April 27, 2011

Marleen's introduction...


this are the 2 chatelaines that I've worked on a long time ago...

"the celtic mandala garden "

and "king's vegetable garden"

I was member of the yahoo groups but I'll never had enough time to stitch... so they became ufo's... and I find this beautiful blog of chatelaines.. and I thought it's time to start them again to WIP's instead of UFO's....

i'll hoop soon to show some progress...


April 26, 2011

Julie's Intro

Hi everyone. I'm new here and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Julie and I live in Cincinnati, Oh with my lil cat, Yes Dear. We're stitching Desert Garden Mandala right now. I"m on part seven (and Yes Dear is helping with specialty fibers) and really enjoying it. I plan on getting Evening in the Park, Japanese Garden, and A Fairy Garden this summer sometime, as long as I can afford it. Here's my latest progress pic of DGM. Thanks for accepting me here, and I hope to have a new progress piccy soon!!

Just finished up part 5 on Kostantinople :)

April 22, 2011

Japanese Garden : Happy Dance !!

Hi everyone, I am so glad to share with you my finished Mandala : here some photos with beads and crystals .
Thanks fo looking :-)
I wish all fo you a lovely Easter week-end !


April 21, 2011


Hello Everybody!

My name is Marleen and I live in Belgium. I'm married, we have three boys; Andres, Brian and Jens and 3 cats; Melle (European chort hair), Stitch and Luna (sacred birmans)

I stitch about 13 years and I started 2 chatelaines a few years ago... but now they are ufo's...and I will get thim to W.I.P.'s again, so I wanted to be a part of this blog for it....

thanks for letting me in!


I' ll post soon a few photo's

April 20, 2011

Japanese Garden Progress pictures are still dreadful; I need to find a better place to take good pictures once my projects get "big"! I have been making steady progress on Japanese Garden but will be taking a break while I finish reading the Game of Thrones series...thankfully I read quickly so I hope to be back to stitching soon! I've done a little more than is shown in this picture.


Japanese Garden 6 O'Clock Garden

I finished the 6 O'clock rock garden today.   Only one more rock garden to go.  I am getting tired of stitching them.  Can't wait to move onto something else. 


April 17, 2011

DONEdoneDONEdoneDONE !!!!! :)

Cuba is DONE! This is my 3rd large Chatelaine finish! I'm so please to be done as this will be a gift for my father on his birthday in June. Thanks for looking! :)

April 15, 2011

A little border for Alpine

I enjoy so much your WIP pics, thanks for sharing, you're such an inspiration!!! Here's a pic from my Alpine, I finished the central part, and working now in the round border, before the flower's ring.

I'm using DMC and some Rainbow Gallery Petite Treasure that already have in my stash, an a few Perle threads (like the blue on the border) so basically making a conversion on the go, Do you know what I mean?

I certainly miss having a brand new kit with all the threads calling for a design (the emotion of the package, and all the silks and crystals beautifully presented.... yay!!), but sometimes I also enjoy making a conversion little by little, as the design progresses, choosing colors and making combinations :D

Happy weekend!!

April 11, 2011

Spring Knotgarden

I got on to post this today and I'm soooooo happy to see that Sarah has finished her Part 1 as well!!! :D

I'm stitching mine on 32ct white jobelan with recommended threads, and not beading till the end. Also, there are itty bits missing from circular edges as these are going to feed into the next parts and I'm too lazy to start and stop threads. :D

Spring Knotgarden

Late last week, I started Spring Knotgarden. I finished the beading late last night. It's stitched on 28 ct white Monaco with all the silks converted to HDF.

April 10, 2011

Updates on my Chatelaines

Hi All, I've been busy with my lovelies this week. Here are a few updates, for more, please see my blog

April 8, 2011

Taj Mahal Mandala - FINISHED!!!

Ta-dah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was a fun one to stitch and soooooooo beautiful, as is usual for Martina's designs. :D

Fabric: 32ct belfast Ray of Light
Materials as charted.
Started: October 19, 2010
Finished: April 7th, 2011

For more close-ups, head over HERE. :)

April 7, 2011

Chinese Mandala Part 1 WIP

I love this design so much!  I can't even begin to describe how much I love this.  I am getting as much done as I can, but right now I am waiting on metallic thread.  But, here it is as of right now....

Click for a bigger picture.  More detailed pictures can be found on my blog...

Thank you for looking!

April 2, 2011

Winter Watergarden

I just finished part 4 of Winter Watergarden and LOVE the blackwork leaves! Beautiful!!

WWG Part 4 Leaves!!

Part 4 is a really fun and quick stitch, brilliant after those trees in Part 3, which look fab but were a pig to count.  I've already done 3 of 4 leaves and hope to post a pic of the whole thing soon.  Hope your having a fab weekend.

April 1, 2011

Finally got my mojo back...

and I've been working on my Chats!

Evening in the Park -

And Desert Landscapes -

No beads on snakey there yet and he looks kind of broken up about it...

I'm also resisting the urge to start Oriental Harem...anyone care to give odds for my chances of success? Haha...
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