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2000 Holiday Cherub

2000-HOLIDAY-CHERUB

2000 Holiday Cherub 2000 Holiday Cherub

Dear Stitcher, This is my 5th angel gift to you for the year 2000. It is to thank you for the wonderful support and encouragement you’ve given me throughout the year. I realize that without you I would not be able to pursue my art and for this I am so very grateful. Have a very merry Holiday Season.

May’s Emerald Fairy

MD56

The third in Mirabilia’s “Year of the Fairies Collection”. She stands surrounded by wild strawberries, gazing into an emerald Crystal Treasure that signifies love.

Required material
Stitched on 32 count Zweigart Belfast Cream linen by Wichelt Imports. Stitched area is 10 1/2"x 15 1/2" with a stitch count of 162 x 248. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.
Glass beads by Mill Hill
00283
02031
03050*2
13011
Kreinik Metallic Threads
014 #4 Very Fine Braid
015 #4 Very Fine Braid
002V #4 Very Fine Braid
002 #4 Very Fine Braid
025 #4 Very Fine Braid

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

June’s Pearl Fairy

MD52

Second in Nora Corbett’s “Year of the Fairies” Collection, June’s Pearl Fairy is a celebration of soft summer sunlight. Awash in tiny pastel pearls, >from the tips of her iridescent wings to the hem of her gold gown, she is caught in a contemplative dance. Swirling ribbons of pink satin and seed pearls float gracefully around her as she steps lightly across a carpet of wild flowers.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count White Linen by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Antique White Linen. Stitched area is 11 ¹" x 16 ²" with a stitch count of 177 x 265.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
02003 Glass Seed Bead
02024 Glass Seed Bead
03056 Antique Glass Bead
12144 Glass Treasure - 6 total
12151 Glass Treasure - 2 total
12210 Glass Treasure - 2 total
42018 Petite Glass Bead
42031 Petite Glass Bead
Kreinik Metallic Threads
023 #4 Very Fine Braid
150V #4 Very Fine Braid

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.

Gathering Eggs

MD49

In an old-fashioned cottage garden abloom with white lilies and pink foxgloves, a little girl named Isabella Rose has just discovered a trio of robin’s eggs. Careful not to touch them lest the mother disown them, Isabella places the eggs where they are sure to be rescued soon. It’s just another adventure in the life of a little girl with a flair for dressing gaily.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Zweigart Belfast Dirty Linen. Stitched area is 5 1/2" x 11 1/2" with a stitch count of 85 x 185.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
02012 Glass Seed Bead

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)

April’s Blue Diamond

MD47

First in Nora Corbett’s “Year of the Fairies” Collection, the Blue Diamond Fairy is an elegant tribute to the mercurial month of April. Inspired by elaborate
Victorian designs, her demure gown is overlaid with exquisite “blue diamond” beading, accented with a crown of flowers and pearls.
Nora

Stitched on 32 count Zweigart Belfast Cream linen
Stitched area is 12.25" w x 16.75" h with a stitch count of 195 x 268. Stitched 2 over 2.
DMC needed
white (3)
315
316
317
356
368
369
414
434
502
503
504
598
754
758
778
801
814
819
902
915
917
932
948
3051
3052
3078
3371
3608
3689
3726
3753
3768
3807
3811
5283
Kreinik Metallic Threads
014 #4 Very Fine Braid
1432 #8 Very Fine Braid
Mill Hill Beads
00150
00275
02026
03050
40479
12121
12122
12124 (2)
12224

1999 Holiday Cherub

1999-HOLIDAY-CHERUB

1999 Holiday Cherub 1999 Holiday Cherub

Dear Stitcher,   Thank you for the wonderful support and encouragement you’ve given me throughout the year. I realize that without you I would not be able to pursue my art and for this I am so very grateful. Happy Stitching!

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