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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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Monday, 18 March 2013

IHSW progress....

A little bit of stitching here and there - how did you all go?

I have finally picked up one of my favourite projects again - Cinderella by Mirabilia Designs.  I do love working on her.  The blue fabbie is a dream to stitch on and the colours are so sweet.  I did a bit more of her dress and lots on the background castle (second pic). (but sorry about the lack of ironing - I took these pics this morning just before I dashed off to work.)



I also did some more  satin stitch on The Faerie Queene and the little bit of brown where the needle and thread are is the start of some one over one stitching.

Lastly, I started this Easter freebie design from sub rosa, she has some lovely free designs on her blog, well worth a visit!


Can you believe that I stitched about a dozen stitches on this and still had to frog!  So, this is Start #2. lol! (Not sure if I like this fabbie - it has a strange open weave).


Well, that is all from me for now,

hugs,

26 comments:

Chris said...

Lovely progress on all your projects!

Shirlee said...

You certainly worked on a lot of things this weekend! Everything looks great : )

Thoeria said...

Great progress Kaye :) Love the Cinderella piece!

ricketyjo said...

Wonderful progress, you've been busy! The chick pattern is so cute!

Emma/Itzy said...

Lots of progress! Thanks for the blog recommendation too :)

Peggy Lee said...

Cinderella is going to be a stunning piece when finished. I went looking at your past posts and you are really coming along on it. I hope the frogs stay away so you can finish it without too much trouble.
I have to ask....when Furio sits on your lap while you stitch, doesn't he chase your thread while it disappears in and out of the fabric? I can just see it! I don't have any pets so I suppose you could say I have a childlike curiosity about these things.
~hugs

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, you've been busy! Everything is looking great. I can't believe how detailed the Faerie Queene is! It's going to look beautiful when it's done. :D

Valma said...

Cinderella's dress is so beautiful !
the colours are so sweet and you're stitching it so well
it will really be a wonderful piece
enjoy it
xxxx

beagleAnnie said...

Hi Kaye,
Great progresses! Especially I look forward to seeing Cinderella goal.

Carol said...

Hello, Kaye! Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to leave a comment! I'm happy to have found yours, too--lovely stitching you do! I'll be back to visit often :)

marly said...

I'm liking everything I see. Cindy's dress is fabulous!

Mii Stitch said...

You have been busy indeed! Love that little freebie chart :)

Anne said...

Gorgeous WiP's Kaye! You have been a busy gal stitching away. Cute freebie chart. I love her stuff!
Hugs!

Linda said...

Great progress on everything Kaye. Love the freebie you started. Hey, what happened to Santa.

Linda

cucki said...

Great progress deary..Cinderella is so sweet x

cucki said...

Great progress deary..Cinderella is so sweet x

sharine said...

Great progress. Love the easter one:)

Linda said...

Wonderful progress on everything! Love the Easter pattern...thanks...I went over and printed it...now to get started!! Have a great day!!

Christine said...

Great progress, Cinders is looking gorgeous

Melissa said...

Great progress on Cinderella! Her dress is beautiful. Those Easter chicks look cute :)

Stress Less said...

Great work. Cinderella is looking fabulous. And I love the cute Easter project you are working on.

Lija Broka said...

Looks beautiful. Can't wait to see how Cinderella will turn out.

SoCal Debbie said...

Cinderella's dress looks beautiful! You can tell Peggy Lee (above) that my cats sit on my lap whenever I'm stitching, and they never grab for the floss as it's going in and out of the fabric... well, unless I drop it right on their face!

Thanks for the link to the Easter chick freebie. It's very cute!

Stitching Noni said...

Great progress!!
Love Cinderella :)

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

Cinderella looks great, I do love stitching Nora's fabrics! They are so realistic, I can imagine her designing with a great swathe of fabric draped over the room!

Caitlin Jordan said...

gorgeous stitching :D

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