Wednesday, January 28, 2015

FIRST 2015 SMALLS SAL!

I ran across a 2015 Smalls SAL while blog hopping. Thought this would be a great opportunity to stitch a back log of ornaments and small items. The SAL objective is to complete at least one small projects a month. I am aiming to do this!
Here is my finish for the month of January and some started projects.
Lizzie Kate Santa 2000. I changed colors to DMC Variations and DMC regular floss/thread. Then decided to add Mill Hill beads and a sparkly ball on Santa's hat. Then finish as a hanging flat ornament.
One finished and two started.

My Christmas Holiday Bear has had a few stitches added.Using DMC Light Effect Metalic threads and regular DMC floss/thread.
Other, not so small projects had a few stitches added, too.
Fleurs du Ciel SAL

And Serenity Harbor SAL has been started!
I also made my first cube finish. Not real happy with it. Have to say the ribbon hides a few sins here. But, I learned a few things and hopefully the next one will come out a little better. Think my main problem was the stitched fabric was pretty heavy/thick and wouldn't fold down tight enough.

 Another framing!! This is a Just Nan design stitched some time ago. Finally found a suitable frame.

 Finaly got around to framing The Angel of Winter, designer Maryln Imblum of Lavender & Lace.

Finished into an ornament is Funky Flower Meagan, designer Donna Bayless, By The Bay Needlearts. Donna was kind enough to enter my work on her blog. It always pleases me when a designer thinks my work is good enough to publish. A big thank you to Donna!


Also added a few stitches to my HAED Bubble Telescope. Will add more time, and stitches, and save Bubbles for the HAP(hugh A$$ Project) SAL update this saturday.

My amaryillis are still blooming and DH has cross pollinated the two. I am impatiently waiting for the light pink one to go to seed so I can plant, in house, for next years garden.
 And then there are four!
I hope everyone is staying warm and cozy.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching!
Deb



27 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful. I love the details. :)

homeschooljewelrymom said...

Beautiful finishes and WIPs :-) I love the Lizzie Kate. I'm doing the Smalls SAL, too.

Fay and Charlette said...

Super finishes and your box finish looks good. Might want to consider pulling a thread where the fold would go and it will fold easier.

Deb said...

Oh, thank you for the tip!!
Deb

Pull the other thread said...

Wow so many amazing finishes. I love the cube and all your WIPs are amazing!!!

Lisa Dunn said...

Oh my, your amaryillis are beautiful!

Your little Santa ornament is darling, and finished beautifully. I think your cube finish looks great too.

Love your WIPs. :o)

Donna Pheneger said...

Loving your Liberty Lane! Actually all of your work is beautiful - and your amaryllis! Gorgeous!

Faith... said...

Your cube looks GREAT! Congrats! Love your stitching, the LK is so cute. Everything looks awesome.

Linda said...

I just started that LK Santa. I think you did a fantastic job of finishing all of them. Nice progress on your other pieces.

Linda

Sarah L said...

Beautiful flowers and all your stitching too. Love Liberty Lane and the Angel of Winter.

Sarah Beth said...

I love your cube. I think it looks great. Also love the teddy ornament...is that beaded?

Preeti said...

Lovely finishes!! Your SAL pieces are beautiful.
The funky flower is very cute :)

Mrs Xstitch said...

stunning finishes, love them ♥

Irene said...

che meraviglia, mi piacciono tutti!

Mii Stitch said...

Great finishes, well done :)

Calicojoan said...

Fabulous finishes!

Marie said...

I like the two fabric finish on your Santa 2000. Congrats on completing the smalls SAL for Jan.

So many beautiful completed projects!

I just learned of the By the Bay SAL and have emailed to join. That is such a wonderful design!

Pamela said...

Beautiful stitching! Great finishes and wonderful progress.

Sheryl S. said...

What pretty work, Love the Santa ornament and Liberty Lane.

Elunia said...

Beautiful finishes and WIPs.
Thank you for visiting my blog :))

Stitching Angel said...

Love your holiday bear, well done on your finishes too

Brigitte said...

Such a great little finish. I love how your embellished the Santa. I also love your cube finish. And oh what a lovely funky flower you made. All is so very beautiful. And so are your real flowers.

Anonymous said...

i love your work , so many details , fabulous finishes. Perfect colours for the liberty lane. the teddy bear and santa are cuties . Your angel of winter is amazing too , you find the perfect frame and what wonderful amaryllis .
Michelle

Maggie said...

Hi, what a lovely lot of stitching, I love the LK Santa :-)

I'm patiently waiting for my Amaryllis to burst into flower, this is the first time I've grown one and have been lucky enough to have a bulb that produced 2 flower stems. Yours look beautiful.

Irmeli said...

Lovely finishes all of them and your WIPs look great too. Your cube finish is very pretty, I like it.
Thank you for visiting on my blog.

Mylene said...

Great finishes you've made as well as progress on your WIP's. Framed pieces looks gorgeous.

Annette-California said...

oh WOW!!! LOVE you Liberty finishing and the sampler itself. SO much so that I too have this chart and need to pull it out. Angel of Winter is remarkable!! Congrats on a stunning finish and looks so magnificent in the oval gold frame! I think I would be glued starring at it everyday.
And congrats on Funky Flower Meagan - its another beauty.
love Annette