Sunday, September 25, 2011

Holy Cow!

I started this in January 2008 when it was the mystery of the year. I kept up with it every month until around the 11th month then I just petered out. Well, I got the bug to stitch a new Chatelaine and I told myself I couldn't start it until I finished this one. So, now here it is in all it's glory. The Celtic Garden Mandala.


 I finished the last of the beading yesterday and this morning I put in the final piece in the center. I didn't really like the crystal heart that was designed for the middle and came with the bead kit. I had thought about doing a  glass blob with a celtic design in the middle in my glass kiln, but looking at it I decided it was too small for that. So I took a run to Michael's this morning and found a nice brass like charm/button. I think it looks more celtic .
DH says I can get this one framed, so at the next Stitch Night I'm going to take it down to In Stitches and pick out a frame.

I'm still getting the fibers together for the next Chatelaine I want to start (maybe this one won't take me 2 years!)  so I'm stitching other things in between. I'm working on the "Thirteen Colonies" again. I also picked up the new Alessandra Adelaide "Bats" which I might start on this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

14 comments:

Glenna said...

Turbo stitcher! That is absolutely gorgeous, and the treasure you found is just perfect for it. Can't wait to see the new start!

Ranae said...

Holy Cow!! Celtic Garden Mandala is stunning. Congrats!
I can't wait to see it framed

Ineke said...

Great finish! The piece in the center fits beautiful. Which one will be your new Chatelaine?

ana~stitch said...

That's stunning! Congrats on a BIG finish!!

gracie said...

Beautiful...

Blu Stitcher said...

How exciting that its all done and it is very beautiful.....

MarchAnn58 said...

Looks really great Jan you did a wonderful job and now on to the next one.

Annie said...

That is just beautiful! Can't wait to see it framed.

Your next projects sound like fun too!

Karen said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my! That is stunning! Congrats on the finish!

Susan said...

Beutiful finish! The piece you chose for the center is perfect!

Blu said...

What an incredible finish! It looks superb!
The charm looks perfect.

Melanie said...

FABULOUS!!!

Veronica said...

Holy Cow indeed. Congratulations! It's stunning. I love the charm you've picked for the center. Definitely suits it perfectly.

Stitching Noni said...

Jan, well done on finish such a beautiful design. It is stunning :o)

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