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Archangel - Mirabilia Cross Stitch

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This was sewn following a pattern by Mirabilia Designs.…

The write-up of this piece according to the original designer, Nora Corbett:
This angel, robed in rich blues and greens, was inspired by the beautiful statues in Baroque Cathedrals and images in Renaissance paintings. He is a heavenly messenger with a gold halo and staff accentuated with golden threads and beads. You can keep his message mysterious or add your own special date or thought onto his rolled scroll.

I made changes to the original pattern, as follows:
This was sewn in a 13 count pewter Aida cloth instead of the 32 count Tumbleweed Linen. 
The green sash looks golden in the original work.
The beads and metallic threads also differ from the original work.

It took me about 8 months to finish this, working on it part time for a few hours each week.
This work is still not prepped for hanging as a framed picture, thus the creases are still present.
Image size
3391x4827px 7.28 MB
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 22, 2015, 6:20:04 PM
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Tinseii's avatar
This is very pretty; I love the amount of detail you have put into each stitch. Must have taken you quite a while to do it.
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Thank you very much. Yes, you are correct, it took a long time to finish this. :)
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Inkcess's avatar
WOW! just WOW!
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Wow Wow!  this is amazing! Great job!
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Thank you very much!
Hunnypuzzle's avatar
this is a sick work man/ woman! amazing details, i really dont get how u can sew this :ooo great work and big patience!
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Thanks! Patience is really needed in this craft. :)
Kumijo's avatar
Woah what - you stitched this??? 0 - 0 

Ohmygawd that's awesome! Man, I thought I was being patient for working 20 hours on a piece... XD 
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Thanks! As all stitchers know, cross stitching is a labor of love and massive dedication. haha.

Well, 20 hours is a start for testing your patience. :)
k-e-i-t-h's avatar
OMG! Sewn?! Kudos to you on the patience and perseverance. This piece is simply lovely. So many colors and its a beauty. Heart 
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Yup! Thank you for your awesome comments. :)
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You're welcome. :)
SleeplessSouls's avatar
What a beautiful creature, the expression and pose are superb!
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Thank you so much!
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wonderful work, you executed this brilliantly! love the addition of the beads :heart:
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Thank you for appreciating. :)
SleeplessSouls's avatar
Aazing work, I love this sort of crafts! Your colors are top notch and the figure itself is wonderfully made. 
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Nice stitching! I can only imagine how tedious this could be. But it's very beautiful.
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very nicely done, it take skill and patience to cross stitch,  and it's been a loooooong time since I've done that.  this beuatiful image is brilliantly done and has excellent blending.   well done, i love it. 
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