This is my (reboot) newest gigantic WIP. Mirabilia’s “Enchanted Mermaid”. I started it in Spring, 2012 but really didn’t work on it over the summer, well, because it was summer! This is my second attempted Mirabilia piece. The first was “Winter Queen” but I abandoned it. The reason I gave up was that I was still more of a novice back then but have built up more experience and confidence leading up to this pattern. This one, though, I cannot wait to see finished with all of the fancy treasure beads and seed beads, etc. I dyed the fabric but really kept it super light though….I was afraid of ruining it. Since I am back in University full time now, I can only limit my cross stitch time while I am listening to audiobooks for school to maximize my time.
Oh this gorgeous scene with the black and white swans! I think I found this pattern in a magazine (a friend recently helped me locate the pattern details – Cross Stitcher Magazine, Feb. 1997) and fell in love. I remember completing it (over 10 years ago…eek! 10!) but it sat unframed for the longest time. I dropped this work off at a framing store in a local mall and let them do whatever they wanted with the frame and mat. I think that the circle square combination is just fabulous!
This is my very first cross stitch that I ever completed it. I started it when I was in my late teens and I don’t remember when I finished it or how long it took.
I am thrilled to have located the original artist’s name who designed the original artwork. The artist’s name is Carolyn Shores Wright. After finding this artist and reviewing her other artwork, all I can say is wow! What awesome art!