I’m back! So much more to come!

Hello, stitchy friends! Yes, I am back. I know it has been a super long break. I had plans. So many plans. I was going to do a website renovation, I was going to photograph some tutorials, I was going to do so much. And, well, none of that happened. Instead, I got busy with life, went on vacation to Hong Kong (an absolutely amazing place that I can’t wait to go back to), and did a whole lot of crafting. I have tons of things to share, so look for lots of posts over the next little while.

I’m going to start things off slow with a little finish. This morning I finally attached the Mill Hill Treasures to my version of Portrait of Antique Vines, the chart from the Mirabila 25th Anniversary Celebration¬†booklet.

Portrait of Antique Vines, designed by Mirabilia (Nora Corbett)

Yes, changed things up a lot! I had this beautiful piece of one-of-a-kind hand-dyed fabric from Enchanting Lair and I really wanted to feature it. (Unfortunately, I couldn’t get it to photography well. It is a lovely blue-green mottled colour.) So, I stitched only the silhouette and the frame using DMC 310 (just as it was charted), and I left out all of the other stitching. The beads are some random (sadly, unlabelled) Delicas from my stash, and then I used the same Treasures called for in the instructions.

Portrait of Antique Vines, designed by Mirabilia (Nora Corbett)

I think the result is a lovely, classic portrait. Now I just need to be on the lookout for the perfect frame. Such a noble looking lady requires something special, don’t you think?

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Are you on Instagram? I’ve started posting again! Please follow me at @stitchinglotus. I’m not going to promise lovely staged pictures. Instead, I’m sharing what I’m working on, just like it looks in real life. Bad lighting and all.

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Check back tomorrow for a review of a super squishy, very special yarn.

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6 Responses to I’m back! So much more to come!

  1. Yay! Lovely to hear from you. I’m @sewscrapmuse

  2. That’s turned out nicely – and yes, she needs a very special frame!

    I’ve found you on instagram. I’m @virtuosewadventures. See you over there!

  3. Catherine says:

    She is beautiful, I can see the color of the fabric it is beautiful.
    I hope you post a photo of how she is framed.
    Thank-you for sharing.


  4. Terri Patterson says:

    Lovely stitching, as usual. Glad you had a great trip to Hong Kong. Looking forward to your posts! I am @rosystitches on instagram

  5. Meari says:

    Congrats on your finish!

  6. Joanne P says:

    Welcome back! I love the way you stitched the Anniversary design. I put her on my list this year but I’m not sure if she will get done!
    I’m afraid I don’t do Instagram but I’m still blogging regularly if you want to catch up!