All Designs

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

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

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

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

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