Wednesday, February 6, 2019

A bee for thee

The Mother has pulled out her diamond painting again, and I cannot wait to start one of these! I have been hesitant to convert a HAED because of the size, but Michelle of Heaven and Earth designs is adding canvases with the charts printed on them to her site and I could not be more thrilled! Right now it's just select smalls and minis ( coming soon) but hopefully in the future we will get full charts!

I am less than amused with bees at the moment as a killer bee hive has taken root on my roof! The maiden

Weeping Stitchers

The Crone has added a few stitches to Willow Queen by Nora Corbet and I could not be more excited for her to join #wipeoutWIPs2019!

Sign ups for the 2019 Mirabilia Minons retreat were posted on Feb. 1st, and while the mother secured a spot the Crone and I did not. This year went much quicker than I anticipated! The Maiden

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

The Workshop

The Crone has been busy working away at finishes and complex stitches in what we have come to call Santa's Workshop! 

Mixed media art, stretched on canvas and adorned with embroidered accents. What an amazing gift!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Miss WIP

The Mother has had an inspired idea for the new year, one that has motivated us both to pull out the WIPs that have languished for so long! Wipeout WIPs 2019 was born! The Maiden

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Weather Outside is Frightful!

Country Cottage Needleworks Forest Snowfall, stitched in 11 days and finished December 2018 (late posting and not "framed", but I have a plan!).

house was stitched using Gentle Arts dark chocolate,  lambswool and woodsmoke.

The following Classic colorworks substitutions were made to utilize my stash: cocoa bean for little house brown, old blue jeans for deep fennel, and English ivy for weeping willow.
The Maiden

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

A Kiss at Midnight

A project 10 years in the making, The Kiss by Mirabilia is finally finished!

I counted down the last 10 beads much like the seconds of 2018, having finished my second cross stitch project ever started as the year came to an end.

I think I placed more beads on this project than all my others combined!

This finish felt bittersweet as I can hardly remember a time when this was not a WIP. 

The detail, beading and kreinik created a visually stunning final piece, one that I will treasure my entire life.
The Maiden

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Monkey's Numbering Three

Stitched in 28 days on 28ct Lugana Springfield Sage for the little one that made me an auntie.
The colors in the blanket were changed to match the puff quilt I made the baby, using Gentle Arts chalk and pewter.

I framed the piece myself, using the pin and lace technique.
And here is sits on the wall shelving of the nursery, it fits perfectly!

My conversion also included the following colors from Gentle Arts: walnut, butternut squash, old red paint, and antique rose. The bassinet was stitched using #4 Kreinik 201C.
The Maiden