After the release of our Nativity tile scene in October 2008, we received numerous requests from our customers all around the country for more Christian themes. After discussing a wide range of topics and choices we decided on creating a tile scene for the Ascension with Jesus rising to heaven. There are hundreds of reference paintings for the Ascension and instead of showing a complete scene with the apostles, we decided to show only Jesus rising through clouds. The reason for this was that we wanted to add a lot of detail to Jesus and to do this we wanted to make him as large as possible. We added a lot of detail to the face and eyes of Jesus and the design, once it is embroidered looks like a painting. This is a nine block tile scene that comes in three different sizes, a small size for the 5’x7” hoop a medium size for the 6’x10” hoop and a large size for the 7”x12” hoop. We added some features into this design; the entire cloud background was created with hand stippling in multiple colors. The stippling is even created with different densities so that the background has a beautiful layered look but doesn’t take away from the image of Jesus. The tutorial will give you a detailed description of each block in the tile scene as well as a step-by-step guide on assembling the project. We include a master color list and what types of fabric you will need to complete the project. As far as tile scenes go, this one has among the least amount of colors in it and uses the least amount of fabric. The trickiest part of this scene is block 2, which is the face of Jesus. We will give you a detailed step-by-step guide to this block and how each shading color works. We suggest stitching this block first to experiment with your color choices. We hope you enjoy embroidering this project, it was a challenge to create but worth all of the effort in the end.