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!