Finished Designs

South Seas Mermaid –  ©Mirabilia Designs.  Worked over 2 on 28 count Evenweave that I hand dyed.  Started 1/3/12, competed 1/15/12.  See it develop from start to finish on the South Seas Mermaid Project page.

  

Giraffe Mother and Baby – ©Amanda Butler, published in Cross Stitch Gold #58.  Stitched on 18 count Light Oatmeal aida.  Started 2/5/11, completed 1/2/12.

  

Water Dragon, designed and ©Joan Elliott.  Worked over 2 on 32 count Caribbean linen from Crossed Wing Collection.  Started 7/21/11, completed 12/6/11

 

Christmas Angels – 2 of 4, designed and ©Joan Elliott.  Worked over 2 on 32 count Opalescent Lugana.  For the one on the right, I modified the mauves in her dress to reds.  Started 11/1/11, completed 12/24/11.

 

Lilly Couture Pixie –  ©Nora Corbett.  Worked over 2 on 28 count Evenweave that I dyed in pastel rainbow colors.  I changed the white in the wings to Kreinik 032, just to give them a little more sparkle.  Started 11/6/11, competed 11/16/11.

 

Mystical Mermaid, designed and ©Joan Elliott.  Worked over 2 on 32 count linen in Deep Sea colorway from Crossed Wing Collection.  Instead of framing the finished work, I mounted it on an acid-free sticky mounting board.  I then cut a piece of 1/4″ foamboard to be about 3 inches larger on each side, and covered that with a coordinating fabric.  I attached the mounted piece to the foamboard, then added cording and beads for embellishment.  And yes, there are actually ‘bubbles’ on the fabric.  Started 8/17/11, completed 9/21/11.  See it develop from start to finish on the Mystical Mermaid Project page.

  

Mermaids of the Deep Blue –  ©Mirabilia Designs.  Worked over 2 on 32 count Lugana in the Neptune colorway from Polstitches.  I overdyed the fabric with a pale blue.  The mermaid colors are converted from greens to wines and purples.  The purple mermaid has hair converted to a lighter shade of brown, and green fins converted to more turquoise shades.  Started 7/19/11, competed 8/2/11.  See it develop from start to finish on the Mermaids of the Deep Blue Project page.

  

AutumnFairy, designed and ©Joan Elliott.  Worked over 2 on 32 count Lugana in the Nature’s Grace colorway from Polstitches.  Started 9/23/11, completed 12/33/11. See it develop from start to finish on the Autumn Fairy Project page.

 

Summer Fairy, designed and ©Joan Elliott.  Worked over 2 on 32 count Lugana in the Heavens Above colorway from Polstitches.  Started 6/21/11, completed 7/6/11. See it develop from start to finish on the Summer Fairy Project page.

 

Spring Fairy, designed and ©Joan Elliott.  Worked over 2 on 32 count Lugana in the Fairy Footprints colorway from Polstitches.  Started 3/20/11, completed 5/22/11. See it develop from start to finish on the Spring Fairy Project page.

 

Winter Fairy, designed and ©Joan Elliott.  Worked over 2 on 32 count Jobelan in the Summer Sky colorway from Wichelt.  I overdyed the fabric with some swirls of purple.  As you can see from the second picture (of the back), my stitching gets progressively neater towards the bottom as I incorporated new techniques I had learned.  Started 12/21/10, completed 2/5/11. See it develop from start to finish on the Winter Fairy Project page.

Letters from Nora Letter E designed and ©Nora Corbett.  Worked on 32 count Queene Anne’s Lace Jobelan.  Started 7/7/11, completed 7/17/11.

 

Letters from Nora Letter K designed and ©Nora Corbett.  Worked on 32 count Queene Anne’s Lace Jobelan.  Started 6/1/11, completed 6/14/11.

 

Dragon of Hope and Dragon of Compassion designed and ©JL Aikman-Smith, distributed by Dragon Dreams.  Worked on 32 count linen that I hand-dyed in green/brown/peach.  Started 5/29/11, completed 6/1/11.

Mythical Dragon designed and ©Merri Roderick, distributed by Dimensions.  Worked on 16 count white Aida.  Started around September 2006, got tucked away for 4 years as an unfinished piece.  Finished 12/20/10.  See it develop from its resurrection in late 2010 to its completion on the Mythical Dragon Project page.

Not sure of the pattern name or designer for this, if anyone else does please let me know and I will update to add.  This was completed as a gift for my mother back in 1994, and I recently got it re-framed and presented it to her again in 2011 for her birthday.  Stitched on 16 count white Aida.

Inspirations, designed and ©Joan Elliott and published in Bewitching Cross Stitch.  Worked over 2 on 28 count Crystal Jazz Lugana from Picture This Plus.  I did lighten the colorway a bit as I thought the original color was a bit too bold for this series.  Dream: 1/16/11 – 1/19/11; Imagine: 5/22/11 – 5/24/11; Hope: 5/25/11 – 5/26/11; Believe: 5/27/11 – 5/29/11.

 

 

Again, one whose name and designer I cannot recall.  Any info on that would be appreciated.  Another ‘oldie’, this was completed in 1995 as another gift for my mother.  I do need to clean and re-frame this one as well.  Stitched on 16 count white Aida.

Ankh of Life designed and ©Anne Marie Gordon and distributed by Witches Stitches (no longer in business).  Stitched on 16 count black Aida.  Completed in 2005.

Dreamy Butterfly and Dragonfly Dreams designed and ©Debbie Mumm and distributed by Dimensions.  Completed in 2008.

Once again, a set of coasters by an unknown designer.  These were stitched on 18 count ivory aida circa 1996.

This is by no means all of them, but a lot of my older pieces were made as gifts, and I have no pictures of them.  I’ve only recently started making ones for myself, so my own collection is slowly growing.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andie
    May 20, 2011 @ 01:24:13

    Dream is a Joan Elliot design 🙂

    Reply

  2. Andie
    May 20, 2011 @ 01:25:33

    Whoops didn’t read that properly, sorry see you are asking about the design below *blush*

    Reply

  3. Jenni
    Jun 14, 2011 @ 21:28:45

    Wonderful gallery. You have very simialr taste to me. I may have to look up the believe and dream charts.

    Reply

  4. Chiloe
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 04:40:02

    Allis beautiful !!! Congrats . 🙂

    Reply

  5. Lisa
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 10:59:33

    you have stunning finishes Stephanie, and the little time it takes you to finish is amazing, your needles must be smoking!

    I will be visiting this blog regular as I just makes me feel so great to look at so many beautiful finishes, thanks for sharing x

    Reply

  6. Julianne
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 06:23:09

    I was woundering, how do you get you backs to look like that?? I am working on the winter fairy right now, and my back does not look that good.

    Reply

    • Stephanie
      Aug 09, 2012 @ 18:57:25

      I use the loop method or pin stitch to start, and end with a pin stitch as well, so I don’t have a lot of ends to thread under. I try not to carry thread more than just a couple blocks over. And whenever possible I try and keep the stitches on the back vertical. I do think one of the biggest culprits in messy backs is trailing threads long distances. It may take an extra minute to end off, cut, restart with the thread, but it really helps with neatness.

      It gets easier with practice. I’ve reframed some of my older pieces and the backs of them nearly make me cry they are so bad!

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  7. joy munster
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 13:22:10

    I spoke with you regarding the giraffe mother and baby design at the Silver River stitch retreat in October. This is the pattern I had tried to obtain a few years ago, to no avail. Would it be possible to get a copy of pattern from you? Love your work!

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    • Stephanie
      Nov 12, 2012 @ 20:56:47

      I had actually removed those pages from the magazine so I could stitch the pattern easier, but I’m sure I still have them around here somewhere. I never throw a pattern out! Let me dig through my craft room and see if I can find it.

      Reply

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