Hello my stitching friends. I had to give this piece a little love last night. It is one that has been in my “rotation” for over a year now. It is Angel of Grace by Lorri Birmingham Designs.
She has not been a fun stitch. I had her stitched about down to her hands and realized that she was too far to the left. I was going to add a Bible verse, but I realized the ribbons on her dress were going to be too far to the left edge. So…I spent a lot of time ripping her out. I had to put her away for a while before I re-started her. I haven’t stitched on her in a couple of months and thought she needed a bit of tending to last night. She is stitched on 28ct Salmon/Gold Linen banding. And I must say it is the most UNEVEN fabric I have ever worked on!!! It was a very expensive piece of fabric and the pattern says that the linen was spun in Ireland and woven in Germany on a 150 year old wooden loom. Well, it has good history, but it is not fun to stitch on. I probably purchased this pattern back in 2000 and wanted to stitch it for my Mom. I was hoping to get it done for Christmas 2011, but now I am hoping for Christmas 2012.