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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, 24 June 2013

IHSW

As many of you know, it was IHSW this weekend.  So, as the deadline for my first Joan Elliott RR piece is fast approaching I decided that I had better work on my Geisha for Julie.

This is the floss toss:




This is Julie's fabulous Buddha!


This is some early progress on my section.

and below is what I achieved over the weekend (I did have a little more than just the black hair done when I started on Friday night)




What do you think of her?   (Sorry, Karen, I tried to take mystery-like photos so as not to give too much away but the beautiful geisha just wanted to be seen!)

I also did some baking - a Blueberry Streusel Cake:




Yum!


Now, don't forget to enter in my 2nd Blogaversary Giveaway, I have added some extra gifts (see this post here) it closes about the 2nd July- YOU CAN ENTER IN THE GIVEAWAY DRAW HERE.  I still have a couple of things which I wish to add so please don't forget to come back and check out what is happening.


.... and you can enter in the draw for the Travelling Pattern (Summer Garden by LHN) here.

hugs,

P.S. I had a very bad day with my Dear Mum yesterday, lots of issues over whether she should be admitted to hospital and she and my Dad both got very confused and it was all very heartbreaking as it is unclear as to what is the best path forward for her.  I am feeling very sad and I fear what the near future is going to bring.

23 comments:

sharine said...

The rr looks very pretty:)

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

Lovely stitching Kaye - Amanda

Stitching Noni said...

She is lovely! Great IHSW stitching. Look forward to seeing more of the RR's as they go around :)

Linda said...

Oh wow Kaye, the Geisha is lovely. You really can't stop putting those yummy desserts on your blog unless your going to send me some. lol

Linda

Christine M said...

Your Geisha is lovely Kaye. No wonder you wanted to show her off!

cucki said...

Aww lovely rr piece..
Big hugs x

Christine said...

Great stitching, the Geisha looks lovely

meggie said...

Hello Kaye

Your RR is looking lovely and the cake looks delicious!
Have a good week (:

Chris said...

Lovely stitching. That cake looks yummy!

Shirlee said...

Beautiful stitching, but ooo-la-la! That cake!!! Yum!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Your work on the Geisha is wonderful.

Stamatia said...

Beautiful stitching and that cake looks so yummy.
I'm sending you a lot of positive thinking for you mum

Narelle said...

Lovely progress on your Geisha and delicious cake!
Hope issues are sorted out quickly for your parents.

Catherine said...

Lovely stitches! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way....

Annette-California said...

Your Geisha lady is beautiful Kaye. Your cake looks so delicious! Sending you prayers and don't fear. I know it's scary but also think what's best for your mom and what's safest for her. Sending you ((HUGS))
love Annette

Sarah in Stitches said...

That geisha is beautiful! Bless your mom's heart - she'll be in my thoughts today...

Valma said...

the lady is very beautiful !
stitched so fast and so cute...
very lovely !
xxxx

Denise SA said...

Lovely stitching. So sorry about your Mum I am going through tough times with my Mum so I do understand.
Sending hugs and positive thoughts. Remember to take care of yourself too

ariadne said...

Sorry about your parents, again, but I guess they behave like children now so you have to be very patient!AriadnefromGreece!

SoCal Debbie said...

The RR you are stitching looks beautiful! I'm waiting for progress pics on the Cut Thru' Castle! I'm sorry about the stress with your parents.

valerie said...

Love the RR so far! Your geisha looks great! And your blueberry cake looks so yummy! Sorry to hear about your mom's decline. It's so hard dealing with elder parents and seeing them in pain and confused. I hope that everything turns out ok. *hugs*

Brigitte said...

Ohhhhh, what a great RR this is. And your addition to it looks wonderful. A IHSW well spent!

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

Beautiful start to this RR. I love Joan's geishas. I'm really looking forward to seeing all of them grow over the next year.

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