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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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Friday, 26 April 2013

April Finish for the Christmas Ornament SAL 2013


Hi everyone,

Here is the post for my latest Christmas Ornament SAL 2013 finish:

Well, I didn't end up stitching the Joan Elliott Christmas tree which I thought that I had initially planned to stitch.  I got caught up in all sorts of other stitching and then I saw this sweet tree which Katie finished - see her blog post here - I downloaded the free pattern from here. Quickly chose some lovely linen from my stash and used Cottage Garden Threads "Snapdragon", some gold beads and a pretty green wooden frame  - all from my stash - and in ONE DAY( a record for me) I had my April ornie finished!

Thanks for the inspiration, Katie!







Now, to think about next month's choice - OWN choice - wow!  Where to start?

hugs, Kaye

16 comments:

sharine said...

Very sweet finish:)

Christine M said...

I love your Christmas tree Kaye. It's beautiful. Great work stitching it in one day!

Valma said...

this is very pretty Kaye
beautiful stitching and the frame also
a very beautiful piece
xxxx

cucki said...

So sweet x

Mii Stitch said...

Kaye I love this one!!! It is such a pretty delicate stitching, it is stunning!!! The frame is perfect too, well done x

beagleAnnie said...

Very cheerful Christmas tree, Kaye!

Catherine said...

Sweet finish!

Shirlee said...

Very pretty : )

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh wow, that is just lovely! I was just looking at some Little House Needlework Christmas designs yesterday - they have some really lovely ones. Rosewood Manor also has some great Christmas freebies on their website!

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finish Kaye. One day - I'm impressed. Can't wait for you to start the Castle.

Linda

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

Beautiful finish, the thread looks familiar, is it the same as the Believe you stitched for me? Thanks for the link to the chart too.

Narelle said...

Lovely cross stitch tree and the frame is gorgeous :)

Anne said...

Lovely finish Kaye! The frame is stunning!! Good luck on choosing what to stitch next!!

Hugs

Robin said...

Hi Kaye. I love your version of my little tree design. Your thread and bead selections are lovely! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a message to direct me to your blog. I'm already a follower and enjoy reading about and seeing all your stitching adventures.

Stitching Noni said...

Such a pretty tree. Lovely finish :)

SoCal Debbie said...

Congrats on such a wonderful (and fast) finish! Thank you for the link to the free chart. The floss color and beads you chose are wonderful!

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