Friday, December 31, 2010

Art Deco Spirits Update

I know, I don't post enough here for Kathy's liking.  But my Air Spirit is really coming along so I thought I'd share!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A update on Beatrice's RR

Mira Round Robin
 Bonnie returned my RR to me this week and I was able to take a photo before I sent it on to Ann.

Isn't it looking great? I really like the way it is turning out with all that bling!
2 sections left. Kathy has promise to do a section as I'm hoping to take it to Yuma with me in Feb.when I go to visit her!
Stitch with happy fingers!

Friday, December 24, 2010

New Mirabilia RR

I am happy to report that a new Mirabilia RR on the WWRRB is starting up in February of 2011. I will try posting photos of this RR as it progresses for all to see!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Sabrina is finished!

Please join me in my Happy Dance :D

Stitched on Countrystitch Kiwi Illusions "Wildflowers" 28count Lugana



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

An Update Fairy Idyll

Hi Everyone

sorry that I havent been able to post much lately or share photos. Silly work is keeping me too busy. I was able to get an updated photo of Fairy Idyll last week at Guild as I was the profiled stitcher for the month.

I need to pick her back up and work on some more beading and then get back in to the canopy...but she is really coming along now that I put the piece on some scroll rods to work on the beading at the bottom. Hoping to tackle the rest of that section this coming weekend

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sabrina again :D

Well I think another week will see the stitching all done and then on to my fave.... the beading! yay!



Monday, November 15, 2010

Back Again

It has been a really long time since I have posted on this board but I am back to stitching Mirabilias once again and thought I would share what I am working on these days.

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Tracy and I have been stitching for about 20 years and have been blogging for over 3 years about whatever stitching I happen to be working on at the time. I go through different phases of what type of stitching I am being inspired by periodically. Currently it is Mirabilia once again. I am something of a recluse but enjoy the camaraderie of the blogging/stitching community. I have two blogs currently, my new wave of passion for Mirabilia led me to name my wip blog "The Mirabilia Stitcher" and it is relatively new so there isn't a whole lot there but there will be as I stitch more of their pieces. My other blog is called "TJ's Gallery" and has the finished pieces of all of my favorite needlework with some of the specifications.

This one is my current wip, Summer Queen, and I really am enjoying working on this piece.

This one is my recent completion called Deepest Love which is a companion piece to one that I did a few years ago called Queen Mermaid.

Thanks for looking, and thank you Kathy for the new invite.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


15th November '10

I stitched along and down, I wanted to have her done enough across that I could stitch down all the way to the bottom without having to roll her.... confused yet? lol



Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sabrina update

Well its been awhile since she was shown off :D

8th November 10

Shes so gorgeous! I love her :D



Monday, November 1, 2010

My Mirabilia

Have a good day !

Kisses marylin FRANCE

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Art Deco Spirits, Air

This weekend I started the "Air" block on Art Deco Spirits!  Lots of black on this one!!!  Soon it'll be lots of white!

Here are the first two completed blocks, Earth and Fire

Friday, October 29, 2010

Floss Fairy Happy Dance

Here she is all finished :D

30th October 10 003

She was such a fun lovely wee thing to stitch and as usual is so much prettier in real life.



Thursday, October 28, 2010

Updated Royal Holiday

Slowly but surely making progress on Royal Holiday, which is my project of focus until she's completed.   I finished all the red of her cloak last night, and still have a fair amount of work to do, but I should be able to complete her in a month or so. 

Like all the Queens, she's a fun stitch - just big so time consuming.  I'll be replacing all the Wisper thread, which I really hate using, with DMC white, as I've done with all the other Queens in the collection. 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The small beginning

Hello to all, here is the beginning of my fairy, I make the face in 1 thread on 1 thread it adorned that it is more attractive.

Indeed to you, best regards

Marylin FRANCE

Monday, October 25, 2010

Floss Fairy

Hi everyone :D Well along with a few others my mojo went on holiday :( To try and help it come home I started Floss Fairy from The Stitching Fairies Series

This is after about 2 weeks, and YES my mojo is returning!

25th Oct 10

As you can see she is really sparkly!



Friday, October 15, 2010

My project

Hello my name is Marylin, I am in France.
I am happy to be a member(part) of your group of embroiderers, I show you my future project, from my first crosses on the painting(cloth) I shall send you a photo.
I exaggerate for 10 years I am married I am 39 years old and I have a 9-year-old girl!
Here is my blog or you can see my other realizations
Http: //
In very fast
thank you a Kathy A.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

My sister's finishes

As I've told you in my very first post, my sister Olga is also a keen Mirabilia stitcher. She started her collection a bit later than me but it is growing so fast that I keep admiring her pace and her devotion to Mirabilias.

Olga's first work was "The Kiss". She changed the haircolor and the man's hairstyle to reach the resemblance of her and her BF:

Then came "Petal Fairy". It was her first work where she tried 1 over 1 stitching for body and face. She loved the effect as much as I do and since that time she's been stitching body and face only this way:

"Rosebud Lullaby" was stitched as a present for Olga's literature teacher and her baby daughter:

And finally we would like to show you this year finish - "Fairy Moon". Olga chose a very beautiful cloth shade for this design. She thinks that it makes the stars, the fairy dust and the moon brighter:

UPD: I've just received "Christmas Fairy" pic so here she is. This piece is not framed yet:

As for the current rotation, Olga has "Autumn Queen" and "Miss New Year Fairy" in progress so new beautiful finishes are to come soon.

Thank you for reading and keep stitching!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hi from a newbie!

Hi everyone!

I'm so glad to become a member of this blog and to share with you my passion for Mirabilia! My name is Natalya, I am from Moscow (Russia). I discovered Mirabilia just 3 or 4 years ago and I was absolutely fascinated by this magic world of queens, mermaids, fairies... I spent hours browsing pics, reading tips and hints on how to stitch these designs. Believe it or not, but at that time I knew nothing about Kreinik, Mill Hill or hand-painted threads so finding Mirabilia was like a milestone in my "stitching history". Thanks to Mirabilia, I've met a very dear friend of mine and many more stitchers who share my passion. So I strongly believe that these designs do bring miracles to our life!

Well, now I'd like to share with you some of my Mirabilias. I chose "Lady of the Mist" as my first Mirabilia and started it almost 3 years ago - in mid-October'2007. But guess what? I haven't finished it yet (shame on me!). Yes, I am a slow stitcher and I always have so many urgent projects in my current rotation that I have to pause my LOTM progress now and then. However, I decided to finish it this year. That is how she looks now:

You see, I am quite close to a happy dance. I stitched the hands 1 over 1 and I love the effect. 

I started my second Mirabilia in 2008 as an anniversary present to my mother. She was born in July and she loves amethysts so can you guess what pattern I chose for her?  Yes, obviously it was "July's Amethyst Fairy". )) It took me 4 or 5 months to stitch her and here she is:

You can find more pics in the album

As any Mirabilia fan I have many designs in my wishlist. I love all the Queens (especially the Queen of Peace and the Winter Queen), Fairy Flora, English Roses (I'm so fond of ribbon embroidery) - these are just those designs for which I've already purchased the charts and materials. My sister Olga is also a keen Mirabilia stitcher. She has already finished The Kiss, Petal Fairy, Rosebud Lullaby, Fairy Moon, Christmas Fairy and she's started Autumn Queen and Miss New Year Fairy this year. She doesn't have a blog so I keep encouraging her to start one. However, even if she does not, I will ask her permission to show you the pics of her beautiful finishes.

Thank you for reading my long story till the end. Have a nice day and happy stitching!

Natalya (Aubery)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Do you recognize her??

Here's a start on my second Mirabilia, a very popular lady, guessing anyone??

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A new start

....because I can't finish a Mirabilia without starting one of the many others I have lined up.   But you knew that.

I started Queen Mermaid last weekend.   The fabric is Sterling Silver from Silkweaver, which is a very muted pattern hand dyed in a lovely silvery-blue-grey color.  I really love it for this project, which is a good thing because I'll also be doing Deepest Love on the same fabric at some point.

There's quite a bit of metallics on her (as with most of the mermaids) so I went ahead and ordered those because there's only so much I can stitch "around" where they need to go.   Should be here shortly.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

And finally....Sleeping Beauty

She is, at last, complete.
The particulars: The design is Sleeping Beauty by Mirabilia; the fabric is "Fathom" by Picture This Plus, 32 count lugana done over 2. Started May 2009; completed September 17, 2010.


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Royal Holiday Happy Dance

Here she is in all her glory!!!!

Started January 1, 2009 and completed August 31, 2010. Stitched on 32 count Silkweaver's Queen Anne's Lace Lugana.

Dancing all around the room!!!!!

Royal Holiday

Stand by for a big happy dance shortly!!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

I should update my RR

I wanted to share this with you before it moves to the next stitcher.
Dani added her beauty to it ..Thanks Dani!
I'm just thrilled with the way it is turning out ,lots of bling!!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Nearly there!

The end is finally in sight for Sleeping Beauty...yay!

I think I should be able to finish up all of the stitching in about two weeks, and then get the beading done (of which there is a lot, although it's fairly straight forward).

It's always exciting when a finish is near...whew!  

Art Deco Spirits Update

Coming along slowly, not a lot of stitching time this week!  I've almost finished Earth.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Hi everyone :D

Here is my latest on Sabrina. Please note my previous photo was a little out of date and I didn't take a new one before starting so I haven't done as much as it looks like I have :D

sabrina 25.8 001

I'm really enjoying all the inspiring photos and updates lately!



Monday, August 23, 2010

Art Deco Spirits

I've not posted here in a very long time, but my Art Deco Spirits which I started in 2009 has finally made it to the top of the pile!

Here's Kathy (our loyal blog moderator) and I showing off our Mirabilias as we stitched together this weekend!

Royal Progress

Here she is again! I'm almost there. I am obsessed. I have stitched until my neck is so stiff I can hardly move it!
I need to rest but I want her finished! I am so close. Hopefully by weeks end she will be stitched, washed and ready for beading.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Finishing up Sleeping Beauty

It's time to drop out of rotating projects and get a finish in!

I broke out Sleeping Beauty again last weekend, and I'll be working on her until she's finished.   This week, I managed to get her skirt done, which was quite a challenge.

A lot of shading and working in a swirl pattern which will be beaded once all the stitching is done.  It was a bit tedious because there's so much room for error there - ack!  Anyway, it's done now, and as you can see, I'm adding still more roses.   There's still quite a bit of work to do on her, but she's coming along nicely.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Update on Royal Holiday

Well here she is finally.
This is where I was when I went on holidays to our cottage 3 weeks ago.

And here she is as of yesterday.

I breathed a sigh of relief when I got to the end of her dress. That was a monster.And did I tell you - I HATE Wisper thread.  But, it looks so beautiful done.
I tend to work a rotation but that will be on hold for now. I can see an end in sight and so I will focus on Royal Holiday until I am done.

I also won a giveaway on Carolyn's blog and this is what I won. Surprise!!! Another Mirabilia - a limited edition kit - Miss Valentine. Carolyn says she is glad that I won since I moderate this blog.  This has slipped into my bag and will be my next Mira after Royal Holiday is done.

Forest Goddess growing on


It's been almost a year since I last posted, introducing myself and my first and beloved Mira, Forest Goddess.

Since there, she's been constantly growing and now she's almost done.

When I first showed it to you she looked like this:

After the summer, I pushed her aside and worked on other projects until Christmas, when I took her out again and by the first days of the 2010, she has grown a little:

I kept working randomly on her throughout the spring, and around Easter... the bottom was reached!!

And here is where I stopped, turning my attention on other projects, mainly because of her skin. I first started it over 2, but I didn't liked it, so I frogged it and restarted it over 1, which has been a nightmare (never stitched over 1 before) so I refrogged it again, and now I must make myself happy with the over 2 to start working on her again!

That's all, happy Mira stitching to all!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

multiple wips

Hiya :D

Well at the moment I am slogging away at CDC, its a present for my son for his birthday.... its a bit late..... his birthday was in March lol. As soon as its done I will be very pleased to get back to my Miras..... so to cheer me up I thought I would share my wips with you :D

All pictures should be clickable to see them bigger

Sabrina, started 16th Jan 2010

May 1st 2010

Lady of the Mist, started... not long after it came out lol

Feb 6th 09

Red RoS, started in 2008

Sept 1st 09

Waiting for Ships, third time starting this *sigh* started 25th Jan 2006

May 1st 09

Fairy Moon started 16th January 2008

September 13th 08

Enchanted Dreamer started in 2009

March 17th 09

Venetian Opulence started not long after it came out

April 20th 09

Three for Tea started in 2008

9th May 2008

Bliss started 12th June 2008

January 13th 09

Fairy Roses started December 2009

Fairy Roses

Please don't be deceived, they are not UFO's I love them all and will finish them when I get the chance :D

Hopefully you are a little bit inspired to pull out your gorgeous Miras and share them with us all!