Thursday, December 6, 2012

Happy Dancing!!

I finished "Faerie Winter Dream" at 2:20 this morning, which was pretty late/early, so I saved my happy dance until a more reasonable time this morning! It seems like the majority of Mirabilia designs that I stitch are completed in the wee hours of the morning; after a bit of thought, I decided that it must just be the thrill of  putting that last bead (almost always a bead on a Mira!) on that keeps me going long past my usual bedtime.

I stitched her on a Silkweaver opal Belfast solo, and I did make a few minor changes. The pattern calls for Caron Wildflowers, but I used the corresponding colors of Waterlilies, instead. I changed the color of the outer portion of the wings, to differentiate them a bit more from the dress, and I used Kreinik braid for backstitching the wings and antennae; I figured a winter faerie can never have too much sparkle! ;)

So, here she is, in all her bling-tastic glory:

I would like to have a small giveaway to celebrate my happy dance: I bought two extra copies of this issue, and I would like to send them to a couple of people who would like to stitch this design, but are having trouble getting the magazine (Cross Stitch & Needlework, January 2013). I will send one to a person in the US, and one to a person anywhere else in the world, and all you have to do is leave a comment saying that you would like to be in the giveaway; in your comment, please note either "in US" or "outside US". 

I will draw the winners on Friday, December 14, and announce them here. Please note that you are responsible for checking back to see if you won; I will put my email in the post announcing the winners, who will then be responsible for contacting me. You'll have until December 21 to respond; if you don't contact me within that time, I will pick another winner. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Now I am off to start on some of the housework I've been neglecting during my stitching frenzy. I hope everyone (else) has a great stitchy weekend!


  1. Great giveaway. Please enter me, I am in the US.

  2. Congratulations! It's beautiful! Please enter me in your giveaway. I'm in the US.


  3. She looks absolutely stunning. I can see why she kept you up to finish. I would like to enter. I am outside the US. South Africa to be exact.

  4. Congrats on the finish! She is stunning! I have that issue and really want to start her, but I'm trying to restrain myself!

  5. Melanie, shes just gorgeous!! I love the bugle beads, too. Quite lovely :)

  6. She's a beautiful finish!

    I'd like thank you for the opportunity to snag this issue! I'm having a hard time finding it. I'm in the US.


  7. she's exquisite! i especially love the beading.. i'd love to join in on the fun (again). CS&N isn't available here in Asia and it's really kind of you to offer the chance!


  8. She turned out beautiful Melanie.
    Love all of her bling!
    Congrats on your finish.
    I am not entering the drawing, as I receive that mag, but thanks for doing this for others.

  9. A stunning finish! It's the first time I see this fairy and she's really nice.