Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Getting ready to start the Paris Mandela


Well I'm ready to start my first large Chatelaine design and I'm feeling way overwhelmed.  I'm stitching it on 36ct. natural linen and as you can see, the box is quite filled with silks, metallics and DMC flosses.  I haven't gotten the beads and crystals yet but I'm not concerned since they will go on last.  I plan on ordering them from Fire Mountain Gems if and when I get to that point.  Notice I say "if".  I'm very concerned that this is just a little too large a project for me to undertake.  I have trouble with concentration and this might cause problems.  So wish me luck and if I start falling behind, please give me a kick in the butt to get me restarted.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

16 comments:

Terri said...

I'm sure you'll do fine! I've only done 1 of hers but I LOVED working on it! It's hard, at least for me, to get bored with something that detailed and with so many stitches. I'm ready to do another one of hers!

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

You're a very brave soul, I say just relax and have fun with it! Pretty header, I see that button frame, no could find here but will keep lookin... xoxo

Tricia said...

What a pretty box to keep your floss in! That would help me want to stitch it, just to use the pretty box. : ) Good luck staying focused!

Nancy said...

Ok Barbara, We stitch because it is fun. Just take your BAP and divide it into sections. You can claim each section as a finish and this way it shouldn't be so overwhelming. I am looking forward to seeing your progress on it. Happy Stitching!!

cucki said...

wow what a pretty design...i am so much looking forward for your progress on it..
happy stithcing xx

Catherine said...

Wow! That's some project!! I'll be cheering you on!

Ruth said...

I am sure you will do wonderful with it and with all of us giving you encouragement, you'll whizz through it. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Jules said...

That looks like the kind of project I would choose to do. For some reason, I really enjoy larger projects. Am I sick or what, LOL!?!

I look forward to cheering on your progress on this one!

Trina said...

I can't wait to see this one finished

Carol R said...

Can't wait to see WIP - such a lovely piece.
Great new Christmas header picture!

Lida said...

A little bith difficult to kick you all the way from Holland, but I know the feeling, so I wish you good luck and remember you are not the only one that sometimes has to work backwards! It is a fantastic project! Greetings
Lida

Mouse said...

ooo well done on being brave and getting it started and don't panic I can reach from anywhere hahahah :) love mouse xxxx

Penny said...

What a pretty piece! I know you can do it and it sounds like you will have plenty of encouragement. :)

Anne said...

I know how you feel about Chatelaine's!! I did the freebie mini ones and both pieces took a long time!! You can do it though! It will be stunning when it is finished :D

Kay said...

They are really beautiful designs - I'm sure you will do fine. Look forward to seeing your progress!

PegC said...

Wonderful! I'll be watching your progress as I've wanted to do one of these for a LONG time. Best of luck--no pressure time line so enjoy every minute no matter how long it takes.