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Cross Stitch: Mermaids Of The Deep Blue

July 26, 2009 /
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mermaid cross stitch

Mermaids Of The Deep Blue
Two daughters of the sea swim gracefully toward treasure lost.
Their tails sparkle like diamonds and emeralds.
Their hair flows around them like veils of silk.
They are real and fairytale combined to become beauties of the deep.

Recently, my eldest sister, Estee, just finished one of her cross-stitch projects, “Mermaids Of The Deep Blue” and wish to share it in Craft Passion. She bought this Mirabilia pattern online which came with a photo and a color chart. She spent about 3 months to get it done, working 2 hours per day on average. She has been doing cross-stitch since years ago, I lose count but I think should be more than 20 years. She has quite a number of fine-crafted cross-stitch works in her collection and I am pleased that she lets me show them here in near future. I am a big fan of her, the most precious one among her collection would be the famous fine-art – “The Kiss” which was originally painted by Gustav Klimt. Watch out for Estee’s gallery soon!!!!

Required materials

Stitched using 32 count Zweigart Amsterdam Blue Linen.
Stitched area 9 3/4″ x 19 1/2″ with a stitch count of 156 x 312.
Stitched (2 over 2). DMC floss used.
Glass beads and Treasures by Mill Hill

02011
02022 (3 packets)
03049
03050 (4 packets)
13007 (2 packets)
18831

Kreinik Metallic Threads #4 Braid

014
015 (2 spools)
024
152V

Remark: there are some mistakes in the chart, but they are very obvious that you will notice them.

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Becky

Friday 14th of June 2013

I love Mirabilia patterns. The beading makes them showstoppers! I just finished "Sleeping Beauty." That was an 8-month project, but it's worth it. Just gorgeous. Your sister does beautiful work!

Craft Passion

Friday 14th of June 2013

Thank you, Becky. My sister will be very happy when I tell her about this, both the compliment and the "Sleeping Beauty" pattern, perhaps she would want to put it in her list too.

Emmee B

Friday 12th of August 2011

Lovely. I also do the Mirabella charts but do not have this one. This inspired me to purchase the chart. Excellent stitching.

Leah Lynch

Saturday 29th of August 2009

Wow, that's beautiful.

food-4tots

Sunday 26th of July 2009

It is a great piece of fine art to me! Looks absolutely perfect to me!

Craft Passion

Sunday 26th of July 2009

Thanks. It is even stunning in the real piece, you will feel like the mermaids are swimming upwards....