â€œIf you wish success in life, make Perseverance your bosom friend, Experience your wise counselor, Caution your elder brother and Hope your Guardian Angel.â€Â Joseph Addison
Very appropriate for the Advent season, this heavenly angel pillow could also serve as a guardian angel baby gift or angel of appreciation.Â I stitched this on 7 linen hemstitched guest towels which hung as banners as a Christmas gift for each of my beloved PlayGroup Mamas.
Scraps of lace are stitched on a grid and secured with a feather stitch. Grids in two sizes are free downloads atÂ Brother’s blog, Stitching Sewcial. It may make you re-evaluate the size of scraps too small to save.
A detailed tutorial with step by step photos is posted at Stitching Sewcial.
It was fun to use this same technique on a whimsical version on a dishtowel.
Seeing this photo now, an embroidered gingerbread man would have been more appropriate.Â Oh well, hindsight and all that.
I hope you are all finished with your Christmas sewing, but I doubt it.Â We Sisters of the Needle seem to keep on keeping on until the last hour, with more ideas for more gifts for more dear family and friends.
I’d love to hear about your projects and see some photos.Â So carry on, Sewing Elves!Â We still have 13 days!