Mirabilia Saturday

My kit for Bluebeard’s Princess arrived yesterdy afternoon and I started stitching right after dinner.


That’s the entire kit, nothing missing. The fabric is a Cashel Solo from Silkweaver. (the ugly one that I want another one just like it)

One evening of stitching:

I started with the crowned waves (top center). So far I’ve used 3 of the 4 silks (no Umbria yet), 1 braid – the #002HL and have skipped about 30 beads. I do bead as I go, but only after the section is stitched.

I also finished finishing the “Tail Box” from the Mira RR.

This is Emerald Mermaid’s tail.

Here it is open.

And showing the back side of the lid.

Couple of things. I have having a complete bitch of a time with the finishing because:

1. I don’t have much of a margin to work with once the pieces are cut out from the larger piece of linen. I have sewn muslin onto the edges to give me some room, but that isn’t fixing all the issues.

2. I picked the wrong fabric for finishing. I am going to have to go back to the fabric store and re-buy for the 4 remaining projects. I can not face doing anymore finishing with this silky rayon shit.

Ivy as a pinkeep.

Hmmm… color not showing so well. This is a lovely mint green (lovely expect being that rayon shit). I pinned and glued the hell out of that trim. It is going no-where. I suspect that the pins might not be removable. This is a “look-at” pinkeep. The pics aren’t doing this one justice, she is very lovely in person.

Hopefully I’ll get back at BBP this evening, but after dealing with this finishing… I may just get drunk instead.

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8 Responses to Mirabilia Saturday

  1. Suzanne says:

    Love the pinkeep. Very pretty. I’ll be watching your progress on Blackbeard’s mermaid. I can’t tell from the Mira pic whether I like it or not. LOL

  2. Tracy says:

    I love all of your Mirabilia pieces. Wow, you must be the first one for the new Mermaid and it is looking great already. I had been eyeing this one myself but I have already done 2 Mermaids this year and I already have the fixin’s for Athena, due for a start on Jan. 1 with an SAL, but I will still be thinking about it.

  3. Holly says:

    I love your Blackbeard fabric and your pinkeep is gorgeous! I love the trim.

  4. Mel says:

    Great start on BBP. Love the fabby.
    Your finishing is great. I like how you finished Ivy. The pins look great in there, I like em

  5. Melissa C. says:

    Oh WOW is that Ivy pinkeep gorgeous. I love the trim on her! Although you hate that finishing fabric, I am totally in love with it. It’s beautiful.

    Good luck with Blackbeard. I’m surprised that is all the floss colors used.

  6. I really love your pinkeep!!!! The colours are so fresh!!!!!! Congratulation on your finishing!

  7. JenJen says:

    Those Mira RR finishes look awesome! I’m so sorry they are giving you such fits though. I’m so grateful that you volunteered to help with the finishing – no way I could have done as nice a job as you have.

  8. Sonda in OR says:

    So did ya get drunk or work on your mermaid??? That’s the question. LOL. Love Ivy as a pinkeep. You’re a braver girl than I to tackle those boxes. I’m lucky if I finish an ornament.

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