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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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Sunday, 28 December 2014

My adorable Etui....

.... would you like to see my Christmas present to myself?

It is a custom-made Etui (decorative, ornamental case for holding needlework items) from L'uccello. I chose the French General Fabrics and then it is made up for me and the lovely ladies from L'uccello fill it with lots of lovely goodies.













Then, of course, I thought it was prudent to add a few little chosen pieces of my own, also from L'uccello.








So,  think that I am pretty set up with my bibs and bobs for 2015, what do you think?

hugs, 

27 comments:

Barb said...

You are all set! What a pretty little box filled with wonderful things!

Stitching Noni said...

Oh Kaye, what a gorgeous box! I love the colours you picked.... and all those pretties inside... Great Chrissy present to yourself :o)
Hugs xx

Jacquie Morris said...

Such a lovely present to give yourself, it's wonderful... Filled with such goodies too. And oooh more wonderful goodies too!! Yes a marvelous treat indeed.
Happy stitching for 2015!
I hope you had a lovely Christmas :)
Smiles :)

Margaret said...

Wow! I'm totally envious. You did well to treat yourself to such lovely goodies!

Linda said...

Wow Kaye. What a gorgeous gift you got yourself. Is that floss in those boxes?

Linda

Anna B said...

Just Gorgeous Kaye. Way to Go!! :0)

Lisa V said...

Ooo what a treat! That would have been exciting to unwrap and go through. Enjoy.

Brigitte said...

Oh, wow, yes, you are all set for 2015 with these beautiful accessories and gadgets. Wonderful gift from yourself.

Jeanette said...

Very lovely. Hugs,xx

butterfly said...


Oh Kaye love what you brought yourself it's good to treat yourself , I like your style .
I think yes you are all sorted for the coming year hugs.

sharine said...

Beautiful present to give yourself:)

Emma/Itzy said...

Looks like a wonderful gift!

Ariadne said...

What a beauty!AriadnefromGreece!

Shirlee said...

Gorgeous!

Vickie said...

I think that is fantastic!

Shebafudge said...

OMW...that is stunning! You chose a wonderful gift for yourself. Enjoy fondling it all in 2015!

sew.darn.quilt said...

This is absolutely beautiful. A lovely choice to gift yourself.
Happy New Year and all the best in 2015

Maggee said...

Wow! That is QUITE an extensive, beautiful accessory holder! wow! So beautiful, all of it! Yes, you are set for 2015!!

Sarah in Stitches said...

It's so gorgeous! I wouldn't even use it, I'd just stare it forever :D Enjoy!

Bea said...

What a beautiful piece! You're definitely set for the new year.

Blu said...

What a gorgeous gift to yourself!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Wow, wonderful !!!
My eyes are going to get out:-)))
Joy sew!

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

What an amazing box! It really is the most exquisitely made item. I agree with Sarah, I'd just sit and stare at it all day!
I love all the bits and pieces you've chosen to go with it too, especially the paper ribbons.

Cathy said...

That's the most wonderful present that you got for yourself! I savored each picture. Such amazing goodies!
Cathy
CraftyCat

Carol said...

Oh, how darling!! You are one lucky stitcher, Kaye!!

Andrea said...

What a gorgeous box. A few things to keep you going!

AnaCristina said...

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