Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mirabilia English Roses Covered Box Finish




Mirabilia "English Roses"
32ct Antique White Lugana
DMC as charted
Beads as charted
Rainbow Gallery PB01 substituted for Kreinik 021
Paint:  Craft Smart "White" & "Lavender Blush"
Date Started:  April 20
Date Finished:  June 5

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Finish # 3 - Coral Charms

Hello Friends

I'm so excited to share my latest happy dance!  I can honestly say it's a good thing I love beading because this one felt like it would never end.  


Nora Corbett "Coral Charms"
28ct Seagreen Monaco 
Hand Dyed by Rolanda






The beads really do make the design come to life, I'm totally in love with her and look forward to finding that perfect frame so she can join my collection.

I've also got a new start, something a little bit different and I'll share that in my next post.

Thanks for stopping by today~

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Just like an Art Gallery....

Hello Friends~

I was at my parents house and thought I'd share some pics of my Mom's framed finishes.  My Mom has been stitching for about 5 years longer than I have and she taught me how to stitch.  I'm always impressed by her collection and thought you might be as well.


From Left to Right (Top Row): Nora Corbett "Lilac, Sweet Pea, Zinnia, Bluebell".
(Bottom Row):  Nora Corbett "Cherry Blossom, Geranium, Wisteria, Marigold".
Large Design:  Mirabilia "Elizabeth".


Top (beside Elizabeth):  Nora Corbett "Violet"
Bottom (beside Elizabeth):  Nora Corbett "Rose"


Top:  Marty Bell's "Anne Hathaway's Cottage"
Bottom:  Marty Bell's "Tulip Time"
Right:  The Sampler Company "Country House Sampler"



Top Row (left to right):  Nora Corbett "Fern", Little House Needleworks "The Bookshelf", Dimensions "Memory Lane".
Bottom Row:  Nora Corbett "Daisy", Little House Needleworks "The Library", Barge on the Canal (Not sure of the name/designer?)


Top Row:  Dimensions "Bedforshire Sunset" , Dimensions "Gracious Era", ???.
Bottom Row:  Little House Needleworks "Home of a Needleworker", John Clayton "Village Green". 


This picture is a little bit better.


We don't remember the names of a couple of the designs and after a long, exhaustive search still couldn't come up with anything.  If anyone knows the ??? can you please leave it in a comment below.  My Mom has more pieces that are framed but I'll save that for another post.  If you'd like a close up of any of them please let me know for a future post.

I'm still beading.

Thanks for stopping by~

Friday, June 17, 2016

Coral Charms

Hello Friends

After my last finish I decided to dip into my WIP's and pick up the one I felt needed the least amount of work for another finish which was my mermaid.  


The stitching is now complete on Nora Corbett's Coral Charms and I've just started the beading. There's a lot of beads so it may take me awhile.  


  Here is how it works:- 

Thank the person who nominated you and link back to his/her blog.
Copy and past the Liebster Award badge to your post
Answer the ten questions you've been asked
Create ten new questions for the bloggers you are nominating
Notify the bloggers that you have nominated.

And Maggie's questions were:-

1.  What was the last book you read?
Find Her by Lisa Gardner a mystery/thriller that started out as a nightmare fueled, creepy thriller and by the end was a huge let down!  Shame.

2.  Apart from family, if you could choose 3 dinner guests, living or dead who would you invite?
Easy.....James Horner, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith and a piano.  That would be perfect.

3.  Which do you prefer, beach holiday or city break?
Neither.  An Amusement Park.....preferably Disney :)

4.  What is your favourite cake?
New York Style Cheescake with a Strawberry or Blueberry topping and some whipped cream!

5.  Which would you choose to hire someone to do, cooking, cleaning or gardening?
It's a tie between cooking and cleaning.  Cooking because I would love to be able to eat healthy all the time and cleaning if it also included grocery shopping.

6.  If you could travel back in time, what year would you go back to and why?
Ancient Egypt, Cleopatra ruled time.  I've always been fascinated by the Pyramids.

7.  What is your all time favourite film?
ALIENS!  Always has been and always will be no matter how many times I watch it.


8.  What was your first job?
Cashier at a fast food restaurant when I was in High School.  I hated it!

9.  Roller-coasters, love them or hate them?
Love, love, love them!  Problem is now that I'm older they hurt more than thrill!  The Bat at Canada's Wonderland has been my favorite coaster since it's debut in 1987!



This is the one Coaster I would love to ride at Six Flags Magic Mountain.  I wish Canada's Wonderland would update one of our two wooden coasters to something similar.


10.  Now, look out your window, what do you see?
I wish I could say mountains,  the ocean or endless fields full of wildlife.  What I see instead is terribly boring and ugly :(

I won't nominate anyone but if you feel like answering these same questions feel free to let me know in the comments so I can visit your blog.  I'll be back when I have another finish to share.

Thanks for visiting today~

Monday, June 6, 2016

Finish # 2 - English Roses

Hello Friends~

I'm so happy to share my second finish of 2016 with you.

Mirabilia "English Roses"
32ct Antique White Lugana

Once I finished the back stitching she really came to life.......


I decided to only stitch the center circle part because I had a finish in my mind for her.  I'll paint the box a lovely shade of  very light purple and use white trims.  I still have a couple of things to find, maybe some lovely rose fabric for the inside or if I can find the perfect fabric I might even try to finish the box this way.


To give you an idea here she is very roughly placed on top of the box.  I will be centering the design on the box top with either paint or fabric around her.


I will need time to create the perfect finish for her!  I can't wait to share my finish when it's completed.


I'll be linking this post to the Stitchery Link Party over at Super Mom-No Cape's blog.

Thanks for stopping by today~


Friday, May 27, 2016

More English Roses

Hello Friends

I feel like everyone is getting as bored as I am with my updates on the same project.


I bought a support glove for my wrist and stitching seems to be a bit easier and less painful so I managed to continue with my 3 strands per day in my SAL with June.


I did try some ribbon work but I hated it, not the ribbon work itself which was actually kinda fun, but the way it looked around the outside of the circle.  It just looked out of place so I ripped it out.

I'm thinking maybe 2 - 3 more weeks and she should be finished.  I'm very busy this weekend and next week my DH is off work and we have some fun family day trips planned so hopefully I can fit in some stitching time around it.

Thanks for stopping by today~