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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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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

An honest opinion, please.....

.... on my stars for Land of Liberty.  I am not sure about them.  I thought that I would mix it up a little, so instead of using the called for DMC 221, I used Weeks Dye Works Independence, which I have been wanting to use for a while.  But, I am a bit worried that they don't quite look like stars now but a bit like amorphous blobs (I did backstitch them to give them more definition).

Anyway, I would really appreciate your thoughts on my stars.  Thanks everyone.



At the rate my train/plane stitching is going on this piece, I may even be finished by the end of the week, so watch out for a post about passing the Travelling Pattern on, you may be next!

hugs,

18 comments:

Susan said...

I think the stars look ok, but if it was me I'd redo them in 221. If it's bugging you now, it will probably still bug you when it's finished.

Linda said...

I think the stars look great Kaye. I would backstitch them in black.

Linda

KimM said...

As much as I hate to rip stuff out I've stitched, I agree with Susan. It will bother you forever and you most likely won't be happy with the piece when you're done. ;(
hugs
xxx

Christine M said...

I'm with Susan and Kim. I'd redo the stars in 221.

P.J. said...

The varigation is to bold for such a small motif. I think you would be happier with 221. :)

Lizette Morales said...

Hi,
I would backstitck them whit or black!!!! but they dont look like blobs!!! ;-)!!!! thank you for leaving me a comment on my blog I know I'm kind of late!!!

Barb said...

I agree, the 221 will look the best!

MartyG said...

I agree. Re-stitch in 221.

Christina said...

I had a look at the chart online and I've got to agree with the majority vote...221! Sorry - I know this involves more work for you! :0)

EvalinaMaria said...

I like them the way you stitched, if you add some backstitches it will look fabulous!

Marilyn said...

I like the stars but if they still bug you why not backstitch in black

cucki said...

Yup you can add some back stitch and they will look fine :)

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

The stars look nice but they don't really look defined. Perhaps the black would work ...if not then the 221.

gracie said...

When I am so unsure of a thread I find it best to change it...just my thought.

marina said...

I don't mind the stars as is but a more contrast in the back stitching would define them more. A solid would be great too.
Ultimately you will have to do what you can live with...
so sorry Kaye, not much help

Mii Stitch said...

I think if your fabric would have been darker, the thread would have look a lot nicer.
I would suggest stitching on 221, especially if you're not too sure about it yourself :)

Annette-California said...

It's looking so pretty. I am thinking that you really like the pretty thread you used for the stars. How would it look outlined in the 221 thread? Test maybe? I do like how the stars turned out but could you leave them and add some 221 stars too! Oh just go for it:)) love Annette

valerie said...

I think you would be happier to switch the stars out to a more solid color as the varigation muddles the shape of the star. Otherwise, it's looking great!

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