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imageSewing, Photography, playing with Technology, Shopping and Having Fun in general. Love spending time watching movies and stitching.. preferably together. image I Adore Music and have a huge eclectic collection of just about every genre of music there is. Generally my love is acoustic, which doesn't narrow it down much....

Love spending time on my computer and using it to help me with my crafty projects.... I love Books and have a huge collection of them... and I guess I should add collecting in general to my list!! Gardening, I love growing things but adore Fuchsia's and Lily's in particular. image

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  1. He's arrived!

    03/02/10 21:52:49 | 0 Comments



  2. 14th december 2009

    12/14/09 09:44:42 | 0 Comments

    Bump... 28 weeks..
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  3. Sunday 8/23/09 Wip's

    08/24/09 07:17:03 | 0 Comments

    here's my latest start mira's trick or treat fairy:

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    here is the finished lost dragon sampler will pop it in finishes to....
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    not the best piccy....

  4. 16th July 2009

    07/16/09 13:38:32 | 0 Comments

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  5. yeh..... finished Hocus Pocus

    06/11/09 21:23:37 | 1 Comments

    here it is and this has taken an intolerably long time for such a small design... but I'm also suffering a Mojo loss... so it's taken an eon... but I finally got there... which is what really counts... right?

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  6. Sleepy Saturday 9th...

    05/09/09 12:26:01 | 0 Comments

    Morning All....I shall be cheeky and start a today thread! Back from wicked.... and OMG what a show!!!! It was fabulous... the costumes!! the set was wow... the talent on stage ... the voices amazing really fabulous... amusing script... (bit long) I am so pleased I have been to see... so glad.... but...... very forgetable tunes... it's not something you can come out of singing the tune... I can't remember it... now I am sure there are lots of things that start out that way... only time will tell if that will change... but a real fabulous experiemce all the same... here are some piccies I found on the net that are of the london show and the cast I saw...

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    and the other thing that's fabulous that happened to day was I heard about a guy called Major Phil Packer..... I won't tell you his story you get a really good description in the folowwing article...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/athletics/london-marathon/5299535/Major-Phil-Packer-to-complete-London-Marathon.html

    amazing man...
  7. 20th April 2009

    04/20/09 19:20:48 | 1 Comments

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    I took this photo while I was Cotton Manor Gardens on Sunday Afternoon. Thought I would share it with you all.

  8. I can feel some s.e.x. coming on......

    04/19/09 21:01:53 | 0 Comments

    I was just popping by my ONS and I have just found these......

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    oh I slipped! they just fell into my basket!!!image
  9. The Great Mirabilia Race - pics

    04/19/09 20:38:00 | 0 Comments

    so here she is... sauntering past the finish post. I finished her the other night but I have only just got round to photographing her..... I am working on Hocus Pocus at the minute now... I've finished the H! and the spiders web.... o will be finished tonight...
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  10. The Great Mirabilia Race - pics

    03/04/09 10:48:43 | 0 Comments

    ok I've done 13.5 hours and I am nearly finished the dress... I've just got about an inch to do on the bottom side... which should get done this evening.... life is exceptionally busy at the min so I am very lucky to get any stitching time in!! Why do families do everything all at the same time.... I have had 4 family functions in the last 3 weeks and another 5 to do in the next 3 weeks!! Arrrggghhh why all at once!?? Will try and get piccy and load in a few mins...
    1st one is 12.5 hours second one just under 13.5imageimage
  11. The Great Mirabilia Race - pics

    02/27/09 17:59:42 | 0 Comments

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    ok here we are got rid of the frogs! I hope.... This is what I have managed to do so far.... hopefully I'll get a bit more done tonight and over the weekend.... Now I am under way I might be able to pick upa bit of steam....



  12. Setting up a project

    02/27/09 17:17:46 | 4 Comments

    ok here's the piccies for my how I set up a project. I have a storage ottaman, that I put these plastic boxes in... each one is a separate project. The blue wide ones are for the really big projects like Chatelaines, with really big peices of material. So what I do when I get a new pattern, I buy one of these boxes which cost me 99p, then I check through what little stash I have left to see what I have / need. I write up what I need so I can order the supplies easily when I decide to start it. Then its just a case of ordering and choosing the fabric....
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    I like these boxes because they all stack nicely, they are strong, if I get bored I can pack them all away and get another project out. I use project cards, because I can do easy loop starts (I know tsk tsk) with the threads no kinks in it either, They are in number order so I can find the thread quickly when I am working on a big project. And sometimes I put the symbols on the project card so I don't have to use the key at all. Well this is my little stash system.... as you can see I have got quite a bit of stitchign to do!!
  13. 22nd Feb 2009

    02/22/09 22:23:57 | 0 Comments

    Finally got round to taking and posting the image of the Fairy Tale Sampler that I finished a while back ... not the greatest piccy but you get the idea... so here it is:

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  14. 18th February 2009

    02/18/09 22:55:31 | 0 Comments

    So taking part in a sewing race! This is a first for me we are working on Morning Glory, you can check out on our combined progress on the forum

    http://mirabiliastitchers.yuku.com/topic/2844?page=3

    but here is my first bit it's after 3.5 hours...

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  15. 10th Feb 2009

    02/10/09 10:53:49 | 0 Comments

    This is the progress I have made on the Sampler so far..... I think I could have it finished at the end of the week.... it is small roughly 6 inches by 12 inches and the writing is really quick to complete.... image
  16. 6th February 2008

    02/06/09 21:59:54 | 0 Comments

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    I had started this sampler about a year back and while I am waiting for Morning Glory to arrive I will work on this little band sampler... cute isn't it!! I will and it in my DD bedroom when I have finished it... I am working on a hand dyed piece of 32ct which is smaller than I am used to working on... but not the smallest count I have worked on. Since I have done an over one pattern in the last few months... I have ordered Morning glory and I am just waiting for it to drop through the door.
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    this is the finished design it's by Dragon Dreams....
  17. Hello... finally I took the plunge..... and now it's finished!!! hooray.... scroll to end for final piccy!!

    02/03/09 14:02:04 | 2 Comments

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    woooo hoooooooo, finished..... hip hip hip hooray.....

    got your long frocks on? opening the champers... raise your glasses.....

    here it is.....

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    my first chatelaine finished..... can your hear the cheers?
  18. Happy New Year

    12/30/08 23:07:23 | 0 Comments

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    Wishing you all Health, Wealth and Happiness for 2009 and beyond.

    Diz xx
  19. Hello... finally I took the plunge..... TM updated pic 23 aug 2008 scroll to end....

    12/08/08 14:21:44 | 0 Comments

    image just letting you know I haven't given up on Taj.. I have been plodding away slowly in the background though it has been very slow! I have now.. almost finished the 1st of the last 2 taj's... I just have to do the overlay work... when I have finished it I will post another piccy... I finish uni on the 10th and have promised myself that I will finish Taj completely between then and Christmas Day and will get her framed int he couple of weeks after crimble... that'll be my pressie to me! image image

    so I am close but other commitments and life in general are holding me up a little on this one at the min... but hopefully those dance invites will be coming out soon!!


  20. Hello... finally I took the plunge..... TM updated pic 23 aug 2008 scroll to end....

    11/04/08 13:01:53 | 0 Comments

    ok I have been working a little more on this.... the third Taj is half way though.... not too much left to do till it's finished I have to talk myself into this one.... image image image image and really get those whips out to encourage me!!image image image

Cross Stitch so far

2008
I am still working on Taj Mahal Chateliane as you can probably see by the above photo's I am also interested in starting some smaller projects in between and have started a little Humphrey's corner ornament that was a kit, and I have just had three Mill Hill Beads ornaments come in through the post this week. Mid July SMF fabrics have gone out of business very suddenly image she was hacked... and everything obliterated and all monies stolen!!!! image image Must believe in Karma, must believe in Karma...... going try and finish Taj by the time I go back to Uni, better go get stitching....


2007

May Started Taj Mahal, June still workin in Taj Mahal Progress pics are above. At first I thought it was going to be a UFO as it was such a slow grower and so difficult to understand what to do next.... but I pushed through and we make progress slowly so I am happy to keep plodding for the time being..... I am also excited about starting to the Taj's themselves. Which is going to be fun....

Don't like most of these fabrics on arrival for the intended projects.... bit annoyed about that.... but I will use them I think with other projects. The origianl fabric I choose for Cinderella was shimmering fairy's eve, which I have now used on Witchy Washy instead and it's looks fab.... so I will just have to change things around as I go.

image Finished Bessie P. Gutmann's Happy Dreams, so I am also kitting up Mirabilia's Cinderella, and the Garden series just waiting on the fabrics to arrive... Fabric Arrived for Cinderella no idea what to use for the Garden Series yet... image

2006

Finish's Told in the Garden's Baby in a Basket, image
Mirabilia's Mermaids of the Deep Blue (started 3 dec 2006 finished 30th Jan 2007!!!)

Mirabilia Fairy Moon Dec 2006.

Mirabilia Touching the Autmn Sky Nov 2006. You can see some photo's in my images section. image
http://dizzy-xstitcher.u.yuku.com/gallery/ls/aid/5705
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