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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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Saturday, 11 January 2014

Turtle Trot 2014....January Post + FNWF + Very late TUSAL

Well, this is my January Turtle Trot post (one day late, sorry!), where I outline for myself and you all what the 10 BAPs are going to be.

Just to refresh all of our memories (mine in particular) - here are the rules again:

 2014 Turtle Trot SAL 


It is very simple:
Rules (copied from the BAP Attack blog):


1. You must have a blog, because you'll be posting links to it. If you don't have a blog, you can still work on those old projects, lol. You just won't be eligible for the contest.
2. Pick 10 unfinished projects.
3. Take a picture of them and make a blog post by the 10th of January.
4. Each month, by the 10th, post whatever progress pics you have.
5. Post a link to your progress post here.


So, here we go:

Turtle Trot BAP 1:

Joan Elliott Round Robin pieces.  This started May last year and looks like continuing until May this year. I am sneaking this one in as I think that even though each month or so it  is a different JE lady, it is still a BAP.

 (For some reason this pic is at 90 degrees - not sure why! lol!)  This is Oriental Beauty.


Turtle Trot BAP 2

Snooty Parrots Sampler by Barbara Ana


Turtle Trot BAP 3
Ravenmoon Hall by Praiseworthy Stitches


Turtle Trot BAP 4
Mary Wigham (0ne of my very favourite projects)



Turtle Trot BAP 5

Winter Silhouette by Diane Arthur




Turtle Trot BAP 6

Cherry Tea by DMC (kit)



Turtle Trot BAP 7

Henry VIII and his six wives by DMC (kit)


Turtle Trot BAP 8

The six wives of Henry VIII by Primitive Hare




Turtle Trot BAP 9
My beloved Cinderella - can I finish her this year?


Turtle Trot BAP 10

Kings and Queens of England (Bothy Threads)
 



January TUSAL report:
Top pile is home orts whilst the two lonely threads at the bottom are my train orts!

For 2014, I am going to keep them in this lovely vintage coffee pot which used to belong to my DMIL.


Friday Night With Friends

Last night I sewed like mad on my Day 10 Crazy January Start: January Cat (TraderVic and I were watching "The Return of the King" so I had plenty of stitching time!) and I was very pleased with how far I got.


This is a freebie from this site here.

Well, I will let you all go now, "Phew" I can hear you say - lol!

Off to Water aerobics now and then more stitching tonight after I make a yummy frittata for dinner.

hugs, 





34 comments:

sharine said...

You have lots of great wips to choose from:)

Barb said...

You have some great WIPS and very ambitious plans!! I admire that. I am just taking one thing at a time.

♥ Nia said...

So many wips on your hands! A lot of stitching coming. :)
Enjoy your weekend!!!

Preeti said...

Lovely WIPs! looking forward to see your progress.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great selection! Can't wait to see your progress...

Jan Gartlan said...

I love your choices especially all of the Henry VIII pieces. I really want to stitch The Primitive Hare one. I also have the Bothy Threads Kings and Queens kit but haven't started it yet. Have fun!

Miss Lilly said...

Oooh you've picked some beautiful designs! I can't wait to see your progress :)

Justine said...

I love the Bothy Threads Kings and Queens too. Some beautiful projects there. I'm sure you will finish Cinderella this year.

Vickie said...

Phew! Is right. Wow Kaye. So many lovelies! Good for you with the water aerobics.

shez said...

boy you have so many things on the go and you do such beautiful work Kaye.xx

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Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

That is a lot of gorgeous stitching to work on all year long :) I had to laugh at the "Kings of England" one and the George that is remembered with booze bottles! HAHAHHA! GO GO GO Kaye! And Turtle Trot your way to stitching victory!

Margaret said...

You have some wonderful projects going there! Love the Elizabethan flair. :D

Margaret said...

(I should have said Tudor flair...)

Linda said...

I love all your choices Kaye. You have some really big pieces in there but they are all gorgeous.

Linda

Emma/Itzy said...

Lovely choices for the turtle trot! I am especially loving the primitive hare design!

I look forward to seeing your progress :)

Shebafudge said...

Lots of wonderful projects! xx

Simply Victoria said...

Love all your ambitious projects. Much success to you!

Anthea said...

Lots of great projects there Kaye, there will be a lot of stitching going on to keep them progressing!

Pinnylea Creations said...

Can't wait to see the progress on them all Kaye - you're certainly going to be very busy. ♥♥

Pinnylea Creations said...

Can't wait to see the progress on them all Kaye - you're certainly going to be very busy. ♥♥

Farm Gate Creations said...

Looking forward in seeing your progression.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful stitching and projects. You have a lot to keep you busy this year!

Thoeria said...

You have such lovely projects on the go Kaye! I have to admit that your Cinderella piece is my fave :)

AnaCristina said...

Kaye, wouldn't you like to sign-up in this blog below to make posts about halloween?

http://halloweenorniesal.blogspot.com.br/

Bernadett Rauski said...

You have lovely wips,dear Kaye.:) Good luck with them.:)
Happy New Year.

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

Wow, you definitely have some BAPs here!!

Love the Bothy Threads Kings and Queens, I must post a link of a song for you to sing while stitching.

Your ORTs container is lovely too, very classy!

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

If this link doesn't work just google Horrible Histories Kings and Queens songs for one that does!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/clips/p00h9nqb

Valma said...

so many beautiful WIP in your hands..
we are going to see beautiful pieces here this year again =)
can't wait to see more of 8 & 9 =)
happy stitching
xxx

Brigitte said...

That's why I love all these posts in January about the Crazy Challenges and the Turtle Trot Challenge - you get to see so many designs that you have never seen before. So interesting. Like your Kings and Queens chart, it's a funny design and it must be a lot of fun to stitch it.
You really have some great WIPs on the go.

Parsley said...

Wow! You are going to be super busy!! How many hours a day do you stitch? I think I need to carve out more time to do so.

Patty said...

Know all about fur kids "helping"! Good luck with your SALs.

Miamina said...

Wow, that is some collection! I can't wait to see the progress you make!

Stitching Noni said...

I have always loved Herny VIII and his wives... One day it might be on my stitching list!
Good to see Cinderella again :)
Hugs x

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