A few posts ago I showed a fabric postcard of a beautiful mermaid that I received from Christine
Now I didn't think anything could top that mermaid but just look at the two I received in a belated birthday package earlier this week!
The first one is finished as a flat fold ornament. Stitched on gorgeous Silkweaver hand dyed fabric this is a very voluptuous mermaid taken from a design in one of the older Jill Oxton Australian cross stitch magazines.
The mermaid is adorned with gold thread and beads about her person and on her arm is a bracelet of pearl beads. Just to look at her face makes me smile :)
Christine has finished the piece so beautifully with ribbon all entwined with a pearl bead trim. Be sure to click on the picture to enlarge it for a close up of the detail.
The second mermaid is in miniature! This little treasure is so tiny that it almost got thrown away with the wrapping paper! I don't think Christine would ever have forgiven me if that had happened as she tells me this little mermaid was three years in the making - hardly surprising given the size of it and how hard it must have been on the eyes.
It is just the cutest thing ever, finished into a tiny stocking with a little hanger that has two fishie beads hanging from it.
Along with these lovely mermaids came treasure! Three pieces of Laurel Burch mermaid themed fabric and three pieces of Thimbleberries fabric.
A gorgeous Crabapple Hill snowman stitchery pattern pack all kitted out with fabric, ric rak and the cutest red bobble trim. If all that were not more than enough there was also a Sublime Stitching transfer pack with ocean/mermaid theme and tone on tone fabric with a shell design.
Christine, I'll never be able to thank you enough for your kindness and the thought that you put into these gifts. I'm truly blessed to have such a special friend.