Come visit with me as I stitch and craft my way from one Christmas to the next - I like to have Christmas projects close by me all year. I have a particular fondness for Santas and Angels. If you have the time, leave a comment so I know you've visited.

Friday, January 8, 2010

My Angel is growing slowly

I am really enjoying stitching this Angel. I have always liked stitching L&L designs, and this is no exception. The picture really doesn't do it justice. I have made a few little changes. I dislike stitching with metallic thread, so I substituted some DMC floss and some Mill Hill beads for the metallics in the bodice and at the wrists. I also substituted Mill Hill beads instead of the charted cross stitches for the floral trim in the hair. She needs a few beads, as she will be hanging near the heavily-beaded L&L Angel of Love at Christmas. I was hoping to have that second sleeve finished by the end of today's stitching, but it just didn't happen. I am keen to get the sleeve finished so that I can start on her wing, because right now she really doesn't look particularly like an Angel.


Kelly said...

Beautiful! I have one L&L that I have tried to stitch for 10 years now and I don't seem to be making any progress at all. You are very talented and patient!!!


Julie said...

Simply gorgeous! I am really liking the changes you made. I too dislike metallic threads. I find them unruly and just plain difficult to work with. Much like the french knots! LOL

I look forward to seeing the progress and finish. It would be neat to see the two side-by-side when you are done with Grace.


stitchinfiend said...

She is really beautiful and I like the beads in her hair.