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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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Friday, 17 April 2015

Gifted Gorgeousness _April update

.... Bloggy friends are the best!

I am a bit late posting these gifts (seems to be my usual refrain at the moment) but I have been sent some lovely gifts from wonderful bloggy friends over the past month. So, in the end it seemed best to showcase them in my Gifted Gorgeousness SAL post for this month.

Just to remind you:

The Gifted Gorgeousness SAL is run by the wonderful Jo fromSerendipitous Stitching.  The idea is that every month we link to Jo's GG blog post to show off whatever we are stitching that is Gift-related.  It can be something we are making for someone special or a chart or threads with which we have been gifted or basically anything else we can shoehorn into the basic premise.

It is such a good idea, as we all have something we are doing in at least one of those categories, don't we
?

So , here we go:

Firstly, my SSF (Stitching Sister Forever),  Kim sent me these gorgeous gifts as part of our Swapaway (you will notice from my sidebar, that one of my April goals is to finish my gifts for Kim and June for the swapaway but I am having trouble with deciding on a pattern for the next gifts I am making). I hate being so indecisive but I want the stitchy gifts to be just right!

The idea is that the gifts spell the word  "FRIENDS". I can tell you, Kim really spoilt me!











... and this is what was inside - oh boy! Kim is such an exquisite stitcher and finisher!














Sorry, I do not know why some of these photos are sideways!

Thank you, thank you, dear, dear Kim.  You are indeed my SSF!

Secondly, I sent the lovely Sarah a Little Sheep Virtue pattern as a gift as she did not have it for our LSV SAL.  Well, she is truly lovely as she sent me all of these gifts in return (I can promise you, the pattern was originally sent with no strings attached!).


A gorgeous, gorgeous bookmark, a small Janlynn kit (which I posted about last GG SAL update), a needleminder , a book from an author whom we both like (Sarah Addison Allen) and some camel soap.


Unfortunately, my photos are playing up on my camera so I only have a pic of the gorgeous book mark to show you:



Thank you so much, dear Sarah. I absolutely adore this book mark and all of the other gifts, too.  The novel was a great read and I have already lent it to my sister!

I have done some GG stitching but no time for that this month.  I will reveal all next month.

Take care and don't forget to check out everyone's GG stitching at Jo's blog.


hugs,

14 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

what gorgeous gifts they are and stunning work.

Cath said...

Such beautiful gifts.......what a lucky girl you are!

Linda said...

Lovely gifts Kaye.

Linda

Barb said...

Great gifts! Bloggers are just the best!

butterfly said...

Kim is such a sweet heart such a lovely friend , you must be so excited with all the stitched gifts she sent you I could not get over
it , she has such a kind heart .
Love your book mark too , have a fun day hugs.

Christine said...

What beautiful gifts!

Justine said...

What gorgeous gifts! I love the rose scissor fob and Sarah's Bookshelf bookmark. Can't wait to see what you make for June and Kim

Sarah in Stitches said...

I'm so glad you liked everything! Gorgeous gifts from Kim, too. Enjoy your goodies! :D

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful gifts Kaye, enjoy :)

Vickie said...

These two ladies are so generous! Lovely, lovely gifts!!

Frances N said...

What lovely and thoughtful gifts! You are one lucky girl!!

Bea said...

What absolutely stunning gifts! Hope you're feeling better.

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

Thank for taking part in GG this month. Gorgeous gifts indeed!
I really NEED one of those boxes made from wooden hoops.

Brigitte said...

A wonderful post for the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL. All these gifts are fantastic.

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