November 8, 2011

Quack Quack

As promised, the ducks are done!! :D

Part 8 of the Chinese Mandala Garden included the Winter Scene with over 1 mandarin ducks and the outer border. Since I just started on the border last night, there's not much to show for it... but we have ducks! :D The reeds in the foreground are super cool too.

Winter Mandarin Ducks Pond

I tried to take a close up to show the 'ice' effect from the light blue kreinik,
but it's not showing up too well. :(

Close up of the mandarin ducks.

Parts 7 and 8 - Winter and Fall Scenes.

41 comments :

Minnie said...

Beautiful, such delicate stitching, far to advanced for me.

mcewan07 said...

it is lovely, reminds me of the one i have yet to finish for my gran..... not done any in over a year and a half :S

Well done

Chris McGuire said...

So amazing. I hope someday that my stitches look that nice. Great work! Go Ducks!

Chris

jcat0629 said...

Oh faint JOyce! This is amazing & I love those duckies!!!

Melissa said...

Your ducks look great! As does the winter scene. I can't wait until next month to see what's next :)

ArabicaMix said...

Joyce,I love it! It's very beautiful.
Bravo, Martinа!

Ineke said...

WOW! This is such a beautiful design with so many lovely details.
Perfect stitching too.

Heli said...

Yay, more gorgeous Chinese Garden Mandala pics! I love watching people's progress with this stunning piece. :) Your stitches are beautiful, as always.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Such gorgeous stitching and those ducks are just so beautiful! I love seeing your updates Joyce - no doubt I will continue to oggle them even more closely when I start my CGM soon!

Tama said...

That is so gorgeous! Such tiny, intricate detail!!!

Esther said...

wowww!!!!! the mandarin ducks are gorgeous!!!!

Mouse said...

oooooo lovely .. those ducks are super cute ... when viewed from a distance its amazing all the details you see all over this piece :) how much more is there to stitch ?? :) love mouse xxx

Rebekah said...

So pretty! I am loving watching your progress!

missy-tannenbaum said...

Those ducks look so cool, and remarkably detailed, too! Good luck working on your border! ^^

♥ Nia said...

I love the tree :) Gorgeous!

Jen said...

Oh wow so gorgeous! I just love seeing your updates on this. :D Your stitching is exquisite.

Pauline said...

What a nice little ducky!
I am impressed by your work...it is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cucki said...

wowwwww what a sweet little ducky..
beautiful stitching xxx

TammyK said...

Looks AWESOME Joyce. I seriously think I would go blind trying to put in some of those stitches.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous stitching, such wonderful detail!

Lonneke said...

wowww, so pretty..

Makes me wish for more energy to stitch on Herbularius...

PS love your pictures too!

Sheila said...

Absolutely stunning Joyze... you are so talented :)

Veronica said...

Okay, that's too gorgeous for words. I really need to start this one soon. Then again, I say that every time you post an update. I have so many WiPs that I'm trying to finish this year :( Hopefully in the new year ^.^

Hugs,
Veronica.

Stitching Sweetie said...

Yeah on pics!!! Love Martina's pieces! Makes me wish all the house reno was done so I can get back to more stitching.

Ewa said...

Oh my GOSH! It looks three dimensional just from the picture! So gorgeous!

Mireille said...

Wow what a tiny work and so beautiful.
Hugs,
Mireille

Agi said...

It is even more beautiful than I have imagined! I am seriously considering...

Isadarena said...

Quack...quack ...and in en french lenguage the ducks say : coin..coin...
My sweet Joyce..how beautiful is your new corner : I love it a lot !!!you really make an awesome work on this mandala :-)
Have a lovely day,
Isabelle

Vani said...

Such Gorgeous Stitching!!!

Anne said...

The duckies are adorable!! Yay for ducks! I love the frosted blue threads! I think it shows up... better than my blurry pics :D

XoAnne

Julie said...

Beautiful,so neat and so colourful.Love the close ups of all the different stitches.

Anne Marieke said...

Beautiful stitching, Joyce! That panel is just gorgeous with the duckies.

katica said...

Absolutely beautiful! I have the Japanese Garden in my stash, I really must start that one day soon!

RuthB said...

Oh heavens that wood duck is AMAZING. Ok, the whole thing is stunning, but the duck. Wow.

Congrats on absolutely marvelous stitching!!!!

Always smiling said...

Omgosh its wondeful, well done!

Chris xx

Always smiling said...

Omgosh its wondeful, well done!

Chris xx

Mangogirl said...

That looks stunning such detail!

valerie said...

Wow...absolutely gorgeous! Love seeing the progress and detail on this one!

Kreinikgirl said...

That's gorgeous!! Well done!

Jenny said...

Fabulous! The ducks are so pretty and sooo tiny! I love that winter sky. It almost looks like a thunderstorm rolling in over the water. Very pretty1

The Maiden said...

Love the ducks they are the definition of cute! I see a finish in your future.