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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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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Advice, please....

Advice please....

Hello my dear bloggy friends ...

Just wanting some advice, please.  I thought that for a change I would try to Finish my latest Christmas Ornie, Xmas Tea, straight away - I know, I know, be still my beating heart!  I am actually going to be organised! lol!

Anyway, reaching into my newly organised tub of Christmas fabric, literally the first fabric that caught my eye was this one:


But then I rummaged around a little bit more and found this one:


I think that I am leaning more towards the second one but I would love a second opinion - so please let me know what you think.

hugs, 

16 comments:

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Hi Kaye,

Well done on trying to get organized :) (there's no hope for me in that area eheh).
regarding your question I too think the second one looks better, probably because it is mainly the holly berries as you have them on the margins of the stitched picture.
But any of them will look amazing :)
Hugs,

Von said...

Either one will be great, Kaye. I was thinking with the top fabric you could make the leaf and berry sprig the center of your cut. You might waste a bit of fabric, but it could look fantastic! Just an idea. :)

Bea said...

I like the second one. The elements in your ornament are quite delicate and the flowers on the first fabric are too big and I think overwhelming.

marly said...

Both very nice but the smaller pattern size of the second one would be my choice. The stitch is darling and I really like the linen color.

Rahenna said...

I like the first one, the second feels really busy to my eye and the size of the pattern competes with the small stitched berries. :3

Justine said...

I agree with Bea- for the size of the ornament a smaller print would work better.
Can you send some of your finish-itis to me please?

Sandra die Puppenhexe said...

Dear Kaye,
what a wonderful embroidery. Also you have already begun with Christmas, wonderful.
Howdy warmly
Sandra

Margaret said...

I like the second myself. But you've probably already decided by now. :D Loved your last post too btw. I'm behind on commenting!

Pull the other thread said...

Love the Christmas finish, so pretty. I like both choices but if I had to go with one it would be the first.

Julie said...

Love the second fabric, that is really pretty.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Loving the second one! :D

Carm said...

I like the second one best :)

Mii Stitch said...

Smaller prints are better for small finishes... so I would opt for number 2 :)

Carol said...

I would pick the second, Kaye--I always try to match the scale of the stitching with the scale of the print in the fabric :)

Tiffstitch said...

I like the 2nd one as well, although either would look good.

Heather said...

I'm sure you've picked but I like the second :)

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