Monday, March 09, 2015

Coral Charms

Finally!!  After months of a little stitching here and there and feeling like I haven't made much progress, I have a finish!
Coral Charms of the La Petite Mermaids Collection, designed by Nora Corbett.  She was a joy to stitch until I got the millions of beads!  I honestly felt like it was a little over done for a smaller design....that is until she was all finished!  She sparkles and glitters and is so lovely.  I'm glad that I persisted in finishing her.

Happy Stitching!

Monday, August 04, 2014

Siren & the Shipwreck


 She longingly hums the ballads she's heard echo through the glistening waters. Her iridescent tail shimmers as she returns to the luminous depths....Nora
Happy Stitching!! 

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy 2014!

Wishing you all a year filled full of love, good health & fun!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mermaid of the Pearls



With iridescent fins and scales as stunning as any mortal evening gown, a rapturous sea nymph rises from the depths clasping a cache of saltwater pearls to beguile her land-bound lover. On a background of softest seafoam, with a wing-shaped fin worked in shades of fuschia, periwinkle and teal, she is a part of the mysterious, impetuous sea captured forever on canvas....Nora

She takes my breath away!!
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Emerald Mermaid


Emerald Mermaid
(c) Mirabilia
32 ct. Stormy Seas Lugana
by Polstitches
Started 3-10-2011
Finished 12-2012
Designed in pearly and citron hues, this enchanted deep sea nymph gracefully swims across the linen, entwined in lavender and mossy green blooming seaweed....Nora
Both Nora and Jo never cease to amaze with their beautiful creations!!
Happy Stitching!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Valentine Pincushion

Last night I put the finishing touches on my latest project, Valentine Pincushion by The Victoria Sampler.  I just love Thea's attention to detail and her use of different fibers and beads.  I also love that she uses different embroidery stitches in her designs.  It gives me the chance to learn something new and put it to use.  I had not done a bullion stitch before and I do have to say that my first one looks more like a carnation (all willy nilly) instead of the rose it should look like.  I love it though and left it as it was instead of doing it over after I got a little practice under my belt. 

I'm anxiously awaiting the next pincushion to come out....hoping that it's done in green for March!  I haven't seen any kind of preview as of yet, but I'll keep looking.  March is my birth month and I always enjoy working on something related to it.

I put the year on the back of my work, but forgot to take a picture of it.  Here is the unfinished piece so that you can see what it looks like.  I added 3 small buttons for "feet" to help keep it clean when sliding it around on the table.

I also started a new project last night:  Counting Sheep by Carriage House Samplings.  I managed to get the Moon done and started on one of the sheep.  I'll show pics of that one soon.

Until next time,
Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mermaids of the Deep Blue

Two daughters of the sea swim gracefully toward treasure lost.  Their tails sparkle like diamonds and emeralds.  Their hair flows around them like veils of silk.  They are real and fairytale combined to become beauties of the deep........Nora Corbett

4th off of the UFO pile!  Yeah!!  I'm very excited to have these beauties done at last.  These little sweeties ended up in the "pile" because it was about the time my eye sight started to change and I couldn't see the fabric well enough to get the beads on properly.  Not to mention I ended up with a king size headache everytime I tried to work on it. 

I did make two changes as follows:  Mill Hill 3049 to Mill Hill 2077 and Kreinik #4 152V to Kreinik #4 026.  It sort of looks like they are pulling the new colors out of the fabric. 

Although I am back in the UFO pile, this will probably be my last finish of 2011.

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday!

Until next time,
Happy Stitching!