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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Cross Stitch .....

..... for those times when you want to stab something 10,000 times!


My friend Laura joined the world of Blogger over the weekend which in turn inspired me!!!

I have a page of SOME of the pieces I have completed over the years 


there is a little tab up there !







....but I haven't added anything since October of last year ....

So, without further ado ....





Letters from Mermaids
by Nora Corbett

Stitched on 32 count Lugana (don't remember the color) from Fabby's by Stephanie
using Crescent Colors & Kreinik thread plus Mill Hill beads



 

Letters from Nora - M
by Nora Corbett

stitched on 32 ct. Waterlily lined by Wilchelt
using Crescent Colors & Kreinik threads plus Mill Hill beads



 


Letters from Nora - C
by Nora Corbett

stitched on 32 ct. Waterlily linen by Wilchelt
using Crescent Colors & Kreinik thread plus Mill Hill beads

 


The Needle Fairy
by Nora Corbett

Stitched on 32 count Cream Lugana
using Crescent Colors & Kreinik thread plus Mill Hill beads
 

The Bead Fairy
by Nora Corbett

Stitched on 32 count Cream Lugana
using Crescent Colors & Kreinik thread plus Mill Hill beads

 
Tiger Lily
by Nora Corbett

Stitched on 28 ct. Waterlily by Wilchelt
using DMC & Kreinik threads plus Mill Hill beads 


What Counts
by Twisted Stitcher
design by Ruth Sparrow Gendron

stitched on "solo" hand dyed fabric by Silkweaver's
using Sampler Threads

The next three pieces are very special to me because the charts were from very special friends!!!

This first one I received in a "Mystery" bag from Andrea at the Mira Minion's Retreat I attended in Cincinnati in April.  I started it on May 1st and finished it July 31st. And she is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Ella, the Frog Princess
by Mirabilia
designer Nora Corbett

stitched on 32 ct. linen by Under the Sea Fabrics (lost the tag so don't remember the color!)
using DMC & Kreinik threads plus Mill Hill beads



 
This next one came to me as quite a surprise.  I came home from quilting one day and there was a package in the mail from 123Stitch.  Scratching my head, I reached back into my memory to see if I had ordered anything recently.  NOPE ... it was from my friend Laura who was my Cinci roomie!  She ordered the original chart "The Raven Queen" by Mirabilia for me for my birthday along with the beads.

You see, we saw this chart converted to Maleficent displayed at the Mira Minions Retreat and after I quit drooling over it, I declared that I WAS DOING THIS ONE !!!

And I did!  She is stunning !!!

Maleficent
conversion of The Raven Queen
by Mirabilia
original chart designed by Nora Corbett

stitched on 32 ct Lugana by Fabby's by Stephanie
using DMC, Waterlilies silk & Kreinik threads plus Mill Hill beads
 
 
 

a close-up of her face!

This one came to me in a package from my "Secret Stitcher" friend.  I signed up in December to have a secret friend to send to and in turn I have a secret friend that sends to me.  Packages were to be mailed every other month and during the recipient's birthday month as well as a year end Christmas package.  The first package I received in February had this chart, plus the fabric & threads!


Stir With the Big Girls
by Waxing Moon Designs

stitched on 30 ct. Pumpkin linen
using DMC thread



WHEW!  Until I got these out and took pics, I hadn't realized how many X's I had done in 11 months !!! Plus I have 2 WIPS (works in progress) I'm working on which will be another post for another day.

Hope you enjoyed the show!!!

Till next time,

Cindi

 

1 comment:

  1. Love the post and thanks for sharing my blog! Your stitching is gorgeous and you have completed alot this year.

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