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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

Monday, 6 October 2014

Around the world Blog Hop....

I was asked by the wonderful Kim of Wisdom with needle and thread to take part in the Around the world Blog Hop.  Thank you so much, Kim, for including me.  If you click on the link above it will take you to Kim's Blog Hop post.

The idea is that you all learn a little more about me (although if you are a regular reader of my blog I am pretty sure that all of my secrets have been laid bare already - lol!)

Anyway, here goes.....

1. What am I working on?

Well, I have so many WIPs (honestly, if I showed them all to you we would be here until Christmas!), that I will just show you what I worked on yesterday.  It was Day 8 of Santa's 12 Days of Christmas by Prairie Schooler, this is a Sunday SAL which I do with the lovely Linda.

This is a very important piece to me as it has helped me develop a great friendship with Linda.  Linda and I used to SAL with Debbie, who sadly and unexpectedly passed away recently so we keep SALing in her honour.  RIP dear Debbie.

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Short answer quick: Nothing.  I am not special, I just love to stitch (although I do often get compliments on my stitching, which is so lovely to receive.)

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

Hmm, in some ways already answered by 2. above.  As I stitch because I love to stitch and create. For me, it is the journey of creation which I love (which may be why I am a Serial Starter) rather than the finish - although I do love a good Happy Dance, too.

However, I started blogging as I saw it as a way of keeping a journal of my life, my accomplishments and my stitching.  But it has become so much more.  I have made so many wonderful friends in the bloggy, stitching world and I have shared so much of myself and gained so much love and support that now my blog, Kitten Stitching, is a little bit of my soul which I share with you all each time I post.  It has become my blessing.

4. How does my writing/creating work?

Well, I stitch what I feel like whenever I can, take part in lots of Exchanges and SALs, all of which keeps me busy, happy and healthy.  For the writing, I usually try to post nearly every day or second day but it is not unknown for me to skip a week or so, if Life or computer issues get in the way.

Now, part of this is to tag three other bloggers, I am not very good at this part.  I did ask several people but only two wished to take part, so I am going to have to go with two (as I hate to be a nag and I didn't want to bother other people).

So, my two next bloggers, who will post next Monday, 13th October are:

the wonderful Chiara from The Grey Tail (Italy)
the gorgeous Noni from Fireflies and Cats in the Garden (Perth, Western Australia)

You will see why they are good bloggy friends, we are all cat lovers!

UPDATE:  My good bloggy, stitchy friend, Brigitte, has decided to hop onboard the fun train - please check out her blog At Brigitte's place (I think that she lives in Germany - Brigitte, can you please verify that?) and you will see some gorgeous stitching.

Thanks for visiting, 



KimM said...

Lovely post, Kaye! It's nice to know a little more about you -
hugs from your SSF

Linda said...

Great post Kaye.


Barb said...

Nice to learn a bit more about you Kaye! Thanks for sharing.

Preeti said...

It's always nice to know more about our friends. Thanks for sharing.

Annie said...

I really enjoyed this post, Kaye:)

Emma/Itzy said...

A great post, nice to know you a little better :)

Daniela Bencúrová said...

I am glad that I know more about you!

Carol said...

Enjoyed reading this latest post, Kaye--I'm so impressed with you trying to post every day! Amazing!!

Stitching Noni said...

Great post Kaye! Thank you for asking me to take part in the blog hop :o)
Now I just to think of some creative words to put together!
Hugs xx

Lumiruusu said...

Hello kaye! I just became Your follower.I also knew Debbie from the blogging world.i participated to the first ever Crazy January Challenge and Debbie was one of the first blogger from USa who came to read my little blog. Ilive in Finland but I trye every time i post in my blog towrite something in english too. I also miss Debbie very much. Your stitcjigs are all evry pretty :)

Brigitte said...

Thank you, Kaye, for letting me join. And yes, I'm in Germany. I love the idea of this blog hop going around the world and I will try to find three bloggers in different countries to continue on this blog hop.

thegreytail said...

you're right, you spilled all the beans long ago ;) but it's always lovely to read from you, Kaye :)

I couldn't do the crazy challange back then, and can't take it this year either but I decided to honour Debbie with my own mini version: 6 new starts, one for each letter in her name, and make them starts & finishes in the shortest time possible.
it's great that you're keeping your Sunday SAL with Linda, it turned into a very emotional and meaningful day, I'm sure.

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

Great answers to the questions. I think we forget sometimes that blogging is a creative thing as well as our crafting. It certainly creates some great friendships.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Such a great post! I loved reading about why you stitch and blog. Great progress on your SAL too! :D

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