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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.

My fellow stitching kittens

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Lots of stitchy news.....

This week, I stitched some more on Henry for my Tudor Tuesday SAL - you can check out our mini FB group here, if you like.


I had a Happy Dance:

My Snowflake Tree is complete - I am so chuffed by how well this turned out.




I also had a Stash Empire delivery.....  Nine A Mon Ami Pierre designs, each is so very lovely!












For some reason I was really drawn to start this one - I think it is because I like that little boy in the top right corner.

Here is the floss toss:


... and here is my progress after one session (Wed night)


and here is where I am up to now (early Sunday morning):



and last on the stitching front, here is my current train stitch - a Halloween Freebie (origin unknown) for my Halloween Ornie Stitching SAL.



... and here is Furio snuggling up into my elbow as I stitch (that grey part is my arm).  He is so cute.  Last night he was all snuggled up next to me, purring away and dozing whilst TraderVic and I were watching Klondike.  All of a sudden, on the show,  there were wolves howling, poor Furio sits up, ears pricked, looking all around for the danger!



Enjoy your Sunday, I am off for an early morning walk with my dear friend, Marie (on whose behalf I must send thanks to so many of you who sent prayers and good wishes her way - she is doing really well on the chemo) and then later my DD and I are going shopping (her shopping, me financing - lol!) at the local shopping mall.

hugs,

23 comments:

Margaret said...

Lovely stitching! Lovely new stash too! Furio is adorable! And yes -- sounds familiar on the shopping with DD. lol! That still happens periodically here too.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Ohhh it's always a good day when you get more stash! :) Love your lovely stitching, too. ((hugs))

Rachaeldaisy said...

All of those patterns are so enticing, it would be hard to know which to stitch first!

Barb said...

Lovely stitching and great new stash!! Have a fun day with your friend and daughter!

Susan said...

Oh wow, a lifetime of stitching in your beautiful patterns. Love your snowflake tree, the white on linen is gorgeous.

barb's creations said...

Love how your snowflake tree has turned out, very pretty :) Barb.

shez said...

Hi Kaye you do such beautiful work,your projects are amazing,well done.xx

Linda said...

Wow Kaye! You sure are stashing for retirement. Good for you. Congrats on the cute finiish. Nice progress on your other projects. Love the pic of your stitching buddy.

Linda

Mii Stitch said...

Oooh I love it when there is a stash delivery!!!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful stitching, Kaye! And congrats on the finish - it looks gorgeous! :D

Pull the other thread said...

A stunning finish, really pretty. Great stitching on your other projects. Your new stash is fab and I love your new start.

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Vickie said...

I am SO jealous of your new stash. LOVE A Mon Ami!
So glad to hear about Marie. :)
Have fun. Don't shop til you drop. Since you are paying! ;)

Shebafudge said...

Snowflake Tree is absolutely gorgeous! I love it.

All your new stash looks great too. Some very pretty charts there.

Furio looks SO adorable too.

KimM said...

Whoa -eee! What glorious stitching. Love the tree - and what great patterns. Love them ALL!!
hugs
xxx

Annie said...

Beautiful stitching, and love your finish! Great new stash, and great start on your newest projects. Best to Marie:)

cucki said...

Wow such beautiful stitching...they all so pretty ❤️
That Halloween boy stitch is so cute...can you please tell me the designer name of it ?? That boy looks like my son...lol...
Sweet hugs xxx

Brigitte said...

It is looking sp great, the finished Snowflake Tree, such a nice design. And great progress on Henry.

Wow, so many new A Mon Ami Pierre charts. She was a very creative designer and it's a pity that she stopped designing, but it's understandable. I also have a couple of her designs, mostly from the beginning of her designing career. But I have never stitched one of them so far. Maybe I should do so. I love your new start, great choice.

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

Henry is looking great, very regal!

The Snowflake Tree is lovely too, who is the designer for this one?

The Mon Ami stash is amazing, one design in particular leapt out at me! I wonder if you can guess which one it is?

Debra Butler said...

Hi Kaye
I am so excited to have won your pattern. My first win ever! I have sent you an email with my snail address. I also posted on your other posting. Again I thank you so much!
Debra

brendon said...

It's the beautiful snowflake Tree.

ana julia maleta marin said...

Encontré su blog a través de google. Adoro AMAP!!!
Me gustan sus diseños.

ana julia maleta marin said...

Oh la, la...
The Promise, Le Temp qui passe....Cuantos, cuantos de amap....quisiera tenerlos yo !!!!

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