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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, 20 May 2013

IHSW round up

I had a pretty successful IHSW even though I did not get anywhere near as much stitching time as I would have liked!

This is the "finish" of my Joan Elliott RR which will be sent off to the stitcher this week.  When it returns in about a year's time it will have seven fairies/angels in the boxes with just one left for me to do!

Edit:  Oops, I forgot to say a big thank you to Karen for taking my rather incoherent plans for the layout and poem and creating a clear pattern for me to work from.  Karen, you are truly the Queen of our RR. Thank you, lovely lady.

The fabric is actually a dusty pink and it took me ages and ages to backstitch the poem.



The poem says:
There are fairies at the bottom of our garden
They often have a dance on summer nights


I also worked on Santa's 12 Days of Christmas SAL which I do with Linda and Debbie, every Sunday (well, that is the plan, anyway).  One more Sunday and I think that I will be finished with Day 3 - yay!


Off to work in a little while.

Have a good day, everyone,

hugs,

12 comments:

Karen said...

Well, just look at that round robin piece! It looks great! I'm so excited to get it first, and so happy that I had a little part in setting up your layout. (Oops, my pride is showing.)

Hugs!

Linda said...

Wow Kaye. That round robin piece will be absolutely stunning when you get it back. I really like the layout of the boxes and the poem. Great progress on Santa 3. We haven't worked on Santa 4 in many weeks.

Where is your Castle update. lol

Linda

Shirlee said...

You accomplished quite a lot! I agree with the others ... that RR piece is going to look gorgeous! I look forward to seeing it next year : )

Pull the other thread said...
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Pull the other thread said...

Well done, great progress. I love the RR layout and the poem will look amazing with the stitches pieces.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, that RR sounds fantastic! I can't wait to see it when it gets back. Your progress on the 12 Days of Christmas looks great too!

cucki said...

Wow it's so pretty..I love it...enjoy the sweet rr..
Big hugs x

~Narita said...

OOOO! I love your poem on there. I've never done a RR before. The ladies you send it to will pick whichever fairy they want?

Dani - tkdchick said...

I love your set-up for your RR!

Stitching Noni said...

Great layout! Can't wait to see it all stitched up with the pretty fairies. Enjoy the RR - it sounds like great fun :)

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

Your layout looks great, it's not unlike my Mira one except I only have four blocks and stitched a centrepiece in the middle.
You're going to enjoy this RR so much, I'm wishing I had the time to do this one but the Mira is quite time consuming with its larger boxes. Fun though!

SoCal Debbie said...

What a lovely RR you have started, Kaye! The outlined boxes are so pretty already. Just imagine how it will look when it comes back full of fairies!

Great progress on Santa #3! I haven't touched my Santa #4 in months!

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