Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tree-topper angel: The finale

Looks like I'll have a tree-topper for an angel tree this year after all--my "back" for Judy Harper's "front" is finished!

There really wasn't that much stitching to do since my last post. I got the DMC floss I needed to finish the skirt, then worked the holly sprig on the left with the Fleur de Paris fine mesh velour. Holly berries were added with French knots of DMC floss #816.

Finally I popped in the date with Kreinik #12 tapestry braid #002V.

Off she'll go to the finisher this week, with time to spare before she'll be needed for the holidays. I promise to show her in 3-D splendor when she comes home!


LIZ said...

Lovely! Your tree will certainly be special this year! Judy would be thrilled! Love the hair by the way.

Needle Nicely said...

She is gorgeous! What a great addition to your holiday decorations.

Jan said...

She's beautiful! Which tree will she be the topper for this year? I know you have several.

Anne Stradal said...

I'm hoping for a third tree this year--in the corner of the living room. I have an assortment of angels stitched over the years for it. Not a big tree--something that fits into a corner.

I rotate family room/kitchen ornaments each year, depending on how the family room is decked. Some years it's a Cape Cod tree, with all the lighthouse ornaments that blend with the seashells I intersperse with greenery on the mantel. Other years it's a nutcracker tree, with my cylindrical ornaments that coordinate with the German nutcrackers adorning the mantel and the top of bookcases.