Ladies

Garden Beauty

MD86

This is a classic and timeless heirloom design. A rosarian tends to her English garden. Her dusty blue satin gown is accented with clusters of precious antique beads. The fairy tale border drips with roses, gems, and lush velvet brown ribbons. It is pure garden romanticism.

Stitched on 32 count Chestnut Linen by Wichelt Imports.
Stitched area is 8 1/4" x 16 3/4" with a stitch count of 131 x 268. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each.
Glass beads and Treasures by Mill Hill
03037
03054
16037
16606
Kreinik Metallic Threads #4 Braid
002V
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Madonna Of The Garden

MD79

Stitched on 32 count Dapple Grey Linen by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric is 32 count Belfast Steel Grey Linen by Zweigart.
Stitched area is 10" x 16 3/4" with a stitch count of 160 x 267.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00556
02011
03034
62042
Kreinik Metallic Threads
020hl Very Fine (#4) Braid (2 spools)

Maidens Of The Seasons II – Fall & Winter

MD74

Illustrating the simple pure beauty of the seasons in the Old World style of tapestry cross-stitch, this design completes the series. Designed to be stitched separately, together, or stitch on a large enough piece of fabric to include all seasons.

Stitched on 32 count Tumbleweed Linen by Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric 32 count Zweigart Dirty Linen.
Stitched area is 11 1/4" x 16 1/4" with a stitch count of 180 x 260.
Rainbow Gallery Thread
"Wisper" white W88 *3
Kreinik Metallic Threads
221 #4 Braid
Needlepaints Floss
Needlepaints Floss 2101-2106 no longer available. Suggested DMC substitutions listed in parenthesis.
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2101 (DMC 927)
2102 (DMC 926)
2103 (DMC 502)
2104 (DMC 501)
2105 (DMC 500)
2106 (DMC 924)
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00358
00968
03015
03053
03055
40123
42010
62012
Asterisk indicates number of cards needed to complete this design.

Maidens Of The Seasons I – Spring & Summer

MD70

Crystal lilacs and lush peaches, symbols of spring and summer, illustrate the simple pure beauty of the seasons in the Old World style of tapestry cross-stitch. Designed to be stitched separately, together, or stitch on a large enough piece of fabric to include autumn and winter.

Required materials
SStitched on 32 count Tumbleweed Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric 32 count Zweigart Dirty Linen. Stitched area is 11 1/4" x 16 1/4" with a stitch count of 180 x 260. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
03026
03057
40479
42029
42031
Kreinik Metallic Threads
Very Fine (#4) Braids
221

Winter In My Garden

MD68

Third in the series of gardeners is “Winter in My Garden”. Every gardener I know doesn’t rest the minute the snow starts to fall. Winter is a time for organizing seeds, planning beds or researching to find the perfect climbing rose. That’s why our newest design depicts a woman in her greenhouse amidst all her started seedlings, dreaming about spring and the new start it will bring.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Raw Linen. Stitched area is 11 1/2" x 16 1/2" with a stitch count of 180 x 260. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
02031

The Blossom Harvest

MD60

A young maiden crowned with pale crystal zinnias, stops to experience the pleasures of nature. Her apron pattern echoes the neatly kept rows of her garden that overflows with pansies, narcissus, violets, and herbs. Beads make the flowers appear as they are in those first moments of the dewy morning — glistening and glowing with tiny droplets.

Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports or Zweigart.
Stitched area is 7 ½" x 13 ½" with a stitch count of 119 x 217.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00283 Glass Seed Bead (Mercury)
02016 Glass Seed Bead (Crystal Mint)
02019 Glass Seed Bead (Crystal Honey)
02031 Glass Seed Bead (Citron)
03048 Antique Glass Bead (Cinnamon Red)
Crystal Treasures by Mill Hill
12005 - 5 total (5 pkgs.)
12143 - 6 total (3 pkgs.)
12248 - 3 total (2 pkgs.)
13067 - 10 total (4 pkgs.)

Mother’s Bliss

MD55

Inspired by a photo of Nora Corbett and her son, this design celebrates an unforgettable moment of joy between a mother and child. It is simple, pure, and beautiful.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Zweigart Belfast Antique Ivory linen. Alternate fabric is 32 count Ivory linen by Wichelt Imports. Stitched area is 10 3/4"x 15 1/4" with a stitch count of 172 x 244. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.

Scent Of Old Roses

MD54

There is a princess, we are told, of indescribable wealth, who is fascinated by the mixing of garden scents. “A touch of lavender for sleep,” she muses here, in an ornate gown and stole trimmed with “Wisper”. “And rosemary, that’s for remembrance.” Rumor has it that she has captured her favorite scent, that of old English roses, in a rose-amethyst vial to carry with her wherever she goes. While you stitch, consider the effect of fragrances in your life, and resolve to surround yourself with those that bring you happiness, too.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Laurel by Wichelt Imports. Altermate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Olive Green Linen. Stitched area is 7 1/2"x 13 1/4" with a stitch count of 119 x 212. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00165
00525
00561
02003
02019*2
Kreinik Metallic Threads
023 #4 Very Fine Braid
Rainbow Gallery Thread
W88 "Wisper" white

Spring In My Garden

MD53

“I’m not a very patient person,” says Nora, “but gardening is teaching me to be. I’ve learned that something tiny and fragile holds the promise of becoming something bold and beautiful, if I only water and wait for it. What I haven’t learned is to not go barefoot outside way too early and freeze my feet! It’s nature’s way of reminding me why shoes were invented, I guess.”

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Raw Linen. Stitched area is 11 1/2" x 16 1/2" with a stitch count of 180 x 260

Summer In My Garden

MD50

“I suspect that my neighbors laugh at my gardening outfits–I really do wear pretty hats and flowing skirts to dig in the dirt! I just can’t bear to wear ugly old clothes amidst all that beauty. And I don’t know about you, but I like a very orderly garden, full of old-fashioned flowers in cool shades of pink and white. I especially love anything I can cut to enjoy inside. If it doesn’t flower, I don’t grow it!”

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Raw Linen. Stitched area is 11 1/2" x 16 1/2" with a stitch count of 180 x 260.

Rose Arbour

MD48

Nora Corbett’s “The Rose of Sharon” cross-stitch design has become an enduring favorite among Mirabilia design collectors. Nora’s newest masterpie ce, called “Rose Arbour,” is a mirror image of the earlier design, reflecting another beautiful woman beneath an arch entwined with full-blown roses. We think the appeal of both designs lies in the exquisite gowns–the elegant lines, the lavish details and the romantic sense of style. We also think, “Why doesn’t anyone make dresses like these anymore?”

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Raw Linen. Stitched area is 12 1/4" x 18 1/2" with a stitch count of 195 x 295.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
02001 Glass Seed Bead
40252 Petite Glass Bead
42031 Petite Glass Bead
Kreinik Metallic Threads
027 #4 Very Fine Braid
152V #4 Very Fine Braid (2 spools)

Le Nouveau Sampler

MD46

On a recent trip to Paris, Mirabilia’s designer Nora Corbett was inspired to create a cross-stitch sampler unlike any other. The focal point of this sampler is the stately facade of the famous “Le Belvedere” mansion. Below is a portrait of the “lady of the manor,” as imagined by Nora.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Permin Coffee Bean Linen supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Dirty Linen. Stitched area is 10 1/4" x 15 3/4 " with a stitch count of 162 x 250.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
02001 Pearl Glass Seed Bead
02019 Crystal Honey Glass Seed Bead
03053 Purple Passion Antique Glass Bead
Kreinik Metallic Threads
850 #4 Very Fine Braid
014 #4 Very Fine Braid