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LA D DA - Garden Angel
I started Garden Angel in 2004 and finished the stitching in 2005. Then it wasn't until 2007 when I had it framed. It's one of my favourite framed pieces. I really enjoyed working on this and I just love the thick frame I picked out for it. I got the idea for this particular frame after I'd seen Chrissie's done. It's a similar look which I think suits this design so well.
Mine is stitched on 35ct Sheeps Straw, using Gentle Art Sampler Threads from memory. I don't have the chart handy so I can't be sure about the threads used. I also have La D Da's Harvest Angel and Old Glory Angel which I'd like to do some day.
I apologise if my photos aren't as sharp as they normally are. I usually use the software in Picasa 3 to sharpen, but since their last update it doesn't seem to work as well. Bit annoying really. Anyway, I hope you enjoy looking at my pictures. There's more photos in my Picasa Albums. Thanks!
EDITED TO ADD:
I forgot to mention about the brass button I added to my Gaden Angel. It's from Homespun Elegance and I put it in the top left corner of the design in replace of my initials and year stitched. I didn't like the way mine was looking and thought the charm would be a nice replacement. Thanks for the kind comments!