May 9, 2011

Chinese Garden Mandala - Pts. 1 & 2

I give you... Parts 1 & 2 of the Chinese Mandala Garden....WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! The colors are spectacular in person and I wished these pictures did it justice. The chrysanthemums, especially the corner ones, were awesome to do. Martina puts soooo much thought into her designs, it never ceases to amaze me. Now, I'll be joining Rachel in waiting for Part 3 to be released. I can hardly wait to see what Martina will do next. :D


Close up of temple

Close up of corner flowers

In the interim, my white jobelan has arrived (yippee!!), so hopefully work will be kind and I'll have a new picture of Spring Knotgarden in the next few days. My little orphan that's stitched on antique white will be on its way to Ana's loving care. :D

28 comments :

anojaa said...

It's so gorgeous! Can't wait to see the third part!

Pauline said...

It is still amazing what you have done!!

Ineke said...

WOW! Gorgeous stitching! The colours are so bright and shining.

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress - it looks gorgeous.

Andie said...

As always.... absolutly gorgeous and such beautiful stitching! :D

ArabicaMix said...

Joyce, really there is very rich colors and beautiful stitches! Yellow Jessica Stitches - it's Glo Lum and Eterna? Soft beautiful shine. Looks fine.
Thanks for the good, detailed photos of your work.

Yvon (jioya) said...

I love looking at the photo's, there are so many details to look at.
You did a great job so far, i hope you'll have fun with the next part.

Hugs Yvon.

Isadarena said...

Wow Joyce, I am in awe ...your work is just stunning and I love how your stitching is turning out :-)
Please, could you tell me what fabric do you choose for this Chinese Mandala : Lugana 28 or 32 count ??
Have a nice week,

Fabstitches said...

Gorgeous...

Rachel said...

I love the flowers in the corners. I think once I figured out the diagram didn't fit, and got that straightened around, they were my very favorite part to stitch on this one. They turned out so cute! I need to find ways to stitch this stitch some more, lol. But for now, while waiting for part 3, I have decided to work on my MTM and feel the lovely silks again! :)

Z said...

It's looking really good.

wendy111 said...

Joyce, I love it and it is looking amazing. I love what Martina has done in Part 2.

Of course, I am very jealous as I am still waiting for my Eterna silks and black rayon - my aussie supplier is having some difficulties but hopefully they will be here soon. I am running out of bits I can do.

I am glad your orphan Spring Knotgarden has a home

Vani said...

Wow, the amount of detail is amazing!!! I am in Awe!

Joy said...

Amazing!!!!

Lou said...

This is AMAZING Joyce! I love the corner flowers - in fact I love every part of it. I'm hoping someday I'll get round to stitching one of these beauties! But in the mean time I'm throughly enjoying watching yours come to life! Very excited for you all on the release of part 3 - can't wait to see what it will be!

ana~stitch said...

WOWZER Joyce! thats amazing, love the new specialty stitches, this one will def be on my must do list, when i clear out some others... ;)
Cant wait to see your darling "orphan" and continue the love. }>

Novia said...

So PRETTY!!!!! The special stitches are soooo delicious!!!

Esther said...

WOWWWWW!!!!!!!!

stitchstitchknit said...

Great update on this one :) Wonderful to see the design develop, it will be beautiful!

Soozie said...

Joyce I always appreciate your detail photos. Like everyone else I just love those flowers in the corners! I need to master that Jessica stitch a bit better. I have done it before but my center was not as open as yours. Note to self ..... might have to call you on this one. hehe

mdgtjulie said...

I said it on the Chat blog, but I can't help but say it again. Gorgeous, Joysze!!

mywips said...

very beautiful!! nice progress..

Bev said...

omg that is totally stunning, i love all those stitches, do it show you how to do them on the chart? i think a shopping spree is in order lol

Stitching Sweetie said...

I swear I left a comment yesterday but I can't find it. Anywho, you stitching is gorgeous! So sad that I have to wait a month to see the next part. :'( At least the white came in so I can look forward to pics of that one in the mean time.

Rhona said...

Wow, that's awesome! I think I might have to add that to my ever growing to-do list!

Pointed Stitcher said...

You are doing such beautiful work on this piece. Beautiful!

Measi said...

That really is gorgeous - I love the little lanterns!

Patches said...

oohhh- this is beyond gorgeous.

Must find a way to make money to get this kitted quicker