I have finished the stripes on the main body of the angel spool canvas. I also completed the bottom border using Kreinik metallic in the slanted gobelin stitch. The top border was also stitched in the slanted gobelin, but fitting into the half-diamond shape.
On another topic, I always put my canvases in the "gutter" of the frame as opposed to putting it on top of the frame. I do this for several reasons: 1) it protects your stitching (especially pattern-stitches) if you are traveling with your needlepoint 2) it allows you to begin and end your threads without hitting the wood of the frame. This is what it looks like: