“These things I warmly wish for you: someone to love, some work to do, a bit o’ sun, a bit o’ cheer, and a guardian angel always near.”
— Irish blessing
I have a sister-in-law who has an extensive collection of angel memorabilia in her home. We often stay at her house when we are traveling in the area. In appreciation for the lodging, the great company and the great food, I stitched Diligent Protector for her for Christmas 2014. Her birthday happens to be on December 24 and that is the day the picture was delivered to her house.
The design was part of a two part design collection in For the Love of Cross Stitch called Guardian Angels, which was adapted from antique post cards. The design appeared in the March 1994 issue.
A guardian angel, just another thread of my life.
For my stitching friends – Project Detail: Worked on a 17″ x 2o” piece of white 25 count Laguna fabric over 2 fabric threads. (112w x 147h). Three strands of DMC floss were used for cross stitching and 1 strand for backstitching. Needlework adaptation by Carol Emmer. Frame was stained to match wood tones in the recipient’s home. Outer mat was navy blue and inner mat was metallic gold.
One final thought, I clearly must improve my photography skills!