Monday, December 21, 2009

The South Seas Mermaid

Stitched on 32 ct OD linen, color is "Loch."
After being inspired by the Mermaids of the Mother and Crone I decided to start one of my own. the stitching went fast as I flew through spools of Krenic, but then came the beading. The project sat untouched for months as I began 6 others (yes I have many distractions, and maybe some commitment issues), but driven by some otherworldly desire to see her completed I finished the majority of beading after a 3 month sabbatical. Just like Glendon Place, Projects with excessive beading may fall into the category of never again! The Maiden

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Better late than never...

This piece is by Glendon Place and may be the only one I attempt for the amount of back stitching is outrageous. Stitched on 32ct ODlinen Sudden Storm. It took me one year to complete, although I spent one month back stitching and was distracted by starting 11 other projects!
The graveyard houses my favorite Gothic poets. From left Rossetti, RIP, Tennyson, and Poe. Once framed, an etched cat will join them.
Christina Rossetti for Goblin Market, an obscenely dark and sensual poem for it's time.
Alfred Lord Tennyson for Mariana, a poem about a women who languishes for a lover that never comes, all the while her surroundings slowly decay to mirror her internal suffering.
And Edgar Allan Poe, enough said.
Much more interesting than Grim, Glum, and Gloom.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

So sad no new stitches...

OK ladies...we all have excuses, so weak...gee I have to write training manuals, gee I have to complete an o-chem course that will determine the rest of my life...gee I have to have surgery for kidney stones...are we lame or what? Ha ha ha. Just kidding. I am looking forward to seeing the final product of the maiden for her first holiday piece. The back stitching is beyond the beyond and Glendon Place projects may not be done again just based on the crazy amount that is required. It should just be a minute before we see that project (I think). I love you guys.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Here's mine....

This is the front of the "rag quilt" I'm making for a girl at work, I still need to clip the seams and put on the binding, but it's all put together.
Heres the back...Im thinking of making Teah one for Christmas, they're super fast and easy.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Nothing to post because nothing has changed

I know the feeling. I was looking for something wonderful to see as well. I started a monkey quilt for Jaime at work so I haven't done a stitch. I thought if I posted my Mirabilia magnolia it would guilt me into working on it...not happening. The maiden has officially 10 projects going right now. She is close to finishing a hopefully we shall see something from here pretty darn quick.

Monday, November 2, 2009

No new updates? Humph!!! I am starting to work on my "Lady of the Mist" goal is to be done by Christmas.....

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our second holiday addition is now complete...hooray!

The witches are on their brooms tonight. :)
I have my hat...she has her cat...we want to be with you,
The air is fine...the night devine...we want to be with you.
So fly away...this very day to be with us our friend.
The days are long...we've sung our song...
Together till the end.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Magnolia II... October 20th

I only worked on Magnolia's umbrella that first week in September and just got her started again this month. I don't think there is anyway I can keep up with the chance actually, but I thought if I got her uploaded I might be forced to keep showing her till she is done. Is she half way man..but thanks for asking.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Thought it worked so well for you might work for me...

Started September 6th and have not touched it till this week...will see if I can make myself keep chugging along and maybe wiz through like the mother..doubtful but maybe

Saturday, October 17, 2009


10-17-2009 Finished!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Works in progress are a beautiful thing...

At the request of the Mother...

More Progress...

10/15/2009 Almost done....Just have to finish hemming the dress, add a couple of legs, and embellish with beads. SWEET!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Progress is a beautiful thing....

10/10/09 The berries are coming along.....
10/09/09 Another Graveyard Shift well this rate I'll be done before i know it...I'm really liking these smaller projects.

10/08/09 So I picked "holly" back up yesterday and stitched my way through a graveyard shift (completely ignoring all of the other work I should have been doing).....and I am super excited. She is beautiful, the pictures don't do the colors justice and the sparkle on the fabric is gorgeous...we'll see how much I get done tonight.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Almost complete

Almost done...I just need to add the back, the flaps, and of course a couple of buttons. We are making our own brooms so that we can hang it from our customized broom length. I love it.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"Holly" Pixie Couture

Insomnia + Obsession = Holly 1/4 done....Started this project at about 4:30 AM after lying in bed staring at the ceiling for a while. Several hours later......

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mermaid Madness

Kicking and screaming The Crone made me post works in progress, since I will be a slave to the text book for a while. This Mermaid is all but done, just beads left (about 2 pounds of them). Mother, you know how much I love beading! This project has been waiting for beads for months! This pattern is deceiving, not much to look, but once it was stitch...

Halloween continues...

Yay....something new to add to our favorite blog. The frame is cool that I bought..has little candy corns and such. I have this set in a kit with all the buttons, so if the mother or the maiden wish to do this one I have everything they need. Let me know.

It is called, "Icky and Spooky's Friends". This is done on 32 count carnival and has one specialty stitch along the bottom called Tall Crossed Cross (TCC).

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Just checking in...

I am working on another Halloween project (buttons of course). I have ordered your Shepard's Bush mats, so it is just a matter of when they get here. I don't know if we will see much from the maiden for awhile, she is in the throws of Organic Chemistry II to finish up her degree. The Cleveland clinic is paying for her class, what an amazing organization. So, her cross stitching may have to wait for a minute or two.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Buttons and more

I realized when I was at Stitcher's Paradise adding to my button collection for the Halloween project that I have had a love affair with button projects for a very long time. This is my very first piece that I ever attempted on linen...and Oh yes-there are the Mill House ceramic buttons right in the middle. I guess it was meant to be!

Miss our chatter...The Crone

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Lady of the Mist

I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have completed "section 2" and moved on to the final stitching part of my lady. The frame goes around 2 rows down from the end of the ribbon on the left. Oh I can't wait.....then the beading will commence... Hooahh

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tall Seasons

One word describes this piece. Balance. I began one week ago and now post "fall." More to come...

The Maiden

Leaping Cat

It began with a fight over a scrap piece of fabric that ended with 2 projects stitched simultaneously. Stitched on 32 count, 1 over 1.
I dedicate the first one to the latest addition to my four legged family, whose name is stitched within. Lane was found, as you might guess, in between 2 lanes- run over and left for dead. By the time I had put in the last stitch I had a energetic kitten to play with the left over strings.

The second I dedicate to the Crone, the only person to whom I would willing part with one of my projects. Next time you can have the fabric! Just kidding. The Maiden

Sunday, September 6, 2009

To All Button Lovers

This is one of the florals from M designs. I embelished with a multitude of buttons and beads. It only called for the three small buttons, but once I saw how great the buttons were I suddenly fell in love with them. You can tell by the two Halloween projects with buttons too...this was the first of 3 which will be a set.

The Crone

Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Halloween Project

This is our first holiday themed project blog.
We decided since we have almost three complete projects done (one for each of us-Mother, Maiden, and Crone) that we would begin with Halloween.

The Crone just finished the top project. It is from Waxing Moon Designs, "Eat, Drink and be Scary"'s done on hand dyed 32ct linen and the goal was to get it finished this weekend-done.

The second is a kit from Shepherd's Bush. It's called "fright", done with all silks and one embellished button; I got a chance to do some new embroidery stitches on this one It's a super quick project that I finished in 2 days. It has custom matting that has to be ordered to finish it off.

~The Mother

Okay Maiden~ We are waiting for "Spooky Manor"...we aren't sure if that is the name, but we know that you only have the graveyard to finish up. That is your challenge now...tag you are it!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sweet Pea

The moment this pattern was released I began to stitch. The vibrant colors and maternal undertones made this an easy choice for my first botanical. Wingless and Brunette, Naturally.

The Maiden

This is my first completed Mirabilia "Deepest Love". I was sick in bed for a couple months so she was completed from January 1 to March 3rd. Don't want to be sick again, but I would really like to cross stitch like that every day!

The Crone

Waiting for Ships

This is my work in progress. Waiting for Ships will be a complementary piece to Deepest Love. But there still could be more. We, the compulsive obsessive members of Mother Maiden Crone do already own every Mirabilia pattern that has to do with mermaids.

My first Pixie Couture Collection

This is "Ivy". I chose her because I want to do as many of the botanicals as possible.

The Crone Speaks

The stitches we choose are more than an art form. They represent varying threads of the tapestry of our lives. Why do we choose the fairy, or the mermaid, is there a reasoning behind them? As Carole King once sang, "My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hues, an ever lasting vision of an ever changing view...a wondrous woven magic."

Mirabilia Lady of the Mist
This is a work in progress, started in early March. (I'm still trying to pinpoint the exact date).

I have to finish pulling the dark part of the ribbon on the bottom right. Note to self...cross stitching while tired is BAD! I put in about 30 minutes worth of the wrong color......

My first Mirabilia. Blackbeards Princess
(this one only took 3 months)

My first completed cross apple sampler, it only took me 12 years. *note the start and end dates in the center.*

Sunday, August 30, 2009

In the beginning, it started as a common affinity for cross stitching. It has become an obsession and now that we are scattered across the west, this is our vessel to share our work. The maiden, the mother, and the crone. Three parts of a whole, bonded together in cross stitch.