Monday, March 9, 2015

Not quite there yet...

...but getting close! I have a bit more of the chartreuse sash, then a swoop of teal ribbon and the last little bit of red dress and Charlotte will be finished. Here she is as of last night:


I am really hoping to finish her this week, as I'm going to visit my mom this weekend and it would bug me if she's not done by then! ;)

This past Saturday I drove up to my LNS to check put the new Market releases (I placed an order for three of them), then spent the rest of the day in my craft room with Charlotte and Katniss:


I was planning on starting Moon Flowers after finishing Charlotte, but I think I've changed my mind. I've been playing with an idea for a while, and I asked Leslie at Under the Sea Fabrics to create the fabric I envisioned; she came up with this amazing color called Darkness Falls:


It is just perfect for what I had in mind, which is to stitch...well, more on that in the next post! ;)

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!

12 comments:

  1. I bet you're glad you rescued Charlotte from your UFO pile? She looks more and more stunning ever time I see her. Here's hoping you have a finish this week.
    And your new fabric is gorgeous. Leslie has done a super job there. :)

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    1. Rachel, I'm very glad that I rescued her! The problem is, there are a lot more gorgeous Mira starts in that bin that still need to be rescued... ;)

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  2. Wow, I've just found your blog and I LOVE all your lovely stitched ladies and fairies! Amazing! I've been x-stitching myself for a while now and Im thinking of trying something a bit more challenging. Mirabilia have some lovely designs, but I'm curious to know what the actual charts look like? Are they in black and white or colour? Are they difficult to read? I've mostly used coloured charts from Cross Stitch Collection magazine so far. Would love some info from an 'expert' like yourself before I take the plunge, so to speak:)
    Annie
    www.varanlillavra.blogspot.se

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    1. Mirabilia charts are in black and white (though the paper is actually a soft yellow in color), and come as one large piece of paper. For the larger ones, the charts are two-sided, with the top half on one side and the bottom on the other. I think they're very easy to read, but then I prefer B&W charts to color charts because I'm more used to them. You should definitely try one--the problem will be choosing which one!

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  3. Gorgeous fabric, I can't wait to see what you do with it.

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  4. Wonderful progress Melanie. Pretty new fabric.

    Linda

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  5. Great progress on Charlotte, she's looking great.
    Love that fabric!
    Can't wait to see what you will stitch with this.
    Marilyn

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  6. Thanks so much for all the kind comments; it's so amazing to share this craft with others who love it as much as I do!

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  7. So may beautiful fabrics and designs! Your work is lovely! I found your blog while I was searching for a chart online and the chart popped up on your blog. I was hoping you could contact me so I could ask you about the chart. My email is Lrfreehart@aol.com. Thanks so much. Lisa

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    1. Lisa, I sent you an email yesterday and haven't heard back. If you didn't receive it, feel free to email me at rrowe @ new.rr.com (remove the spaces).

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  8. Wow, Charlotte looks amazing! Your new fabric is intriguing. I wonder what it's destined for?!

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