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Mirabilia Seasonal Queens
designed by Nora Corbett
published by Mirabilia
framed by Totty Frames and Cross Stitch Corner


When I first saw these Queens, I fell in love. I even knew the perfect spot to hang them in the house (see picture to left). My husband, Scott, bought all four patterns for me as a Christmas gift in 1999. I had this grandiose idea of stitching them in a rotation but kitting them up as one piece. I had a huge box with all the colors required for all the pieces and a bag that contained the extras, beads, treasures, and wisper threads (to which I seem to be allergic). Just in case anyone is interested, I bought 8 skeins of white and a yard of Antique White linen, not to mention all the antique glass beads. I figure that in materials alone, these ladies have cost around USD150.00. Framing came in just a tad shy of USD800.00.

I debated whether or not to do the hands and faces over-one, and at the urging of my husband and Erica Gonzalez (Moira), I decided to go for it. I finally had to break down and buy Pattern Maker to rechart the over-one areas. I have spent countless hours on this conversion when one includes additional stitching time. It is a good thing I was unemployed while I was stitching most of these over-one sections!

Winter Queen
started on 16 January 2001
COMPLETED 11 July 2004
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Spring Queen
started on 23 February 2001
COMPLETED 17 July 2004
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Summer Queen
started on 16 April 2001
COMPLETED 18 July 2004
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Autumn Queen
started on 26 June 2001
COMPLETED 20 July 2004
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