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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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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Lovely Day.....

.... first of all I received some lovely stitchy packages in the mail.

First off was the Travelling Pattern, 'Life's a Stitch"by Lizzie Kate - boy, is this one well-travelled pattern! It was sent to me by the lovely Simona in Italy.


... and you can see from this doc that it has been travelling the world.
Canada, South Africa, France, America, Finland, UAR, UK, Italy and now Australia.  I wonder where it will go next?
It may be you! When I finish it I will post for the next Travelling Patterner.


Simona is such a sweetie, she noticed from my blog that I sort of like cats - lol! So, she sent me this sweet duo of cat patterns from an Italian designer, Paolo Gattiblu.    

Aren't they so cute?


Then, the lovely Marcy, sent me this gorgeous Halloween Ornament as part of the Halloween Ornament Exchange.  I really love it.  Thank you, Marcy.




Then, when I ducked out to my LNS today, Lazy Daisy, look what was waiting for me. The 2014 JCS Christmas Ornaments mag.  Boy, have I been waiting for this to come.  So, I am going to drink that cup of coffee that you see in the pic and have a good look at it.  What fun!


Just to finish off, here are the first of the roses from my garden.  It looks like it is going to be a good year for them.



Lastly, don't forget to check out my Favourite Films of All Time Giveaway, here.





Reading my mag now, hugs



23 comments:

cucki said...

Oohh nice :)

gracie said...

It sure was a good mail day for you...

Brigitte said...

Oh great, I had this travelling pattern, too. Well, I'm not sure if it was the same because when I had it the letter was nearly completely filled with names on the fron and on the back. Maybe there's another one of these patterns travelling around. BUt you will love stitching it.

The more oftne I see the ornament issue on the blogs the more I feel the urge to buy a copy, too, lol. Although I rarely ever stitch Christmas ornaments ...

Thoeria said...

Goodie goodie Kaye! I do love LK - always such a treat to stitch them! And how thoughtful of Simona to include those cute charts!Halloween ornie is really pretty too. Enjoy your mag!

KimM said...

Love LK and Life's a Stitch - what a cute Halloween ornie - and your roses are AWESOME!!!
xxx

Mii Stitch said...

Great TP!! I have stitched it too but I don't think it was this specific one though, have fun :)
Love the Halloween ornament, it is absolutely fabulous!!!

Emma/Itzy said...

Enjoy the travelling pattern, I have stitched it to. I think there must be two different ones travelling the world though as I don't remember seeing the letter...I think the one I did came with a card to sign.

Enjoy flicking through the magazine, I have yet to order mine, waiting until after we move.

The roses look beautiful too!

Vickie said...

Yes! I had this TP to giveaway when I was done stitching it, and Evalina offered her chart as well. She was done stitching hers. So two of these LK patterns are out there around the world. =)

Angela P said...

Hi Kaye, I'm hoping you can help me :) I think this was the travelling pattern that I started many years ago. I've been trying to "find" it so I can keep better track of it's travels. Do you see my name on the chart anywhere? Angela in Canada. Any help is much appreciated :)

Sarah in Stitches said...

Beautiful goodies! Enjoy the Traveling Pattern, it's such a lovely stitch. :D

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

I too think there are two versions of the pattern doing the rounds as i stitched one quite a while ago! It is the ideal TP as its small but versatile with a lovely sentiment.

How funny that you are showing roses and christmas ornies in the same post!

Jacquie Morris said...

Wonderful that you have now received the travelling chart :) Happy stitching!
Your roses are beautiful :)
Smiles :)

Margaret said...

Great mail and LNS day for sure! Love your roses!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Your gift is wonderful!
You have a lovely reading with coffee:-)
Your roses look great, well take care of them:-)

marina said...

the travelling patterns are such a cute idea, I had one visit here too.
lovely halloween ornament. Enjoy your christmas inspiration. Look forward to seeing some creations.

Linda said...

Lovely gifts Kaye. Your roses are beautiful.

Linda

Carol said...

Such a wonderful day, Kaye--hope today is going equally as well :)

RuthB said...

oooo, I'm going to be right over to sniff your roses. I can tell they smell amazing.

Congrats on an outstanding collection of mail! Especially on that stunning ornie exchange arrival.

thegreytail said...

oh, isn't that magazine something?! I received mine last week and WOW! so much stuff!!
the Halloween issue on the other hand was a huge disappointment, but hey - better luck next time ;)
those Gattiblu charts are adorable! I'm glad to see "Life is a stitch" is still trotting around the globe, hopefully I'll get it too at some point :D

Anthea said...

It's such a cute little Travelling Pattern... I'll be keeping my eyes peeled to see what you make it into...

rosey175 said...

Ohhhhh I just love those little kitty patterns! A house is not a home without a cat [stitch]!

I'm sure that magazine is filled with delight if the cover is any clue! Christmas issues are always such fun. :)

Simona Crocette sogni e co said...

Hi! I've been away from computer for some days! I'm so happy everything reached you in goodorder. Lol from Italy!

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

I love the mail! Have fun with your new magazine.

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