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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mermaid of Atlantis - Finished!!


I had the pictures posted yesterday but was too wiped out to add some commentary.  Thank goodness for the "edit" feature.

The particulars:  The design is "Mermaid of Atlantis" by Mirabilia.   Done on Picture This Plus 32 count Fathom lugana. 

She's a smaller design, especially when compared to Mirabilia's many "grand ladies" - just 7 1/2 inches by 15 3/4 inches.   However, with three Waterlilies, five Kreiniks, and seven packs of beads....there's no lack of detail or bling.   Warning: kitting up was quite pricey with all those extras!   Factor in the hand dyed fabric (even though it was technically a leftover from another project) and she's not-so-little LOL



I'm not sure how well it comes through on the photo of the fish, but the surrounding beads (the ones that look like bubbles) are all one color.  I attached them using Waterlilies Bermuda Reef (which shows up in the tail as well) since there are scattered stitches of that color;  because the beads there are light in color, it gave them a nifty varigated effect that I really like.   I'm still trying to figure out what it is she is holding - the pattern refers to it as "treasure" and it's vaguely seaweedy/floral in nature LOL   Ah well.  It's pretty, nonetheless.

23 comments:

Tracy J said...

Your finish is gorgeous! great work!!!

Blu said...

Congrats! She's gorgeous!

Carissa said...

Beautiful!

Andie said...

Congratulations! Shes beautiful!

Meari said...

Very pretty. Congrats on your finish.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Beautiful. I had never seen this one done in it's entirety. I had only seen one by Tracy J that had been modified... http://tajinaz8.blogspot.com/2010/02/mermaid-of-atlantis.html

You do wonderful work. This is so beautiful. Congratulations on your finish!

Sandy In Montana said...

Very pretty, congratulations on the finish.

Happy Stitching ... Sandy

4ofwands said...

Absolutely beautiful. Frame it soon! Or send it to me and I'll frame it and find a wall to hang it on. :)
UZU--Feisty Kat from CCS

Carolyn NC said...

This is just beautiful - fabulous job! Congrats!

Katrina said...

This is gorgeous! I love how beautiful she is. Great choice for fabric too!

valerie said...

Beautiful! Love all the bling! :)

Kay said...

I am in awe, this is so beautiful!!

Vicki in CO said...

What a wonderful finish! She is gorgeous.

Vanessa said...

Stunning! She is just gorgeous! Your patience paid off - beads and all!

Deigh said...

Gorgeous finish! She is beautiful!

Bette said...

Very beautiful finish. You did a great job!

silentsgirl said...

She turned out beautifully! Congratulations on such an impressive finish.

Ginny said...

She is just beautiful! I can't wait to stitch her up myself as mermaids are my favorite and need to add her to my collection. Thanks for sharing.

Renee said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Wonderful stitching!!!

Cathy said...

Beautiful. Worth the time and money you have invested.

Moreen said...

She really is beautiful I must stitch this mermaid one day to add to my collection of miribilia designs.
You have made a fantastic job of her your stitching is great and I look forward to seeing her framed.
Congratulations.

MaryT said...

Really pretty I love all the beading. It just makes the project and the fabric is pretty to and love the name of it.

Meg said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Congratulations!