Thursday, December 31, 2009

She is finished.....Happy New Year

She is finished....
This is my Mirabilia White Christmas.
I'm so proud that I stuck to my guns and got her finished today with 6 hours in 2009 left over...LOL.

The beads and treasures are amazing...Thanks again to Christin for gifting them to me in the spring.
I added Swarovski Crystals instead of the millhill beads in the windows...just a bit more bling for me!!
Thank you for sharing your works with me I will keep looking in .
Who knows maybe another Mira in the making.
I do have a Mira RR on the go when I get it back I'll post it to show you.

Have a safe and warm holiday and stitch with happy fingers.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Annette's and Missy Ann's Mirabilia RR's

Thought you might like to see the latest Mirabilia RR's.

Both Annette and Missy Ann have chosen the Pixies.

On Annette's I stitched Iris.

And here is her RR to date.

On Missy Ann's I stitched Fern.

And here is her RR to date.

Check out the borders on this one. Each is bordered in Kreinik and beads to match the pixie in each block.

I have been checking the blog and love all the beautiful stitches I see.
Keep on stitching.

I am hoping to spend some quality time with Royal Holiday once I finish a gift.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


Here she is ALMOST finished.

I have all of the DMC stitching done. Now the rest is Wisper,beads and treasures.

The area in her shawl is going to be the Wisper... My next step. Then the beads!
I'm hoping to have her finished by the end of the year...Wish me luck.
We'll see how my time works out with the holidays.
I want to wish all of my friends out there in the stitching blogger world the best for the Holidays.
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.
Thank you for your inspiration and friendship.

Stitch with happy Fingers

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Letter G - Framed

I thought I would share the framing job on my Letter G. This is a gift for my BF's neice.
I am thrilled with how it came out and really wish my name started with a G so I had an excuse to keep it! It's now on it's way to it's new home. This was a joy to stitch on and my sister, after seeing the finished product has requested I stitch one for my niece so I'll be starting Letter C in the New Year. Letter C will be her Sweet Sixteen birthday gift so I have until August to stitch, frame and send. I'm also hoping to *finally* make a real start on Fairy Moon on NYE. We'll see if that actually happens. lol

There are more photos of the framing on my blog.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Knew I was forgetting something

Kathy's Mirabilia RR. I stitched Angel of The New Dawn who is really quite pretty. Shame we don't see more of her.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mermaid of Atlantis

She's going to be a quick one to stitch up I least until I get to all that beading!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Mediterranean Mermaid

Hi everyone :D

Here is my latest finish, Mediterranean Mermaid

Mediterranean Mermaid - Mirabilia

Stitched on Silkweaver solo, 32ct Opal Jazlyn

Thanks for looking!



Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Start on Royal Holiday

This is where I got on week one. I'm trying to rotate projects (since my "in progress" list has been rapidly expanding), so she's put away for a few weeks until her turn comes up again.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

It's been too long

Since I stitched on a Mirabilia. I was really missing it. This is Rachel's round robin. I did Waiting For The Ships.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Progress on Royal Holiday

After taking an extended holiday from stitching on Royal Holiday, I sat down last week and spent a few days putting in some stitches. There was lots of grumbling going on as I worked with the Whisper thread. Then Dani said - short strands and use a larger needle. The larger needle is easier to thread and makes the holes in the fabric a little bigger to help with pulling the thread through. Thanks Dani for a great suggestion. It works!!!! And so, we have some good progress!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Sleeping Beauty

Finally, a little progress on Sleeping Beauty. No idea when I will actually get to finish her, as I'm going to be starting Royal Holiday soon, have about 5 other large projects in the works AND I'm teaching myself how to knit.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Adia, Garden Fairy

October was a really busy month for me.  I taught 3 classes in machine embroidery, so most of my stitching was concentrated on little things.  I finished my first Christmas ornament for the season, however my fairy has been neglected this month.  Next month hubby goes on shift work which means I will have lots of time to finish my fairy for December 31.  I will be posting more photos in 2 weeks time.
  The fairy is done on a light olive green linen which really brings out the yellows in her dress.  I have started the wings and I am blending the colors with a holosheen embroidery thread (for the machine) but it really adds to the translucency of her wings. 

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gigi (Letter G) Happy Dance!

I just stitched on the last bead on my Letter G, which I renamed Gigi...named after the nickname of the little girl who this will be gifted to. I am pleased with how she turned out!
Letter G by Nora Corbett
32 count Ray of Light Belfast
Recommended Crescent Colors and Embellishments

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Holly 10/21/09

I finished the other leg and the rest of the bottom of her dress. Now just her bodice, upper body, and wings to do!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Holly 10/14/09

I was able to work a bit more on Holly yesterday. She has a leg!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Letter G Progress

I've been working on Letter G for about a month now...stitching when I can spare a few minutes here and there. Here's my progress as of last week. I am almost done! Since this picture was taken, I've stitched the fairy and have started on the backstitching. Just need to finish that and the beading and she'll be completed! My goal is to finish her by the end of this week...fingers crossed!
I'll be sure to show off my completed Gigi!

Valerie :)

Holly 10/13/09

Here is Holly as of today.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Holly 10/7/09

I started the Holly pixie yesterday on Crossed Wing's Old Rose linen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sweet Pea Finished!

I decided not to stitch the wings on Sweet Pea. Long story. But here she is. I am taking her today to get her framed.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Emerald Mermaid

I picked up Emerald Mermaid from the framer's today. It turned out so great! It's hard to see in the pic, but the mat is a suede emerald green, just perfect. I love, love, love the suede mats.

Sweet Pea 10/3/09

A bit more done. And to answer a question of do I ever sleep, every morning I get up with my boyfriend at 4:20 a.m. and I don't normally start work until 9am or so, and I work at home, so I stitch for a few hours each day most days.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sweet Pea 10/1/09

I was able to stitch her upper body this morning. Moving right along...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sweet Pea 9/30/09

It's much more sparkly in real life.

Now just the top part to do.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sweet Pea 9/28/09

Here is my most recent update on Sweet Pea.

It's about time... Beatrice

This little piece of Christmas Flourishes is part one of my Mira RR. Just thought I'd share it with you. The group that I stitch with on Thursdays will be adding to it.
And here is my White Christmas. I haven't been doing much blogging for the summer but I have been stitching. She is 2/3's done. I would like her finished by the end of the year.
I've been checking in with the blog and have seen the stunning pieces out there. Kudo's to all of you!
Stitch with happy fingers.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sweet Pea WIP #2

I am moving steadily along on Sweet Pea. Really loving it!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Member

Hi, I am Danielle and just joined this blog. I am 35 and work at home as a legal transcriptionist. I love Mirabilia patterns. I recently finished Emerald Mermaid, which is currently at the framer's and I just started the Sweet Pea Pixie Coutour on Crossed Wing's Lily Pond 28 count Linen. My first WIP is below. All of the work I've seen on this board is fantastic!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Adia Garden Fairy

After a very busy weekend of stitching at Kathy's, I came home very inspired to work on my fairy.  As you can see I have managed to stitch quite a bit in one week.  I can hardly wait to start stitching on her wings.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Shakespeare's Fairies

(I'm almost ashamed to call this a WIP picture.) My fabric is 28ct. linen in Phantom by PTP. I started on the far right hand side, this is the top most Chinese lantern.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Hello Everyone. My name is Terri and I am new here. I am currently working on Mermaid of the Pearls. I have done another Mirabilia and that was Mermaids of the Deep. I am happy to be here and enjoy looking at everyone's work.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend Finish

Letter M stitched as charted on 28ct. Champagne Cocktail Flair (opal) by Enchanted Fabrics.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Princess Mirabella

I finished my beautiful Princess today :D

Princess Mirabella

She is stitched on Silkweaver Iris Garden (linen) and took just over 3 months (with a bit of down time when I had Miss Aliyah)



Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Jenn's Mirabilia RR

Ah, what fun it is to stitch on the Mirabilia's.

Here is my contribution to Jenn's RR.
Jenn has asked for children or fairies.
I chose one of the little angels from Crystal Christmas. I love this piece so much I may have to stitch it for myself.

Here is her RR to date.

Monday, August 31, 2009

BBP and Red RoS

Hi again :D

Well Miss 11 weeks is letting me get some stitching time so here are some updates :D


September 1st 09

And Red RoS (which I hadn't worked on in over a year!)

Sept 1st 09

Thanks for looking :D

Andie (stitchitandie)

Mirabilia Round Robin

This is Kaye's Mirabilia RR. The lighting is not the best... the fabric is a very pretty sky blue opal. I stitched the right side mermaid from Mermaids of The Deep Blue. I really wish it had photographed better, the beads are very sparkly and pretty in person.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hi everyone!

I'm Valentina, and first of all I have to thank Kathy for letting me join the blog.

I live in a really small country village some 40 km away from Turin, Italy, where I study environmental engineering.

I've always loved all the Mirabilias since I first saw one, but just recently started my first, which is Forest Goddess. I'm stitching it on 32ct Lugana from Silkweaver, the color is Dusk.

I'ts now parked since I've got a couple of seasonal stitches and gifts that I've got to complete by the end of September, but then I'll work back on her again-

I'd like to start Royal Holiday soon too, but it seems that my beads and metallic threads (also those for Forest Goddess) got lost in the mail, I hope they'll arrive soon!

That's all for now!



Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ink Circles Peregrinations

Finally my Ink Circles Peregrinations is finished. I started in January of this year and finished this morning on 11 August 2009. I chose a rose colored background and changed my threads accordingly. The threads are actually hand dyed pearl cotton and the background threads are DMC.
Next Phd (Project Half Done) is my Mirabilia Fairy.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

August and a long weekend

HI everyone,

finally am back here.....and back to Fairy Idyll. I started doing some beading last night on FI and looks like I will do some more today if the sun doesnt start shining soon.
Been at my new job for a month now, but managed to pick up some extra work on the side so I invested in a new Notebook computer which means I can get online at home and also get my photos of FI on here again. So I will take a picture later on tonight when I finish some more beading and hopefully have something for you all to look at later.
happy stitching and hope everyone who has tomorrow off enjoys the day. It is a holiday for us in Ontario.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jen's WWMirabiliaRR section finished!

Okay, Jen, here's your other fairy finished! I really loved stitching her. I think she'd be awesome to stitch in full, and I'm seriously considering it once our RR is finished. I hope she's all you're wishing for. Finished except for the quarter stitches I still need to fill in.
You can see the piece in full above, and a close up of The Petal Fairy, which I posted previously. I set the cameo in so you could see the scale.
Below is my pile of stitching projects...just a small bit of them!! :P Underneath them is my cute little box (which can't be seen!) of WIPs in their bags. I just sit in my chair and put down the one I'm stitching on, and pick up the next one I need to stitch on. Works for me! But, then, I have a very understanding DH.... He wasn't at first until I said, "Stitching is my life. Take my stitching from me, and I die!!" A little dramatic...

You can see my Mirabilia box in the upper left side!! :] This is where I keep my charts and threads and beads and fancy scissors and notes! Waiting for my next RR piece now... This whole pile is on the edge of my chaise nobody can use it. :)

Keep in touch everyone! Hugs, Deb