Here are some of my current WIP's and where I am at with them at the end of January
Baroque Castle and Garden (Chatelaine)
Stitched on Gravestone 32 count linen from Stitches and Spice
This is a 2 year project and I have done the first 8 months now so it is one third finished. I love stitching this design and it comes to the front of the stitching line at the beginning of each month when I get the next part.
Misty Morning Vineyard (Chatelaine)
Stitched on Splash 28 count linen from Stitches and Spice
I actually have done a fraction more but have not taken a photo of my progress yet
And this was my finish for the week (first for 2011). It is also the first Chatelaine design I have completed
I stitched this one on 28 count black linen. This is the pinker second colourway and I used the grey DMC 415 as suggested by Martina. It sparkles beautifully IRL.
I want to stitch a number of the micro designs on black and cream and have them displayed on a wall together (I see it as being like a small chessboard eventually). I have just the wall!
I have finally taken the plunge and will create a blog dedicated to my stitching.
I have been cross stitching on and off for almost 25 years (how does one get so old). I started getting into it again about a year ago after seeing a couple of completed Chatelaine mandalas at a craft show. I bought my first mandala - Misty Morning Vineyard - at that show.
I then discovered the wonderful world (website) of Martina (Rosenberg - the designer of all things Chatelaine) and the WIP's have grown.
I love the sparklies in these designs and this led to the name of my blog.
My main Chatelaine WIP is Baroque Castle and Garden and I have managed to keep up for the first 8 months. My other Chatelaine WIP's include MMV, Mystery 13 (Peacock Garden) and Hummingbird Garden. I am awaiting the kit for Wisteria Walled Garden.