Saturday, April 01, 2006

Always a Mirabilia....

I made a decision today. I have decided that I would like to always have a Mirabilia in my rotation. I just enjoy them so much! I haven't met one yet that I did not enjoy thoroughly. As an added bonus, they are Mike's favorites. He calls them "the works of art." He seems to like them even better than Lavender & Lace, which along with Chatelaine, are my personal favorites too. Another reason this is a good plan is that I own almost all of the Mirabilias (it is easier to list the ones I don't have than the ones I do - I am sure that sounds familiar to a lot of stitchers!!), so the only way I would ever hope to get them done is to keep them in the rotation. I realize they are not every stitcher's cup of tea, but they sure are mine :-)

Goal recap time:

March Goals:
1. Finish Part 6 of Medieval Town Mandala - yes
2. Finish Part 3 of Mystery IX - yes
3. Finish Part 2 of Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler - yes
4. Continue Mermaids of the Deep Blue SAL - yes
5. Continue Garden Spots Sampler SAL - yes
6. Finish my square (Gardener's Cottage) on my Neighborhood RR and post off to Annemarie by 3/15/06 - yes, and it is safe in Holland now
7. Start Sampler Cove's Bordeaux Sampler at work - yes
8. Continue Houses of Hawk Run Hollow SAL - yes

April Goals:
1. Finish Part 7 of Medieval Town Mandala
2. Finish Part 4 of Mystery IX -actually finished on 3/31/06
3. Finish Part 3 of Papillon Creations Mystery Sampler
4. Continue Mermaids of the Deep Blue SAL
5. Continue Garden Spots Sampler SAL with Jo
6. Start Emerald Jeweled Garden in the LTD SAL with Karen V. and Judi
7. Start Su's Neighborhood RR square
8. Continue Bordeaux Mystery Sampler at work
9. Continue Houses of Hawk Run Hollow SAL
****My biggest goal for April, though, is to get myself back into some kind of rotation - I disliked being out of my rotation last month :-(

I was RAK'd again :-) Bine has gifted me with these two beautiful sampler charts by Der Feine Faden! Sommerblau (Summer Blue) and Papierblumen. I love them, thanks so much Bine!!!!

OK, now I am off to start pulling threads for the charts I want to/plan to use for Su's Neighborhood RR.... I sure hope the things I am planning will work out well in my block... we shall all see quite soon!

Oh, I cannot forget again! I was up so late last night finishing M9 that I did forget this! I must say hi to Sue! One of her customers (I believe it was my pal Carol) told her about my blog, so now I know she checks it from time to time. I had a nice visit with her and got some pretties that I will share soon in my next stash update LOL!

Stitched on today: Mermaids of the Deep Blue


Stitchie Kiwi said...

That's a lot of "yes"s Carol! You deserve a big gold star LOL

Seriously - that's quite a few accomplishments ... and they all look great too :)

Lelia said...

Bine RAK'd you good -- what interesting patterns/designs!

zoeandcooper said...

Great progress this month, Carol.

Bine sent you some nice stash!!

Gill said...

I love Mirabilias too, there are so many beautiful designs to chose from. Look forward to seeing more of your mermaids!

DonnaSews said...

I am a big fan of Mirabilia also. Your projects are beautiful!!


Barbara said...

You've done an inspiring job keeping up with your goals, Carol! And I just love Der Feine Faden ... I have two of their charts and plan to get more. :-)

Heather said...

I can't say I have ever really liked them until recently. I've never liked stitching faces. I do have 2 Butternut Road designs Earthdancer and Spiritdancer.

Your mermaids looks lovely.

Dawn said...

I love the Mirabilia's, too! They are all so pretty.

Katrina said...

lol Carol,as thats exactly what I've been doing over the past few years, and if there hasn't been a Mirabilia in my rotation, there's definately a L&L to replace it :)

well done on achieving your stitching goals during March too.

KaLu said...

i've been stalking your blog for almost a year now, always admired everything you are stitching, but never had courage to say hi :)
your mermaids are looking good, and i too love mirabilia!

Susimac said...

Way to go girl, all those Yes's well done.

Melissa said...

Carol-Mirabilia designs will always be one of my favorites. Even the ones I seem lukewarm about when they are first released grow on me and I end up loving them as much as the older designs. I'm currently working on House #4 on HOHRH too. These houses take a long time. No matter how fast I think I'm going to stitch one it always ends up taking me at least a week and usually 10 days on the same block to complete it.

AnneS said...

Woohoo, great RAK from Bine :) Have to agree with you about Mirabilia charts ... I've got well over 1/2 a dozen in my "definitely to do" pile, plus about another dozen in my "hopefully one day" pile - like you when I overhauled my rotation a couple of weeks ago, I decided to keep a slot for Mirabilia/L&L ... so I can slot in Angel of Love once Winter Queen is a bit more advanced :) Your Mermaids are coming along beautifully :))

Von said...

It's wonderful to find a designer you enjoy so much! That's how I feel about Victoria Sampler. :)
You fulfilled all your goals for March - WOW! Congratulations!