August 18, 2013

Butterfly Lace Mandala

(Warning: Picture heavy post)

It is finished and I MADE THE DEADLINE!!! Whoooot whooooooot!!! :D Thanks everyone, for cheering me on the last 6 weeks. :D

Martina has designed yet another spectacular masterpiece and I think I'm going to tell my mom that she can't open this till I'm on video chat with her, HAHAHA!!

The over 1 butterflies are so life like and this baby blings like nobody's business... but, enough talk. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. :D

(CLICK HERE for more close ups)


The Particulars:
Butterfly Lace Mandala by Chatelaine (Martina Rosenberg)
Fabric: Ray of Light, Belfast by Wichelt
Kit from Europeanxs.com
Started: Jan, 6th, 2012
Stopped: July 2012
Started again (LOL!): July 6th, 2013
FINISHED!! Aug. 17th, 2013



















56 comments :

Linda said...

Absolutely stunning. You did an amazing job.

Linda

Fidike said...

Oh, it is soooo nice! You made a great stiching!

Marilyn said...

Congrats to you for a beautiful finish!!!!!!
This is just awesome.
the Butterflys look like they are going to just fly off the piece! lol
Very, very pretty.
I'm glad you stuck wih it and finished it, I enjoyed watching your progress.
Marilyn

missy-tannenbaum said...

Wow, that's so pretty, and despite the fact that I personally have no stake in the project, I've been watching for so long that I'm really happy you got it done! (It's like a really laid back TV show, maybe?) I never notice the backstitched butterflies before, either, and those are so cute! Congratulations on your finish- it's really amazing. ^^

April said...

Just Beautiful!! The butterflies do stand out so much! Stunning!

Emma Louise Brown said...

It's gorgeous!

Kielrain said...

That is stunning!

Laura said...

Spectacular!!! You really did a brilliant job of it!!

Carla Eldridge said...

Truly a beautiful piece, congratulations on finishing it. :D

Stitching Noni said...

Oh Joyce, Butterfly Lace is stunning! I am so pleased that you finished it on time:) The whole design is so beautiful and your stitching is perfect. Love the gorgeous beading and those butterflies look amazing. Absolutely stunning :) Well done!!

Aelynna said...

This is sooo beautiful!

Sara said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on your finish!

Veronica said...

Wow oh wow oh wow! Congratulations on making the deadline and for finishing another wonderfully gorgeous piece!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Ele said...

What a stunning piece!

Manuela said...

Wow! Congratulation. It is so amazing.
I like the butterfly.

Greetings, Manuela from Germany

Shirlee said...

Breathtaking! What an amazing undertaking! Congratulations on finishing such a treasure!

Lesleyanne Smith said...

So so stunning - it looks so beautiful. I have always wanted to stitch one of these design but not brave enough...but seeing your completed work, I think I might give it a try.

Congratulations.

Lesleyanne
http://myfrozensunshine.blogspot.com/

Ma Teakettle said...

Beyond Gorgeous, Joyce...I'm awed :)
As always your stitching just inspires me to no end, as I too have always wanted to attempt a Mandala, but just haven't been brave enough...but your finish is....wow!
Hugs, High Five, and Well Done!
Ma

Ma Teakettle said...

Beyond Gorgeous, Joyce...I'm awed :)
As always your stitching just inspires me to no end, as I too have always wanted to attempt a Mandala, but just haven't been brave enough...but your finish is....wow!
Hugs, High Five, and Well Done!
Ma

Katie said...

I can't say anything that hasn't already been said. Wow. Gorgeous! Congrats!!!!

Melissa said...

Beautiful!!! I still can't get over how gorgeous the butterflies are :) Thanks for all the close-ups. You did a great job, and I am sure your mom will love it!

Kate N said...

Its gorgeous! Absolutely stunning in everyway - you should be very proud and I am sure your mum will be chuffed beyond belief.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Joyce it is amazing and well done you for reaching your deadline - wish I could see your mum's face when she sees it!

Terri said...

It is breathtaking!! Your mom will absolutely love it!!!

RuthB said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!! Congratulations -- truly and hearty congratulations.

You know, I have a considerable pile of Chatelaines myself -- wanna finish them for me? lol

Marcy said...

wow wow and wow! absolutely spectacular!!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

A stunning design, exquisitely stitched! You've outdone yourself with this one! Your mom will absolutely love it!

Anne said...

GASPPPPPPS!!! It's stunning Joyce darling!! I'm so happy you got it done! I knew you would :D Your mom will just adore and gush over it. The close ups are drool worthy. There's some spectacular beading in there and you do the best job ever!! Lee is in awe of it too...he says "Why don't you make that?" Oh my man....Huggles!!

Z said...

That is gorgeous. Congratulations on finishing it (and especially on finishing it to a deadline :D)

Deb said...

Congratulations an your finish. Truly elegant! Such detailed work.

Fara Azmi said...

Very Beautiful. Your mum will surely like it.

Miss Lilly said...

Oh wow, this is just stunning! Such beautiful stitching *___*

AprilFoole99 said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Wonderful finish!

The Crafty Princess said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!
I knew this would be stunning as I watched your progress but, man it's super stunning!!

Congrats Joyse on another amazing finish and within the deadline too. Awesome I Love it.

Alicia xox

diamondc said...

Positively beautiful.
Catherine

Lonneke said...

Absolutely stunning! Congratulations on another gorgeous finish!
Perfect stitching.
wow..

mdgtjulie said...

Joysze, that is absolutely AMAZING!!!!! I'm so glad my break fell over an IHSW. I didn't join, but someone mentioned your finish, so I went looking for it. (It was Southpaw Stitcher, in case you're interested. She mentioned drooling over it, and who wouldn't want to drool!!!) It's absolutely stunning and gorgeous and every other such word you can think up. Great job!!! (I actually blogged this wee too. First time since winter, sigh... I miss blogging and blogs when I'm in school.)

valerie said...

Simply amazing Joyzse!! You did it! I'm so happy you made your deadline and your mom is just going to be over the moon with this stunning piece. The butterflies are so detailed and it's so blingy! :)

♥ Nia said...

Gorgeous!! Congrats sweetie :D

Leanna said...

Joyce, honestly: I think this is the most beautiful thing I've seen since I began stitching over 30 years ago. You are amazing!!

Susan said...

Lucky Mom! Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on this long awaited Happy Dance. This piece is totally amazing, those butterflies are like the real thing alighting on the stitching!
I think you must get a photo of your Mum's face when she opens her present and share her joy with us all.

Juls said...

Simply stunning!!! Big huge congrats!!!!!!!!!

Emma/Itzy said...

Wow! Well done! :)

stitchstitchknit said...

Breathtaking! I love the butterflies =)

Jennifer Catena said...

Joyce this is absolutely stunning! You & Martina have outdone yourselves! Your Mom will LOVE it! Congrats on this amazing finish.

tiffstitch said...

Unbelievable!! Amazing finish... So happy you finished!

Ann said...

Congratulations with your finish! It's a stunner but ... I would go crazy doing all that over one LOL!!!
I'm going to check out the new masterpiece that Martina created (haven't been on the board for a while).
Kind greetings,
Ann

demeter83 said...

I missed this post! How did I miss this post? That just proves what a bad blogger I've been recently!
It looks absolutely stunning, the butterflies just absolutely amaze me every time I see them, and makes me so desperate to get a Chatelaine and finish something that beautiful. Congratulations on an amazing finish!

Chris(craft) and Dave(photos) Richards said...

A fantastic piece of stitchery....well done !
I really have to do this piece,it is stunningly beautiful.....you have truly inspired me, thank you !
hugs
Chris Richards
xxx
http://ellascraftcreations.blogspot.co.uk/

Emu said...

Wow this is incredible, you should be so proud! The colours are beautiful :-)

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