July 1, 2013

Lily of the Valley Finished

*RAH RAH RAH!!!* I finally have a finish! It's been so long I can't remember what that felt like. ;)

I stitched LotV for my dear friend Bren, as she reminds Bren of her mom, and am soooo pleased with how she turned out. I found the perfect frame for her as well which made me doubly pleased. For a pixie, she sure had a lot of beads. It felt like I was beading forever on her skirt.

On to the pics, cos I know that's what y'all want to see. ;)

The Particulars:
Lily of the Valley by Mirabilia (with Morning Glory's wings)
Fabric: 32ct hand-dyed unique by Enchanted Fabrics
Stitched 2 over 2
Floss: DMC, Kreinik
Beads: Mill Hill
Started: May 5th, 2013
Finished: June 30th, 2013







40 comments :

Ineke said...

She is beautiful, Joyce!!

Fidike said...

It is just perfect!

Ele said...

Stunning! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous pics
Hugs
Elena

Katie said...

Wow! What an absolutely gorgeous finish! Lucky Bren. :)

The Crafty Princess said...

Stunning finish Joyce! Congratulations. I can't remember what a finish feels like. Love the fabric and frame too!
Alicia xox

Marcy said...

Lovely! The frame is indeed perfect.

Magical Mysterytour said...

She is lovely! It may have taken forever to do the beading but just think of how long it would have taken to do French knots for it all!

Gizzimomo said...

Wowsers! That is one stunning finish! The stitching is so beautiful and the fabby sets it off perfectly! Congratulations!

cucki said...

She is so beautiful x

Mouse said...

ohhhh very pretty :) and yes you got the perfect frame ... sooo the question we are all dying to ask ... what next for a finish heheheheh :)love mouse xxxxxxx

Carissa said...

Gorgeous! I've got this one in my stash to do along with a few other Lily of the Valley pieces. It's not only my favorite flower, but my birth month flower.

Melissa said...

She is so pretty!!! I love the details. :) I am getting there with Siren's Song...over half way now. :)

ana~stitch said...

She's so pretty! I loved stitching this one :))

valerie said...

Wonderful finish Joysze! She's beautiful! Congrats!

CJ in OK ;-) said...

So beautiful. Congrats on the finish and thanks for the closeup pics. The beads and sparkle are the best parts of these designs. CJ in OK

The Maiden said...

I love the beads at the edge of the flower cups, so worth it!

Pauline said...

She is wonderful! I love the smell of lileys...

Marilyn said...

She's just beautiful!
Love the fabric color, it's perfect.
Marilyn

Isadarena said...

What a swet and prety Fairy, Joyce !
Great finish :)

Peggy Lee said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Well done...
:o)

Lonneke said...

She's beautiful! All the beading really paid of. It looks perfect.

Terri said...

Wow, she is stunning! I have to get this one!

Congrats on the finish!

Daydreamer said...

Absolutely beautiful! The beading must look really gorgeous in real life.

Melissa said...

Congrats on your finish! She is so adorable. I like your wing change :)

Anne said...

Way to go Joyce!!!! She is stunning and so pretty with all that bling! Bren will be very pleased with her. So what will you be stitching next now that you remember the thrill of finishing? Plus I want more close ups of your stitching to look at!! I miss that and you!!

Hugs!!

Chelle said...

Absolutely breathtaking! And according to your dates, it only took a little over a month to do it. Does that seem like a long time? I have projects that take months and months!!! LOL

Ewa said...

You have the most beautiful and even stitching I've ever seen (pictures of) in my life. Gorgeous finish!

Lesleyanne said...

She is absolutely stunning.

♥ Nia said...

wooowww!! Another beauty!!
Fabulous :D Stunning!!!
And I love that fabric!!! How beautiful =)
Congrats sweetie, gorgeous work!! :D

Susan said...

Beautiful finish! I like the wing change. Fabric and frame are perfect. Don't you love it when it all falls together like that?

Stitching Noni said...

Oh ah... What a pretty pixie you have there!! She is absolutely beautiful :) I love all the beading - it may have taken a bit of time to do but well and truly worth it :)
Gorgeous finish... So Joyce, what's next on the frame?

Meari said...

It's beautiful!!

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

Wow, she is beadalicious!

Gorgeous finish, love the close up photos, they really show the beads to the best effect.

SoCal Debbie said...

Oh, she's so gorgeous, Joyce! I love all the close-up photos.

Kaisievic said...

Joyce, she is so beautiful! Gorgeous stitching! .... and you finished her so quickly. Love her!

tiffstitch said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Just like all your pixies. I need to take a lesson from you and update my blog... poor blog...

Raquel, Calico Craft Designs said...

Wow! So beautiful. I love, love, love all that beadwork.

Rachel said...

Gorgeous!! :)

Emma/Itzy said...

I am only just trying to catch up with all the posts I missed while I was in Florida (which was, of course, AMAZING!)

This is beautiful, well done. I've forgotten what it feels like to FINISH something, arghhhh.

I hope to take part in IHSW this weekend, on the Saturday at least...it will be the first time in a while! xxx

Topcho said...

She is perfect! Ohhh, I love everything about her - the position in the fabric, the colours, the beads and that 3d effect they give, the bling and everything! Amazing finish as always :D