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 Please note my previous photo was a little out of date and I didn't take a new one before starting so I haven't done as much as it looks like I have :D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



Thursday, August 12, 2010

Changes to Blog

Hello Everyone. I have a couple of things to share with you.
You may notice that we are starting to get a lot of spam and malware comments. I really don't want to close down this blog and so I have had to make a few changes.
To keep the spammers out, I have had to turn on the comment moderation. Because, I travel quite a bit I cannot be on the net all the time. Therefore, I have asked Sue of Her Boudoir to join me as a moderator on this blog. I am waiting for her reply but suspect that she would enjoy moderating with me. She is an avid Mirabilia fan and I think she has the most charts and starts of us all.

I hope this does not discourage you from posting to this blog.

Many of you have not posted in some time. Would you take a minute please and show us what you are up to.

I have a couple of things to post that I am excited about and will do that shortly.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Garden Verses

Because you can never have too many Miras-in-progress, right? 

I've been chomping at the bit to start something new, so I pulled Garden Verses out of the "kitted" bin and got started on her this week.   She's a very early Mirabilia, so not as much bling as the newer patterns have - no beading at all and just some gold blending filament strategically placed.   The fabric is Apricot belfast.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Back to Beading

Hi All,

It has been a while. I finally got Fairy Idyll on the scroll rods and am busy working on the swags of beads at the bottom of her skirt. Then I can get back up to the Canopy.
I say she is about 3/4 done by now.....hoping to spend some time on her this weekend since I am finally feeling better after battling a summer cold this week and the weather has cooled down finally here.
Sorry no photos at the moment, still waiting for IT to come and install the camera software on this computer.
Have a great weekend

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Mermaid of the Pearls by Terri

Here is an update on my mermaid of the pearls. And here is a close up of the section I was working on