Last fall, a stitcher wrote me requesting an all white bridal angel. I thought it sounded like a great idea and designed an angel in a white satin gown edged in light blue and embroidered with pearls. I made her head turn towards the stitcher, reaching out in a beckoning way.
When designing I often listen to CNN and while working on this angel, they announced that the body of dear little Polly Klaas had been found. It crushed me as I'm sure it did anyone with a heart. I gazed at the white angel and sketched a little girl reaching out to her. I showed the sketch to some people on my staff and they started to cry and said I just had to put the child in the design. I made the child in a simple, flowing nightgown without lace or ruffles. Her little arm reaches towards the angel.
This Victorian bride is dressed in a cream white gown edged with lace and beads. She is surrounded by a garland of flowers. This design includes African-American skin colors.
Stitched on 32 count Evergreen or Barnwood Linen (2 over 2) from Wichelt.
170 x 245
10 5/8" x 15 1/3"
Frame No. 500CS and liner No. X2130 from Larson-Juhl
- Mill Hill beads
- 00123 (125 beads needed)
- 00161 (144 beads needed)