Monday, April 21, 2014


 Not much stitching was completed this weekend with all the Easter cooking and family gatherings, so the women of Maiden, Mother, Crone decided it was high time for our very first Giveaway!
The Prize will be a fully kitted Nora Corbett pattern "peony" with DMC floss, beads and the amazing fabric you see below: 28ct OD linen Crystal Glory.
Giveaway Rules:
1. Follow this blog
2. Simply comment on this post and you are entered into the drawing
We will pick a winner in 2 weeks on May 5th, which I have renamed
Cinco de Mirabilia! 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting for Ships

Waiting for ships Mermaid
 Waiting for Ships by Mirabilia stitched by the Crone and the Maiden, unknown fabric (most likely a 32ct Belfast).
Waiting for Ships head
 The beading on this was much more intense than I anticipated, I felt like I was bead weaving!
Waiting for Ships fin

Waiting for ships tail
I am very excited to have the last of my commissions finished and can now focus on one of my own projects... but which one remains to be seen!
The Maiden 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Seriously a Serial Starter!

Three for Tea
 I loved The Mother's post so much I went straight home and started taking photo's of my WIPs... then quickly discovered there were too many, so a Mirabilia's only update seemed appropriate! Three for Tea, my most recent project (before commissions)
Enchanted Mermaid
 Enchanted Mermaid
The kiss
 The kiss (which has caused quite the debate, for I am going to restart this one and hopefully the Mother will take this abandoned attempt and finish it)
Mother's Arms
 Mother's Arms
Ella and the frog prince
 Ella and the frog Prince
Spring Queen
 Spring Queen
Sleeping Beauty
 Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Princess
 Sleeping Princess
Venetian Opulance
And Venetian. Whew that was a hand full!
The Maiden 

Monday, April 7, 2014

I am dangerously close to becoming a serial starter - WIP Update

Faith, Hope, Love by Workbasket - one over one on a scrap of natural linen.
You are my Sunshine by La D Da - no idea on the fabric
 Tulip by Mirabilia - again no clue on the fabric - It is an opal. :)
 Justice by Stephanie Law via HAED - 1 page done, 12 to go [sigh] 
Persephone by Mirabilia on PTP Pickled - almost to the flip the pattern stage.
 Officer Grizzley by Stoney Creek - I may have this finished before he retires :^D
This was a DMC free pattern (that I LOVE)  and that I ran out of room on my fabby.... so I have another piece to stitch the last two

Friday, April 4, 2014

Scary Tail!

Waiting for Ships Mirabilia
I have gotten a lot done in the past 6 days on Waiting for Ships, but the amount of stitching required to finish this tail is quite overwhelming! It is stormy here, so I am definitely in the mood to stitch!
The Maiden