Friday, 31 January 2014

January - it's a wrap

January 2014 - done, over, gone.... I can't decide if it happened fast or slow.  No, it was slow. It was a long month.  I felt very busy most of the time. I did get some stitching done, mostly thanks to sports on TV - so I do have some stitching updates that I can share.

I am still working on Fairy Autumn Glow by Nora Corbett. She is being worked on at lunch hours at work now.  I have the dress completed and I'm working on her wings. I have decided to stitch the wings with 1 thread instead of 2 and I have added some glisten gloss for sparkly effect.

I have started to work on Frosty Forest by Country Cottage Needleworks. This is a series of nine patterns that feature adorable little animals of all sorts. I started with Raccoon Cabin. This project is stitched on Foggy Morning Opal linen by Crafty Kitten.

 Finally, I have decided my large Mirabilia start for the year will be Persephone.  To me, this pattern really embodies the brand of Mirabilia - she is regal, beautiful, amazing colours...and a first by Mirabilia this pattern features gorgeous wall paper behind Persephone which is stitched in variegated silks.  After looking at about ten different fabrics I chose Apricot Blush by Crafty Kitten to stitch her on.

Progress 01/30/2014 - photo colours are washed out.
The background is slow going - and I frogged a bunch - but I love the effect and I am already proud of this project. I can't wait to get more into it!

Next week I am going away for a weekend with friends to stitch and I am sure I will have a lot more to share. I have my Pam Kellogg kitty all ready to go for a fresh start for that weekend.

Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Lovely stitching. Have a great weekend.

  2. Beautiful stitching! I especially love Fairy Autumn Glow. With the fabric and your mods she is stunning!

  3. Fairy Autumn Glow is stunning! I love the colours of her. Beatiful!

  4. Fairy Autumn Glow is looking sooooo pretty!
    Great starts on your other projects also.
    Can't wait to see more of Persephone.

  5. Ciao
    Wow great progress
    Persefone is fantastic, colors are magnificent
    She is a super project.
    Happy xxx Giovanna

  6. Love your Fairy :o) but I am so looking forward to seeing you stitch Persephone. She is so beautiful :o)