Also, I've done some calculating and it looks like I'm going to have to do TWO Tiny Rose Garden Mandalas in order to make one pillow since the design is too small to make an actual pillow. So after I do this one I'll stitch up the next one in the lower right hand corner, then in the upper right and lower left I'll do some sort of words to thank my friend for the gift - but I haven't decided yet. The only thing I have decided is that I'll stitch it with the silk that the algerian eyelet roses are stitched in.
Without further ado, Tiny Rose Garden Mandala before:
A Tiny Rose Garden Mandala by Chatelaine Designs (freebie)
Stitching on 32 count Hardanger
2 threads over 2
DMC, Thread Gatherer Silk n'Colors and Mill Hill Seed Beads
I stitched Middle Earth (Earf!) for a while tonight just to get something different as I read Lonneke's post (on Life with Skipper) about self-imposed stitching (and life!) restrictions. I'm definitely a person who lives by rules. I make ridiculous rules about everything from stitching to life. The last time I broke those rules I met my current most amazing wonderful Boyfriend. So, thanks to Lonneke, I stitched on Middle Earth tonight just because I wanted to, even though it was against the "rules."
Go break some rules, everyone! Just don't get arrested! And I'll see you all in a few days. Thanks for reading!