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 .
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.
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