All Designs

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

Enchanted Dreamer

MD43

Formed of colors only found in mystical glades, or in Nora Corbett’s watercolor palette, this sleepy beauty snuggles into slumber, ivory arms wrapped around a golden, jewel-tasseled pillow. Awash in shades of shell, coral, celadon and evening blue (with touches of fairy dust, of course), she’ll drift off happily in any wood-paneled music room, softly lit hallway, or elegant bedchamber. Remember, stitch quietly.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Permin Bonnie Blue Linen supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Confederate Gray Linen. Stitched area is 11 3/4" x 14 1/4 " with a stitch count of 187 x 225.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
02019 Crystal Honey Glass Seed Bead
03048 Cinnamon Red Antique Glass Bead
13007 Margarita Topaz Crystal Treasure (two packages)
13053 Very Small Teardrop Emerald Crystal Treasure ( two packages)
Kreinik Metallic Threads
007 #4 Very Fine Braid
150V #4 Very Fine Braid

Deepest Love

MD42

She looked. And he looked back. She loved. And he loved back. It didn’t matter that she lived beneath the seas, and he beside them. Love knows no boundaries. And so she goes to him, with joy, and with the jewels and regal bearing befitting a princess from the deep. Their time together will be counted in precious moments. Always secret. Always sweet. It will have to do.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Zweigart Belfast Amsterdam Blue Linen. Alternate fabric is 32 count Permin Blue Ridge Linen. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each. Stitched area is 10 3/4" x 14 " with a stitch count of 172 x 225.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
00479 White Glass Seed Bead
02016 Crystal Mint Glass Seed Bead
13033 Roundel Sapphire Crystal Treasure
Kreinik Metallic Threads
684 #4 Very Fine Braid

Adia – The Garden Fairy

MD41

If you venture quietly into the woods at the golden hours of dawn, you may catch a glimpse of this benevolent fairy as she sows the sweet-smelling earth with cobweb strands of morning dew and the rarest of flower seeds. The handmaiden to Titania, Queen of the Fairies, this little nymph looks beautiful with or without wings. Place her in a garden room or give her to someone who loves watching seeds turn into something beautiful.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Zweigart Belfast Dirty Linen. Alternate fabric is 32 count Silk & Linen Woodland from Wichelt Imports. Design area is 9 1/4" x 16 1/4" with a stitch count of 148 x 260.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
00146 Glass Seed Bead
00148 Glass Seed Bead
02010 Glass Seed Bead
02011 Glass Seed Bead
02017 Glass Seed Bead
12202 Crystal Treasure
12210 Crystal Treasure
13051 Crystal Treasure

1998 Holiday Cherub

1998-HOLIDAY-CHERUB

1998 Holiday Cherub 1998 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!

Titania Queen Of The Fairies

MD38

The companion to Nora Corbett’s 1997 “A Midsummer Night’s Fairy,” Titania harks from the same enchanted, misted wood. Resplendent in a simple rosebud crown and a pair of golden, gauzy, gorgeous wings, she perches upon a tiny limb and offers these words from Shakespeare to all who lovingly stitch her sumptuous rose and coral gown:
“Hand in hand, with fairy grace, will we sing and bless this place.”

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Chestnut Linen by Permin supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate Fabric is 32 count Zweigart Belfast Sand Linen. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each. Design area is 11" x 18" with a stitch count of 165 x 279.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
001 Blending Filament
9192 #4 Very Fine Braid
Mill Hill Beads
02002 Glass Seed Bead
02019 Glass Seed Bead
03050 Antique Glass Bead
13010 Crystal Treasures

Three For Tea

MD37

Unlike many of us in the workaday world, these three lovely enchanted beings haven’t forgotten the importance of the quiet reflection and gentle conversation that comes with taking tea. At a quarter of three, with hair let down, stately gowns and mother-of-pearl cups in hand, they remind us all that there’s nothing quite like a spot of tea for setting the world to rights.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Natural Linen by Permin supplied by Wichelt Imports. Alternate Fabric is Zweigart 32 count Raw Belfast Linen®. Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used. Blends are one strand each. Design area is 12" x 14" with a stitch count of 168 x 222.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Kreinik Metallic Threads
023 #4 Very Fine Braid
026 #4 Very Fine Braid
Mill Hill Beads
03050 Antique Glass Bead
03057 Antique Glass Bead

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

1997 Holiday Cherub

1997-HOLIDAY-CHERUB

1997 Holiday Cherub 1997 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!

Giggles In The Snow

MD31

As much of a giggle to stitch as it is to give, this newest design by Nora Corbett for Mirabilia is an ode to those euphoric winter days when children dress themselves in layer upon crazy-quilt layer, pull on mommy-made mittens and scarves, and flaunt collars and cuffs embroidered by doting aunts and grandmas.
Stitch the little boy, the little girl, or stitch them both to hang together. Whichever you choose, it’s certain that the one having the most fun in the crystal-beaded snow will be you!

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count White linen from Wichelt or Zweigart. Each design's area is 8 ¹ " x 9 ¸" with a stitch count of 130 x 150.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Beads by Mill Hill
00168 - Glass Seed Bead
02017 - Glass Seed Bead

A Midsummer Night’s Fairy

MD30

Behold! ‘Tis but a fair wood sprite perched upon a mossy branch in the misty gloaming of a midsummer’s eve! From her periwinkle crown to her sweeping purple satin hem to the iridescent span of her swallow-tailed wings, she’s scarce bigger than a lightening bug. But lest she fool you by her tiny size, remember well her magical powers. Save the stitching of her enchanted glowing wand for last, then watch as she casts her mystical spell over all who pass close by.

Required materials
Stitched on 32 count Stony Point linen from Wichelt Imports. Design area is 10 ¸" x 17 ¹" with a stitch count of 168 x 273.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Beads by Mill Hill
00479 - Glass Seed Bead
02015 - Glass Seed Bead
02016 - Glass Seed Bead
03037 - Antique Glass Bead
03055 - Antique Glass Bead
42011 - Petite Glass Bead
13007 - Crystal Treasure
Kreinik Metallic Threads
BF044
BF024

Snow Days

MD29

Big snowstorm. No school. Cooped up. Bored. Get on mom’s nerves. Bundle up. Stomp outside. Build a snowman. Numb fingers. Stomp inside. Dry mittens on radiator. Press nose to frosty window. Admire the snowman standing guard in the swirling, twirling ballet of snow.

Stitched on 32 count Natural linen from Wichelt Imports.
Alternate fabric Zweigart 32 count Belfast Raw linen. Design area is 7 ¸" x 9 ¸" with a stitch count of 120 x 150.
Beads and specialty materials needed
Mill Hill Beads
02017 glass seed beads
03057 antique glass beads
13004 Crystal Treasures
40479 petite glass beads
Kreinik Metallic Thread
9294 fine (#8) braid
Waterlilies by Caron Collection
Antique Rose
Fir
Mediterranean
Morning Mist
Rainbow Gallery Threads
"Artic Rays" AR5