.....it all began with one thread....

Monday, June 30, 2008


I have recently been reading the Mirabilia Stitchers Board on YUKU...http://mirabiliastitchers.yuku.com, definitely a major distraction! So many beautiful WIP's and finished Mirabilias. So, it made me want to check out my WIP's that have been hidden away (it seems like forever). Ivy was one of them. I worked on her for a little bit last night, after I did a large portion of Cassandra. I had worked out a conversion from DMC threads to Crescent Colours for Ivy. Anyway, here's my little WIP:

/Ivy (WIP) a

(I don't remember the color of the fabric...it is a Picture This Plus...I am thinking it is Willow).

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cassandra Update

A little more progress on this fairy. She has a lot more stitching than the previous two. Cassandra WIP (e)

Friday, June 27, 2008


Here's another WIP of my little fairy, Cassandra, from Nora's Letters.
Cassandra WIP (b)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Oriental Harem Garden

I received all the missing threads for this one last week. Finally stitched the remaining portion of Part 1 for my Oriental Harem Garden. :}

(Edited to add a little bit better picture.)


I started her on Saturday night...
Cassandra WIP (a)

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Lots of sparklies on this little fairy:

...and onto "C" (Cassandra). :))

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Haunted Needle House

Well, I got a little tired of beading on little Annabelle this morning, so worked on this for a little bit instead:
Haunted Needle House WIP

This is one side of Charland Designs Haunted Needle House (which now that this side is done is approximately halfway finished). Forgot - oops - it's not completely finished. There is a little ghost who is in the upper left window that has to be stitched yet. (I ran out of the color I needed for him.)

And, first thing in the morning when the sun comes out (hopefully), I will take a picture of my little Annabelle in all her beaded glory. Yep..she's done!

Friday, June 20, 2008


Another update on my little fairy.

Annabelle WIP (b)

Half a wing and the rest of the beads, and she will be complete. :))

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Take a look at my first WIP of my letter "A" for Annabelle by Nora Corbett.
Annabelle WIP Another cutie!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Meet Beatrice

All stitched and sparkly:


Now...should I continue with perhaps the Letter A or C?

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Yep, each little fairy has her own name...:) I have made a little more progress on this one. A few more large flowers, the rest of her wing and some beads are all that is left to stitch.

Nora's Letters B

Friday, June 13, 2008

Just too cute...

When I got the new charts for Nora Corbett's Letter Fairies in the mail yesterday, along with the Crescent Colours, I just could not resist starting one of them. Here's my "small" ;) beginning on one of these petite fairies:

B WIP (a)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


All the snowy swirls are done:


Beads and Baubles

I added a few of the beads and crystals to Blitzen last night. There are still more to come!

Blitzen (e)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oriental Harem Garden

And another design from Martina Weber of Chatelaine Designs! This one is Oriental Harem Garden (OHG). Part 1 was released June 1st. Here's my little beginning:

OHG Part 1 WIP

Monday, June 9, 2008

Sunday's Progress

I worked on Blitzen today, too. The reindeer is finished! Time for braids, beads and crystals!

Blitzen (d)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Saturday Afternoon

Saturday - a great stitching day...stash shopping in the morning, home alone the rest of the day, no interruptions, no meals to cook....and a new start - Nora Corbett's Christmas Courier "Blitzen."

Blitzen (b)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Yep, that's what I worked on yesterday....not the most exciting part of this little mandala. However, all the borders are done, and this is as big as the design will be.

I also stitched a few of the little "trees" (that's what Martina called them) on one inside corner. Take a peek...MMM01-WIP (d)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Needlepoint silks, that is; finally, arranged so that I can have easier access to them.
I had them on rings, but the rings came open a few times...so I am going to try my basket instead:

MMM01 - Little Bit More

Just a little bit more on this one...getting there....s l o w l y....:)

WIP (c)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mini Mandala

Little more progress on the small mandala. I finished the backstitching (finally). There are some specialty stitches left to stitch yet. Made a small start on Part 3 with the little corners.