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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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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

We survived the 21st!... and my final Happy Dances for 2014

DS2's 21st went very well on Saturday night. There was lots of fun, good food and lots and lots of lovely young people all celebrating the 21st birthday of my dear son who was born on Boxing Day, 1992.  If you want to see, here are some pics from the night:














There are heaps more photos but I won't bore you with them all!  lol!  It was a lovely party and my son has some gorgeous friends - lovely young men and women - it was such a pleasure to see them all so grown up (all of his school friends I had taught at some time or another! - lol!)


.... and amazingly, as I didn't actually mean to start anything new (but as I was dashing off to Mah Jong yesterday I quickly grabbed a sweet little design which I had won in a giveaway to stitch while we played and chatted), I had four quick finishes last night (there was enough fabric and floss in the kit to make it four  times) 

Sorry, it is a bit washed out - the fabric is actually a pale pink.

"Shoot for the moon" by Elegant Stitch on R&R Reproductions Awareness Pink, 32ct, with NPI black silk and Gloriana Limited Edition Starry Night Yellow silk, buttons from my stash.







Well, that is all from me - must dash, off to get my hair cut ready for the New Year.  Happy New Year to all of you - love you all.

hugs,

24 comments:

AnaCristina said...

feliz ano novo!
happy new year!



shez said...

happy new year Kaye.xx

Barb said...

A very Happy Birthday to your son and Happy New Year to you all!

Margaret said...

Your son is a very handsome guy! I definitely see the family resemblance too! Happy birthday to him! 21 is a big celebration too! And happy 2014 to you and yours!

creations.1 said...

Happy Birthday to your son - lovely photos of a beautiful life event.!!Hhappy New Year to you and yours!

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely photo's! You all look so happy and definitely having fun - looks like the foot didn't keep you down! Happy Birthday to DS (imagine being born so close to Christmas....)
I love the little design you stitched while playing Mah Jong... what a great idea :o)
Have a wonderful New Year - see you in 2014!
Hugs xx

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great photos! Looks like you all had a great time. :D And cute finishes!

Justine said...

Thanks for sharing those lovely photos. Your son is very handsome! Happy New Year to you. I know lots of people are hoping for a better 2014.

♥ Nia said...

Sounds like you all had a great time!! :) Happy 2014!!! :D

Chris said...

Happy New Year!
It looks like a lovely party!

sharine said...

Looks like a great night. Happy New Year!

Vickie said...

How wonderful! I am glad he had such a happy celebration! Your son is very handsome Kaye.

Linda said...

Cute ornaments Kaye. Loved seeing the family pics.

Happy New Year,
Linda

Mouse said...

Happpy 21st birthday to DS :)
cute wee finishes and wishing you a wonderful stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxxx

Angela P said...

Happy New Year!

Catherine said...

Looks like a fabulous time had by all! Have a wonderful New Years!

Christine M said...

Lovely photos Kaye. Happy New Year to you and your family. Hugs, Christine xx

Melody said...

Such a gorgeous family. Hope to catch up in person soon. Anyway Happy New Year. I'm looking forward to another year of seeing all your wonderful sewing. Hugs

Simply Victoria said...

What a handsome son. Looks like the party was a great time. Happy New Year!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Happy belated birthday to your handsome son and a very Happy New Year to you and yours Kaye. May it bring you all peace, joy and good health! Deb

Brigitte said...

Your house seemed to have been filled to the brim with young people. What a great feast for everyone.
Looking forward to seeing your first stitches this year and wishing you a wonderful new stitching year 2014.

Pinnylea Creations said...

Belated New Years wishes Kaye ♥ Beautiful photos's of your family Kaye; your son has the most stunning eyes. 2014 will be a better year ♥♥

Valma said...

wonderful first picture =)
it seems you all had a great time =)
you deserved this
Happy New Year sweetie, to you and your family
big hugs
xxx

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

I did wonder who the handsome young man was on your FB page! Looks like a great party.

The four little finishes are cute, they would make nice cards to encourage someone facing a test or exam or maybe starting a new venture. You could make them into little bags with a gift inside (Highway code for someone taking a driving test for example). Or you could use them to embellish a graduation photo frame or scrapbook page.

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