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« on: December 01, 2011 07:17:46 AM »

I finally completed this angel and am so happy with it. She's a counted cross stitch piece from a pattern by Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum. She's stitched on linen using DMC stranded cotton and Mill Hill seed beads.


 I found the wonderful frame at a car boot sale. I can't wait to hang her up.

I'm so pleased with the final product, but I doubt I'll ever get all those lost seed beads out of the sofa!
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011 07:25:04 AM »

Oh my goodness that close up is so pretty! And lol at the seed beads in the sofa! I hear ya on that one!
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011 08:36:57 AM »

Beautiful! Very Klimt-esque.
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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011 08:50:12 AM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011 08:55:07 AM »

All parts of this angel are beautiful- I love the halo, wings, and dress.  Great job and you picked the perfect frame - even the frame is angelic!!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011 09:20:46 AM »

Wow! This is incredibly beautiful. Love every aspect of your piece.
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2011 09:28:45 AM »

Gorgeous! You did an amazing job! wish I had that kind of patience!
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« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2011 09:58:58 AM »

She's absolutely stunning!

My favorite part, though, is the fact that if you look at her dress the right way, it looks like an owl.  There's something about the solemnity of that image together with her serenity...I know it's completely unintentional, but I think it makes it a little bit more special.
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2011 03:34:46 PM »

That is a stunning piece of work!  I love how her cape looks like it's 3 dimensional and the bead work!!
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2011 06:19:52 PM »

The detail on this...and on linen...totally astounding.  It really turned out beautifully, I can't imagine the hours you must have spent stitching and beading.  It's a lovely image, I've never seen an angel like that before. 

I'm pinning it on my "Embroidery Inspiration" pinterest board!
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