They are done!!!

After a mammoth amount of beading and watching season 1 of Pushing Daisies again, the mermaids are beaded, backstitched and a HAPPY DANCE!!!!!

overall finished

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

Tails again

hair and bodies

16ct Aida Silkweaver Solo

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Mermaids and things…

The majority of my order arrived from 123-stitch the other day. I have to put in the order for the metallics for Shimmering Mermaid and then they are pretty much kitted up and ready to go.

stash

This has been split up in Titania, Mermaid of the Pearls (which is waiting for one lot of metallics on back order), Lilly of the woods (waiting for the flower beads on backorder), Midsummers Night Fairy, Waiting for Ships, and Shimmering Mermaid sans metallics (I am really not sure how I missed them!!!).

Now I just need to decide on which fabrics from Enchanted fabric for these.

But before that, the mermaids- all the little x’s are done!!!
Mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

Tomorrow backstitch and beading.

I am going to choose Waiting for Ships for my next start.

I am tossing up whether to stitch her on:
Starquest
silkweaver,stash

Or SeaScape
fabric

I think she would look good on either. SeaScape is a fat half though, so I am considering leaving it whole just in case I decide there is something big I want to stitch on it… but I am not sure…

One Mermaid done :D

Shiny 😀

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

Mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

The frill is gone…

Well done anyway

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

Mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

Just because i can…another close up of the beading
mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

And then the tails were missing

I spent about 6 hours stitching today, as I managed to flood my laundry/kitchen and figured it would be safer all around for my house if I didn’t actually do anything!! It was supposed to be cleaning day and the floors are remarkably clean now!!!

Anyways, the stitching…

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

Mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

With beads in her hair….

30.1.10

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

I finished the beads in her hair after I took this photo 😀

Going swimmingly

Their tails meet where they should, and for this I am very glad 😀
mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

Mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

Most of my order has been shipped. They apparently were out of 3 or 4 spools of metallics, so they will be shipped sometime in the next two weeks, which is fine by me. I would have been just as happy if they shipped them all together 😀 Oh well, its good 😀

Still stitching the mermaids

I put about 150-200 stitches in mermaid 2 of metallic floss… its so pretty but I have to remember to cut shorter lengths. The tails now meet 😀 I had a bit of a panic as I thought I had a missing row or extra row on one of the mermaids and then realised I had miscounted. Silly! They line up so its all good.

Order is in for the beads and metallics that were missing for the miras that I posted yesterday.

My list of definite fabrics from Enchanted Fabrics has been decided I think. I was going to join her monthly program for a year, however, as she is closing I can’t do that any more, so I am going to get my 11 or 12 pieces instead. As well as the colour I listed last night my definite colours that I want are:
Abyss (mystique) (midsummer Night’s Dream)
cotton candy (flair) (Mermaid of the pearls)
Dragon’s mist (painted)
Fall folliage (painted)
Hocus Pocus (flair)
Ocean Depths (mystique) (Waiting for ships?)
Spring meadow (painted) (titania maybe?)
Summer glade (painted)

the ones I am tossing up for the other 3 are
Fairy Twilight (painted)
margarita (flair)
Violet Splendor (flair) (shimmering Mermaid)
Amethyst Daze (flair)
Berrylicious (flair)

The mermaids…

They are both growing. Lots of green shinies 😀

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

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Mermaids of the Deep Blue

I have finished about 600 stitches over the weekend. I think you can see the progress on this one even after a few stitches.

mermaids of the deep blue,mirabilia

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