Amazingly, since we moved here in 2009, I have actually managed to complete two large cross stitch projects that I began some time ago. Both are by my favourite cross stitch designer, Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum. As I indicated in an earlier post, photographs of framed pieces tend not to turn out very well. I am quite pleased with the finished angels, regardless of the superimposed reflection of me standing on a ladder. Having it framed the way I envisioned was difficult. The framer did her best to dissuade me from the proportions, particularly the empty space above the angels. I wanted the picture to be higher than wider, and initially wanted the space over the angels heads much greater, but the cost was prohibitive. When the gallery owner insisted “That’s not the way it should be,” I told her I was making a theological statement, not an artistic one. I am still not convinced she got my point.