We got such a nice present from Martina in Pt. 6 of the Chinese Garden Mandala this month!!! In addition to the West Moongate, the chart for the Spring Scene is included!!! *squeeeeeee*
Since I spent the extra time and stitched all the bricks for the West moongate last month, I spent a few hours last night and finished the rice fields scene in it. Didn't get to bed till 3am, but it was well worth it. ;)
On related news, Martina released the nearly final preview of Butterfly Elegance, a companion to Hummingbird Sparkly Mandala. How absolutely gorgeous is that???!! The first thing that grabbed me... nope, not the butterflies.... is the vines and leaves around the butterflies. All that green.... glorious, gorgeous greens!! It was enough to give me heart palpitations!! :D
On non-related news, a few of you guessed it! I added Mermaid of the Deep Blue to my side bar. This will be my next big Mirabilia. You see, I have great plans for them. We're going to do a Mira wall in our home. A tiny one since I'm running out of wall space (one of the hazards of having an open floor plan home). Circle of Friends has been in residence for a long while now, and when I finished Petal Fairy, hubby suggested putting them on the same wall. They looked great!!
Then, I got to thinking.... would Mermaid of Atlantis look good there? Hmm.... nope, cos she's too narrow. Would MotDB work? That has always been one of my favorite Mira mermaids, again... see the greens? ;) A quick few seconds to check the measurements and O HAPPY DAY!!!!!! It works!! So, my Mira wall will have a fairy, three ladies, and two mermaids... all the elements that make up Nora's very prolific designs.
A sneak peak of what the wall will look like. I had to Photoshop in MotDB and Petal Fairy still needs to be framed. Fairy resting above, ladies on the green earth, and mermaids in the sea. Oh.... I'm so excited just thinking about it!!! What do you guys think? :)
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