February 2, 2014

Spring Knotgarden - A Pictorial

I have for you today, my dear readers, the proof that Spring Knotgarden aka Alien Cats with Temple Hats is finished! Thanks for your companionship through this journey. You are all invaluable to me. *hugs*

Since this is going to be a picture heavy post I won't say much other than that Martina has created another masterpiece and it looks even better in real life!!!

The Particulars:
Spring Knotgarden by Chatelaine (Martina Rosenberg)
Fabric: 32ct White Jobelan
Kit from Europeanxs.com
Started: Apr. 8th, 2011
Stopped: July 7th, 2011
Started again: October, 2013
Finished!! Jan. 31st, 2014












To answer some of the comments:
See the Alien Cats in their Temple Hats? :)








60 comments :

Ineke said...

WOW Joyce!! What a stunning finish!!
Your close up pictures are real eye candy.

Karen said...

Absolutely stunning!

Linda said...

Absolutely stunning. Congratulations.

Linda

Cricket-bug Corner said...

wow - just wow! I am impressed!

diamondc said...

Positively beautiful.

Catherine

Stitching Noni said...

Absolutely stunning! Wow!
Congratulations on your beautiful finish :)
Your pictures are so clear, I might have to come back and look at them again when I need to do some of those speciality stitches that always keep me guessing how to do them nicely!! Yours are gorgeous and so neat.
Well done on a truly beautiful masterpiece finish :)
Hugs x

Carla Eldridge said...

Yes....it's finishes like this that have me thinking about joining you and your stitching sisters in stitching a Chatelaine <3

Ranae said...

It's gorgeous, It's perfect
I love looking at all the details
Congrats on a awesome finish

Sylvia said...

Congrats on an incredible job!! You are right that the design is wonderful but your execution is what makes it a masterpiece. How will you have it finished and where will it go?

The Crafty Princess said...

OMG you are amazeballs!! That is too beautiful it had me mesmerised for ages. Congratulations on another stunning completed works.

Alicia xo

Jane said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on your lovely finish.

Cajun Mama said...

Gorgeous!

Busy Lizzie said...

Stunning, gorgeous, beautiful ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Absolutely stunning Joyce, the colours and speciality stitches really pop in your gorgeous pics - well worth the wait :). Am now having withdrawal, so really looking forward to SBCC!

Mouse said...

woooo hooooo :) and yup can see the cats in their hats ...lol love the speciality stitches you reallly are so good at them .... one day lessons will be required/ given ;) ..lol
soooo what are we going to be stitching next then ??? love mouse xxxxx

Kate said...

Wow! what an amazing piece.
I see the cats too.

Miss Lilly said...

Simply stunning! Beautiful work *___*

Manuela said...

Congratulations.
It's a wonderful finish.

Greetings, Manuela

Julie said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish and just love those speciality stitches.

Angela P said...

Congratulations on an amazing finish! I love all the beads and specialty stitches :)

Fidike said...

Congrats to your finish! Fantastic!

Brigitte said...

Ahhhh, there it is. And so beautiful. It's a great finish indeed, with all its specialty stitches and beads. Congratulations!

Emma/Itzy said...

Woohoo! It's amazing!!!

Katie said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous! Congrats!!!!!

Xeihua (Sara) said...

WOOOOWWWWWWWW.... It's all I could say while going trough the piccies :) It's really stunning :) A big, HUGE Happy Dance for you for finishing such an amazing project :D

Isadarena said...

Hiya Joyce ..I am in awe of it....you made another awesome finish !!! What a beauty !! you must be proud of it :)
Hugs from Isa

Isadarena said...

Oh !! Joyce, just a quick question :ss Serengeti your future Martina project??
Hugs from Isa:)

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

Fabulous finish...what a beautiful piece ! Your stitching is perfect, well done !

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Congratulations!!! Amazing finish and just wow..!

Valentina said...

Congrats Joyce, stunning finish!

Magical Mysterytour said...

I'm joining everyone else in saying it's amazing - you did a wonderful job on this! Well done on sticking with it and finishing it :)

Kielrain said...

Such a beautiful and stunning finish. I love the close-up photos!

Anne said...

OOOH AHHHHH!!! Sooo amazing Joyce darling!! That bling is fantastic and all those pretty specialty stitches! Where you gonna hang it? In my room?! HAHAHAAAA

HMBWWW!!

valerie said...

Simply amazing! Congrats on another phenomenal finish. I just love all the details!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Delightful, delicious and delovely!! (Just thought I'd be different.) Your beautiful stitching is the perfect complement to Martina's striking design. Kudos!

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish.

Thoeria said...

Oh WOW!!! That is one ABSOLUTELY AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS piece of work!!! Well done Joyce! The more i drool over your pics...the more I feel the lure to get it!

Soozie said...

Wow you never stop amazing me with your gorgeous work. I am really noticing the sheen on the silk in your pictures. Perfection and Beauty.

Melissa said...

Gorgeous! I love the aquas and pinks. So pretty. Thanks for all the pictures :)

Lonneke said...

Yes, Martina's designs are beautiful, but so is your stitching!
Wow. Congrats on your finish.
Really, really beautiful!

Leonore Winterer said...

It's absolutely beautiful - all this detail, I love it. And your stitching is so very clean through all the different stitches, you've done a great job here :)

Deborah Richardson said...

Beautiful, and now that you mention it..I see the cats :)

Rahenna said...

My head asplode. XD SOOOO SHINY! I just started part five and it's so sparkly and awesome and GAAAH I can't wait for mine to be finished so it can look like yours! :D

klmvangard said...

This is one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever seen. Your stitching is exquisite and I was mesmerized by your fabulous photographs. Congratulations on a magnificent finish.

Karen said...

WooHoo!!! Absolutely stunning - and I know it's 10x better in person!!! Congrats on a beautiful finish!!!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

A really HUGE and hearty Congratulations on such a monumental and magnificent finish! The detail is amazing, especially those little cattail reeds :)

Debs said...

Wow it is stunning, congratulations on your finish. I might just have to add this one to the to-do pile after seeing these beautiful photos.

geeky Heather said...

Meow, meow, meow!!! We offer up "appaws" on your purrrrfect finish!! Not a thread or a whisker out of place! The colors are gorgeous! Your stitches are the cat's pajamas! LOL!!! I will totally stop with the bad puns now. =) It is beautiful, congratulations!!!

CraftyPretender said...

ok I'm back from Penang now. Wah wahwahhhhh!! It is gorgeous!! The close-ups are amazing!!!! Gosh, now I'm really getting excited/nervous about our SAL!

Susan said...

(Wiping the drool off the key board) WOW!! That is beautiful and your photos are stunning. Congratulations on an amazing finish. Love those sparkly blackwork sections.

Faith... said...

It is gorgeous Joyce! Congrats on a lovely finish.

Purrfect Lady said...

Just to say a quick hi and that I found you through Evalinamaria's site http://evalinamaria.blogspot.ca/. I shall be keeping up with you in the future :)
Lesley xxx

XXXStitching (Emma) said...

wow what a stunning finish!!!! Bet you are over the moon with it. Looking forward to seeing what will follow alien cats. PS was excited to see your blog get a mention on the World of crossstitching magazine's facebook page plugging IHSW. I have increased my productivity this year so think I'll have to make sure to join next time. xx

Basia said...

It's stunning, congratulations. I love the colors and all the specialty stitched. LOVELY!

Zurainny Ismail said...

This is really a testament to your amazing skills, diligence, determination and strength of will. Not everyone can complete this. I wouldn't even know where to start! Congrats! :D

Claudette497 said...

How on earth did I miss that this was finished! Yee-haw to you! It's just breathtaking - it's like jewelry but softer..congratulations on a brilliant job!

The Maiden said...

Wow- that is really stunning! Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment!

Jennifer Catena said...

Exquisite finish Joyce! You take the best pics too.

Shebafudge said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning!!!

Andie said...

Fabulous Joyce! So beautiful! This has reminded me why I love Chatelaines so much :D