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.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Progress pic - Angel of Grace

My Angel is growing very slowly, I'm afraid. So many choices about where to stitch, and as you can see I have bits started all over the place. But still no wings in sight . I will be making a start on stitching the wings tomorrow, just as soon as I decide whether or not to replace one or both of the darker stitches in the wings with beads. I keep vacillating between using beads and sticking with the floss as charted. I will probably go with the floss, but I think the beads would look lovely. Of course, I don't yet have any beads in the right shades, so I'll need to make a trip to my lns soon if I do go with the beads option. I'm certainly using floss for the white stitches, so I guess I could start with those, and defer the bead/floss decision till later if necessary.

6 comments:

Kelly said...

Lynne - you are amazing! What great progress!
Do you do the beads while stitching or when the stitching is completely finished. I think beads would look lovely, but I'm not "brave" enough to do too many beads. I have two L and L patterns started, but they sadly still sit in my UFO box.

Julie said...

Grace looks beautiful!

stitchinfiend said...

She is coming along beautifully. Beads would be lovely on her wings.

Elfie said...

Kelly, I just add the beads as I stitch - when soing just the occasional bead I use the charted cross stitch to stitch the bead -ie I bring up the needle through the fabric, add the bead, finish the first half of the cross stitch, then on the second half of the cross stitch I take the needle through the bead again.

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Judes said...

I saw this completed with beads at the bottom hem instead of the floss....it was beautiful.