I've been in love with Chatelaine's Desert Mandala since she first announced it, but held myself off from getting it because hello, I probably have more than I can stitch in my lifetime.
But that only lasts so long, because there are so many beautiful designs out there being created all the time. And this past weekend I went to my LNS' Moonlight Stitch, and Cheryl, Wendy, and Dana were all working on their beautiful Chatelaines (and Cheryl brought two of her finished ones to share with us), and the fever was back on. Yes, I'm currently doing Chatelaine's Waterlily Pond Quilt, and yes, I've signed up for her Spring and Autumn Fairy designs, but I REALLY wanted the Desert Mandala too. So I did it, took the plunge, and ordered the pattern, fabric, and kit. And before I even checked it out on the Chatelaine Design Viewer, I decided on Light Sand Belfast linen. Here is what it mocks up to look like.
Of course, I can't wait to get it and start it! I have no excuses, I just love to stitch beautiful things. Oh, and I finally settled on framing for Stilts, so I will be putting her up on my kitty wall in April.