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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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Sunday, 7 October 2012

The Fellowship of the Ring and TPs




..... Last night I had the best night out with DS1 - we went to see the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra perform the score of Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring whilst the film was playing on a giant screen behind them.  They also had a full choir and guest singers.  It was both awesome and awe-inspiring!

Australia's own Cate Blanchett (she actually went to the same Primary School as my two youngest children)

It was so interesting, it was the first time that I have been to a concert with such a mix of people attending.  There were young children there with their parents, young couples in their 20s, older couples  - basically people of every age.


Hamer Hall at the Arts Centre has just recently been renovated and the acoustics were amazing!

... and of course, the movie has many things to recommend it:


Who doesn't adore Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) and I would so love to live in a Hobbit House:


Now, some stitchy news:

Firstly, I have finished the Busy Needles Travelling Pattern:

I am really pleased with my finish - it is stitched on 28 count Cocoa Cashel Linen using a mixture of Weeks and Gentle Art threads.

So, time to send Busy Needle onto the next lucky stitcher, Patty (not sure of her blog).

Now, it is onto the next Travelling Pattern: Summer Garden by Little House Needleworks.














Using this as the backing fabric (the rules of the TP):



When I finish it, I will be looking for the next stitcher interested in stitching it.

I started it yesterday and on this linen:


But, despite having carefully chosen it with Wendy, the lovely owner of Lazy Daisy Needlework, my LNS, I didn't like the look of it, so I am using that Cocoa Cashel Linen again.  I think that it is going to look stunning!  Here is my floss toss:


Enjoy your Sunday, everyone, I am off to the supermarket shortly, then for a walk and this afternoon I am going to an afternoon tea for a friend's 50th birthday - such a busy weekend (I also forgot to tell you that on Friday night TraderVic and I went to see "On the Road" - interesting film).

hugs,

17 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

that does indeed sounds like a great show to see.

Gill

Catherine said...

Wow! That sounds like an amazing concert!!
Love your choices for the traveling pattern!

sharine said...

Who wouldn't like Viggo:) Lovely finish!

cucki said...

Wow very lovely finish..I love it so much and cute new start..
Big hugs cucki xxx

Lesley said...

How fantastic to listen to the score for The Fellowship Of The Ring live and see the film at the same time. Younger DS and I are green with envy :):)
Gorgeous stitching. Busy Needle is especially pretty.

Margaret said...

Lucky you! I love lots and the music too! Lovely stitching finish too!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely new start, love the backing fabric choice ☺

Sarah in Stitches said...

I'm so jealous - I'm a huge Lord of the Rings fan! Also, your Busy Needle looks gorgeous. :D

Bea said...

That would be an amazing way to hear the music of the film. Lucky you!

Your finish is very pretty and I love the choices for your new TP. The backing fabric goes so well with the colours in the stitching.

SoCal Debbie said...

That must have been an awesome show to see and hear! I went to a Star Wars in concert with an orchestra too.

Congrats on the finish of your traveling pattern. The bee is cute!

Summer Garden will be very pretty. When you said the backing fabric is in the rules of the TP, do you mean that exact pattern? Or it is the rule to have any backing fabric? Your floss colors match perfectly!

Kaisievic said...

Hi Debbie, no it can be any fabbie but you need to choose it first and then choose your floss accordingly.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Earlier this summer I saw the same show at the National Arts Center for Canada and it was an amazing experience. I was so impressed with he orchestra and choir!!! When the movie was over I just couldn't beleive when they also did the score from the credits as well! I'm hoping we get The Two Towers and Return of the King at some point!!!!!

Beautiful stitching!

Anne said...

Oh how I would've loved to have been at that concert! Amazing! Aragorn is easy on the eyes :D
Love the fabric you chose for the TP and the colours work perfectly!!

Joysze said...

Man.... that sounds awesome!! I'd loooove to go to one of those deals. They had a Star Wars one here... but I'm not a huge fan, but LOTR?? I'm there!!! :D

I'm more of a Legolas kinda girl, so Aragorn is all yours. ;)

Congrats on the Busy Needle finish. It's darling!

rosey175 said...

Oh man, a LotR orchestra performance must have been amazing! I've been to a Final Fantasy performance before and could totally find space in my life for more orchestras.

The traveling pattern is gonna look awesome! :D

Shebafudge said...

Wow It must have been amazing to see the orchestra playing like that. I am SO jealous!

BTW - Aragorn is mine. If you want him you will have to fight me for him...scissors at dawn?

mdgtjulie said...

Scissors at dawn it is, lol. (Yummy) I just wanted to stop by and see what you are up to, since you left me a comment. Happy belated! I'm glad you had a good birthday. Looks like the stitching is going well for you too. Great job!!

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