Monday, December 29, 2008

Angels and Fairies

I finally completed my Mirabilia Christmas Angel and the result is stunning. I just can't get a picture to show how beautiful and shiny the beads look though. I stitched her on 36 count Edinburgh linen with the suggested threads and beads. The design is from a WOCS magazine from a few years ago. I really would like to try a new finish on this - perhaps a flat fold??

mira angel dec 08

And here is a picture of a half finished HAED that I decided not to complete fully. I decided to turn it into a pinkeep and gave it to Tracy as part of her Christmas present and I think she liked it.

finished into a pinkeep!

Happy New Year to all my blog readers and visitors and best wishes for 2009. xx

36 comments:

Sherry said...

What a great idea to finish off the unfinished design like this! It looks wonderful! Your angel finish is beautiful!

KarenV said...

Both finishes are lovely! You did a great job with the partly-finished design - good idea to finish it like this.

Happy New Year to you!

Shari said...

both pieces are beautiful Hazel!!!!! WOW!!!
I am planning to start my first HAED later this week!!! I can't wait, but boy, am I overwhelmed!!!

staci said...

Really gorgeous finishes Hazel!!! Your angel looks amazing and I love how you turned your "unfinished" HAED into a stunning pinkeep!

Julie said...

Your angel looks stunning as does the HAED pinkeep.

*shush dont tell anyone* but i have one thats become a UFO in my pile too!

Daffycat said...

Wonderful finishes! Clever save of an unfinished project!

Autumn said...

How did the bead work with the 36 ct? I've been using 36 ct. linen a lot lately and wondered how a Mirabilia would do on it.

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely angel. I think I may tackle that one myself. And a great way to finish that HAED. It made a lovely gift. Lucky Tracy

Angela said...

The angel looks great.

Chiloe said...

A flatfold finish will be wonderful !!! I love it and wonder if I have this design in my old mags. What number is it?

Alison said...

Lovely angel, very seasonal! I remember seeing the design in a previous WOCS edition. I am thinking of subscribing to Cross Stitcher as they seem to have lovely designs in every week! Enjoy the rest of the holiday and Happy New Year, hugs Alison xx

Alison said...

oops sorry I mean XS have lovely designs every month not week!! My brain is in go-slow after the holiday, need to blow the cob-webs out I think :)

gazette94 said...

Hello Hazel!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, and for the nice comment. I whish you a very happy new year !
Claire(gazette94)

Olenka's Stitches said...

Both pieces are stunning! Your Angel is so pretty - good luck on finishing it!
Happy New Year!

mainely stitching said...

A seriously cool way to use the HAED project!!! And your angel is indeed very beautiful. Congratulations!

Juls said...

So beautiful and so very Creative! I can't wait to see the Angel finished as a flat fold!!! Happy New Year!!!

Tracy said...

I liked it very much it will take pride of place xx

Rowyn said...

Really beautiful finishes Hazel!

Happy new year.

stitcherw said...

The little angel is so sweet, and what a neat idea for the HAED, it looks fantastic finished like that.
Sue

Mylene said...

Beautiful finishes, hazel!

Happy New Year to you too!

Cindy F. said...

Congrats Hazel! on another beautiful finish! Both of this are sooo pretty:)

Beatrice said...

What a lovely finish...hmmm does that mean you didn't want to stitch 40..50..something pages. I'm starting my HAED in the new year.
The angel is very pretty as well.
Happy NEW YEAR!

Von said...

I can imagine how sparkly your angel is irl! Congrats on finishing her! Your idea on finishing the HAED piece was ingenious!!

Melissa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today Hazel! Both pieces are so pretty and must've been some effort to do! I love the sparkles on the Christmas Angel!

Ranae said...

The Angel and fairy are both gorgeous. You did a fabulous finish on the partial design.
happy 2009!!

Margaret said...

Christmas Angel is sooo beautiful Hazel. She will make a wonderful addition to your holiday home for many years to come.

Your HAED pinkeep is so pretty. Tracy is a lucky girl.

Wishing you and your loved ones a safe & fun New Year's Eve and a happy and healthy 2009.

Sally said...

I love how you finished your HAED for Tracy. She is gorgeous.

Your Mirabilia angel looks so pretty.

Happy New Year!

DovilÄ— said...

very cute:)
Happy New Year!

Dawn B. said...

Great finishes Happy New Year

angelasweby said...

Wow Hazel,
Your stitching is stunning. The angel is so...angelic!!! These designs are just exquisite aren't they. There is a whole set of them that were offered as freebies many years ago. I have been meaning to stitch one and seeing yours has really inspired me. I love making flatfolds, they are my favourite finishes as you can display them as soon as you have finished. The pinkeep is out of this world.
Hugs, Angela

Elisa said...

Happy 2009 to you and yours!!
Hugs
Elisa x

Nina said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Cheryl said...

I love how you finished your unfinished HAED! Both pieces look stunning!
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Sharon said...

Both finishes are beautiful. Great idea for the HAED!

Lennu said...

Oh how beautiful, Hazel!! You've done wonderful job with both, the pinkeep is stunning, what a great idea to finish it like that. The angel is so pretty too.

Sonda in OR said...

The Christmas Angel is awesome! And I love the idea of making the HAED into a pinkeep! I would never have know it was only a part of the design if you hadn't said something.