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My name is Kaye and I am 54 years old. 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) 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

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Advice please ... ...

I am hoping for some finishing advice please.

I have now stitched two of these little bunnies.

..... and I want to finish them in a similar way to the picture below.

So, I found some lovely fabbie in my stash and jaunted off to Darn Cheap Fabrics (go have a quick look at their website - it is rather funky and cool) to get some trims.  Well, I came home with three different options and now I cannot make up my mind!

So, I am looking for advice from you lovely people.  Which do you like best?  The cream, the cream/brown or the burgundy?

Maybe I will just need to stitch a third bunny so that I can use all three options.... now that is an idea!

By the way, this is my 400th published post!  Wow!  I do like to talk a lot!

So, to celebrate, I will stitch a third bunny and one of you lovelies can be the lucky recipient but you must comment on this post and tell me which of the trims is your favourite!

You will have until this Sunday lunchtime (Australian Eastern Standard time) to enter (as I think that Sunday afternoon will be my first chance to get to my sewing machine).


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

"....iberty Lane" and a cute bunny

Well, even though I stitched as fast as I could, the thread won and I ran out of Cornflower a letter and a half before the end! Everything else is stitched, now I just need to wait for my LNS to get some more thread in (it is on order).

So, yesterday, I decided to stitch this little bunny from The Little Stitcher. It is a freebie which you can find on her blog here.

I like him so much, I am going to stitch a friend for him on the train on the way to work this morning!

I hope that you all had a very happy Easter,


Saturday, 19 April 2014

Cloud Forest and Super Tree Grove - Holiday Post #6 - Singapore #6

Well, we are still visiting Singapore via my blog!  There are two domes in the Gardens by the Bay - the  Flower Dome which I posted about here and the Cloud Forest.  There is also the Super Tree Grove but I only have photos of that from a distance as I just ran out of time (shopping on Orchard Road was calling!)

The Cloud Forest was quite different to the Flower Dome.  When you enter the first thing you see is a giant waterfall.

This dome, too, is filled with the most gorgeous flowers and other plants and some quirky things, too, like the moss-covered car.

Here is some pics  of the Super Tree Grove from a distance.  They are just enormous.  The tallest one, in the centre, apparently has a revolving restaurant - I am sure it would be a marvellous experience - maybe on our next trip to Singapore - lol!

I hope that you have enjoyed the Cloud Forest and the Super Trees.


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Gardens by the Bay - Holiday Post #5 - Singapore #5

You wonderful blogging friends keep telling me that you are enjoying my holiday posts and to keep on with them - you are all so kind.  I am really enjoying sharing my trip with you, it allows me to relive it.  Although as I am still "in" Singapore, with still quite  a lot to share it is still going to be a few weeks before I am done.

Today, I wanted to show you the amazing Gardens by the Bay, we wandered through parts of the gardens to visit the Flower Dome and the Cloud Forest but unfortunately we ran out of time before we could visit the SuperTree Grove close up.

The general part of the gardens is worth seeing in itself.

Then we reached the Flower Dome - and it was full of roses, roses and more roses.  They had a special display on called "The war of the Roses"  - just right for a historian like me!

Oh dear, I have so many Flower Dome photos - I will have to show you the Cloud Forest and the Super Trees (from a distance) in my next post.

I hope that you like the roses as much as I did.