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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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Friday, 30 May 2014

Happy Dance....

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Last night I had a Happy Dance as I finished this sweet design from JBW Designs, "NOEL".

I am so pleased with this finish as I only completed it in 8 days!







Any ideas as to how best to Finish it?  I would live some suggestions (the finished design size is just under 7" by 7").

Well, must do some work now.

Hugs, Kaye

30 comments:

Von said...

That's a sweet project, Kate!

gracie said...

Beautiful

Frances N said...

So pretty and I love that red thread! Great job! It would finish wonderfully many ways--what about a pillow to put out during December?? It would be nice framed, too, if you have a place for it!! I'm sure whatever you decide will be great!

sharine said...

Love the richness of the colours:)

Christine M said...

That is gorgeous Kaye. You could put it in a hoop maybe.

shez said...

gorgeous,i like Christine suggestion of it going into a hoop.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Oh your NOEL is just so beautiful Kaye. I'd be doing a happy dance too xx

Barb said...

That is so pretty. I love JBW designs!

cucki said...

Wow so pretty
Well done
Big hugs x

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's so pretty! Congrats on the finish :D

Christine said...

Oh that is lovely! Perhaps the lid for a round box?

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats on your finish! I would think a hoop display or a round ornament :)

Pull the other thread said...

Such a beautiful finish.

KimM said...

Wow. Eight Days? Your fingers must have been flying! It's so pretty. Well done.
hugs
xxx

Vickie said...

Love it! What about a nice table mat? To display at Christmas time?

Linda said...

Congrats on the lovely finish Kaye. I love the color of floss.

Linda

Barb said...

It's a pretty piece. I'd either finish it in to a round pillow, or put it in a round frame and pad the frame so it stands out. I would not put a mat around it as it would be too busy I think.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Scrapbook!!!

Default answer these days. I do love my scrapbook :-)

It's a lovely design, the red looks really good on the creamy fabric. Is it DMC 115 or some fancy hand-dyed thread?

Margaret said...

It's gorgeous! Love that red you used! Can you make it into a round ornie??

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a beautiful cross stitch!! I love the different reds, it makes it sparkle. I'd frame it and hang it all year round, it's too pretty to only show at Christmas.

Shirlee said...

It's gorgeous Kay! What thread did you use?

Carol said...

How pretty, Kaye--I just love JBW designs! How about a round finish as a basket lid or maybe surround it with an artificial pine wreath?

Kay said...

I did this a few years ago. Mine is custom framed in a simple gold frame with a circular burgandy mount which matched some of the darker shades in the thread.

Blu said...

What a pretty finish!

Chris said...

Lovely finish Kaye!

Thoeria said...

Gorgeous finish Kaye! What thread did you use for this? I love the shading!

Faith... said...

That is very pretty Kaye! Love the red you used for it. I think I would finish it as a round pillow; cant wait to see that you decide to do with it.

Brigitte said...

I'm hopelessly behind with blog reading and commenting but I have just read your last couple of posts. SO at least I read everything, lol.

Your new finish looks gorgeous, I love these monochromes very much. I think I'd finish is as a little pillow with some red cording all around the edges. I'm very curious to see what you will decide.

Stitching Noni said...

What a pretty finish. Love the red thread :o)
I think it would love as a hanging on a Christmas style quilt hanger or even just using a dowel as a hanger :o)
Can't wait to see what you do.
Hugs x

Shebafudge said...

Lovely finish. What is the red you used? It is so pretty.

Have you decided how to finish it yet?

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