Ladies

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

The Garden Muses

MD44

According to Greek mythology, muses are the ageless spirits who inspire and watch over us as we create. What better place for muses to reside than a cool, green topiary garden? At the entrance to Nora Corbett’s classical retreat, ancient urns drip with moss, wrought-iron gates beckon visitors inside, and all who enter are promised a quiet place of peace and inspiration.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Permin Laurel Linen supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Olive Green Linen. Stitched area is 18 1/2" x 9 1/2 " with a stitch count of 292 x 152.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
00148 Pale Peach Glass Seed Bead
02019 Crystal Honey Glass Seed Bead
03021 Royal Pearl Antique Glass Bead
03031 Smokey Heather Antique Glass Bead
03034 Royal Amethyst Antique Glass Bead
03053 Purple Passion Antique Glass Bead
60162 Frosted Sapphire Frosted Glass Bead
13052 Very Small Teardrop Amethyst Crystal Treasure

Savannah’s Curtsy

MD36

This winsome southern belle learned the genteel art of hospitality in finishing school, and she’d be delighted to extend a warm welcome to guests in any finely decorated foyer. She makes a lovely gift for new neighbors, new homeowners or newlyweds–or just hang her where she can make you smile each time you walk in the door.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count White Jobelan supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate Fabric is Zweigart 32 count White Belfast Linen®. Design area is 12" x 15" with a stitch count of 187 x 235.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
013 #8 Fine Braid
021 #8 Fine Braid
Mill Hill Beads
03007 Antique Glass Bead
42027 Petite Glass Bead

Deco Spirits

MD19

If you’ve come to expect anything from Nora Corbett, it’s the unusual and unexpected, and her new “Deco Spirits” continues that tradition. Inspired by art deco architecture, the four spirits represent the elements of earth, fire, water, and air. Each features muted metallics in shades of seafoam, periwinkle, gold, and aubergine. Because they can be stitched and framed together or individually, “Deco Spirits” is the perfect choice for beginners or advanced stitchers, or anyone who appreciates a fresh, innovative design.

Stitched on 32 count White linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2).
If stitched as shown, design area is 11 (1/4) x 13 (1/2) inches with a stitch count of 177 x 215. If panels are stitched, each has a design area of 4 (4/5) x 6 inches. Stitch count is 77 x 96.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
9294 fine braid
014 fine braid
014 Balger blending filament.
DMC Metallic Threads
284Z Gold

Stone Roses

MD17

Green ivy protectively encircles an angel turned to stone centuries ago, as she in turn stands guard over an enchanted garden, a pale pink sash forever fluttering at her waist. The drapery borders at her feet create a sampler effect, complete with mother-of-pearl buttons and fine white ribbon.

Stitched on 32 count White linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2 ).
Design area is 9 (1/2) x 23 (1/2) inches. Stitch count is 150 x 375.
Beads and specialty materials needed.
Beads by Mill Hill:
02015 - Glass Seed Bead
Mill Hill Crystal Treasures:
None
Caron Waterlillies:
CWL112
CWL007
DMC
White
223
224
225
451
452
453
646
762
793
822
930
931
932
3023
3024
3747
3753
3756
317 for backstitch
Mother of Pearl Buttons (2)-3/4"size
fine White Ribbon (4mm)-1&1/2 yds.

English Roses

MD14

Silk ribbon roses, beaded leaves and softly falling rose petals surround this profile of a Victorian woman lost in private thoughts. Her gown of pale purple crystal beads is accented by an elaborate circle of pale pink roses in her hair. So beautiful, so mysterious, it’s hard to believe she’ll be alone with her thoughts for long.

Stitched on 32 count Desert Sand linen by Wichelt Imports (2 over 2 ).
Design area is 6 (1/2) x 10 (1/2) inches. Stitch count is 103 x 165.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
021
9294
Mill Hill Beads
00168 Glass Seed Bead
00553 Glass Seed Bead
03035 Antique Glass Bead
05202 Glass Pebbled Bead
Y.L.I. Silk Ribbon
031
032
157
163