Monday, February 22, 2016

new start! South Seas Mermaid post #1

Now that my oldest WIP is done (see previous post!), I thought it was time to bust into one of my planned new starts for the year. I've wanted to stitch South Seas Mermaid by Mirabilia for a LONG time, and after adding her to a round robin last year, I knew I had to get started soon.

Plus I'm doing this one as a very informal SAL with Mel of Epic Stitching! Basically, we just post whenever we have progress to share, and encourage each other to keep going. :)

Here's where I am after two days of stitching!

Not bad, huh? She's hard to put down. :)

I'm stitching on Sunset Garden Cashel from Crafty Kitten. I love this color and I actually have two more pieces in Belfast... bought one and accidentally ordered another because I liked it so much and forgot I already had it. Whoops!

I normally stitch on Belfast, but the beading on this project is so dense that beading it as charted would be near impossible. I'm a bit worried about the look of my stitches on this looser fabric, and I'm trying to be very careful about keeping my tension light so I don't end up with the dreaded big holes look. So far, so good, I think. :)

I can't wait to work on her more tomorrow...


  1. Beautiful! That fabric is gorgeous.

  2. Great start and lovely fabric too :)

  3. Very nice! I am looking forward to seeing the entire design on that fabric.

  4. That's great progress for two days, and the fabric looks great!

  5. Great progress it looks beautiful! Cashel is my favorite to work on

  6. Wonderful new start! Nora's designs are SO addictive once you start. She is the one person I have never had a UFO for LOL.
    Love the fabric too, it seems quite like the one I used for my Letter Fairies, only without the green touches.


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