Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Mermaids of the Deep Blue

May I present Mermaids of the Deep Blue, all finished. Wow, that was alot of beading to do, I've been beading non stop for the past week!

Mermaids of the Deep Blue by Mirabilia, stitched on Belfast 32ct custom dye Ocean by Countrystitch.

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This photo isn't the greatest as the mermaids, and the fabric, are actually really sparkly in real life, I think I used up almost three packets of Mill Hill 03050 and two pkts of 02022 as well as some glass treasures. The pebble beads are asbolutely gorgeous - this was the first time I've used them on a design. Now these "girls" off to my friend to be framed as I've already preselected a frame.

speaking of framing, thank you to those who left a comment on yesterday's post - I'll be sure to past these onto my friend J as she does such a fantastic job. Being a stitcher herself, I have no hestitation in giving her my stitching to frame - and J always has great suggestions for mouldings and mats that I would never think of myself :)

When loading up this pic to Photobucket I realised I hadn't shared a pic of the two ornaments I received from Kath earlier in the month. Kath and I are swapping ornaments every two months this year, something we've been doing for a few years now.

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I love the way Kath finished the Lizzie Kate one, and what's that? another needleroll for the collection, lol, Pine Roll by Shepherds Bush. I also received a wonderful birthday gift from Kath yesterday, one of the latest Drawn Thread's, English Garden Pocket, and a Suduko book (another of my favourite past times at the moment). Thanks Kath, big hugs to you :)

Now that the Mermaid beading marathon is over, lol, I've got several small projects to work on - two exchanges coming up on the SBEBB, Kath's April ornament, and my own choice for April, Christmas Greetings by Elizabeth Designs. I also really need to get on with some "finishing" since my stitching group's annual exhibition is now only 3 weeks away - eeekkk!!

25 comments:

Melissa said...

Katrina your Mermaids of the Deep Blue is gorgeous! I love the fabric.

Nicki said...

Your Mermaids are beautiful! Congratulations!!

Alison said...

The mermaids look awesome, Katrina. Oh & I might have to steal that finishing idea from Kath! That ornie looks fantastic.

Christine Doyle said...

Congratulations, Katrina! Those mermaids look fantastic!

Lisa said...

Again...gorgeous.

Cathy said...

Katrina - you continue to amaze me with all that you are able to accomplish! Congratulations on your finish!

Von said...

Katrina, I'd love to see those mermaids up close to enjoy the sparkle of all those beads! Must be amazing!
The finish the Kath did on the ornament just makes me smile - it's so fun and cheery! What a fun exchange the two of you have going. :D

KarenV said...

Congratulations on your finish Katrina - it looks gorgeous!

Isabelle said...

Congratulations on completing your Mermaids, Katrina! They look just fabulous on this fabric!!

I love the ornies Kath made you. What a great tradition! :)

StitchCat said...

The mermaids are beutiful Katrina. And I just love the ornaments too...LOL at you getting another needleroll :)

Juanita - aka flosslady said...

Congratulations on your finish!! What a beautiful piece.

The ornie and needleroll are terrific. I love the trim on the L*K ornie. So festive!

Beware the sudoku... it's highly addictive. LOL

andrea said...

Mermaids looks gorgeous. The colour of your fabric is to die for.
Ha-ha another needle roll, you'll be wanting a 4th basket. :)) Well done Kath, excellent finishing idea.

vEr0n!c@ said...

Wow! Your mermaids are stunning. Congrats on the HD.

Stitchie Kiwi said...

Wow!!! they're gorgeous Katrina! You stitched those up pretty quickly (sheesh I still haven't even looked for fabric for mine! LOL). Ornaments a beautiful too - but aren't Kath's always beautiful? :)

Love your framing too - you're so good at getting it done straight away.

Hope your week is going well!

zoeandcooper said...

Congrats!!! You did an amazing job. They are so lovely!

Lelia said...

Congrats on your finish! Lovely : ) Nice needleroll : )

Carol said...

How did I miss this post yesterday? Blogrolling didn't show you as having a new entry. Your Mermaids look great! I keep thinking as I am stitching them that wow, the beading looks like it will be quite a job :-) Congratulations!

Karoline said...

Your mermaids are gorgeous, congratulations

tkdchick said...

Beautiful work Katrina! I haven't been here in ages I had no clue you were so close to an HD. You also received two beautful ornaments!

Bea said...

Congrats, Katrina! Your Mermaids are beautiful. I saw your framed works and they're all lovely. And I saw your new start: Coffee Menu. wow! Have a nice weekend.

Kathy said...

Wow Mermaids looks fab, still not touched mine for a while lol. hoping to soon.

hugs xxxxx

Meari said...

Your projects turned out beautifully! You should be proud. :)

Heather said...

Your mermaids are stunning.

Love the tinsel around the L*K ornament.

lena-lou said...

Your mermaids are gorgeous and will look lovely framed...I love your ornament gifts.

Litla Skvís said...

Beautiful! That fabric is just perfect for this design! Congrats on a wonderful finish.

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