May 1, 2018


Over the weekend, I finally finished part 1 of Hawaiian Mandala.  Hoping to start the pineapples tonight.

Stitched on 28ct monaco with NPI converted to DMC and the remaining silks converted to HDF silks.

February 7, 2018

Some Works In Progress

A long overdue post from me!  It's been a few years since I posted here, but I thought it was about time that I updated you all on my progress on my Chatelaines!

First up is Celtic Maze:

Next up is Dee[ Blue Sea Mandala.  I don't have a photo of the whole thing because it is still on the scroll rods, but I have a few pictures of the different parts.

Part 5

Part 6

Part of Part 8

And Lastly, I have Medieval Town Mandala:

I hope you enjoyed looking at my progress photos!  I am currently working on MTM and am enjoying it very much, so we will see how much I can get stitched before one of the others calls to me for some stitching time. :)


October 19, 2017

New to Chatelaine blog site!

First ever Chatelaine - Evening in the park

Hello all,

I am so pleased to have found your site and am inspired by all your lovely work - so much so, that I decided I would give one a go (very scary as never done specialty stitches before).

I have to admit I have totally fell in love with it - So wanted to share my progress with you all.

August 31, 2017

New here. Nearly complete Marrakech Nights

Hello to all!   So glad to find this site. I have been looking at all of your posts for inspiration. I am a married forty something mother of 2 boys. We currently live in central Florida. I am Martina's first place raffle winner from last year so I have a lot of  her designs to keep me busy. I am currently working on Pomarium, and Hanging Gardens of Semiramis.  I will post photos as soon as I figure out how to.   Just completed Marrakech Nights last night. Tila beads in center gave me a very hard time. May end up redoing them.

March 1, 2017

Serendipitous Jo's Gardens of London 2

I've reached the end of the Chatelaine round of my rotation and have thoroughly enjoyed stitching this beautiful design.  Here is where I left the piece, having just finished the Queen Stitches:

Fabric - 32count Belfast in Cotton Clouds by Crafty Kitten
Threads - DMC conversion plus Dinky Dyes, Jodyri Threads, Gloriana and Rainbow Galleries. 

February 18, 2017

Serendipitous Jo's Gardens of London

Hello Chatelaine Stitchers, Joyzse added me to this blog a while ago in an attempt to get me to choose and start my first Chatelaine.   I made my choice when Gardens of London was first released and 2016 saw me take the second step of actually purchasing the chart!

Then the difficult task of choosing the fabric.  With the help of Dawn from Crafty Kitten I decided on Cotton Clouds in a 32count Belfast linen.  The true colour is a pale blue although it looks more grey-blue in some of the photos.
A very small start!

A little bit more: 

Circle meeting up: 

Adding more shades of blue: 

Where I am at the start of today:

My rotation consists of a number of SALs and then one focus piece for the rest of the month.  So I will stitch as much as I can this month and put it aside for a piece with a deadline next month.

If you are interested in following my main blog and maybe joining one of my SALs or Blog Hops then you can find me here:

September 3, 2016

Winter Watergarden moving along

I made some progress on Winter Watergarden and bought a huge amount of stock during the summer. Pomarium, Tinctorium and Herbularius is kitted up, and I reorganised my speciality threads.
The photo is a little bluish, actually I am stitching it on 32ct antique white Belfast
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