Cross Stitch, mermaids TO BE FIXED, Mirabilia

Over my head in the ocean

Over my head in Ocean fabric, that is!  I’ve got Mirabilia’s Enchanted Mermaid all kitted up ready to go … except I can’t decide on the fabric to use!  I had bought a plain Belfast Smokey Pearl piece especially for it, which is supposedly close to the recommended Wichelt Twilight Blue … but then I spied a piece of “Fathom” by Picture This Plus at the recent Stitches & Craft Show and picked a piece up especially for this Mermaid … however when I lay the flosses out on it, the fabric is more tealy green coloured, so now I can’t decide.  To top things off I’ve just found a couple of Country Stitch fabrics that might work nicely.  As this project has cost an arm and a leg in MH Treasures I want to get this one right (and I want to start stitching it relatively quickly)! 😉

Anyway, I used the online pattern/fabric viewer, and this is what the screen shots are like:

Enchanted Mermaid-Belfast Smokey Pearl Enchanted Mermaid-Picture This Plus Fathom
Belfast Smokey Pearl (left) and Picture This Plus Fathom (right)
(these two fabrics I already have in my stash

Enchanted Mermaid-Country Stitch Waterfall Enchanted Mermaid-Country Stitch Ocean Blue
Country Stitch – Waterfall (left) and Ocean Blue (right)

As a matter of interest, which do you think looks best?  Obviously I’d need to pick up swatches of the actual fabrics before I make the ‘ultimate’ decision, I guess, but I’d be interested in your thoughts 🙂

I’ll do a proper floss toss when I get chance …