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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 August 2011

20 Followers Celebration Giveaway

Hi everyone,

Finally have found some time to post about my 20 Followers Celebration Giveaway. Sorry to take so long after a teaser about it in my last post a week ago.

Anyway, I did a bit of rootling through my stash and then a quick trip down to my local craft shop, Lazy Daisy and did a bit of shopping.  So, the goodies for the giveaway are shown below:
A Barb Smith Stitching design booklet

A kit for making a chicken wall hanging

A Juniper Design Cross stitch of an Australian icon - a beach box

A couple of skeins of gorgeous Australian hand-dyed threads
So, here is how to enter:

  1. If you are already a Follower, just comment on this post and let me know that you would like to enter
  2. Become a Follower and then comment on this post to let me know that you have joined and would like to enter the giveaway (let me know your url and then I can follow your blogs, too)
     3. Post about my giveaway on your blog and you will gain a second entry in the giveaway but make sure  that you comment on this post to let me know

I will post worldwide, so join in the giveaway, wherever you live.

My 20 Follower Celebration Giveaway will close on Friday, 19th August.

Good luck everyone,

Bye for now, Kaye


Shari said...

hi, not sure how to contact you other than this!
Thanks for commenting on my blog.....I sure do appreciate it...
The design you asked about is a Little House Needleworks Monthly Sampler...that one was October. They are sold as kits...
The ticker is a great way to 'see' your accomplishments!!!

Shari said...

congrats on the rising number of followers....I just added myself & I will also add you to my blog roll, because that is where I view blogs from....I would love to enter your giveaway..thank you for the offer!

Kaisievic said...

Hi Shari, thanks for both your comments. I will look for the Little House Needleworks design in my local shop. I have added the ticker to my blog already, by clicking to the site from your blog. I am swimming laps and since DH and I want to go to NY next year, I have converted that into laps and set that as my goal. Only 65,000 laps or so to go! lol!

Also, welcome to my giveaway - good luck!

Kaye xoxox

Lauren - Ambitious Stitches said...

Hi Kaye!
I'm a current follower of your blog. I've actually been thinking of doing a giveaway myself, so I'm going to go looking for some nice things to use as prizes.

The threads in your giveaway are GORGEOUS! Such pretty colors.

Anyway, please enter me in the contest! =) Good luck everyone!

Lauren - Ambitious Stitches said...


I also put up a post including your giveaway information on my blog. You can find the page here: http://ambitiousstitches.blogspot.com/2011/08/8911-wild-thing.html

I hope you get lots of new followers! =)

Diane Mars said...

I am a follower and i would love to play along, fingers crossed. I sure love the threads! Hugs, Diane

Kaisievic said...

@ Lauren and Diane,

thanks, the threads are lovely, aren't they? The other items are cute, too, so good luck to both of you.

Marsha said...

I just became a follower and will post about your giveaway on my blog. I see wonderful things here. It's great to see stitching around the world isn't it?

Kaisievic said...

Hi Marsha, you are in. thanks for the nice comments about my blog. What is your blog address, so that I can check it out?

cheers, Kaye

natalyK said...

I am a new follower and would love to enter your giveaway. I would also love for you to visit my stitching blog

Marsha said...

My blog address is:


mdgtjulie said...

Congrats on your followers Kaye, but don't enter me. I already have twenty very large projects in my rotation. I don't need anything else for a long, LONG time!!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

great giveaway, not sure how to become a follower, but wanted to wish everyone well in your super giveaway,

Gill in Canada

Kaisievic said...

@ Gill, if you scroll down on the right a little you should see the Google Friend Connect button or across the top of the blog you should see a Follow button - just click on that. Good luck - I will consider you a follower anyway even if you still are having trouble - consider yourself in the draw!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Hi Kaye,
It looks like you've moved your "Followers" up on your blog and now I can finally see them! I am your 23rd follower. Please enter me in your giveaway. I will post about it on my blog now.

Kaisievic said...

Hi Southpaw, Yes, I had moved them up a bit and then I decided that maybe right near the top was wear it needed to be so I moved them again. Glad that you finally found them - sorry to make it so hard! lol You are in the draw twice now.

cheers, kaye

demeter83 said...

Hi Kaye,

You left a message on my blog about a couple of kits.
Dictionary of Tea is by Bothy and Winter's Majesty is by Maia, they're both pretty widely available in the UK. I didn't but Dictionary of Tea, I'm stitching it for a friend and I think I got Winter's Majesty on ebay or similar. However, I think either sewandso.co.uk or sewalong.co.uk do them, possibly stitchability.co.uk as well.

Kaisievic said...


Thanks for your really quick reply - I will try the sites which you mentioned.

cheers, Kaye

Sarah said...

Hi Kaye

Here is the link for the falling hearts on my blog


Good luck xx

Beth said...

We are passing your blog around here in the US - love your site and would love to win.

Patty C. said...

I am a new follower & I would love to enter your Giveaway - The first stitchery is absolutely darling & I can't say I have used Australian hand dyed thread - I would enjoy the opportunity - Thank you for the fun ;)

CalamityJr said...

Hi, Kaye! I just wandered over here from The Southpaw Stitcher's blog, and will be a follower as soon as I write this note, so now you're up to 21 followers! Thanks for the chance at winning your lovely giveaway. I love what you're offering - I've been wanting to do some embroidery again (it's been many years since I've done anything other than cross stitch), the beach hut makes it a fun-from-Australia gift, and a stitcher can never have too many overdyed threads!

Hannah - City Stitcher said...

hi Kaye - I'd love to enter, and I'll post about it on my blog. I'm hoping to do my own giveaway soon too, I want to give presents :)

Deborah said...

I am a new follower and would love to be entered in your giveaway! Please visit me at cranberrysamplings.blogspot.com

Rita E in AZ said...

I have become a follower of your blog and I hope I win your drawing.

Rita E in AZ said...

I have posted a link to your giveaway on my blog here:


cucki said...

hello dear, i am cucki from south africa.i love your blog so much...please count me in for your lovely giveaway..it is so sweet..my blog is
love and hugs xx

cucki said...

hello dear, i try to follow your blog but blogger is playing again..i cant see any follower list and button..gggrr i will try again later..
love an dhugs xx

cucki said...

finally i did it..i am your new follower..phew..
count me in for the lovely giveaway..now i am going to pray hard to win this giveaway..on my praying list it is my top wish..
crazy cucki xx

Wagapapa said...

Congrats for your 28 followers! And thank your for this fantastic giveaway.
I'm a new follower and would like to be entered in your giveaway. I have published it in my blog's sidebar: http://wagapapacreations.blogspot.com/
Noemi (mimideusto@gmail.com)

Kaisievic said...

Welcome to all my new followers - lovely to have you join. Good luck with the draw!
cheers, Kaye xoxox

Xeihua said...

Hi Kaye,
Congratulations for the 20 followers, i really enjoy reading your blog and your pics of your cats :)
I would love to be included on your giveaway and I also mentioned it in my blog.

Good luck to all

lynda said...

I am a new follower of your blog and would love a chance at your giveaway. I will also post a link on my blog. Thanks for the chance!

Freddysmama (Kirstin) said...

Hi Kaye, Greetings from Sydney, Australia.

What a lovely pile of goodies. Especially the "Beach Box" - Love it.

I found my way to your blog while following a trail from blog to blog, starting at my own "Stitchin' Addiction"


Looking forward to following you from now on


Tricia said...

Well done on 20 followers,

I have become a follower and I have a two blogs


Mary Joan said...

Please include me in your Giveaway. I am a new follower and I have posted your Giveaway on the sidebar of my blog.

Mary Joan

lapappilon said...

wow! amazing !
please enter my name
I am a follower and will post on my sidebar.
lapappilon.blogspot com
Eva from Serbia

Lilang said...

Nice gift! :)
I follower
Blog: http://lilangkrea.blogspot.com/
My etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Gajzigo?ref=pr_shop_more

Lilang said...

I have published it in my blog's sidebar :)
Your works is fantastic :)

Blog: http://lilangkrea.blogspot.com/

gracie said...

I am a follower and it is on my blog...please enter me....

Lourdes said...

I just started following you and thanks so much for this opportunity! I love the Jane & the prisoner chart!

alliecat said...

Hi, I am a new follower, I love your blog!! and would love to be entered into this great giveaway!



Nicola said...

Hi there :) Please enter me into your giveaway xx

Blu said...

Congrats on almost doubling your followers!
Please count me in for your giveaway. That chicken hanging looks interesting.

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