Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Mermaids of the Deep Blue FINISHED!!!!

Can I just say, YIPEEE!!!!! I am so excited that the Mermaids are done. I have been beading for the past week, and just finally finished them tonight at 11:00.

I started these back in March of 2006, so it has been a year and a half project for me. I am actually giving this as a gift to one of my best girlfriends in the whole world. I cannot wait to give it to her now! When I first saw this chart, I knew that she had to have it. :D

Mirabilia: Mermaids of the Deep Blue
March 2006 to October 2007
32 ct. Zweigart Amsterdam Blue Linen
Used all recommended threads, beads and charms.

Here are some closeup shots just for the heck of it. If any of you decide to stitch this, just be aware there are so many beads :) The stitching isn't bad at all. I did enjoy them, once I learned to use clear thread for the beading.

Okay everyone, I am a tired girl... so it's time for bed! I can relax as one more big WIP is crossed off of my list *bliss* oh yeah!

33 comments:

Ulla said...

Wow, it is really beutiful!

Cathy said...

Congrats on the finish, it's beautiful! I'm sure your friend will love it.

Barbara said...

Utterly breathtaking! Your friend is going to faint when you give it to her!!!

Carol said...

HUGE congratulations to you Heather - your mermaids are stunning!!!

Vonna said...

I cannot believe that you are giving this away! IT is simply gorgeous and I hope your friend loves it as much as all the love you put into it! STUNNING Heather really!

Linda said...

This is just beautiful, congratulations on this wonderful finish. This will be a treasure for your friend.

Heather, thank you for all the photo information, I'm going to look into setting myself up with a photobucket account.

A happy day to you...Linda

chiloe said...

That's so beautiful !!! congratulations!!! I hope your friend will really appreciate it !

Nicole said...

Wow!!!! Congrats on a truly great finish! They are beautiful!!

Linen Stitcher said...

I am in total awe of your beading abilities! I wouldn't have made it past the first 10, I'm afraid!! Are you on a finishing marathon?? You've been sharing so many fabulous projects lately!!

Judith said...

They are just beautifull.

Stitcher said...

Stunning, congrats on your finish.

Deb L said...

Absolutely lovely! Kudos to not giving up on the endless beads, LOL! (I'm not that excited about putting beads on things. *g*)

Cheryl said...

Wow! This is stunning! It must have taken ages to put all those beads on. Congratulations on such a beautiful finish.
I cant wait for the day that i actually finish one of my big projects...it seems a long way off though!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations on completing such a beading challenge. I love how your pictures really show all the sparkling beads, they usually don't show up very well in pictures. Your girlfriend is going to love this piece :-D

staci said...

Mermaids is just AMAZING!!! What a lucky friend!

ps. Your Ocean Quilt is simply gorgeous, beautiful stitching.

You've been very, very busy!!!

Andrea said...

Wow. I can't even imagine all the time you have to put into these things. Looks great.

Jaimie said...

Beautiful finish! That is simply gorgeous!

Leena said...

Oh it's stunning! I can imagine the work with beads, congratulations!! You've also received lovely exchanges :)

Sonda in OR said...

The mermaids are absolutely gorgeous! What a great job! Your friend will be so thrilled.

Teresa said...

The mermaids are beautiful! Does your friend know that you are giving this to her or is it a surprise?

Anita said...

Wow, this is so pretty. I bet you spent a lot of hours stitching this.

Kathy A. said...

Wow, that is simply stunning. I never thought of using clear thread for the beads. From now on, that is what I will use. Congratulations and a happy dance for your finished piece.

tkdchick said...

wow they're just amazing!!! A job well done and I'm sure worth all the cursing over the beads!

Mindi said...

Congratulations on the finish, its stunning!

Lelia said...

very beautiful : )

Job well done ... congrats!

Von said...

Heather, this is an accomplishment to be proud of! Your pics even pick up the sparkle of the beads - amazing. :D

BeckySC said...

Heather, you took some amazing photos of this!! WOW!!! It looks absolutely gorgeous :)
BIG congratulations to you :)
It was nice to see you stop by my blog :)

Sharon said...

Simply gorgeous! Congratulations.

Michelle said...

Congratulations! Your mermaids are fantastic and so beautiful!! Love them!

Jenna said...

Oh my goodness, they are GORGEOUS! I can't believe how great your photos are; the best I've ever seen of this design. Just stunning. Congratulations!

rome said...

loves it...wish i have the pattern.

favor...can u send me scanned patterns of MOTDB? Its hard to get them here in the Philippines.

message me at rome_holler@hotmail.com

thankies.

BadPxy said...

Wow, you do really beautiful work! I am stitching this for my best friend who loves (loves, loves) mermaids. But I'm really intimidated by all the beads! What did you do with the fabric when you got to the beading? I'm stitching on a scroll frame, but I won't be able to roll up the parts that are already beaded because they'll stretch out the fabric.

Amaa said...

WOW this is so wonderful. I'm thinking of doing it too. I'm a bit worried about beading though