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Two Finishes For June


Hello my blogging friends! We are over halfway through June already! The days are just flying by. The last 2 months we have had some work done in our back yard, so maybe that is why the days have gone by so quickly. But I am still filling my days with crafting. In fact, I have 2 finishes this month so far. On June 1, I finished Mermaid Perfume! Yay!

Mermaid Perfume

Please excuse the wrinkles. I was just so excited to finish her and get her photographed on a beautiful sunny day. Sadly, I still have not ironed her. But, having her on the Qsnaps for beading did help pull the fabric and she does not pucker in the middle anymore. That makes me very happy.

Sweet, sweet mermaid

I am really pleased with how she turned out. Again, she is Mermaid Perfume from Mirabilia. I stitched her on 16ct Aida Hidden Cove from Sunny Dyes Fabrics. I am still searching for a framer, so it may be some time before I can get her framed.

My other finish is only a partial finish, but a finish in my book.

Merfolk Fade Shawl

Yep, on June 3 I finished this beautiful shawl. I still need to block it and weave in the ends. The table I use for blocking has been covered with all of my cross stitch fabrics for reorganization. And now it is covered with a very large Diamond Dotz I have been working on. So, I hope to get that table cleaned off and get this shawl blocked soon so I can really call it a finish. This shawl was a joy to knit. The pattern was easy to follow and the yarns wonderful. The stats on this one: Merfolk Fade Shawl by Jennifer Owens. The yarn is from Cape May Fiber Co. all in DK weight. Colors are Nessie, Mermaid Mane and Sea Swords.

So right now I have nothing on my knitting needles, but I am going to remedy that soon. And as for cross stitching, I have picked up The Dark Queen of the Seas and am trying to catch up before the next section comes out on July 1. I neglected her while working on Mermaid Perfume exclusively for 14 1/2 weeks. Here is where I was when I picked her up a couple of weeks ago.

Dark Queen of The Seas

And here is where I am now:

Dark Queen Progress

I am working on section 9 at the moment and still have section 10 to do before section 11 comes out on July 1. There are a couple of sections I have decided to leave off; the crown and coral on her head and the top left and right corner ornaments. I like the way she looks without those things. And she is definitely not a mermaid. While I am disappointed in that, I do like her. And I love her face. So, again, she is the Dark Queen of the Seas Mystery SAL from Autumn Lane Stitchery. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida Iris from Fabrics by Stephanie.

So that is what I have been up to. Join me next time for some organization updates ūüôā What have you been up to?

cross stitch · Mermaids · Nora Corbett

Mermaid Azure and the Mermaid Trio


I finished Mermaid Azure last Thursday, thus completing my Mermaid Trio.  I was so excited to get it finished.

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She was another sweet stitch and it only took me a day to bead her.  So here is how the entire piece looks.

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I stitched this piece on 16ct Aida Summer Showers by Sunny Dyes fabrics.¬†¬†The 3 mermaids are¬†all individual patterns¬†by Nora Corbett.¬† They are Mermaid Azure, Coral Charms and Mermaid Verde. I ¬†started this piece on August 28, 2015 and finished it on October 22, 2015. So it took me 8 weeks to stitch. And since I finished before my trip out of town over the weekend, hubby said we could stop by Stitches N Things and drop it off for framing.¬† I chose a frame that is very similar to the frame used on Siren and the Shipwreck.¬† I can’t wait to see it all framed up. A few fun things ended up on the counter while at the cross stitch store.¬† More on that tomorrow.

What are you working on finishing up these days?

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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?

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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:

Siren update

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.