Wednesday, February 25, 2009

another update

Hi Everyone!
sorry no photo to post today....but I have been working on Fairy Idyll. I filled in the rest of the metallics over the weekend, gosh I forgot how much I despised #4 braid......but I think there isnt anymore of it to YIPPEE!
Still working on the Topiaries and filling in that corner of the piece. I will try to take an updated photo on sunday and post early next week.

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Update

Hello there.

For some reason last week I called this little lady by the wrong name...duhhhh a blonde moment I guess.
I'll never call it a senior moment.


She is a treat to work on!

Have a good week and stitch with happy fingers.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Hi ladies! Just checking in to say hi and that im still here and reading! You are all making such great progress - im very jealous LOL No stitching for me in the last 4weeks, new born baby takes up most of the day! One day soon hopefully i'll get back to it!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

New Member

Hi, Just a quick post to introduce myself. A few days ago I asked, and Kathy brought me right on board. I love Mirabilia, and have been working on Christmas Flourishes since the beginning of January. Seeing all the beautiful progress you all have made should help me get motivated to finish her. Here's my beginning post.

Thanks for having me! :)


Friday, February 13, 2009

The weekend is coming again.

My Winter Queen .....She is a charm to work on and now that the weekend is coming I can take her out of the bag. ...Probably tonight. I have to work on the Album of stitches first. It's on black and the daylight works better for that.
Stitch with happy fingers.See you next week.
I had a look at the postings and everyone seems to be working diligently on their Mira's...have fun!

Long Weekend Stitching plans

Hi Ladies,
I am sorry to say that I have not touched my poor Fairy Idyll for the last week so have no new progress to report. I had a busy weekend with a family wedding last weekend and just been to tired to stitch this week.
But with our Family Day long weekend finally here....I am reinspired to work away on FI and get that topiary section finished and add in some metallics and hopefully have a nice picture to post on Tuesday morning.
Hope everyone has a happy long weekend, for those that get the day off.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Juls Holly progress

Hello all! It is so exciting to see everyones progress!!!! Thanks again Kathy for starting this blog! I have officially completed the DMC portion and it's on to the beads and kreiniks...Here she is She is so very pretty!!! I have a long neglected Mirabilia WIP that I recently rediscovered is it okay to post that one here as well?? Just thought I'd ask first....

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Additions to Athena

I thought I would post my progress for this week with a close shot, and an even closer shot. I have added her arms and some dress. I love the mill hill treasures and beads! So far she looks like a valentine's day chocolate but the rest of the dress is in golds. (The arms look choppy because of the half stitches but that will be unnoticable when the backstitching gets added).

Monday, February 9, 2009

Finally I've Got Some Progress To Show

Hi everyone.....I actually managed to finish the page I was stitching on a HAED chart and thought right now's the time to pick up one of my three Mira's that I have wip's of. I got R of S and once I'd got back in the swing of stitching over one again I got a good bit of progress done :) Here's the before pic

and here's the after pic...I'm hoping to get back to her again very she's seen the light of day she's screaming at me lol

Thanks for looking :) Maxine So Much Stash - Sew Little Time (my blog)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I'm Back

Well, myWinter RR is done, my Friendship RR is ready to mail, my Make a Wish delivered, my 2 Fair and Squares in the mail, and I can go back to my regular stitching routine.
Here is my progress this week on Royal. She has some swirls in her skirt and I got to stitch a little red. Finally some color!!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Hello, Hello!

Hello Everyone! Last week, I was stumbling along in blogland and came across this little spot of Mirabilia heaven. I asked Kathy if she would let me join and she graciously obliged. Thanks Kathy! Anyways, I thought I would introduce myself to everyone even though I notice some familiar names here. My name is Valerie and I am from San Francisco, CA. A beautiful town which is currently under an annoying but much needed veil of rain. I've been stitching since I was a little girl (7) when my mom showed me how. I kind of suspect she was looking for a way to get me out of her hair so she could get some rest and her tactics worked since I've been hooked on cross stitch ever since. Of course, my addiction ebbed and flowed through school and has geared back up again over the last few years. I am still working through obligation stitching and other projects but I have two Mirabilias to start this year. One is Fairy Moon with my supplies pictured below! I was supposed to start this in February of last year and I got sidetracked and barely put any stitches in it so this will be attempt number 2! I can't wait to start it...again!
The other Mirabilia project will be Letter G ~ Gwendolyn as a gift. I hope to start Fairy Moon sometime in March so in the meantime, I will relish in seeing how everyone is progressing on their beautiful Mirabilias!


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Finally Some Progress on Athena

I finally have some progress to share on Athena. I spent today stitching her hair and adding all of these lovely beads and some Kreinik braid to her hair. Isn't she so stunning so far? I just love the effect that the beads and metallic threads give to the Mirabilia's. The faces always inspire me and this is why I always start with the face on a Mira.
Please visit my blog to see my Rose of Sharon finish.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

progress on Emerald

I hope everyone is having a great week
It was so nice to pick this back up.
I truly forgot how much I loved stitching these colors.

I am stitching on 32 ct. Whirlpool Lugana by Picture This Plus
Happy Stitching!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Holly by Juls

I didn't get done as much as I wanted to this weekend but still she now has a face and arms! The pale blue square in the corner is a shadow. I just snapped the picture fast since I wanted to post a picture. I'm off to stitch!
Oh and an introduction is in order. My name is Juls and I "met" Kathy A. on another blog "Snowbird" and have since finished my CdC. I have been stitching since I was 10 years old (a long long time I am now 50!!!! ) when my older sister put needle and thread in my hand and said "you will do this" and I listened and have been thankful ever since. It binds me to her and I now stitch in her memory. My stitching has become quite eclectic and necessary to my soul! Thanks for reading about me.

No pictures or progress (pout)

Hello everyone. I know I am amongst the missing these days. I have not worked on Royal the past two weeks. I have a RR, A Make A Wish and 2 Fair and Squares due by mid February and I am working my way through them. I am finished the RR and the Wish except for the sewing part and am on the first Fair and Square. Once I get those done, I will be back.
I do check the blog every day and watch everyone's progress though.
Beautiful work one and all. Keep it up.
You will notice we have had a couple of new stitchers join us. Welcome to you!!! Hope you enjoy being with us.

Happy February

Hi Ladies....happy February...thank goodness the month of January is behind us...always a long month and I have had enough snow thank you very much.

I took a pic of Fairy Idyll to show my progress over the last week or so... you can see the topiaries are taking shape and I am leaving out the overdyed flosses for now as I want to give her a good soak before adding in the overdyed stuff.
I hope to get the topiaries done this week as the weekend I wont get much time as I have a family wedding on Saturday and staying overnight.