October 31, 2012

Hello again

Hello again,

I did some stitching the last few days, not much because it was very busy. But I promised to share my progress at a regular base, so I try to do so. I can start with the beads in the Taj Mahal, they will be my first so I am a bit nervous. But we will give it a try and if necessary I have an acquaintance who will help me if needed.

See you soon,

(The picture's of the Mystery are not great, but I took them at night, sorry)

The Taj Mahal so far

The Mini Mandal Mystery 03

October 25, 2012

Greetings from the Netherlands

Hello everyone,

I''ve just become a member of your beautiful blog. My name is Linda Knowles, I''m from the Netherlands, 43 years old, married and two daugthers in the age of 9 and 6.
I''ve been stitching for many years now, but I just recently discovered the beautiful Châtelaine's.
Some time ago I started the Taj Mahal Mandala Garden and a few days ago I also started with the Mini Mandala Mystery 03. On stock I have a few more.
The Taj Mahal Mandala Garden so far

The Mini Mandala Mystery 03

And my progress after some stitching today
I will try to inform you on a regular base of my progress with all my work.

Greetings from the Netherlands,

October 22, 2012

Hi everyone
I have just found this wonderful blog! My name is Elaine, I am originally from Scotland, but now live on the River Thames about 20 miles West of London, England.  My main hobby is Patchwork & Quilting, but I also love to stitch, especially Chatelaine's ! I have just started Swan Lake and am about 1/5 th of the way through Holland SpringTime, I also have Marie Antoinette kitted.

Looking Forward to watching all of your progress on these lovely designs.

Elaine, Surrey UK

October 15, 2012

Butterfly Garden Mandala

Well, how remiss of me!!! I have not posted anything on Butterfly Garden Mandala at all? How can this be???

I just finished the 3rd butterfly last weekend, which makes only 9 to go. LOL!!!

October 14, 2012

Medieval cloister herbularius

I 'll finish my herbularius in a few days. I am stitching beads
And now, I think I'll wash my herbularius but I am a little frightened with the silk threads specially with Caron threads. What do you think?

October 12, 2012

Deep Blue Sea

Here's part 6.

Hello from new member and questions!

Hi!  My name is Kelly, and since I just joined this lovely forum, I wanted to say hello.  I just discovered Chatelaine designs last week, and I'm completely in love... I ordered the Swan Lake pattern as my first, and I'm so excited!

I had a couple of questions as I start out:
-What do you usually use to keep your fabric taut?  33x33" seems too big for stretchers, and I'm concerned that hoops or q-snaps might hurt my stitches if I clamp them.
-Have you found a big difference in silks vs. DMC?  I'm planning to buy the silk threads if they have special variegated colors, but if they are solid colors that have a good matching DMC, is there really a difference?
-I also saw this Chatelaine consolation prize picture posted on this forum, and I'm totally in love with the pattern.  I honestly think it's the most beautiful cross-stitch I've ever seen (even more so than Swan Lake or the big Mandalas), and I'm dying to stitch it.  I know Martina doesn't sell the Consolation Prizes (this was the Easter raffle of 2011), so I'm wondering if anyone can help me get a pattern for it?  I believe we're allowed to sell old Chatelaine patterns if we don't keep the original.  I would so love this pattern!

Thanks very much,
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