Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Stitchy update no. 1 - MTM

I'm rather pleased with where I got to over the weekend as I achieved the goals I had set myself and even got slightly more done than I'd expected.

This one I'm particularly pleased with - I've finished part 3 of Chatelaine's Medieval Town Mandala!



Isn't it gorgeous? I love all the beads and sparkle, and the turquoise colours are just beautiful. I'm looking forward to more turquoise in part 5! The over 1 butterflies were a nuisance to stitch, but well worth it. Did you know that it takes longer to frog one of them than it does to stitch it in the first place? LOL I managed to get one of them a stitch too close to the grasses so didn't have space for the bead flower underneath. That was one mistake I couldn't ignore.



I'd love to keep going with MTM for now but have switched to Paradigm Lost this week as I'd like to keep adding to it fairly regularly. I'll also be getting Lizzy's RR to stitch on before too long.

But MTM is still calling to me - can't be a bad thing!

15 comments:

Vonna said...

It is gorgeous, singularly gorgeous! I'm always enthralled by people that do these as they are so intricate! Your doing a great job!!!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow! that is such amazingly delicate work! You must have the patience of a saint! Lucy x

Sally said...

MTM is looking gorgeous. There's one heck of a lot of stitching there!

Julie said...

Stunning colours in this one, no wonder you want to continue with it

Itching To Stitch said...

Oh, Oh, Oh.... how pretty!!! I love the colors, such nice stitching too ;)

trashalou said...

Gorgeous stitching. I know what you mean about frogging time vs stitching time. And was I always scared I woul dsnip the linen or aida underneath!

I don't cross stitch too much anymore. It was far too stressful!

pinsneedles said...

Oh wow, this is stunning! I love your blog - I have spent some time looking around here after you left a kinf comment on my blog. I shall be back!
Jocelyn

monique said...

Yes, it IS gorgeous!

I hate frogging over-one, it really is hard and time consuming.

Megumi said...

This is a beautiful piece. Nice job!

Kae said...

Wow this is so pretty!! Love the colours :)


To answer your swap question... Surprise me :) I love surprises (nice ones lol). And the only chocolate I don't like is dark chocolate... easy to please lol.

~x~

Wanda said...

It is simply the most gorgeous thing, Wonderful job you are doing!

Wendy said...

Wow ~ awesome! I love all the close-ups of all the details. The whole picture is amazing but seeing everything in such detail makes you appreciate it that much more.

Carla said...

What a gorgeous piece this is!!!! Can't wait to see more :)

Jessica said...

Lesley,

Mom and I are looking at your MTM, it is really awesome. I love all of those colors too. Especially the turquoise. Anything with turquoise in it is great with me. You are really talented.
I can't believe that you are not going to find out what your baby is! I am dying, dying, dying!

Email me Lesley! jessicamagill@gmail.com

Jessica

Sandra said...

MTM looks fabulous. I really like the close up shots you have, they really show off your stitching well.