Thursday, 28 January 2016

Smalls SAL and a very sparkly finish!

I’m back with two finishes to share with you!

This year I’ve decided to join the Smalls SAL organised by Heather of the Stitching Lotus blog.  My intention is to stitch one of these Lizzie*Kate Twelve Blessings charts each month.  The first one was gifted to me by Mii Stitch and it is so cute I just had to buy the others!

Of course, I also intended to actually finish the ornament each month but that hasn’t happened in January, maybe next month?

Friends by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on Cloud Brown 16 count aida
with DMC threads
Started and finished 14 January 2016

Next up I’m so excited to show you a very sparkly finish!  I started this piece as part of the Crazy January Challenge 2014 so it has been hanging around for a while now.  I have no idea why as once I picked it up again I couldn’t put it down!  Last time you saw it, it looked like this…


And now here she is in all her beaded glory!

Morning Glory by Nora Corbett
Stitched on Lorchen 28 count by Sparklies
with DMC threads and Mill Hill beads
Started 9 January 2014
Finished 26 January 2016

Here are a few close up photographs of the beautiful beads…




Regular readers will know I am trying to reduce my WIP list this year, hopefully from 11 WIPs to 5.  I have already had two finishes from the list so I’m well on track.  Having said that, I don’t think it will be too long before I start another of these gorgeous Pixie Couture designs.

Thanks Heather for letting me join the Smalls SAL.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone else’s smalls!

Until next time

Justine






50 comments:

Sheryl S. said...

Oh Justine, this is just gorgeous, I love Morning Glory and the colour thread and beautiful beads you have used, so pretty and the fabric is perfect. Lovely stitching. Also like the LK design.

Rachel Tomkins said...

Congratulations on your two finishes! The LK Blessings is so cute and as for the Nora Corbett, well, she looks absolutely a-maz-ing! You must be so happy to not only have finished her but to have reduced you WIP pile by another one. Now to finish-finish your ornament and get Morning Glory framed! :)

Linda Harris said...

Sweet small finish - you've still got three days to turn it into an ornament LOL. Well done on getting another of your WIP's complete it's stunning.

Julie said...

Stunning finish, such lovely fabric you chose for that one.

Blessings are lovely, I stitched them all on one piece of fabric when they came out and donated it to our local hospice in memory of my dad as he passed away at Christmastime and they hang it in their chapel.

Jacquie Morris said...

Oooooh very pretty indeed! Rather cute snowman, which is lovely and fun. And wow! To your Nora Corbet finish... It's beautiful. Loving all the beading details, it really finishes it off. I have never stitched a design with added beads, it does look stunning.... I may have to look more into this!!
Big smiles :)

Annie said...

Wonderful finishes! Your snowman is adorable, and Morning Glory is fabulous!

cucki said...

Wonderful finishes..they all so lovely
Big hugs x

Mii Stitch said...

Morning Glory looks beautiful, congratulations on completing her :)
Sorry for making you order the remaining of the LK series! This little snowman is adorable.

Katie said...

2 beautiful finishes!! Great job on the LK piece. But I just LOVE the Morning Glory fairy. So beautiful!!

Vickie said...

Oh Justine. Morning Glory is so beautiful.

Heather said...

Oh wow she turned out gorgeous! Congrats!

Preeti said...

Cute LK finish!! Morning glory is so gorgeous !! You did a lovely job and the bead work looks very beautiful:)

Keebles said...

Those are fabulous! Congrats!

butterfly said...

What a beautiful lady such a pretty one .
I want to stitch mine now ha. I have a few of these charts .
But I have so many others to stitch first .
Thank you for sharing.

Kaelyn Angelfoot said...

Its a beautiful finish! Just wonderful.

Linda said...

Congrats on the beautiful finishes Justine.

Linda

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Justine friendship on blogs is wonderful! Even with your snowman :-)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Your Small is very cute but Morning Glory is stunning, especially with all her beads. Great fabric too.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous finish,love the close ups of the beads.
Love your little finish too.

Tiffstitch said...

Fantastic finish on Morning Glory and I love the fabric you chose. Nice small finish too!

Sarah said...

She is beautiful! And your snowman is adorable.

Emma/Itzy said...

Very cute small to start the year long sal with! Your Nora Corbett is just beautiful! Well done!

Faith... said...

A cutie and a beauty! I just love both of them. Morning Glory is stunning!!

Le trame della Galaverna said...

You did a very great work
Stitches are so beautiful
Many compliments for the finishes

gominam said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous finish! Well done:)

Shelly said...

She's a beauty! Great finish, Justine. You are doing very well with your WIPs.

sharine said...

She is a stunning finish! Well done to you:)

Melinda Forbes said...

I love your choice for the Smalls. It has been placed on my TODO list. Will be visiting my LNS soon. I so applaud your beading - I am terrible with beads...

Brigitte said...

You are definitely well on track, Justine. This little L*K finish for the Smalls SAL is so nice, I love this series. And what a beauty Morning Glory is. And all finished with all the beads. Bravo. Now you can cross one WIP off your list. Looking forward to seeing the next you will be working on.

Fairy Stitcher said...

Gorgeous finish, love it. It is going on my wishlist

Sarah in Stitches said...

Congrats on knocking two WIPs off your list! That's amazing. The first finish is cute, and the second is gorgeous :D

CraftyGurl said...

WOW!! Morning Glory is BEAUTIFUL!!! I always love seeing these stitched up, they really are something. I have never stitched one before but I really want to. Can't wait to see what you will be working on next!!

Thoeria said...

OH well done Justine!!! The NC piece AMAZING! Totally gorgeous!
And let's not forget the cutie snowman :)

Two super duper finishes....a fantastic start to the year:)

Anna van Schurman said...

I also stitched an L*K pattern for this month's small. It's cute, but your faerie is gorgeous!

Astrids dragon said...

Friends is cute and Glory is stunning! The beads really do add to it, do you know how you're framing her?

Barb said...

Morning glory is absolutely beautiful!

ANGIE said...

Hi Justine, your works are fantastic! Happy stitching!

Ariadne said...

Morning Glory looks gorgeous!Congrats!AriadnefromGreece!

Jenn M said...

Way to go! I am trying to stitch an ornament a month as well: actually I have been trying for a number of years now but hopefully this year is the one!
Beautiful pixie: I just love those designs but I am going to stay away:) I have Bluebell in my stash and I know I could go a little nuts if I let myself. Well, more nuts than normal I guess!
Happy Days!
Jenn

rosey175 said...

Yay! I assume you know exactly how you're going to finish-finish Morning Glory? :D And I'm glad you survived all those beads. I love the look beads give a piece but that needle...!! I am not friends with it. :) I have not stitched any NCs; do they not have faces? Or maybe just dependent on the piece, I guess.

But again, yay finishes! \:D/

Andrea said...

Congratulations on two wonderful finishes. Beads certainly enhance pieces like Morning Glory.

diamondc said...

Oh my the Snowman and Cardinal are so sweet.
Love Morning Glory she is lovely.

Blessings
Catherine

Teresa S. said...

Woo Hoo! Another WIP finish and such a lovely one, too! Congrats!

Esmeralda said...

Wow what a beautiful finishes
What a difference after the beading she is really brought to live, stunning fabric too :)
I also reduced last few yearscmy wip from 9 to 5 and love that number
Now i can work on all 5 wips every month except february :)
Greetings from Holland

Heather said...

Great work! I love your small and the fairy. As much as a pain as beading, and backstitch, can be, it always adds so much to a design.

Thanks for joining the Smalls SAL.

Beth said...

I'm partial to Lizzie Kate snowmen!

Irmeli said...

Snowman for Smalls Sal is so cute and Morning Glory is gorgeous. You chose beautiful fabric for it.

The Crafty Princess said...

Morning glory is stunning!!! What a difference the sparkly bits make. Such a beautiful finish, all those little x's are perfect. You're so very clever Justine.
Congratulations.
xox Alicia

Suz said...

Your fairy is Stunning!

Meari said...

Your fairy is so pretty, Justine. Absolutely stunning!