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My name is Kaye and I am 54 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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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Quick post: Two Happy Dances....

I have had two happy dances - lovely!

1.   A geisha for my Joan Elliott Round Robin:



Oh boy, she has been a hard slog but worth it, I think!





2. Then another Train Stitching piece (thank goodness for travelling to work on the train, it gives me a good chance to work on my Smalls) - this is 'Girl things' by Pine Mountain designs.  It is stitched on 16 ct aida and is a ready-made cushion cover - I just need to make the pillow form.  It is going to be a surprise gift for someone - so Shhhhh!


Not too late to sign up for the Travelling Treasures if you are an Aussie blogger - you can sign up on this post here.  I will choose the lucky recipient tonight or tomorrow morning.

Thanks for visiting,

hugs,
P.S. TraderVic has just informed that we will be without internet for a few days, so I may be MIA from blogging until the end of the week. So sorry everyone.

23 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the adorable finishes Kaye. That Joan Elliott piece is stunning. Love the little pillow.

Linda

Emma/Itzy said...

Two lovely finishes! x

Davant del Riu said...

Muy bonito tu bordado.
davantdelriu.blogspot.com

RuthB said...

Wonderful work! Congrats on the finishes -- and hearty congrats on a beautiful RR.

Barb said...

Very lovely stitching Kaye!

Margaret said...

What a sweet gift that train stitch will be! And I love the geishas! Wow!

Simply Victoria said...

The geishas are stunning! Nice finish on your train ride.

Pinnylea Creations said...

Geisha girl is stunning and I love the pillow top xx

Thoeria said...

The geishas are gorgeous Kaye! Round Robins are such fun :) Love your cute pillow too! Very girly! No internet! Oh the horror!! I don't think I'd manage!!! Ok.....I don't think I'd WANT to manage :) Enjoy the time out and hopefully you get loads of stiching done!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Yay! Congrats on the finishes! :D The geisha looks lovely, and the little cushion is so cute.

Chris said...

Lovely finishes!!

Valma said...

wow ! this new geisha is so beautiful, and the whole piece is amazing !!
it's almost done, what a beauty it will be ! well done
well done also on this cute girly pillow =)
very lovely
you've been a busy bee
xxxxx

Vickie said...

Wonderful work Kaye! It is great that you can work done on your commutes.

Shirlee said...

Beautiful!

KimM said...

Oh, how lovely!! Both are so pretty.

Melinda said...

The Geisha piece is beautiful - WOW...

Your small is great also. Thanks for sharing

Angie said...

Love the RR. I don't think i've ever seen one does with the geisha's.

♥ Nia said...

Very pretty!!! Congrats on both your finishes :D well done!

Stitching Noni said...

Your finishes are beautiful :)
I love the geisha RR -- all those pretty ladies in one piece of stitching - just beautiful :)
Your train stitching pillow is lovely too - well done :)
Hugs x

Catherine said...

Lovely finishes!

Brigitte said...

Congratulations, Kaye. Both finishes are gorgeous.

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

Two great finishes here. The geisha RR is really gorgeous, some beautiful ladies on that one. the fabric is an interesting choice too, it works very well with the designs but I would not thought of using it until I saw it here.

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Gorgeous stitching