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Finished!!! Jan. 18th, 2006 @ 08:57 pm
I finally finished her!!!

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Details can be found in this entry of my craft journal. Right now I've got to run, and don't have time to type them here (sorry!).
Current Mood: happyhappy

Emerald Mermaid Progress Update Nov. 10th, 2005 @ 08:32 pm
I have finally finished the backstitching on my Emerald Mermaid, and am about to move on to the beading. Behind the cut are some photographs.

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Cross-posted to cross_stitch and my personal journal.
Current Mood: melancholymelancholy

Progress! Sep. 18th, 2005 @ 10:15 pm
My latest progress on Emerald Mermaid:

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Current Mood: artistic

Metallics Question Sep. 17th, 2005 @ 03:27 pm
I've just finished the tail, so I only have the last bit of seaweed before I start the metallics and beads. One (stupid) question though: one strand of braid, or two? The only things with metallics I've stitched before have given specific strand instructions, but this only says (2 over 2) at the top. Does the two strands part of that refer to the metallics as well?

Pictures soon, when I finish the seaweed.
Current Mood: confusedconfused

Back On Track! Aug. 19th, 2005 @ 10:23 am
Finally finished the model I was working on, as well as a few small projects, so it's time to get back to Emerald Mermaid! Anyway, I was checking the home page of one of my favorite retailers, and it looks like Mirabilia has a new mermaid design coming out. I didn't see it on her web page, but check out the preview on the home page of Paw Prints Cross Stitch. I think this one is definitely going to have to make it into my stash!

Anyway, I'll post some more progress photos of my Emerald Mermaid soon. I'm working on adding the flowers to the seaweed across the bottom, and it's so tedious because you do like five stitches of a color before having to stop and get a new color. Ugh. I keep telling myself that if I can get the flowers done, I can get to work on that tail, with it's lovely, large sections of one color. ;-)
Current Mood: calmcalm
Other entries
» Emerald Mermaid Errors, Part 2
As junebug13 noted in this entry, it appears that there are some more errors on the chart for Emerald Mermaid that were not listed in the initial email Mirabilia sent me. I have emailed Mirabilia several times, but have gotten absolutely no reply from them, which makes me sad. Anyway, here are what we think may be more errors:

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For reference, the post listing the errors identified by Mirabilia is here.
» Decision
I forgot to post my decision here when I posted it in cross_stitch. I've decided to stitch Deepest Love next. I have all but a few colors of floss and the linen itself, so as soon as I get the linen I'm good to go. I was hoping to get it today, since it's the one day the cross stitch store is open late, but I have to take my Edison to the vet to have his ear looked at. Anyway, I spent most of the weekend winding ALL the floss for ALL of my remaining mermaids onto bobbins. I made my floss card for Deepest Love and started putting the floss onto it last night. That way, once I get the linen, all I have to do is baste it onto the scroll frame and start stitchin'! I'm also trying to decide (once I have the money) how I want to frame my mermaids. They will be hanging in the same room, so I'd like to do them all similarly. Usually, I do what the picture suggests on the chart, but I'm not so sure with these. I'll let you know when I get to that point. :^)
» With a little help from my friends...
Poll #523816 My Next Project

Which of the Mirabilia Mermaids should I do next? (I already have all the charts and most of the supplies)

Deepest Love
Enchanted Mermaid
Mermaid of the Pearls
Shimmering Mermaid
The Queen Mermaid
Waiting for Ships

If you need to see the designs, please visit www.mirabilia.com

Thanks for your imput, I appreciate it. Once I started looking at all the lovely patterns, I couldn't decide.

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WAAAA HOOO!!! Emerald Mermaid is finally finished! It feels great to have a project actually finished. I still have to wash and iron her, then have her framed. Thanks for all the support. I'll be starting a new project soon.

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» More beads
Here's the latest update. I finished the second color of beads and went back to the first color on her tail. My camera isn't acting quite right. I think it's been bounced around to much in the saddlebag of my motorcycle or dropped or something. Maybe it's just me, but this picture didn't seem as good as some of the others. Maybe I'm just looking for an excuse to get a new camera! :^P

I'm hoping to have her completed this weekend, so maybe, if I have the money, I can get her framed next weekend. *crosses fingers*
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