “Snow Love” about a month ago, but have been putting off turning it into an ornament.  I was so afraid I was totally going to ruin it.  And while it is not done yet, it is going ok so far.  Here are some photos:

Snow LoveSo here is the finished stitching.  And today I began the process of turning it into an ornament.  If all goes as planned, I will make more for next year.

Snow love ornamentI think it is turning out pretty well!  Right now the front is being glued to the back and is sitting under a stack of encyclopedia’s.  The pattern called for 32ct Petit Point Linen in Raw/white.  That fabric already has the snow dots on it.  But since I am not a fan of 32ct, I stitched mine on 16ct Dirty Aida and then painted with snow with acrylic paint.  Turned out pretty sweet if I must say so myself 😉  Once the pieces are dry, I will add some cording to finish it off.  I will post another photo of the finished product when it is completely done, hopefully later today or tomorrow.

Now onto my stitchy progress on Siren and the Shipwreck:

Siren progressThis mermaid has been a joy to stitch.  I love the colors and I am hoping for a finish this year???  Probably a lot of wishful thinking, but it’s a goal.

And lastly, my final finish on Angel of Grace:

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I finished stitching this back in January, and didn’t get it fully finished to give to my Mother for her birthday this summer.  So I finished it this week, sewing the rod pocket, finishing the bottom into a point and adding the tassel.  I think my Mom is going to love it as she loves Angels.

So that’s it for me today.  Do you have a finish or are close to a finish for this year?

Mermaids

Siren Weekend Update


In the middle of cutting tons of card stock this weekend, I was able to find a little time to stitch on Siren and Shipwreck. Here is my progress:

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She is coming along fabulously.  I am working on the tail and loving the colors.  Unfortunately, I have to put her away for a while as I have 2 Round Robins in my possession that are screaming for my attention.  In case this is your first time seeing posts about my Siren, it is Mirabilia’s Siren and the Shipwreck and I am stithcing  her on 16 ct Aida Under the Sea from Sunny Dyes Fabrics.

Mermaids · Passione Ricamo SAL

My Stitching Progress


I finished section 2 of the Passione Ricamo Mystery SAL yesterday.

Section 2 completedI am saving the beading until last and section 2 has lots of beads.  So it doesn’t look like I have added much.  But since I use a scroll frame and have to have it drum tight to stitch, I don’t want to roll over my beads over the next 4 or more months.  There will be a lot of beads to add at the end, but it will be worth it.

See my lovely new scroll rod cover at the top?  They were gifted to me by my sweet,  stitchy friend, Karen.  Very mermaidish in color and perfect for my really big table top scroll frame.   Now I have a set of covers for all my different sized scroll frames.  Thank you so much, Karen.  I will think of you every time I stitch 🙂

As promised, I also have a progress photo of Siren.  Here she is as of this morning.

progress on SirenShe really is a nice relaxing stitch.  On 16ct Aida, with no magnifier and the colors are lovely!  I wish I could stitch on her 24/7 until she is finished.  That is what I have been up to over the last few days.  Thanks for visiting 🙂