Saturday, June 1, 2013

Japanese Garden: Finished!

I finished Japanese Garden this week!!! Happy dance time :) I started this in April 2011 when hubby was in France for work training (lucky him), and I was home all alone. I decided I needed a little pick-me-up and started this beauty. It took a little over two years, but I am done.

I stitched Japanese Garden on 32 ct ivory jobelan and used most of the called for silk threads, except the NPI silk (I used the DMC substitution). For the bridges, I used Caron Waterlilies Espresso. Enjoy the pictures!




Close ups:

Thanks for stopping by :)

18 comments:

cucki said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
its so beautiful xxxx

Xeihua (Sara) said...

It's STUNNING!!!!!! Congrats on the finish and a BIG HAppy Dance for you :)))

Aurelia Eglantine said...

GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful stitching, love seeing all the detail photos :) Congratulations on your lovely finish!

Lulu said...

Wow you did an amazing job! It looks beautiful and congrats on your finish :)

Cath said...

Wow ,what a beautiful finish. Bet you can't wait to have it on the wall.X

demeter83 said...

Every time I see someone's work on this, it makes me absolutely determined that I'm going to work this one day, congratulations on an absolutely stunning finish!

♥ Nia said...

Stunning work!!!! Congrats on your finish :D

Mii Stitch said...

WOW! Melissa this is truly a stunning piece of art!!! Love all the close up pix where we can see all the hours you spent on these beads & speciality stitches.... FANTASTIC, well done! xx

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on a gorgeous finish.

Melinda said...

AWESOME!!!! "bucket List" to finish a Chatelaine Mandala

Fara Azmi said...

Great JOB...Great FINISH..

Astrids dragon said...

OMGoodness, it's beautiful! You did a fantastic job. How exciting it will be to get it framed!

Fidike said...

Amazing work! Congratulations!

Marcy said...

WOW! Gorgeous, stunning, beautiful! congrats on the wonderful finish.

Brigitte said...

Oh Melissa, that's a real masterpiece! I know how long it takes to finish one of these gardens. I once started one but it has become a UFO for many many years now. I wish I had persevered like you on yours.

Anne said...

Stunning finish Melissa! Thanks for the close up photos! You're stitching is absolutely perfect. What a masterpiece!

SoFarBlue said...

It is amazing and beautiful!!

Deb said...

Fabulous! Congratulations on your finish !