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Guardian Angel Cross Stitch

Updated on June 4, 2014

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!

Suggestion Tips:

  • 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.

Sneak peek!!

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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My floss box is all set up and ready to go.Magnetic board, rulers and pattern ready.First picture I took after I first started this pattern.Dress and angels head stitched. No hair yet. Working on the wingsMore wings doneA closer look at the dress stitchesFabric/design on scroll.
My floss box is all set up and ready to go.
My floss box is all set up and ready to go.
Magnetic board, rulers and pattern ready.
Magnetic board, rulers and pattern ready.
First picture I took after I first started this pattern.
First picture I took after I first started this pattern.
Dress and angels head stitched. No hair yet. Working on the wings
Dress and angels head stitched. No hair yet. Working on the wings
More wings done
More wings done
A closer look at the dress stitches
A closer look at the dress stitches
Fabric/design on scroll.
Fabric/design on scroll.

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.

"Guardian Angel" -- Counted Cross Stitch or Needlepoint (Leisure Arts, #2346)
"Guardian Angel" -- Counted Cross Stitch or Needlepoint (Leisure Arts, #2346)

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.

 
GUARDIAN ANGEL COLLECTION - 6 BEAUTIFUL CROSS STITCH DESIGNS ADAPTED FROM VINTAGE ARTWORKS - LEASURE ARTS LEAFLET 2649
GUARDIAN ANGEL COLLECTION - 6 BEAUTIFUL CROSS STITCH DESIGNS ADAPTED FROM VINTAGE ARTWORKS - LEASURE ARTS LEAFLET 2649

This is a winter guardian angel scene. The angel watches over the kids so they don't get hurt.

 

What do you think of this Guardian Angel Cross Stitch? Have you ever stitched any Angels before?

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 4 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      @Nightcat: Thanks! It does mean a lot!

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      Nightcat 4 years ago

      This kit looks like great fun for cross stitchers and I loved that you picked a pattern with personal meaning to you. Great lens! :)

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      GrammieOlivia 4 years ago

      These are beautiful, I have never successfully done cross stitch, the back of my works in progress look like something has gone really wrong!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love this picture! You're coming along beautifully with it. I don't think I've ever stitched any angels. In fact, it's been a long time since I've worked on a counted cross stitch. Can't wait to see your finished product!

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