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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.

My fellow stitching kittens

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Oh, how I love my postie....

.... because he brought me my three Scarlet Letter Kits for Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year SAL....

Now, it is decision time.... oh, which one do I choose to start on???

Well, I made my decision and started on The Faerie Queene, here are my progress pics:

At first I was really struggling with the 40 count linen but I have discovered if I stitch in the middle of the day I can see it really well.  Thank goodness it is holiday time!


P.S. Off to Mulwalah later today so I will be off air for a few days - looking forward to the R&R - no kids and no DFIL, just me and TraderVic and my DFs - Yay!

P.P.S.  Please check out Missy's scissors giveaway on her brand new blog.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Such lovely stitching goodies....

I was very lucky to receive these two lots of goodies in some Christmas Exchanges which I participated in.....

First, I received these lovely gifts from Lisa V in the Xmas Stitched with Love Exchange:

A LHN design, some Christmas cutlery and Christmas stickers and gift tags.

 This gorgeous stitched Santa:

 ...some fat quarters and a fabric "frame" for my own stitching.

Some laser cut felt Christmas ornines and some Christmas ribbon.

 Thank you, Lisa.

Then, I had this bulging sack to open from Jeanette from the Santa Sack swap run by Cheryll of Gone Stitchin' fame.

This beautiful runner matches my pine chest perfectly!

The Peanut cushion matches my sewing chair also perfectly and is so comfortable!
Cute ornies!

A sweet black and white pincushion with different fabric on each side.

A couple of tea towels - really handy as we had a tea towel crisis on Christmas Day!
 Some manicure items - very pretty.

A needle book and matching scissor fob.

Some vanillas bath salts.

What a handy bag!

Some useful fabric sqaures.

Cute pink scissors to add to my collection.
They look really good with my new scissor fob.
A lovely notebook and pink pen.
 .... and here are all of my goodies on display!  Thank you so much Jeanette.

TraderVic and I are going away for a few days tomorrow - up to Mulwala on the Murray - with my DF Marie and her DH.  I won't be back until mid next week.  So, I won't be around in blogland for a few days!

Have a Happy New Year everyone!


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