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Guardian Angel Cross Stitch
My favorite guardian angel scene is where the kids are being watched over on the bridge. The angel is right beside them to keep them safe. I love it so much that I have the picture in a huge oval frame in my living room plus two statue's. One is a fiber optic light statue that I keep right next to my two boy's picture.
When I seen this very guardian angel scene was in a cross stitch pattern, I knew I had to to get it. I purchased the kit a year ago. It's has been my on going cross stitch project but I am getting more anxious to get it done. It's quite an intricate pattern with a lot of color changes. It's done on a gray background to give the effect of a nighttime look. It will be very pretty when finished.
About The Cross Stitch Kit
When I received this kit I got a pattern and key chart, steel gray 14 count Aida fabric, a needle and floss plus some blending filament. I love everything about the kit except the floss came unnumbered in three different bunches. I'd prefer the thread to be numbered but they don't always come that way in all kits. I like to be organized when I start a project so I took some time separating each color. I compared it to the chart and figured out the number of each then wrapped them on a flat cardboard spool. Once that was taken care of then I could start my project.
I've never worked on a dark Aida fabric before so that has been interesting for me. I invested in a craft lamp with a magnifier arm on it. The light bulb in this lamp is a clear light look then the light bulbs in the house which give off a yellowish look. It has helped with cross stitching on this dark fabric to use my lamp. Truth be known my eyes aren't what they use to be so having the extra magnifier power sure has helped!
- When picking out a kit be sure all supplies are in the package as it is listed.
- If your want your thread numbered when you get the kit; then look one kind.
- If you're okay with just bunches that aren't numbered; then go for it.
- Some kits come with the pattern printed on the fabric. Make sure that is what your getting.
- Also make sure it is in your language. Some pattern's may have multiple languages with it.
Below is a peak at where I am on stitching this Angel pattern. I stitch in little sections and or in one color at a time. It is easier for me to know where I am as well on the pattern. More updates about my project will be on the "Cross Stitch With CherylFay" Facebook page. Stop by anytime!
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Guardian Angel Cross Stitch Kits
Most patterns to add to my collection one day. I have the first one of these three. All are different scenes. I really like them. They will just as intricate to stitch as the one I am working on now.
I have this pattern but haven't made it yet. It is by Leisure Arts. If I hadn't found the Janlynn Cross Stitch Kit I'd have done this one first.
This is a winter guardian angel scene. The angel watches over the kids so they don't get hurt.