Yesterday was a banner day at my house--I picked up my "Peaceable Kingdom" stand-up at my LNS! I started stitching the canvas pictured at left early last December, not exactly as originally designed but rather as I saw it in my mind's eye. I wanted to have a glimpse of a "kingdom" behind the angel, so I added a needle-blended sky, some hills and a field with tall grass for the lion to recline.
The stand-up was finished with blue velveteen backing and cording which perfectly blends with the sky. It's weighted so the angel stands firmly despite the fact the piece is about 20 inches tall.
She's been consigned to the closet for now, wrapped carefully in plastic, but I look forward to taking her out in a couple of months to show off during the holidays!