Monday, April 29, 2013

Mirabilia Minion Retreat

Two weekends ago, I attended the Mirabilia Minion Retreat in Greenville, South Carolina, and I came back with lots of goodies :) First, I bought Mermaid's Sea opalescent belfast from Under the Sea Fabrics by Leslie LaFleur. It is gorgeous, but I don't know what I want to stitch on it.

I acquired some great stash from Panda's Crossing, the local cross-stitch and bead store. Can you tell I like Halloween? I was quite excited about finding the Prairie Schooler patterns. The thread is for several fall Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needleworks patterns, and the fabric I bought because I liked it. Last but not least, I also bought Gypsy Mermaid at the retreat.

At the retreat, I worked on Water Lily by Nora Corbett, and I had Nora sign this pattern :) It was great meeting her.

And finally, I finished Water Lily this weekend. She is on Water Lily jobelan, and she took me a little under 2 weeks to stitch.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Strawberry House Finish

I was supposed to be working on Japanese Garden- the last crane, which is done over one. However, I had a huge mental block, and I didn't want to do it. Something about the over one stitching. Ugh! So, out came Strawberry House by Little House Needleworks. It was a cute and fast stitch.

Then I tried working on Japanese Garden again. Still no luck. This time I started Elizabeth by Mirabilia. A little back story about this new start. My nieces came to visit me last month for my birthday. My 8-year old niece saw the Nora Corbett pixies hanging on the wall and said she liked them. I was immensely pleased and promptly asked if she wanted me to stitch one for her. I showed her my stash of Nora Corbett and Mirabilia patterns, and she picked out Elizabeth.

After working on Elizabeth for a bit (I will post a progress pic when I have a little more done), I finally dragged Japanese Garden back out and finished the last crane with the help of Pride and Prejudice-I listened to the audiobook. I am so happy that last crane is done. It should be smooth sailing from here :)

This weekend I will be attending the Mirabilia Minion Retreat in South Carolina. It should be lots of fun, and hopefully I will get a lot of stitching done. I will be working on Elizabeth, and I am going to start Water Lily. Below is my shirt I ordered :)
Have a great week!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Lady Hera Update and a Finish

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Here is my latest progress on Lady Hera. I finished the curtain! You can also see my tiny, little start on the peacock-the few green stitches near the bottom of Lady Hera's dress. The peacock should be stunning when it is done.

I also finished up April by Little House Needleworks. I have now completed all twelve months. They were a joy to stitch and so cute!

Thanks for stopping by :)