A year ago, I made a wish... it was a dream of mine to complete the Mirabilia patterns.... I thought I could do it at least in the next 5 years. Trade, buy, hunt... there were, after all, more than 100 patterns.
Who'd have thought that in a years time, I'd be able to complete it?!
It's not yet complete... I'm still missing 11... but imagine!! I'm beside myself with delight. Only 11 more to go and I'd have them all. I'll only have to wait for the monthly releases after that.
I was even able to get the rare Seaside Kingdom. Oh yeah! So happy about that one.
Just wanted to thank all those who helped me in my quest of completing the set. :)
** I've yet to finish my first Mira-- my Fairy Idyll is still idle.. but once the 'hunt' is over--- I get more time stitching rather than internet surfing, looking at ebay or cross stitch sales.
With the help of Faye Whittaker and Wheng White... I got directions and found the beautiful cross stitch shop that I went absolutely nuts over.
It's called FRAMES UNIQUE. Owned and run by Elana Chua.
I know I'm not the only one who has been searching hong kong for stash... so.... I thought I'd document my hunt for you.
Here are the directions:
Take the MTR to Prince Edward station (even if the address says Mongkok, go to Prince Edward--- lessens your walking) (trust me-- if you're in HK, you'll be walking. A LOT. Shortcuts are your best friend).
Take B2 exit and when you come out... walk to the corner in front (around 7 steps) then turn left. You'll see this green squat square building. Cross the street to the back of it.
|This is the Nullah Road Refuse Post... otherwise known as the green squat building.|
|This is the sign you're looking for. WHen you see this, look right. You'll see a fish pet store. Ignore it. Instead, look for the silver barred door.|
|This is the right floor. See the number 2 on the wall? Enter the door and turn left.|
|Elana and I.|
|One of Elana's cats really wanted to come home with me-- jumped in my bag and stayed there while I browsed her store.|
|This fellow would keep jumping up on the shelf and stay with me as I browsed through the various kits and patterns . I'd keep reaching out to pet him--- so cute and friendly.|
|This cat has different colored eyes..... it's the cat on her door!!! Isn't that sooo cool?|
Go and visit Elana in her store. She's super duper nice and helpful.
Hope my directions are clear enough. Let me know if you need clarifications.