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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Happy Dance - 1st Christmas Ornie finish for the year!

Hello lovely bloggers,

As you have probably worked out by now I am a very much a serial starter of cross stitch projects and this is borne out by the fact that this is only my third finish for the year.  But nevertheless, I have been having a happy dance all afternoon after finishing my first Christmas ornie for the year:

Shepherd's Bush Christmas ABC
Stitched on Wichelt Prairie Green 28t Linen
Using DMC threads 2 over 2
"Just Cross Stitch" 2011 Christmas Ornaments magazine

The suggested finish is a little pillow ornament finish but I am thinking of framing it because it was actually a lot of work.  It was very fiddly and if I ever did it again I would start in the top left hand corner, rather than the centre.  I would love some opinions about how I should finish it - I am definitely open to suggestion.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox


Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

Very nice Kaye. Yay for Happy Dances :)

I really like the idea of a pillow finish but it would look great framed too...

Nicola said...

Beautiful finish xx

cucki said...

wow this is such a lovely finish..i love it with my heart..
well done.
keep well.hugs for you xx

Linda said...

Hi Kaye. The ornie is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. It would be awesome any way you finish it.


sharine said...

Very cute finish. I think a little pillow finish would be sweet.

beagleAnnie said...

So fabulous, Kaye. This ornie gives me a happy feeling. I love the three deer part.

Mangogirl said...

great finish! I like pillow finishes but a frame would look lovely as well.

Ewa said...

Awe it's adorable! I think the finish will depend o n how big it is. You could make a small throw pillow out of it, even!

Jan said...

This ornie is adorable.

mdgtjulie said...

Congrats on the finish, Kaye. I can imagine the difficulty. I bet you'r glad it's done!!

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