I mentioned awhile back that I was going to do a New Year start of Butterfly Lace Garden and a few of my friends jumped on the bandwagon. We were all excited planning for the start and when 1/1/12 came around, they were true to their word and... guess who wasn't? LOL!!!
I have a (reasonably) good excuse though. I had finished most of part 9 on the Chinese Dragon Mandala and since I was stitching the over 1 phoenix, there was no way I could stop with those glorious colors And I do mean glorious. The blend of colors is mindblowing and with each new shade, I fell more and more in love. When the backstitching went in... forget it and just drool!! LOL!!! Let me show you what I'm talking about and you'll understand....
Speaking of backstitching, the dragon vase was a PITA to do, but man, oh man, oh man! All I can say is... Martina is a master at her craft!
Part 9 also consisted of bamboo plants and flower bushes. I'm not quite sure what the flowers are. My cousin thinks they're wisteria but they don't look quite like it to me.
|Bamboo and dragon vase|
And last, but not least, here is Part 9 in all it's glory.
By the way, I started Butterfly Lace last night. ;) Will post pics of it for WIPocalypse on Monday. :D