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My Mermaid is Shimmering Mermaid for Karen's Round Robin. She is beautiful with her lovely free-flowing hair. Karen stitched the shells and seaweed first then specified which parts of the mermaids to stitchso they are not confined to boxes but float on the sea of her fabric. And here is the full piece, only one block to go. This is a Large Mirabilia RR, each block is 5,000 stitches rather than the usual 2,500 so we have been given longer to stitch each round and there are three groups of four stitchers.
I sourced some little mother-of-pearl fishes from an Ebay
shop, the shells came from some old trim in the craft box and the abalone type
stones came from the local craft shop. I framed it in a simple raw wood
This is for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL blog June choice, mummies or tombs. I couldnt find a design that really appealed to me so I adapted one of the kitties from Carand88 into Mummified Kitty.
I stitched him on 28 count black evenweave using threads
from my scraps bag so I'm sorry I don't have DMC numbers for them. I
stitched the outline exactly as charted for Frankenkitty then stitched the grey
lines in an elongated stitch one thread high, two threads wide then just filled
in with two shades of cream. I used two because I didn't have enough of
either to stitch the whole kitty!
June's kitty is a patriotic red, white and blue kitty to celebrate the Queen's Official Birthday and also the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee was last year as she ascended to the throne in 1952 but it took a year to plan her coronation.
Kitty is stitched on some pale blue 28 count evenweave. I drew an Union Jack pattern on graph paper using pencil then carefully inked in the letters in red, blue and yellow (so it would show up). Then just stitched as usual. The white isn't very clear and the alphabettiness isn't as obvious on this kitty but as part of the set it will look good.
I stitched the flag ribbon onto a piece of aida then used it to back the ornie.