If you love photos of completed cross stitches, you've come to the right place. Here you will find several years worth of my completions including a healthy dose of Mirabilia among many other designers.

Oct 20, 2014

Classy Witch

Just started Mari on Sunny Dyes fabric.  This is 2 days worth of stitching.  I gave her burgandy hair.

Oct 17, 2014

Luna - Bewitching Pixie #2

I completed my second bewitching pixie tonight.  This series is quick and fun to stitch so I am going to start a third one tonight, Mari.  I don't presume I will be done with it by halloween but who knows.  I am going to stitch her on Sunny Dyes "Vampire Moon" as seen in my last post.
This one is on Polstitches "Blue Moon."

Oct 14, 2014

Fabric Means Happiness

My birthday is around the corner so I owed it to myself to stock up on fabric and goodies.
I made a large purchase from Polstitches and also bought some pieces from Sunny Dyes and Under the Sea Fabrics.  These will probably last me 2 years or more.

I also got the supplies for 2 projects that I am really psyched about.  I plan to start Red on January 1st and it will be my first full size Mirabilia in over a year.  I plan to stitch it on Polstitches' Cosmos (I added a close up photo below).  Please share your thoughts of this option (I recently saw "Red" done on a lovely hand dyed mauve and am now unsure of what I want to go with).  I am also considering putting her on "Aphrodite" (the bright blue fabric on the far right in the first photo of fabric below.)

I just saw the brand new Mirabilia and it is going on my to do list.  It is called "At the Met".  I'm already trying to choose the perfect fabric for her from my new stash shown below.  I'm thinking maybe the purple one.

Oct 10, 2014

Blood Moon

I don't know if you heard but there was a blood moon (lunar eclipse) a couple nights ago.  It was cloudy here and I couldn't see it but I created this delightful design.


Oct 1, 2014

Poison Apple Inn

I created this gothic style design as an addition to the bewitching pixie I recently stitched.
This complimentary chart is published here for you to enjoy.

Sep 27, 2014

My First Bewitching Pixie

I completed my first bewitching pixie by Nora Corbett today.  This one is Ana and I started this on Sept. 9th. (19 days to complete).  I added a few things to this piece: a moon (using 1 strand of threadworx "pirate's gold" and 1 strand of dmc 3823), a couple bats, and an old fashioned gothic style sign that I designed myself.

This is stitched on 28 count opalescent lugana called "blue moon" by Polstitches fabric.

I so enjoyed stitching this piece that I have 2 more bewitching pixies lined up.  I also really enjoyed creating the sign.

Sep 25, 2014

Finally Framed

I finally got my Mirabilia collage framed after nearly 2 years since it was completed.

I put it in a 7 foot curio cabinet (the kind with glass shelves).

To see the progress photos go to the post from 1/2013, here.

Sep 20, 2014

Phoenix AZ Cross Stitchers

It is here!!  The first needlework group on facebook especially for Phoenix Arizona cross stitchers.
I am so excited about this group.  It is destined to be THE PLACE for any cross stitchers in the area to meet and plan activities.
I encourage any and all needleworkers who live in the area to join.  You don't want to miss out on being a part of this exclusive group.
Find us here.

Sep 13, 2014


I completed Scarlet in only 6 days (of course I didn't have to stitch the blue background)   It was stitched on 28 count opal lugana--Serenade by Polstitches.  I love this one so much and stitching with red floss got me enthusiastic to stitch with more red...Red by Mirabilia is what I have been looking at and I think I am ready to take the plunge to stitch my first full size Mira in over a year, I am getting very excited about it.

I also started Ana.  Nora's bewitching pixie and I am loving this piece too.  I am stitching it on another Polstitches fabric called Blue Moon.  I am also thinking about stitching "Red" on this fabric.  It is my last piece of hand dyed fabric so I am itching to buy more soon (my birthday is coming up in a couple months).

I put up 3 more Mirabilias on my livingroom walls today that I had stored in my closet and I know that I am falling in love again.  I see myself stitching many more in the future.  I want to stitch Cassiopeia and possibly Shakespeare's Fairies.

I also think I will get my Mira collage framed soon.

On another note, I was recently reading on the 123stitch message board a topic about stitching get togethers and another one about whether you are a loner or not.  It seems that stitchers tend to be loners; I happen to fit that description.  I am ok with stitching alone but truth be told my wish is to have some stitching buddies, I just haven't been successful at it yet.  I tend to be awkward at times and a non conformist which seems to rub people the wrong way but I am friendly especially with those who share my passion of stitching.  I welcome old and new stitching friends into my world and would love to get together anytime that the opportunity presents itself.
Chat with me here.

Sep 3, 2014

Leopard Cub and More

I have been a busy little stitcher lately because it is so hot here in Arizona that I don't want to go outdoors.  I think I am also getting quite the stitching bug again because I have more than one project at a time going now.  That hasn't happened in a very long time.

First, I started my Leopard Cub by Dimensions on August 27th and I got about or over 3,000 stitches completed in 7 days time:

I am just loving this piece but it has confetti stitching; not a lot but enough of it to make me need a break on it for now.  He is being stitched on 32 count ivory jobelan.

Then I finally decided what stitching I want to do next, and I ended up choosing four different projects and I also got the fabric ready for each one.

So now I am set for several months.  I started Scarlett today but she is only a blob of red at the moment ( I did substitute dmc 606 for an npi that I had and I love the way that looks.  I am considering substituting the black for either npi or petite beads as well).  I still have Butterfly Profusion in my rotation too.  I want to rotate them once a week so now I have 6 projects on the go.
These 4 are all 28 count opalescent lugana from either polstitches or sunny dyes fabrics.

In other news: My grandson started walking at 9 months old.  Here is a recent photo of him:

Aug 24, 2014

Summer Stitching

I have been stitching quite a lot lately.  On August 1st I started Nature Study by Dimensions and I have been stitching on it day and night, I completed it today August 24th.  I changed many of the elements and I am pleased with how it turned out (the crown is stitched over 1 and took about 3 hours to stitch).  This was stitched on 32 count cream Belfast linen.

I put two weeks into Butterfly Profusion before I put it away for a while.  This one is being stitched on Polstitches lugana. I am loving the colors in this one.

I have also added some charts and kits to my stash collection.  The Leopard and the Anniversary kit I will be doing soon (next year is mine and hubby's 25th anniversary).

I had to add the new petite mermaids to my collection though I do not know when I will stitch them.  I have not been much into stitching any of the Mirabilias lately though several new ones are amazing (I especially love Cassiopeia, Persephone and Red) but I am already rotating the 17 full size pieces I have into the few spaces I have for stitching on my walls and I have 2 that still need to be framed.

I have been combing the 123stitch website to see what I want to stitch next.  I want something easy peasy because stitching "Nature Study" got me real tired with a big project (even though it is really more of a medium project).  I considered folk art designs because those are so simple but the truth is that it really isn't my style.  I looked at the Lanarte designs and though they are lovely (I am eyeballing "Eyes of Amber", a Cheetah design, I just don't have the will power to stitch a design that intense.)

I have not gone back to work and I am getting used to life with all the time in the world to do as I please.  The days and weeks just fly by.

I still read many of your blogs and enjoy seeing what you are stitching and what your lives are like.

Jul 18, 2014

New Recent Finishes

The last few months I have been stitching more and more.  I am starting to have a passion for it once again.
I have completed the following projects.

Antique Bee Sampler by Elizabeth's Designs

Mermaid Azure by Mirabilia stitched on fabric by Under The Sea Fabrics on Caribbean Tides

Tocatta in Green by Heritage Stitchcrafts stitched on Polstitches fabric.


I have also started a new one. A Dimesions kit called Butterfly Profusion on Polstitches "friendship" opal lugana

May 23, 2014


This is my recent completion from Watercolor Blooms by Stoney Creek.

I have been stitching a little more lately and I am working on Toccata in Green presently which has beautiful colors in it but I have not decided if I am going to go back into stitching full blown yet.

May 14, 2014

It's Been a Long Time

It's been such a long time since I last posted.  I no longer have internet in my home so I am not on everyday as I once was.

I have had a lot of changes since I stitched my last Mirabilia and since the days when I posted on here regularly.  We moved into a new house and I worked the tax season at H & R Block.  I completed over 150 tax returns during the tax season and it was nice to make a little extra cash (which helped us to be able to purchase a new truck for hubby which he desperately needed) but they don't pay very well; not much more than minimum wage.  My life was in a fog during those months that I worked and I didn't do much including stitching but over the 3 months that I worked I completed a design from Watercolor Blooms, it is the one with the poppies.  I don't have a picture of the completion but I have a photo of the cover.

Since I stopped working, I have not started any new job yet so I have been stitching once again. I guess once a stitcher, always a stitcher.  I am now working on a piece by Elizabeth's Designs called Antique Bee Sampler.  I am about three quarters of the way finished with it and then I will start Toccata In Green by Heritage Crafts.

Again, I don't have photos of my work at the present time.
I enjoyed a simple Mother's Day with hubby and we did have our daughter and grandson over because he turned a year old on Monday.  He was born on Mother's Day last year.  Here are photos of two of our grandsons.
 Landon 6 months old
Junior 1 year old
So what is next for me: that is what I am trying to decide.  I do enjoy the simplicity and freedom of not having to work but it gets awfully isolated at times.
Thank you for those who still visit.

Aug 5, 2013


 Week 9 (+ 2 days)
Completed on August 4th, 2013


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Gypsy Mermaid
Mirabilia Designs # 126
Fabric: 28 count opal lugana
by Polstitches
Started on June 1, 2013