June 5, 2016

Serengeti Mandala Finished!

It's finally finished!! Whoop, whoop!! This was two years in the making, no thanks to Diablo 3. LOL! Thanks for staying with me through this sporadic journey. ;) I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

The Particulars:
Serengeti Mandala by Chatelaine (Martina Rosenberg)
Fabric: 32ct Flax Belfast
Kit from Europeanxs.com
Started: June. 5th, 2014
Stopped: August 18th, 2014
Started again: May, 2015
Stopped: August 16th, 2015
Started yet again: May, 2016
Finished!! June 4th, 2016
































42 comments :

Lesley said...

A beautiful finish Joyce, your photos show Serengeti's splendour,it must be stunning to actually look at.

Sharon said...

Oh Joyce, what a beautiful treasure you've created! I love seeing it "up close" in different pictures! It's just glorious!

Karen said...

That's absolutely beautiful! How big is it actually ? I thought mandalas were small .

Heather Manley said...

Love, that's absolutely gorgeous!

Mini said...

This may be the most gorgeous stitched piece I have seen. Congrats!!!
So what's next?

TinkerCrafter said...

That's a beautiful finish! Congratulations!

Veronica Ong said...

Woot! Congratulations on such a gorgeous finish :D Love the details... Absolute eye candy ^^

Marilyn said...

Congrats on your finish.
It's beautiful!
Marilyn

Manuela said...

Congratulation.
It looks amazing.
Greetings, Manuela

cozykoza32a@gmail.com said...

You should be very proud of yourself. I just want to give you a big hug and say wow, congratulations.
Kathleen Mary
https://kathysnest32.wordpress.com/

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Fantastic!!!

Rita JG said...

Just wonderful!
How will you frame it?

Keebles said...

That is just amazing! Seriously, will you adopt me?

Sasha said...

That looks great!

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

So much detail! Lovely!!!

Tiffstitch said...

Unbe-fricking-lievable!! That is awesome and thank you for so many close-ups.. Absolutely gorgeous and huge congrats!!

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Congratulations on a stunning finish, so much tiny detail!

Faith... said...

Oh Joyce it is STUNNING! Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

Trina Autry said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Julie said...

AMAZING..... Fabulous finish

Mouse said...

KERRRRplunk ..... nearly fell off my wee stool ...lol congratulations on a fabulous finish .. the pictures are stunning and the beading splendiferous ....soooooo ... when are you starting that one for me huh huh huh ... hahahahah ... love mouse xxxxx

Minnie said...

Gorgeous! A masterpiece for sure.

Blu said...

Congratulations! It looks so stunning. Thanks for all the close-ups. There's so much detail and it's nice to get a closer look.

Brigitte said...

A wonderful finish,Joyze, I'm totally impressed. All these beautiful details.

Bea said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous and gorgeouser! It's so beautiful.

Leonore Winterer said...

It's amazing! Congrats on your finish, and the persistence to pull through and get it done despite the interuptions!

Angela said...

Congrats on an amazing finish! So much detail, I love it :)

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

Awesome! Congratulations on your Happy Dance. All the close-ups show the amazing detail in this design. All the over one and the speciality stitches, every little part of it is just perfect! Love it.

Southpaw Stitcher said...

The birds, the trees, the animals! The exquisitely attached beads! Just stunning! Kudos on a spectacular stitching finish.

Stitching Noni said...

OMG! Your finish is stunning! The detail in each of your close up photos shows just have much work went into this amazing piece! You should be very, very proud of all your hard work! :o)
I am so going to miss seeing your updates.... what's next on the stitching front?
Hugs xx

Kate N said...

WOW!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!! :D

demeter83 said...

Oh wow, I know you probably won't see this, but I still have to comment, that looks absolutely amazing.
Almost enough to inspire me to start my first one, but I'm still a little scared!

demeter83 said...

Yes, I'm commenting twice, I might have just worked out how to make my comments work again so...
It still looks amazing, I am quite jealous of it's beauty. I must work up the courage to start one, I still find them a tad intimidating

Susan said...

Gorgeous finish. Makes me want to pull mine out, but no rigging of the random project picker is allowed. LOL!

Andie said...

So beautiful! (as always)
Congratulations :D

Thoeria said...

Wowzers Joyce!!! It is stupendous! Congratulations on this marvelous finish!

Katie said...

Wow! Just amazing. Congrats!!

diamondc said...

Joyce: I just came home from vacation, the first email I opened was yours to see this stunning finish, wow, it is beautiful, the beads add such a beautiful touch, so elegant looking.
What a great victory after two years congratulations.
Thank-you for sharing with us.

Blessings
Catherine

Mary Joan said...

Congratulations on your finish. It's beautiful and just stunning. I love it! Thank you for sharing it with us.

I've just looked at the date and noticed that its the next IHSW on 17-19 June. I'm planning to get some stitching done.

Hugs Mary Joan

Kaisievic said...

Oh, my goodness - so very stunning! I just love it. You are an amazingly talented stitcher, my dear. Congratulations.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Just amazing Joyce, huge congrats to you - must feel great to have this baby finished! Thanks for all the close-up shots too, it's making me get my Chatelaine groove on!

geeky Heather said...

Wow, oh, WOW!!! Major congrats, that is an amazing piece!