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!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mediterranean Mermaid

She swims to the depths of the sea to recover fragments of another mysterious world, hiding them away in her underwater castle so covered in moss and sea life that the treasure hunters will never find them........Nora Corbett
My 3rd project off the UFO pile this year!  Woohoo!!  Using a hoop for this entire project drove me insane.  I guess that's why I ended up throwing her into the "pile" shortly after starting her.  Normally I stitch in hand until I get to the beading, then I use a hoop.  I am very glad though that I chose to get her finished up, as she is very beautiful in person.
Onto another UFO......until next time.
Happy Stitching!