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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, 16 May 2017

Some advice please......

I am thinking of making a "brave" fabric choice for stitching a LHN design but I would love everyone's opinion.

This is the design, which came with the suggested CC floss.

And this is the fabric I am thinking of stitching it on - Colours of Australia, 32 count Evenweave.



What do you think?
Too bold? Too brave?

But I am thinking that maybe it will look stunning!

I would truly value all of your opinions, please.

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20 comments:

Annie said...

I think it would look great. The white would show up really well. You might want to try small color blocks of each shade since there aren't too many colors. Sometimes the floss toss can be misleading.

Debbie said...

Your color choice is excellent!

I agree with Annie in using small blocks of each color while stitching.

Be sure to post progress photos.

Linda said...

I think it would look great Kaye.

Linda

deb said...

The floss toss looks fantastic! Annie's suggestion is a very good one - I was going to say do maybe two rows of five stitches waaaaaay at the edge of your fabric so you can see how the threads really look on that cool fabric. But I agree with you that it will likely look amazing - go ahead, be brave, be bold!

Tiffstitch said...

Everything looks like it will stand out really well, and it's a gorgeous fabric, so it will be fun to stitch on as well, go for it!

Margaret said...

I'm the worst person to ask, but it sure looks good to me! Love what Annie suggested.

Barb said...

I say go bold.The only one I might watch is the reddish one. It looked like there was a hint of purple in the fabric so I would try that one out and see how it looks. You are a brave lady!!

Stitching Noni said...

Go for it!! Fortune favours the brave :o)
Love that fabric colour BTW!
Hugs x

carol fun said...

I just stitched this piece and I changed the linen to a light turquoise that I had in my stash... I also changed the color of the house and the ladies dress to yellow as that is my favorite color and I think it turned out nicely... you can see it here...

http://thepolkadotchicken.blogspot.com/2017/04/slow-sunday-stitchingsomething-finished.html


I think your choices will be beautiful!!!

Julie said...

Go for it! always nice to have a differing look to the one charted.
xx

Christine said...

Go for it! The only change I might make is to swap that khaki green sort of shade the letters are in for a very dark blue

Astrids dragon said...

That looks fun, I can't wait to see your progress on it!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

I think it will be lovely!

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

I think the color combination is beautiful! I've used a similar color palette for a quilt before. I had no regrets. If you're unsure, do a small stitching sample in a corner just to ease your mind.

Kay said...

I love to try different combinations for myself, although if I am making a gift then I tend to be rather conservative. The floss looks great against the fabric. x

Kaisievic said...

Thanks, everyone, so appreciative of your supportive comments - I am going to go for it!

Mii Stitch said...

Ooh seems like I'm going to go against all your previous advices!
I love the fabric colour, but I thing it will better to use with very light colours or black silhouette.
A bit worried the brown & red ish colours won't show up as nicely.
That's just me! I won't be offended if you decide to ignore my ramblings :) Just have fun & stitch the way you feel is best for you.

cucki said...

I think it will look great and so pretty
Hugs and smiles x

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

I love the fabric and think the design will look great on it. I agree with Christine, before I read her comment I was thinking "blue lettering". I also like B5200 for white, but that may just be me...

Brigitte said...

Can't wait to see your start on this great fabric.

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