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10 July 2012

Bling

I finally finished my Mirabilia round robin Square last night. Here's my Seasonal Queen in all her finery.
Design: Spring Queen
Designer: Mirabilia
Fabric: 32 count Picture This Plus Crystal Fresco Belfast linen
Fibers: DMC & Kreinik Metallic
Embelishment: Mill Hill Beads
It's astonishing how much bling she has in her hair. Photos I've seen so far have never managed to portray that fact. Hopefully these close-up shots will give you an idea.
Her sleeve is choked full of beads too.
And these are only portions of the design. I wonder how much more blingy the entire design actually is in real life.
Now it's ready to be mailed out. Not a moment too soon either for I have received Jacqueline's round robin. Now comes the hard part of deciding what to stitch for her.
Today, I received the cutest gift in the mail from Melanie. The fabric in the background is Polstitches' Tiger Eyes - July's Limited Edition which also arrived today in case you're wondering.
Back to Melanie's gift, all I did was offer to send her my Voice of the Shepherd chart when she mentioned she would like to stitch it for her mother. Since I no longer need it, why not, right? After all, I've been on the receiving end of other stitchers' kindess many times before.
Well, she reciprocated my offer with this Blue Heart Fairy!
Isn't he adorable? Can you spot his transparent wings? He's now my official stitching sidekick ^.^ He needs a name though. Suggestions?
Melanie has a real talent for making beads. Do visit her Moonraker Lampwerks store to see for yourself.
Until next time, Happy Stitching!

37 comments:

Carol said...

What a stunning finish, Veronica--I can't imagine sewing on each one of those teeny beads!! I have enough trouble sewing on two for a snowman's eyes!! You really did a wonderful job.

And how cute is that little fairy bead from the talented Melanie. I've always admired her creations and I know you'll treasure your little Blue Heart Fairy :)

Julie said...

She is simply beautiful.Love her tiara and earrings.

That fairy is just cute.

Giovanna said...

Your queen is awesome - just look at all those beads... beautiful! And the little fairy is simply adorable.

Nurdan said...

Wish your brand new "blue heart fairy" brings you luck, love and whatever you need!

Your Seasonal Queen is stunning!!!

Congratulations with sincere feelings!!!

Devon said...

wow your finish is beautiful..and what a sweet little fairy you got..
Devon

Karen said...

Love your Round Robin piece! She really is blingy.

belle said...

Beautiful finish.
I love your little stitching buddy.

Margaret said...

Love your round robin finish! Love the little fairy from Melanie too. Nice!!

thegreytail said...

I have a new stitching buddy too.. Otto the owlet!!
he arrived from France this morning! :D
happy xxx! and have fun with the next RR!
chiara

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching so pretty, I love sewing on beads it just makes your work come alive. Hugs.

Annie said...

She's breathtaking! Love, love, love that finish. You did such a beautiful job.

You were so nice to give the chart to Melanie and she was such a sweetie to send you one her special fairies. Stitchers can be such great people!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a stunning stitch, very bonnie indeed. The bead fairy is cute.

Grit said...

Wow, ich bin begeistert.
LG Grit

Le trame della Galaverna said...

It is very beautiful compliments.
ciao Giovanna

Carla said...

Spring Queen is so beautiful! Love all the details in her :)

Jennifer M. said...

Love your Spring Queen. The beading is really what makes Mirabilia designs so stunning. Your little stitch buddy is cute. :)

Jen

Ellen said...

Spring Queen is gorgeous! Love all those beads!

What a lovely fairy!

Hugs,

Chris said...

Wow! Spring is so beautiful. The colors are so pretty!
What a sweet gift.
Hugs

Melissa said...

The blue fairy is too cute!!

Spring queen is gorgeous! I didn't realize she had that much bling on her either :)

Julie said...

My word, thats a stunning RR piece!

Aww cute little fairy. Stitchers/crafters are the nicest and kindest folks you could wish to meet.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Melanie is a true artist with glass how lucky you are to get one of her beads!

Your Mira RR is spectacular!

Melanie said...

Ooooo, love all the little beads in her hair!! (Big surprise, right? lol) You got some GREAT photos of it.

Enjoy the fairy!!!! :)

Penny said...

She is just beautiful! So much detail! What a sweet gift from Melanie! And The Blue Heart Fairy is adorable. :)

Sharon said...

How gorgeous!

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful queen - she is just lovely!
And you glass angel is too cute :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

Rhona said...

What a beautiful finish. those beads really add to the whole design. Great job!

Catherine said...

She is stunning!! Love all of her bling!!
And your fairy from Melanie is so sweet!!

Teresa S. said...

What a beauty, Veronica! Can't wait to see this RR completely finished. It will be so, so wonderful!

Scattered Threads said...

She looks awesome.
Jackie

Anne said...

She's a stunner Veronica! Look at that BLING!!! Wow! Great photos too I have to say!! Lovely gifts you received from Melanie!! That little fairy is cute...maybe his name should be Henry?

Bonnie Brown said...

Great job on the round robin! The beads are great

Sally said...

What a wonderful finish Veronica. She is so beautiful.

What a sweet gift from Melanie.

Carin said...

Your spring queen is looking so beautiful !!!

Meari said...

What a beautiful finish!! She is so gorgeous. Great job.

The blue heart fairy is cute!

Lynn said...

Truly gorgeous stitching Veronica! Your Spring Queen is stunning!

Love that little fairy. It's too cute!

Ewa said...

Love the bling! And he's just adorable! If I had one, he'd be my stitching sidekick, too! :)

Shelleen said...

Spring Queen is gorgeous and what a great idea to do just the faces of the queens, like that.