Pics or it didn't happen, you say? FINE. :D
For some reason, the sparkle in the wings wouldn't show up unless I turned the piece upside down and held the camera at an angle, so these are a bit weird...
Ahhhhh. I think I need a nap after all that!
Oh, and Esmeralda asked why this was a UFO for so long. Fair question!
It was mainly a lack of skill, and partly a lack of interest. I started this back when I was in high school, when a project like this was WAY out of my league in terms of skill level. That, and I was a teenager - I had lots of other things on my mind. As I got older, I was busy with college, living on my own for the first time, moving halfway across the country, finding my first "real" job, getting work experience, buying a house, getting married, etc etc!
I got back into stitching about five years ago, but this was still beyond my skill level at the time. I let it sit because I was afraid it would be impossible. Fast forward five years, and I've stitched tons of pieces, including a few Chatelaines. Angel Procession was suddenly a cakewalk!
If I worked on this steadily, at my current skill level, I'd estimate that it would take about 4-5 months from start to finish. But that's assuming I didn't work on anything else, which is unlikely.
Then again, I enjoyed working on just one project for a long time, so maybe I'll keep it up!