Bits and bobs of fire goddess and pearls….

I need to do more beading:
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But she is progressing
mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

Fire Goddess feels relatively fast compared to Pearls
fire goddess,joan elliott

The backstitch really does make a difference…
fire goddess,joan elliott

So shiny…

There are more beads and things… and shock of shocks, another post within a couple of days!

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

Beads!!!

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

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

Perseverence…

Produces….

A FACE!!!

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

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

She looks evil!!!

Water Goddess now has half a face and just looks WRONG!!!

water goddess,joan elliot

I will try and finish her face tomorrow as it looks bad half done.

I did about another 100 or so metallic braid stitches on Mermaid of the Pearls – Thread Heaven makes an ENORMOUS deference on #8 braid.
mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

Mermaid, stash and floss toss…

Mermaid of the pearls – just a little bit more
mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

My HDF order arrived finally – random flosses earmarked for certain projects:
hdf

And my floss toss (sans skin floss) for Waiting for Ships on Heaven Lee Creations Seascape blooms:
hdf

Pretty in pink and purple…

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Grrr….

My order from HDF still hasn’t arrived. Its most distressing, especially considering my order from Silkweavers, that was posted 2 days later, arrived today. I guess the Snowpocalypse on the NE coast may have disrupted the mail… I bought a grab bag from silkweaver, which turned out to be more 28ct than anything, but hey, it gives me a selection of colours to play with, including 4 13×18 inch pieces to choose between for Nora Corbett’s Lily Pixie.

silkweaver grab bag

Mysteries:
silkweaver mysteries

And a fat quarter of Starquest 28ct on jaszlyn fabric:

jaszlyn 28ct starquest

jaszlyn starquest fat quarter

I actually like this dyelot better than the official piece I deliberately bought… shame its 28ct. So much prefer 32ct.

Maybe the HDF will arrive tomorrow.

I pulled Mermaid of the pearls off the stand tonight for two reasons:
1. I actually wanted to make some decent progress on her fin and 2 handed stitching at this stage is SLOW for me
and 2. my mad cat was using the stand for target practice. I caught him leaping up and clawing the fabric. BAD CAT!!!
So anyway, here she is:
mermaid of the pearls,mirabilia

Her fin in real life is actually quite pale. For some reason it photographs really brightly.

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