Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Lot to Share!

For a change I have a lot to share! Firstly, here is one of my new starts: It is Feather Fairy by Nora Corbett. I know - it looks really weird with the leg sticking out like that, but I always start at the bottom and the foot was the best starting point for me. (Had I known she would look so dismembered and unbalanced I would have started with the skirt!)
I just love Mirabilia designs - actually I have a little, OK a big problem! I have started a few Mirabilia's before, but I have never finished one! Here is an example:
It is The Kiss and is absolutely gorgeous! I started this about 10 years ago, but never managed to make good progress on it - I hope I will do better with Feather Fairy!
Here is a close up of some of the metallic on The Kiss:
My other start is a Hardanger SAL by Mamen. The end product will be a beautiful bag.
Here is my start on it - I am making two, the Ecru one is for myself and the blue/grey one is for my mom. The pieces for the SAL only come out every second week, so there is enough time to work on other projects.
Since I have two new starts, I decided to make up for my wicked ways by also working on one of my WIPs. This is Book of Ink Circles by Tracey Horner from Ink Circles.
The plan is to finish one block/section each month. My goal is to finish the piece by the end of the year. For this month I have already completed the top, middle block - I still need to fill in the green knot design.
Last, but certainly not least - I received this lovely postcard from Edit. It is detail from the Lion Courtyard at the Alhambra - she sent it to me because I stitched Girl from Alhambra by The Solaria Gallery recently.
Thank you Edit - it is a beautiful postcard and interesting!
Well, that is enough from me for one post. Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Stitching!


Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Oh my goodness.....look at all the beautiful stitching WIPs. All are gorgeous! The hardanger is stunning!

Annie said...

I love Mirabilia's too, but I've never stitched one. I had the feeling I would get bored in the middle and they would end up in the UFO pile. Yours is beautiful.. I hope you keep going!

Lovely hardanger .. another thing I haven't tried.

And the Ink Circles piece is really going to be a beauty when you're done.

Anonymous said...

So many beautiful WIP's Michelle! I love them all. I'm plannig to stitch Feather Fairy, too.

Edit said...

You have a lots of beautiful WIPs! I can't wait to see them finished ;) ;)

Glad the postcard has arrived, I started to worry it got lost.

Cath said...

Beautiful stitching Michelle , keep it up.
I always start at the top right , and work my way across and down.
We've actually had some sun this week lol.

Carpacar said...

Hola Michelle, estoy maravillada con tantos trabajos y todos tan magníficos.
No te preocupes por el Feather Fairy... es un pie muy hermoso!!.. jajaja.

El Mirabilia se ve que lleva mucho trabajo con tanto metalizado, pero merecerá la pena cuando lo veas terminado.

Los colores que has elegido para los neceser son preciosos, seguro que que van a quedar de lujo.

Si quieres puedes mandar la todo a mi correo para publicarla en el álbum junto con todos los demás trabajos.

Felicidades por todos los bordados.

Mylene said...

WOW! Great designs you are working on and beautiful progress on each.

mbroider said...

It is a treat to see so many WIP photos. BOINK, is something i am working on too...

Olga said...

Wow! All your WIPs are very beautiful. Keep on with your pretty work on your Mirabilia's - they are going to be gorgeous! I love your Hardanger project too.
Have a lovely day!

Michelle said...

Stunning work Michelle - can't wait to see them finished. Love Michelle x

Lainey said...

Lots of beautiful wips, look forward to more up-dates!

Siobhán said...

Oh my gosh, Michelle! You do the most stunning projects. As much as I love Mirabilia & admire hardanger I think that BoINK is my favorite. Really, really beautiful. I love that post card, too! You should put it on the back of your framed piece.

Carol said...

You sure have been busy this week, Michelle! And they all look like such beautiful, but challenging (for me anyway!) projects. My son visited the Alhambra last spring--really amazing place. I hope to see it some day myself...

Jackie said...

Love all the UFOs, WIPs and particularly the architecture on the post card.
Please stop by my blog and accept The Sunshine Blog Award.

Vinniey said...

Love all your new start. I love Mirabilia too. Wanted to buy "Touching the Autumn Sky" but this item was discontinued. I hope I can get one day. :) Feather Fairy and The Kiss are beautiful. Looking forward to see your next progress picture of Feather Fairy. Have a wonderful weekend, Michelle.

Vinniey said...

Congratulations, Michelle! Please visit my blog for an award. :)

Wendy said...

I do so love Mirabilia's to !
the are so nice to stitch, and look so georgeous !
the metalics give a beautifull effect, but the often are such a pain to stitch, do you like stitching with them ?