The following are cross stitch patterns I've done a while ago. The first two are by Told in a Garden, the Lavender and Lace collection. I love the detail in the faces. They're just beautiful. Other companies can do faces all they want, but these are the best I've seen. The last one, I can't remember the name of the company, but by the time I was done, I desperately needed some color in my life! So I started another angel, which isn't quite done, called "The Angel of Autumn". She's from Told in a Garden as well and is so colorful and beautiful. I'll post it when its done.
This next one is called "Angel of Spring". This was the first I had done of the Angels of the Seasons collection by Lavender and Lace. As I said above, I'm working on Autumn and I have the patterns for Winter and Summer, just waiting to be put to Aida cloth. However, they're both a bit "white" and I may need something in between with heaps of color.
The last one is called "The Fur Cloak", probably because the cloak is made out of Whisper Thread. Its kinda fuzzy thread that you brush up at the end. Its cool stuff and really makes the pattern nice. The original finished design that I saw was only done in blacks and grays. I thought that would drive me crazy so I worked out which stitches I could colorize and used those colors instead of the grays. You probably can't tell in this picture. As I said above, I was seriously ready for some color in the end! Again, I couldn't tell you how long it took me to finish this one. Toward the end I was just over it so I worked on it less and less. I'm really happy with the end result though.