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)


  1. Beautiful work! And welcome to the blog!!

  2. Oh Natalya - what gorgeous work you have done. Your Amethyst Fairy is stunning! Lady of the Mist is coming along beautifully. I love the affect of over one stitching on the face and hands. We would love to see pictures of your sister's Mirabilia stitching too. Show her the blog and tempt her if you can.
    Welcome aboard and we look forward to seeing your stitching progresses.

  3. Welcome to the blog. Beautiful work! You are very close on your Lady of the Mist and your Amethyst Fairy is stunning!

  4. Welcome to the board! Love your work and looking forward to seeing more in the future!

  5. Really great stitching! Welcome to the board!

  6. Very beautiful stitching! Looking forward to seeing your progress :)

  7. What a magnificent embroidery!
    Bravo to you
    Best regards marylin

  8. Hi everyone!

    Thank you for your kind words and greetings - they are so inspiring!

    My sister allowed me to show you her works so I'm going to make another post right now.

  9. I'm a bit late, sorry, Welcome Natalya!! Your JaF is gorgeous and your LotM is looking wonderful too :D

  10. Welcome Natalya. Your stitching is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your stitching :)

  11. Natalya good Job and give my congratulations to your sister I just adore the Moon Fairy and the way she stitched it is simply stunning. Can I ask you how to join the blog? I am a follower and it allows me to comment on everyone else's work but I can't show off mine :( I only have spring queen and poppy pixie finished so far though

  12. Andie, Terri and Pauline, thank you for your greetings! I shall forward you words to my sister as well!

    Pauline, I wrote to Kathy A and she sent me an invitation. Good luck and hope to see your works here soon!