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.
I love Mirabilia designs as well.
Will add photos soon
Now dinner and back to some stitching