February 28, 2011

Part 2 Finished

I have finished Part 2 just in time, I will be starting Part 3 tomorrow, I have already printed out the chart and spent half an hour just staring lovingly at it!!!

My MTM Progress

Here is my MTM as of a few moments ago.  I am really enjoying this piece.  I love the colors too, the blues are so vibrant!

February 27, 2011

Appleblossom Part 4

I like the 'small' Chatelaines a lot. They are detailed like the big ones but you do not have to repeat the stitches 4 times. A pity the picture does not show the colours and the rich detail.... and all the sparkles! Believe me... there is plenty.

Happy stitching


Hello! And some previous finishes

Joyce invited me already a while ago to this blog and asked me to show my Chatelaine finishes and wips. I've been just so tired lately (had a flu, which passed quite quickly but left me so tired) that I haven't had the energy to update my own blog or to post here. But now I'm feeling a bit more energetic, and scraped together my so far Chatelaine finishes (I'll make another post about the wips).

My very first Chatelaine finish was Mini Mystery E, nowadays known as Emerald, followed by the rest of the series. I have stitched Emerald and Amethyst twice (the whole story is in my blog), and have Ruby and Sapphire as wips for the second time.

Between the Mini Mysteries, I finished Mystery VII, Autumn Dusk. I gave it to my mother, and later stitched her also Winter's Eve from the same series.

My first big Chatelaine finish, and the design that lured me to Chatelaines, was Alpine Seasons.

The next finish was Medieval Town Mandala.

Le Potager du Roi (King's Vegetable Garden)

Secret Victorian Garden

Two Christmas designs, Christmas mysteries II and V:

And couple of freebies (I'll add a picture of the second one later, for some reason I don't have a photo of Springtime Roses...)
Easter Bunny 2010:

February 26, 2011

White Nights in St Petersburg ....

Hello everybody, an update of my St Petersburg Mandala . I now have to start on the Part 5 :-))
Here are some pictures :

Have a great week-end,

Isa Isadarena

Japanese Garden Mandala

Le Potager du Roi - King's Vegetable Garden

Baroque Part 9

I have finished Part 9 of Baroque with its 2 over-one flower panels.

The left hand side panel

and the right hand side panel

The over-one stitching does give such beautiful detail.


February 25, 2011

Konstant Part 4

Here's mine, stitched in DMC. I'm really enjoying the bright colors and intricacy of this design, as well as the grapes! :)

Winter Watergarden 2

Part two is done. Pfuhhhh this month is much to short for all my Chatelaines.
I could not get Carons Impressions. I used Gentle Arts simply wool for the crosses. DMC for the eyelets and Whisper for the wooly grass. I'm quite content with the result.

Happy stitching


February 24, 2011


Hi everyone, this is my little start to the big mystery "Swan Lake" !It's my first chatelaine and when I looked at the pattern ....... I thought that I can never make! But it's fun to do and it is also a bit addictive, I can hardly stop. ... and I love it ...
Hugs Ingrid

February 23, 2011

Bead question

I am hoping someone can help me with this question.  I know many of you use European Cross Stitch for your Chatelaine Supplies. I am going to see if I can find the beads cheaper.   Only problem is I don't know how many beads come in a 3 gram bag.  Does anyone have any idea? 


First Reed Bed Finished!

I too have finished my first reed bed of Winter Watergarden.  I'm hoping to get the other 3 finished before Part 3 is out.  I'm guessing Part 3 will be the bare trees.  I was tring to guess from the picture of the design if the brances are bare or if there is anything in them and I can't tell.  Either way I'm really looking forward to stitching them.

February 22, 2011

St Pete update

I couldn't stitch a lot, but I finally finished the stitched parts of the eight yellow houses of St Pete, just need to complete the backstitch. Yesterday was my birthday, but couldn't really enjoy it, you know stitching, getting stash and having a lot of cake, cause I have some family problems, nothing bad, just all day was focus in that and nobody caring about me LOL, but hopefully I will enjoy next weekend.

February 21, 2011

Japanese Garden update

It's not much of an update but still I feel the need to share it.   I need to stitch faster if I am going to have any chance of having it finished before Chinese starts in April.  


February 20, 2011

Winter Watergarden update

I wanted to share an update of my Winter Watergarden. This is the top and I've converted all the silks to HDF. It reminds me of some of our local ponds.

February 17, 2011

Konstantinopel Part 3

Here are pictures of Konstantinopel. I love all these sparkles.
I want to find some special bead for the center. Suggestions?

Happy stitching


February 14, 2011

Taj Mahal Mandala

I keep forgetting to post a WIP of my Taj Mahal. It's on hold for a wee bit while I work on a gift for my aunt, but if all goes well, this baby will be back on my scroll frame at the end of the week. :D

Stitched on 32ct Ray of Light as Martina recommended.

Hello from Malta

My name is Maria and I've been stitching Chatelaine designs for the last four years. In that time, I've managed to finish one. Currently, I am working on three other designs, Persian Iris Garden, Holland Springtime and Konstantinople Hamam.

White Nights in St Petersburg

My latest Chatelaine start, part 1 of Konstantinople Hamam

February 13, 2011

Sarah's Winter Watergarden

I just finished part 1 of Winter Watergarden. I'm stitching on 28 ct Monaco with all the silks converted to HDF

Wendy's Intro

Hi fellow Chatelaine addicts.

I'm Wendy and I live in Adelaide, South Australia.  I have been cross stitching for about 25 years, but really grew up stitching and knitting.

I started my first Chatelaine about 16 months ago after seeing a couple of finished mandalas at a craft show in Brisbane.  I have to admit that I am still doing that one (misty morning vineyard), but then I found Martina's website and other things that I JUST had to start.

I have one finish and four current WIP's.  I am stitching all my WIP's on hand dyed linen from Stitches and Spice.

My main WIP is Baroque Garden and I have managed to keep up so far (and have full intentions to remain up to date).  This is stitched on gravestone 32 count linen.

My other WIPs are:

Misty Morning Vineyard, stitched on 28 count Splash linen

Hummingbird Garden, stitched on 32 count double dyed royal purple linen

and Peacock Garden (Mystery 13), on 32 count Splash linen

I have got a 'bit stuck' in part 4.

Micro 1 is my only finish so far, and is the pinker version 2

It sparkles a lot more IRL (difficult to photograph).

I think this blog is a wonderful idea, and look forward to sharing the joy of stitching these designs with everyone.


February 11, 2011

Margit's Intro

Hi all Chatelaine Stitchers,

I'm very proud to be part of the 'family'. I think we stitchers a very special breed and we have many things in common. It's wonderful to share our passion and to be connected all over the world.
I found Chatelaine designs some years ago just when the 'egyptian' class was closed.
I fell in love with that design and while waiting for it to be released again I started many other of Martina's gardens. I have currently 19 (yes, I'm ashamed 19...) Chatelaine WIP.
Most of them you can see in the gallery on my homepage.
So here is what I was working on this month:

This evening I plan to spent 'in' Konstantinopel. :-)

Big hug and happy stitching.


February 10, 2011

Hi from Mexico!!

Hello, my name is Yany, and I have been stitching for about 20 years. I want to thank Joyce and Sooz for this wonderful blog! A few years ago, someone tell me about this wonderful designs by Martina, and since then, I'm a fanatic!

I've only finish one big design, Covent's Herbal Garden, changing the center, and adding bicones in the corners.

I also finished a little bag with the Dragonfly freebbie design, the Mystery XII tryout as a box cover, and the center of CHG as a exchange gift:
And of course I have many Chatelaine's works in progress:

My main WIP is White Nights of St Petersburg:Misty Morning Vineyard:
Mystery XII King's Vegetable Garden:
Japanese Octagon Box:Japanese Garden:
Christmas Mystery II:
Taj Mahal:

Sorry for the many pics, but is really nice to share this great addiction :)

Right now, I'm in love with Venice Mandala, I saw some WIP pics, and IT'S AMAZING!!! I'll be waiting Svetlana wonderful progress pics. Perhaps I'll buy this kit next Xmas or so, cause lets face it, I have already a lot to play with...

Hugs from México!!
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