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May 03, 2009

Happy dance!!

We are back from our holidays in Germany, and I will upload some pictures soon, but this blog is dedicated to the finish of the chatelaine Mystery XI. It is finished!!
The last bead was sewn on the evening of April 26th, just in time to reach my goal. I was determined to finish it before we went to Germany, and I was as determined not to take it with me. It is too delicate to put it in my suitcase, and I was afraid of damaging the stitching, or get stains on it.
Here is the result, and as a little extra I took pictures of several parts of the design, to show its beauty.


Top centerpiece:

Right centerpiece:

Lower centerpiece:

Left centerpiece:

Middle:

Corner:

Border:

30 comments:

Pike said...

Great achievement, Joke! Looks great!

icelandmom said...

I'm dancing with you Joke. This piece is so stunning and delicate. Congratulation on finishing this project.

Esther said...

Wauw, dat is zeker geweldig Joke!

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous piece of art you have stitched. It's absolutely beautiful. I hope to stitch this in the future once this design is put up for sale. I love the colors you used. Congrats!!!!!
Barb in TX

Mylene said...

wow! Looks gorgeous! Great job!!

Hope you have had a wonderful time in Germany.

Margaret said...

Fantastic! What a finish! Congratulations -- I'm always in awe of anyone who completes one of Martina's big designs. It's so beautiful!

Ellen said...

Congrats on the finish. Stunning project, love all the beads.

Hugs,

Kelly said...

Fabulous and so nicely stitched, well done!
Kelly

Daffycat said...

Gorgeous stitching, Joke! Congratulations on a remarkable finish!

Cindy F. said...

WOW!!!~~CONGRATULATIONS AND A HAPPY DANCE!!~~ Absolutely beautiful Joke!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Fabulous work, Joke!! It's just gorgeous. I know it will be a "show stopper" in your home. Congratulations!

Bonnie said...

Totally awesome, Joke. Congratulations.

Bianca said...

Wauw, hij is echt prachtig. Gefeliciteerd met deze affo!

groetjes,
Bianca.

Karen said...

Wow, that is gorgeous!!!! This is another one that I liked a LOT better after I saw WIPs - your finish is just gorgeous!!!

Becca in MD said...

Gosh Joke, It looks really wonderful!

Joke said...

Thank you all, you make me grow!!

Mireya said...
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Sandra said...

Great work! Congrats not only for the beauty of the piece but also for having the patience to do it all!

Le-marquoir-de-sophie said...

Hi Joke! Hope you had a wonderful vacation! Your finishes are amazing, you should be very proud of yourself! *Hugs* DJ

Debra said...

Wow, it is amazing!!! You should be very happy!
DLS

Giovanna said...

Congratulations on this beautiful finish!

Yvonne said...

Happy Dance for you, Joke!! This piece of finish is absoloutely gorgeous. Can't wait to see your photos taken during your vacations.

I received the package from Ritah this morning. Thank you so much for helping me out, Joke.

Hugs
Yvonne

jennilynn said...

Congrats on your finish. It is just gorgeous.

CindyMae said...

Congrats on your beautiful finish! It looks amazing!! Wonderful job and I am looking forward to seeing pics of your trip!

Mish said...

It looks amazing! All of her work is stunning - I saw Evening In The Park & her latest design [forget the name] which you can only buy the pattern over the net completed recently & they are so totally incredible. The more I see her work finished, the more I want to start stitching one - but I am afraid I would never finish the piece & that would be a real shame.

stitchenmylifeaway said...

Hip Hip Hoorah!!!
Gorgeous, Stunning, Fantastic

Your deserve your happy dance.

Shay

lenna said...

It is stunning! So very pretty. A lot of work went into this one.
I am waiting for my material from Silkweavers so I can start Holland Springtime. Getting all the supplies has proven to be quite a challenge.
Your other finishes are fun to look at too. Glad you had a nice vacation.
God Bless ~
Lenna

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on this finish. What an achievement! And I know what I'm saying because I also started one of Chatelaine's mysteries and gave up on it after part 4. It's become my oldest UFO.

leeni1176 said...

Hi Joke...I just stumbled across your log and saw that you stitched this Chatelaine design. It is absolutely gorgeous !!!!!! I am going to be starting White Nights in St Petersburg as soon as the remainder of my supplies get here.....You have some beautiful pictures on your blog.

Arlene

Karen said...

Oh my!, how lovely! Just stunning! Thanks for sharing!
Karen

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