Thursday, November 08, 2007

Autumn Exchange for Myrna & New Mirabilia Sighting

Myrna has received the Autumn Exchange that I made for her. Myrna is my partner in the Seasonal Exchangers group, a by invitation only group in which we send one exchange per season to one stitcher. I was not at all thrilled with how the cording came together on my box, but gracious Myrna tells me she is pleased. Isn't she sweet? I don't think I will choose these boxes that have an inset in them again. I prefer the flat top ones like the Wee Autumn one I made a week ago. It allows for wrapping the trim around the side of the box and not the top - better for finishing off the ends ;-) Myrna will have a photo in her blog in a day or two of the rest of the exchange that I sent to her...
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Acorns and Owls Box

Blue Ribbon Designs

Silkweaver 36 ct French Vanilla Swirl Linen, GAST Floss


It was time to take Dawn out again tonight. I had to pull a bit of my stitching out though - I used the wrong color braid blended with DMC... a little messy to pull out. But there is at least some progress with her this week.

And... a Mirabilia sighting! I received the January 2008 issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework Magazine today. This is usually a poor quality magazine. Despite their comeback a year or so ago, CS&N just doesn't hold up very well and lacks stylish designs, for the most part. But this issue is different! Nora Corbett has contributed an exclusive project called Victorian Christmas Eve. My scanner is down right now, or I would have a photo up for you. And CS&N doesn't show it on their website, although the issue you see in the link is the correct one. The design is very sweet - a little Christmas Victorian girl with her muff encircled in a pretty garland. Anyhow, Nora Corbett/Mirabilia lovers will want this issue. (Surprisingly, I like two other charts in this issue - how rare! - a seaside band sampler by Jane Greenoff and the peppermint candy snowflake ornament that can be seen in the magazine link).

Stitched on today: Eye of the Needle Exchange and Dawn, Fairy Spirit of Grace

20 comments:

Susan said...

I think the box looks stunning! Beautiful job!

tkdchick said...

Carol I think you did a wonderful job on that box and Dawn is looking lovely!

Barbara said...

I'd have to agree with Myrna - this looks wonderful to me! :)

Arthemise said...

Your box is lovely! I really like that piece.

Cheryl said...

I love the box! Dawn looks great too.
Im intrigued by the nora corbitt design you've described!

Nicola said...

Your box is just beautiful Carol, such a lovely design! I'm liking Dawn too, the colours are really lovely.

Sherry said...

I am drooling over that box! Stunning! And Dawn is looking wonderful also!

Marika said...

Oh, I can´t wait to see how Nora´s design looks like !! Dawn is such a beauty and I like the box too !

Vonna said...

Can't wait now for my issue :)
I agree with your words on CS&N, too BTW.

Dawn is fabulous...but the real beauty in this post is the box!!
IT IS STUNNING Carol! Great job!!

Little Cat said...

I think your box looks gorgeous! I can't see anything wrong with the cording from that photo.

Dawn is as beautiful as every and growing so quickly again.

I can't wait to see a picture of the that Mirabilia design. I hope someone posts a photo of her soon.

Sally said...

The box is gorgeous Carol:)

Dawn is beautiful as always.

Now I'm intrigued by the mag you mentioned and the Nora Corbett design. Sounds like something I would like!

Lelia said...

carol: it looks lovely in the picture. Lucky Myrna!

Cathy said...

The box is beautiful! Could you tell us how you did the finishing?

Carla said...

Your box looks fine to me...I like the design you chose for it :)
Dawn is looking great too!

Karoline said...

The box is gorgeous and Dawn is lovely.

Goldie said...

LOVE the box! I think it's perfect! I just got that same freebie a few days ago and can't wait to stitch it myself! Great progress on Dawn! She's beautiful! Have a wonderful weekend!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Your Autumn box finish is great, don't be disappointed. Dawn is really lovely too. Happy Stitching

Michelle said...

I agree- this month's issue was a pleasant surprise. I'm usually so uninspired by what I find in that magazine, but I keep the subscription for the occasional goody!

Sharon said...

Carol, the box is awesome! You did a great job. Congrats. Dawn is looking lovely too.

stitcherw said...

The box looks wonderful, what a fun pattern. I love the owls, leaves and pumpkins as well as the colors, I think I may need to get this one for my stash. Dawn is looking lovely too.
Sue