Had to take a break from the Letter K as one of the color threads was backordered and I am still waiting on it to arrive. In the meantime, I dug this pattern out of my stash. It is the Châtelaine Tree of Hope limited edition design.
I think the Châtelaine mandela patterns are so beautiful, but most use a ton of silk thread, which can be pricey. I thought I would try this one out because it only has 2 colors of the silk thread, plus it is considerably smaller than many of the other designs. I do like the Water Garden and last year’s Mystery pattern which was the Peacock Mandela, but I really didn’t want to put another huge design on my ‘to stitch’ list. This one I will just work on in between the larger projects this year.
I am stitching on 32 count opalescent Lugana that I dyed in a very subtle blue/lavender combination.
I do think the gold beads are just a tad too big for how closely spaced they are on the fabric, so I will probably pull these out and replace them with a slightly smaller bead in the same color.