My dear daughter likes to stitch, but does not like following a pattern. She has made several pieces where she drew a picture and then stitched the lines. Not in backstitch, running stitch or stem stitch either, just in whatever she felt like doing. So I thought this piece was really neat. She did it on Aida and used DMC for most of it. The Angel's dress is in metallic DMC and the background is a purple floss she found. She is very proud of it and so am I. When she gets tired of it, it will be mine!