Meet the Mermaid

Since this blog is brand spanking new, I’m going to have to introduce my WIPs to it one at a time as I work on them. Up today is my main focus piece, the one I work on most of the time.

Isn’t she pretty? I’m not normally a fan of fantasy artwork, but something about this image just grabbed me from the minute I saw her. I’d been searching the HAED website for weeks – I knew I wanted to stitch a HAED style pattern for the longest time, but none of the pieces were grabbing my attention in that ‘must have NOW’ type of way until I saw her. I knew I was a goner! So I snagged her, bought the floss and got started.

Now I’m not easily intimidated when it comes to crafting, but I had NO idea what I was in for when I started this. It’s a Quick Stitch pattern I said, how long can it possibly take? Apparently a year at least. I started her in April of 2013, and am  still far from being done!

Here’s where she stands as of today.


The flowers across the top of her kimono are so full of confetti that they’re seriously kicking my rear. I consider it a great day if I can manage to get 200 stitches done in a day. But the end result is so pretty that it is worth every painstaking stitch! I’m hoping to make some serious progress on her over the next few months. I’m not sure if I can manage to finish her by April, but I’d like to try!


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