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My name is Kaye and I am 57 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.

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Thursday, 11 April 2013

More Stash Empire building....

Well, I have to say, internet shopping for cross stitch patterns is just too easy!  Yesterday I received two lovely packages in the mail - one with wooden tags handmade by Marly of Samplers and Santas and some Prairie Schooler designs from Cross Stitch Stash, an online shop which specialises in those out of print and hard to find designs.

Here is what I bought:

Six of Marly's wooden tags (don't worry, not all for me, some will be sent out again as gifts).  Aren't they gorgeous?

 Five Prairie Schooler Charts (plus a free design that Cross Stitch Stash kindly sent me).  The Bear and the Bees design is what started this little spending spree.

Aren't I going to have fun with this?

Now, don't forget to come back in a day or two when I finally get myself organised to post about my 300 follower giveaway (just getting some of the goodies together now).

Have a great day everyone, I am off to a very busy day at work (almost back to back meetings all day). Oh well, at least I will get 25 mins of stitching on the train on the way to work this morning!



  1. Nice stash enhancement! I have the bears and bees, partially done. You enticed me to pull it out and finish it. Quick and easy. Now I am envious you have the fox and grapes, one I have been on the hunt for. Can't wait to see what you get started on first. Hope you enjoyed your stitch time on the train.

  2. Very nice new charts and those wooden tags are darling. I love Bears and the Bees. I look forward to seeing your wips:) love Annette

  3. I have the Fox and Grapes done on Aida and I want to stitch it on linen. Naturally, I threw away the chart and will stitch from the finished piece. I love the others you got too!

  4. More great new stash Kaye. More SAL's in our future.


  5. Awesome stash, Kaye! I love the Bear and the Bees chart. Can't wait to see what you stitch up first!

  6. Oh, wow. At least if you can't find anything to buy...you have a gigantic stash to pick from!
    Quick question:
    Don't you have a hard time stitching on the train?
    Happy Stitching,Kayexx
    God Bless you in your job:)

  7. wow =)
    sure you're going to have fun, all these charts are very beautiful !!
    it's not very easy to find those kind of designs here, fortunately we have internet =D
    The wooden tags are very beautiful !
    enjoy sweetie, hope you're very busy day was good anyway...
    big hugs
    (by the way...how is your BIL now :-/ xxxx)

  8. Great stash. What is the chart with the fox on ? He looks lovely .X

  9. what gorgeous buys Kaye,hope you had a good day.xx

  10. Great stash! The wooden tags are gorgeous and the bear being chased by bees is adorable

  11. Great stash...
    More happy stitching x

  12. Great purchases! :D I love those wooden tags, they look so sweet. Enjoy!

  13. WOW!!! I'm glued to my screen & am sooo envious of your latest stash!!! All these designers are some of my favourite (along with others :D) and here in UK are quite impossible to find in shops. So, just like you, we go crazy & order them online. Internet can be useful sometimes :D Have a lovely day full of little crosses xx

  14. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful stash additions!

  15. Those are great! I can see why the bear and the bees caught your attention...so cute! Enjoy!!

  16. Wow your empire is growing very nicely Kaye!

  17. Lovely stash - hope you have great fun working on them all.

  18. Isn't it fun when you mean to get just 1 item and it turns into a huge order instead? You'll have so much fun stitching these charts. I love my finished Bear and the Bees, too!

  19. Gorgeous new charts!! Oh that bad Internet making you buy more stash... Such fun!! :)


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