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??