Sunday, December 11, 2011

Mirabilia RR 2012

Here is my fabric gridded for the 2012 Mirabilia RR.

What a pain it was to stitch this window. It took me forever and I don't want to see DMC 535 again for quite some time.
My theme this time will be Christmas! I will add snowflakes beside the names, and snowflakes and icicles to the windows when it is done.

The photo does the fabric no justice. It is Silkweaver 28 count lugana called Wandering Ivy.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mermaid Mirabilia and my Mirabilia RR comes home

This is the last round of my current Mirabilia RR.

I stitched Deepest Love - and this is the RR to date. Gorgeous or what!!!

Oh, and here is my RR back home. I will be stitching Lily of the Woods - the Dreaming Fairy, in the missing spot.

Don't worry - I have a new Mirabilia RR starting in January of 2012 and I am moderating a Mirabilia RR starting in Feb-March of 2012.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Forest Goddess framed

Here she is... hope you like her!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fairy Flora Completed Plus

I completed Fairy Flora on November 14th, 2011.  This one was started on February 26th of this year and I knew it was going to be about a year long project.  In actual time, I probably stitched on it for a total of 3 or 4 months (because I put it away a few times to work on other projects).  However, I am finding out that I am not a very fast stitcher.  If I stitch on and off all day and evening, I might get 400 - 500 stitches completed.  No matter how hard I try, I just can't get anymore done than that.  I don't know if that sounds like a lot or a little to you.  I know some of you work and get about the same amount of stitching done, so I think I am just slow but with more time to stitch than some. 

Fairy Flora is stitched on 32 count opalescent hand dyed lugana with dmc thread, 2 threads over 2 fabric threads and mill hill beads regular and petite.

The same day I completed Flora, I started Mermaids of the Deep Blue with my own color conversion.  This one is being stitched on 28 count (which is what I now prefer) opalesent lugana from Sunny Dyes fabrics, the color is "Surf."  The link can be found on my sidebar of my blog and the conversion is also on my blog found here.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Savannah's Curtsy is ALL Finished!

I finished this a few days ago but I have been kinda busy! SO here some pics of the finished needlework and I will post more after I "frame" it!

Friday, November 4, 2011

New Fabric Stash

 I am officially addicted to hand dyed fabrics now.  I have stocked up for probably the next year.  The one on the far left is Polstitches called Friendship which is a twin of the one I used for Mediterranean Mermaid.  The one in the middle is a small piece from Crossed Wing Collection (no opalescents) called Blueberry.  The 5 pieces on the right are all from Sunny Dyes Fabric, a new fabric dyer I have found.  This is my first time buying from them and I had great customer service and the product looks great.  The link for their website can be found on my sidebar.  I am in a 28 count mood these days, it just seems to look so much nicer and more even than 32 count in my opinion, so I felt the need to stock up on this count fabric.  Most of these will probably be used for Mirabilias.  Maybe a Passione Ricamo or Lavender and Lace might make it on one of these as well as some Heritage Stitchcrafts (I am liking the Valerie Pfeiffer Duets series and am contemplating the Elegance series).
Here is the progress I am making on Fairy Flora as of late; I am really trying to hustle on it since I am so close to finishing.  Also, I met some ladies at a stitching get together this week who have really inspired me so I have a new enthusiasm for my stitching projects.
I also added a little to Venetian Opulence since I last posted about her but instead of being done in a couple of weeks (this one is going to be just a portrait), I will not be done until sometime after I complete Fairy Flora.

When these are completed, I will start Mermaids of the Deep Blue On the Aqua fabric you see pictured above.

You can visit me at The Mirabilia Stitcher.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Savannah's Curtsy

I also began a new start on Oct 15th....Savannah's Curtsy!  I am working on Buttercreme 40ct linen over two. Has anyone else stitched this one?

This is what I have done so far and I will be updating it daily on my blog....Will post a pic when I'm all done!

A Frame and A New Start

I am really happy with how Mediterranean Mermaid's frame and mats turned out.  It has 2 mats, the top being suede and has a specialty cut in the corners.  The frame itself is a silverish tone with embellishments on it.  I love my framer, this only cost me $106...seriously, no joke. (I always choose from the less expensive frames and always choose regular glass so I save money there).

On October 15th I started Venetian Opulence.  This one is being stitched on 28 count Crossed Wing Collection's lugana, the color is Blueberry.  Unfortunately, there is no opalescent in this one.  I waited so long for Silkweaver to correct their error on my other piece of fabric meanwhile waiting to start MotD and nothing ever showed and since I am not sure if I want to use the original fabric they sent me or not and not wanting to wait a long time for a fabric order, I decided to order something from 123stitch.  Their service is incredibly fast, I received this order in 2 days.  They don't have any opalescents though.  This piece, Venetian Opulence, is going to be a portrait and not the entire design.

Forest Goddess Happy Dance!!!

Finally my first Mirabilia is done

Forest Goddes by Mirabilia
32 ct Lugana By Silkweaver in Dusk
DMC floss and Mill Hill Beads as listed
02/2008 - 10/2011

It's been a loooong journey, mainly because I could't decide wheter stitch her skin over 1 or over 2, tried both a couple of time, and in the end I thought she'll look good enough with over 2 skin.
She's not exactly like the chart, a lot of errors here and there but I think not even I will be able to see them now.
I've got a lot of wips to work on right now but I'll try to finish JGF by the end of the year.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Mirabilia RR - The Queens

Here is the latest Mirabilia RR that I am participating in.
This stitcher has chosen the Queens.

I have stitched Queen of Peace.

Here is the entire RR.

There is one more round and then this RR is complete. I have joined a new Mirabilia RR starting in January and so I will have more wonderful Mirabilia's to show you.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Butterfly Fairy ow wow

Here she is, I just got the pic from Jill Rensel and she will be on her way home tomorrow

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mediterranean Mermaid Completed.

 To see the details visit me at The Mirabilia Stitcher.
A collage of all the Mirabilia mermaids I have stitched so far.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Valentine Fairy

Here she is in all her beaded glory -  Valentine Fairy

She was a gift and a wonderful stitch. Beading was enjoyable but took some time.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The latest Mirabilia RR

Here are some photos from the latest Mirabilia RR. Rachel has chosen Pixie Couture for her theme and her fabric is so beautiful and soft in person. I chose to stitch "Ivy".

And here is her RR to date.

Mediterranean Mermaid Start

Here is my first 5 days of progress.  This is a fun design to stitch.  The fabric is 28 count opalescent lugana from Polstitches (the color is called Friendship). 
To visit my blog click here.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

September sapphire fairy

I had a big problem with the Caron thread

I go to the cleaner (pressing) and now it's better. The wings are a little bigger than on Nora's chart.

Hello from France!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

September sapphire fairy, the wings

I finally stitch the wings of the september sapphire fairy.

I don't like much these wings which look as if they were not finished. I ask me if I change it. What do you think? Pereaps a little bigger near the arm.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Let's introduce myself

Hi everybody! My name is Anikó. Kathy was so kind, and sent me invitation to this blog. All of your works are fantastic!

I also love all of these mermaids, fairies and princesses of Mirabilia. Nowadays I work on two Mirabilia stitching: Emerald Mermaid and Cinderella. But there are two others on my to do list: Mermaids of the Deep Blue and the Mediterranean Mermaid.

I'm stitching on Aida (18 count) with DMC threads. I also use Mill Hills and Kreiniks.

Here are the photos of my Mirabilia's progresses:

You can see more about my works over at my blog here.

Little about myself:

I was born and live in Szeged, in Hungary. I'm married since 2003. We have four daughters: Viki is 7 years, Gabi is 5 years, and the twins Adri and Betti are 3 months old. I started to stitch 15 years ago.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

January's Garnet Fairy update

I'm in love with this fairy! I'd never thought I'd like her so much.

By the way, have you seen the last release from Mirabilia?
This is Elizabeth and is just gorgeous!!


these are the choice Jill Rensel has sent to me, she is also going to paint flowers leaves and vines on the mat. I love the burgandy but will the paintings of the leaves etc show up?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Interview with Nora Corbett

This week's Friday Feature on Hoffman Distributing's website:
Interview with Nora Corbett

Monday, August 1, 2011


Yes Happy Dance and anything else I can do. I am so happy, the Butterfly Fairy looks amazing.
Her soft colors are perfect for my bedroom.
Because I choose to do the large pieces, finishes take longer but OMG it is so worth the time I put into her.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Newest Mirabilia RR

Here is the newest Mirabilia RR that I have worked on.

I stitched Tigerlily on this one. This is such a beautiful RR. The fabric color is gorgeous and the stars are such a unique idea.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


only the beading to do and I will finish it sometime next week, the grandkids are arriving today so there is no time for stitching.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lady Alexandra

Yes I am a center starter :D

I was able to get some stitching in last night! Here's my WIP. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lady Alexandra

Well I started something new (not surprising for me!)

Stitching on Silkweavers Robins Egg 28 count lugana - 4 days of stitching



September sapphire fairy

I stitch this fairy with great pleasure. Soon, i stitch the wings and it will be finishes.
Amicalement de Normandie (France)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fairy Flora

This is 3 more weeks of progress since the last time I posted Flora.  Most of that time was spent stitching variations of pink on her fairy gown.  There is still a long way to go but I am going to take a break from this piece for a while until she inspires me again.  Please visit me at The Mirabilia Stitcher.

Friday, July 1, 2011

update for me

I have done a little bit of everything on her, some stitching, backstitched her face and started putting on some of her bling.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Queen Mermaid

Please forgive me as this is my first Blogger post. You can always give me a swift kick in the hiney if I goof up :)

Lil man has my stitching. I think I better get it back and do some Queen Mermaid tonight :) Hope everyone has a relaxing evening!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

September sapphire fairy

Here, I have finished the lovely dress with beads. I go for two months in Normandy, by the french seaside, and I go with my fabrics and threads, and charts....

Monday, June 27, 2011

Lady Hera

I have some progress at last.  Here is my start on Lady Hera by Mirabilia.  I actually started this one on May 26th but was working on Fairy Flora until two days ago when I got up the motivation to change the colors of the yellow dress to gold.  I kept the ribbons the same color, I hope they will work with it.  This one is being stitched on Silkweaver Reflections, 32 count, Starquest.  If you would like my conversion for the dress, don't hesitate to send me an e-mail. Next week I will reveal my progress on Fairy Flora, I am about half way complete with it.  Please visit me at The Mirabilia Stitcher.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hello from France

I stitch now the dress with the beads and the violet thread. It's very beautiful. A great pleasure for me

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hello from France

I'm very happy to join your blog. I stitch for a long time Lavender and now Mirabilia. I stitched about 30 charts that you can see on my blog, in an "album photo". I like very much gardens from Chatelaine too but now I stitch September sapphire fairy.. I like it so much.

Have a nice day and sorry for my english. At the moment, it rains on Paris so I go stitching.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Septembers Sappire Fairy

Two weeks stitching :D

The fabric is a bit washed out, I took the photo early in the moring.

Kathy I still can't post comments :(  I have a "how to" to make the pop out window work in this link.  Wish blogger would fix these things   :D


Andie in NZ

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Fairy Flora

I don't have a lot of progress on Fairy Flora but wanted to share the little bit that I have made since the last post about her.