Monday, August 11, 2014

Under the sea...Under the sea.....

I can't get that song from The Little Mermaid out of my head and this is why!!!!

I've been working on the finishing for this off and on all weekend and finally have it done. This has been in progress for almost 2 years... but so worth the wait!!! This is Under the Deep Blue Sea  by Sue Hillis Designs. It was an exclusive project for a stitching cruise Sue did in 2012, but was later released to everyone. I changed the fabric to 28 count crystal Icon from ColorScapes because it had some "sparkle" to it--sadly you can't see that in the photo. I did stick with the DMC fibers however.

 I couldn't find the purple grossgrain ribbon that was called for around the top, but had just bought this adorable tiny pom-pom ribbon last week at a quilt shop and it filled the bill. It was a pretty large "gap" that had to be filled and cording would have had to be huge!!!

Here is the inside! There is a needlebook, scissor case and pocket (behind the top band). I also stitched the needlebook down around three sides, so it is also a small pocket. A friend had given me a box of beautiful turquoise beads and I made a scissor fob with them--thanks Deb!!! Note the turquoise anchor at the bottom right--so cute! The basket is lined with felted wool and I just attached with double stick tape after adding interfacing to the back.

Here are the additional smalls: a pincushion and a thread keeper.

I bought a small vial and am going to fill it with Ocean City sand the next time I'm there.

What next???

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!



  1. WOW WOW WOW I am blown away by this!! Love the colors and the design and the little smalls and the way it all fits together. Beautiful workmanship on a beautiful work of art!

  2. It is so nice to enter your stitching room and see what you are up to.
    Beautiful Stasi!!

  3. Gorgeous beautiful and LOVE IT!! ooooh what a incredible Mermaid Treasure basket:)))
    Love all the individual accessories you stitched and the lovely wool helps make your needlework stand out. The colors are fantastic. Great finishing!!! love Annette

  4. Gorgeous finish, congratulations