Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Christmas Project 2013

Every year I try to pick one new Christmas cross stitching project. This doesn't necessarily mean I will finish it for that year (or ever) but I like the feeling I get working on the project leading up to my favorite time of the year.

This year's project is Christmas Elegance by Mirabilia. Instead of using the suggested blue fabric I opted to go for an opalescent purple fabric. I picked purple because I find when it snows in the evening right before nightfall there is a purple ambiance all around. It is truly a beautiful sight of the serine purple and fresh falling snow.

Christmas Elegance by Mirabilia Floss Toss
 The fabric is 32 count Zweigart Lugana in the colour Dragon's Desire. In some lighting it looks like a pastel purple and in other lighting it looks like a greyish purple.

Here is my progress so far after one day:

Day 1 progress on Christmas Elegance by Mirabilia
 I am loving this project. Nora Corbett has some amazing patterns out there and I hope to get around to stitching all of the ones I love sometime in my life time.


  1. Beautiful project, and a very nice progress for just one day of stitching!
    Dragon's Desire - peculiar name, especially for a piece of fabric. :) Where do they come up with those?

    1. Thank you! And I have no idea where someone comes up with these names but it must be a fun job to have :) must have run out of names such as "Tickled Pink" and "Red Apple" lol.

  2. Love this pattern and you have made amazing progress on it so far. Love the fabric colour you chose as I'm not a huge fan of Blue they used but I think the purple will look wonderful.

    1. Aww thank you :) . I agree I wasn't a huge fan of the blue either and I guess that's why it took me about a year to get around to stitching it. This is a lovely pattern.

  3. Lovely design to stitch for Christmas :o) I do like the purple you have chosen to use for this design - the green looks lovely against it so far :o)
    Will really enjoy watching you stitch this one!
    Hugs x