Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Progress Update, A Round Robin, and A Homecoming...

Hello All!  I've been so busy since summer started!  I've hardly have time to stitch the last few weeks!  I've made a little bit of progress on Merchant Mermaid.  She's coming along... swimmingly! Yeah... Pun Intended! 

I joined a Mirabilia Round Robin and I finally finished the borders and wording.  I'll be mailing it to England before the end of the week.

This is not a very good picture.  The fabric is a nice deep purple.  The quote at the top is from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.  It says "The rude sea grew civil at her song...".  I'm asking the other ladies joining me to stitch their favorite Mirabilia Mermaid into the shell shapes.  The shell shapes were created by searching google for a seashell coloring sheet and then importing it into my cross stitch pattern program.  I wanted it to be pretty and flowing.

I brought my Mermaid of the Pearls back home from the framers.  I love how she came out.

I have Merchant Mermaid on scroll rods and I'm thinking I need a new project to keep in q-snaps to work on during waits and travelling.  Or maybe I'll put Merchant Mermaid in the q-snaps and start something new on the scroll rods!  I have a purple conversion for Enchanted Mermaid, a Blue and Purple conversion for Emerald Mermaid, a Lavendar and Lime Green conversion for Crystal Symphony, and Villa Mirabilia.  I put a poll up on the right side of the page so please vote and please feel free to tell me why in the comments!


  1. Love your Mira RR! I am doing a Mermaid-themed one starting in January.

    I have no words for your MoTP, only sounds, like ooh and aah.

  2. I love how M ot Pearls looks on that fabric, your conversion of it flows very nicely, nice frame job too.

  3. Ewwww, I can't wait to see that RR come back home - what a cool idea that is! MotP is GORGEOUS! Well done!

  4. Mermaid of the Pearls turned out gorgeous!
    I like your conversion.
    I voted for the blue/purple conversion for Emerald Mermaid, because I like blue and purple!
    Can't wait to see what you pick to stitch. :)

  5. Lovely progress on Merchant Mermaid. The greens on her tail are so vibrant. Would not have known from the chart pic.

    Still loving the shells on your RR. That quote is just perfect for it too.

    Beautiful work your framer has done for your Mermaid of the Pearls.


  6. Mermaid of the Pearls looks stunning, I love her! I love your start on Merchant Mermaid :) Beautiful