May 22, 2011

Mirabilia - Cinderella - curtain raised

Well after a hectic week, I am fresh and all ready to start my second Mirabilia project - Cinderella. Today I sorted out all the required stash, ordered them and started some stitches. If I don't do little bit of cross stitching, then I am afraid I might lose interest just the beading on Sleeping Beauty. Oh...I never realized how intense it is to do beading. I guess it is NOT my favorite work (atleast for now).  Will soon post a pic of the WIP on Cinderella.....

Happy stitching......

May 15, 2011

Got a busy week ahead

Well...I started working on the beading work but realized that it is much more intense then the regular cross stitching that I was used to do. With a busy week ahead, I guess I will have to put my sleeping beauty aside for couple of days. 

Just a short update.....from stiching. Inspired by some of the tutorials on finishing the pieces, got some stash. Am eager to do some finishing on my own and will have to see how the outcome will be..... :)

Oh BTW, today I was very successful in including almost 6 different vegetables in my son's dinner. Making him eat the vegetables in his diet is a big challenge for me. Fortunately the sweet corn vegetable soup turned the magic on.....

Signing off for now.....(at least for couple of days).

May 11, 2011

Mirabilia - Sleeping Beauty

It was back in 2006 that suddenly my thoughts turned towards cross-stitching(my hidden hobby). Kudos to that provided a channel for fellow bloggers to share they master pieces. Some of these pieces were so beautiful that I was immediately inspired to do some cross-stiching. Bought quite a few kits(not sure of the company names) from Ebay. Two such huge projects that I bought were Mirabilia designs - Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella way back in 2006 without realizing how big the projects were nor how long it takes to complete. 

Back in June 2006, started off  working on the Sleeping Beauty. Was working on and off on this project till May 2007 or so. And then days became quite busy with my son's arrival that there is no time for my hobbies.......So here is where I left off by May 2007 on Sleeping Beauty.....


Below pic shows the bottom right portion of the unfinished work.

It was only in April 2011(yep exactly after 4 years) that I restarted this unfinished piece.......As I  write this post, here is the picture that is close to completed  piece. Was so excited to see the piece come this far. My first ever big piece that I have worked upon........Truely enjoyed the peice and glad the way it came out.

Unfortunately I ran out of thread for two there is 15 min work pending on the bottom right corner near the flowers).

Will be working on beading and with that the piece should be ready to be framed. Eager to see the finished piece.......

Happy Stitching......

May 10, 2011

My cross-stitch world

Welcomes you...... :) Being a working mom for the last couple of years, life has been quite busy. Now that I have got some free time, I decided to kick start my hobby and record some of my progresses along the way. Even though I love cross-stitch, I would say, I am still an infant when compared to some of the fellow bloggers works on cross stitch. Hope this will inspire me to do some of the projects that I bought way back in 2006 but never got to work on them. I do have some completed projects that are awaiting for the final finishing. But I never did any needle-work finishing till date and am bit hesitant to try any with my completed projects as I am afraid I might ruin them. Probably will do some googling and see if I can find some tutorials that I can help me to do the finishing. That's it for now.

Will post some of the completed ones and also the one that are WIP soon...... :)