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mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

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I have been so bad about posting…

Last year I uploaded and posted most days, and have about 400+ photos of WiP pics on photobucket….

This year I have about 50 so far!!!

Mermaid of the Pearls is progressing, if very slowly. I am up to the point where I can start to see progress, and that she is actually looking more like she should.

I have spent a portion of tonight colour coding my working copies. White is now mostly coloured in on the top half of the pattern. It does make the pattern easier to read, I think.

Most of her skin is done. Now it is filling in the sparklies around it. I pulled out my thread heaven, which I think will help immensely!

Here she is with a flash:
mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

And no flash:
mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

I was going to MoTP away…. but…

Instead I have decided to set goals before I do:

1. Finish Mermaid of the Pearls torso and hand
2. Backstitch Fire Goddess’ left arm
3. Start Winter Water Garden

I need to pick a time limit… or something….

I really need to start dyeing again

I have two things that I need to dye, plus I just looked as Silkweavers website and realised that the solos that they have up that I like I could dye, and it would be on the fabric I want… I seriously prefer 32ct if I have a choice…

Perseverence…

Produces….

A FACE!!!

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

Mermaid of the pearls…

I am persevering with her at present. Not sure I am *enjoying* stitching her, but she has some hair now… which I guess is a step forward…

UFOs and WIPs

UFO*:
Teresa Wentzler’s The Castle
European Cross stitch Millennium Sampler
Dragonfly Dinner (Semco Kit)
Misty Dreams Well of My Desires
HAED Doorway to the Stars
Mirabilia Sleeping Beauty
Mirabilia Cinderella
Mirabilia Winter Queen
Papillon Creations Blossom Time
Ink Circles Bramble and the Rose
Rosewood Manor Language of the Flowers
Quaker Seasons of Friendship
Wiehenburg Spot Sampler

WiPs:
Mirabilia Titania
Nora Corbett Lily
Passione Ricamo Queen of Fairies
Passione Ricamo Fairy of Dreams
Mirabilia Mermaid of the Pearls
Mirabilia fairy moon
Chatelaine Misty Morning Vineyard
Chatelaine Egyptian Garden
Papillon Creations New World
Papillon Creations Castle in the Air
Joan Elliott Fire goddess

#UFOs are not projects I have given up on, just ones that aren’t calling me at the moment….

In waiting:

Mirabilia
Shakespeare’s fairies
Lily of the woods
Enchanted mermaid
Mirabella (restart)
Mediterranean mermaid
Midsummer’s night fairy
Crystal symphony
My lady of the mist

Passione Ricamo:
The night
My lady of the snow

HAED
The Storykeeper

Misty dreams:
Secret keeper
Hazel bubbo

Papillon creations
Scheherazade
Winter tide

Chatelaine
Winter water garden
Water garden

Joan Elliott
Air goddess
Summer geisha
Earth goddess

There are many others I have but I can’t be bothered looking at them, plus a heap of patterns I don’t have beads etc for.

A few different things…

You may remember I started Mermaid of the Pearls quite a while ago… She sat looking like this for a long time:
mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

After tonight she now looks like this:
mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

She is the most annoying mermaid to stitch. I am not sure why, but I am not enjoying stitching her as much as I did Waiting for Ships, or Mermaids of the Deep Blue. There isn’t the same colour flow I think and so you are jumping here, there and everywhere with colours.

And here is an update on Lily – she is a very slowly progressing WIP simply because she may only get 20-40minutes every time I am at work:

lily,mirabilia

Loving Fire Goddess. The ball of fire in her hand is gorgeous:

fire goddess,joan elliott

A little more of her skirt is done too
fire goddess,joan elliott

Wow, another update!!!

Fire Goddess has a hand and some sparklies…

fire goddess,joan elliott

Lots and lots of metallics going on now… I seem to have misplaced one of my spools of Kreinik… sigh…

fire goddess,joan elliott

Fire Goddess again

I have done more than I thought since my last update, but less than I was planning before showing her off again. She is very bright.

fire goddess,joan elliott

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