Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My new start

Well here is my new start. Mermaids of the Deep Blue by Miribilia. I know that most people under the sun have stitched this piece but I've had it in my stash for a while and it's for one of my daughters. I'm stitching this on Silkweaver's Ocean Fantasy. I took 2 pics so you could see the fabric better. It's a really pretty dark blue, much darker than what it looks in the pics.


I received a lot of comments about my putting my Chatelaine St. Petersburg away, so I might try to hang in there. I'll need to figure out some type of rotation so I can at least do a little on it to try and get past the backstitching on part V. Once I'm past the backstitching I think I'll be okay. Thanks for the encouragement everyone.

"Take spring when it comes, and rejoice. Take happiness when it comes, and rejoice. Take love when it comes, and rejoice."

36 comments:

Lady Val said...

Great start on the mermaid! Even if the color of the fabric isn't showing true in the photo, it's still lovely.

BeckySC said...

And what a great new start it is :)
Looking great!!

Sally said...

What a beautiful start. The fabric you're using is lovely.

Stephanie said...

I love your new start - this is such a gorgeous linen you've chosen! It would be a shame to relegate St Petersburg forever - maybe just take a small break? You've put SO much effort into it, and it's stunning!

Sharon said...

Nice start! The fabric is gorgeous!

Wendy said...

That is going to look stunning on the fabric, especially when you get to the fun part....the beading!

Kim B said...

Your Mermaids piece looks beautiful! I love that fabric!

Kathy said...

Looking good. Nice fabric color.

Good luck with trying a rotation. Hope it works for you. I found that I felt pressured all the time by a rotation, so I keep with my natural rotation of when I get bored with something, I move on to somthing else. Then back and forth, unless I am under a deadline on something.

Nicola said...

You've made a great start on this and I love the fabric colour.

Beatrice said...

You have a wonderful start on the Mermaid. The colour is stunning.
I'm glad I'm not alone on the St Pete's ,I would love to see it again.
Rotation works for me! I try to back stitch as I go. I can't face hours and hours of backstitching.

The rest of your pieces are pretty .I like the kitties.

Karoline said...

Nice start on the mermaid

Rachel S said...

That is gorgeous!

Pumpkin said...

Nice, nice, nice! The fabric is just gorgeous!

Barbara said...

That fabric is stunning. I can't imagine a more perfect background to this beautiful design.

Lynn said...

Awesome fabric! Your start looks fantastic on it.

Dawn said...

Great start! I love the fabric you are using:)

stitcherw said...

Mermaids looks great, you've made a wonderful start and it is looking fantastic against that fabric. Sweeter love is looking good too, glad the over 1 seems to be going well. Sorry to hear the Chatelaine piece is turning into a UFO. However, even if you only work on it occationally it will eventually get done, and it's to lovely to never get finished up. Maybe you just need a nice long break before it appeals to you again.
Sue

Mel said...

OMGOSH! I absolutely love that fabric!!!! It is perfect. I so loved stitching MOTDB. I am going to really enjoy seeing your progress. Great start so far. I need to get some of that fabbie, I just love the colour

Kathy A. said...

That fabric is just stunning. What a beautiful background for your mermaid. Glad to hear you are reconsidering retiring St. Petersburg - it is just such an intricate piece.

Mary said...

This is a great new start. The fabric is just perfect and can't wait to see the progress.

Julie said...

This is going to be a stunner, the fabric is so perfect, looking forwrad to seeing more

catandturtle said...

The fabric is just gorgeous. I love this piece.

Barbeeque4 said...

What a super start on such beautiful fabric!!!

Ranae said...

Nice start and the fabby is gorgeous. I would love to start this piece. I love it.
I think you should stick with Chatelaine, it's a beautiful design.

Hazel said...

What great fabric for your mermie! I love it. Please don't let your chateleine become a UFO - its too nice. xx

Wanda said...

I have this one started it is 50% complete and I need to finish, yours is looking lovely!

Miokka said...

Your mermaid is beautiful. I can't wait to see your progress. Maybe it will inspire me to get off the fence and buy the pattern! Keep up the good work!!!
~~Martha~~

monique said...

That blue fabric is gorgeous!

tkdchick said...

What a fantastic fabri for your new start!!!!

Bliss said...

Hi there! Thanks for sending me anniversary wishes. We are doing so many similar projects! Since I have a piece of fabric to give away, I thought you might like to know about it. It's a Canadian-based design with maple leaves etc. Have a look. Put your name in the hat!

Christine said...

These mermaids will be gorgeous. i like the fabric !

Aussie Stitcher said...

It is gorgeous, I adore the way the fabric makes it look like the mermaid is looking up to the surface of the water with the rays of sun-light coming down.

sugardoll said...

Aren't they adorable? That is one of my favorite Mira.

I love your fabby.

quiltorstitch said...

Hey, this looks familiar LOL! I finished this one last year and loved how it turned out. The fabric you chose looks just like the water in Hawaii *drools* Very pretty!

Sachiko said...

Great your new stash!!!

Bliss said...

I think this is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the fabric. I'm doing mine of the recommended solid colour.