Celtic Angel – A Stitched Project

[ A regular Saturday feature on my blog will be sharing projects that I have completed or are in progress. Today I share a counted cross stitch angel that I completed in 2005.] image

The Celtic Angel was a design selected by my daughter.  She found it on one of the shopping trips that she was forced to endure early in her teenage years.  She admired it greatly and viewed it as a celebration of her Irish roots.  I later went back to the store and purchased it in order to make it for her as a gift.

I had to stitch the project on the sly so she would be surprised. Whenever she was at dance class or at church functions I would furiously work on the project. When she went somewhere with her dad, he would always call me when they were on the way home so I had time to hide evidence of my work.  It was probably the only time in my daughter’s life that it was I encouraging her to go out with her friends so I could have the stitching time.  I was traveling occasionally for my job at that time and during the nights in the hotel you would find me stitching on this project.  She was absolutely delighted when she received it as a gift for her 16th birthday.

A Celtic angel, just another thread of my life.

Celtic Angel designed by Barbara Baatz for The American School of Needlework, part of  the Cross Stitch Masterpiece Collection.  Out of Print.
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