MrsMilkyBarKids vlogs on You Tube are fascinating and one of them includes a suggestion for a SAL starting in January 2015 for Mirabilia designs - any design by the wonderful Nora Corbett.
I've stitched some Mirabilia designs in the past and they are among my very favourite pieces with Titania (stitched on opalescent pink hand dyed fabric) and Sleeping Beauty (stitched on lavender hand dyed linen) being 2 I would pick as designs which gave me great pleasure stitching them and then looking at them. Although Titania is currently in residence at my parents' home as my Dad asked for it one year.
So I know how much time they take to stitch and I don't have anything like as much stitching time available at the moment as I did when I stitched the Mirabilias. But I just couldn't resist the idea of the SAL, especially when I started to read about the choices of other stitchers. So I've signed up and created an Instagram account which is where I will share my progress pics. Just need to decided on which design and then collect the supplies together before January 1st.
If I was going to stitch one of the big designs then Cinderella would probably be top of the list
But that dress would take a long of stitching time.
The other larger design I am considering is Elizabeth
Still a lot of stitching but no background, not as many colours as some Mirabilia designs and not very many beads either. I love the effect of beads but find they take me ages to do.
So I am considering stitching one of the mermaids. I have stitched 3 and they don't take as long because their fins aren't as big as the dresses.
I have a piece of Polstitches fabric called Dolphin Delight which I would love to use for a mermaid.
And if life really gets in the way of a Mirabilia commitment then I will choose one of the smaller Nora Corbett designs with these 3 top of the list: Gigi, Needle Fairy and Bluebell.
I would love to stitch them all one day.........
Any comments which might influence my final choice welcomed.