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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, 29 July 2015

Oh no! I have had two more ideas .....

.... I am sure you remember that a few weeks ago I had an idea - an idea to start a Christmas Ornie Blog.  Well, I have been very pleased by the response to this, lots of lovely bloggers have decided to join in the fun at the Christmas Ornie SAL 2015 blog.  (By the way, it is not too late to join this SAL blog, if you wish - just leave me a comment letting me know).

Now, I love these sort of blogs, you have all month to stitch a little something on a theme.  I find that it really focuses me and makes me so much more productive each month with my craft.

So ..... I was thinking.... and thinking .... and thinking .... and I came up with the idea for two more SAL blogs.  Oh no!  Or maybe Oh Yes!

Idea Number One:  An Americana SAL.....

I love what I call Americana stitching or what is sometimes called by U.S. stitchers Patriotic stitching.  We just do not seem to have that same sort of genre of designs here in Australia.  I think my love of Americana began when I studied American history in Year 11, I still remember my textbook was called "From sea to shining sea".  Let's see, that would be forty years ago now - lol!  I learnt about the seven colonies, then the thirteen colonies and on it went - fascinating.

So, I found that I am drawn to stitching American designs, like Liberty Lane below:








Idea Number Two:  A Prairie Schooler SAL.....

I am sure that most of you have heard the sad news for us that Prairie Schooler is closing down:

cross stitch counted needlepoint pattern design
Goodbye

An era is ending, but I know that so many of us love Pamela and Nancy's designs and have lots of them in our stash.  Surely enough to get us through a few more years of stitching  - lol!

So, the idea with both of these SALs is that once a month (whenever we feel like it), we post our progress on our Americana and Prairie Schooler projects on the SAL blogs.

If you are interested in joining either or both of these SAL blogs, please just comment on this post and let me know - I only need one other person for each SAL to get going.  They will be relaxed SALs, I promise but should be lots of fun!

I am hoping that you all think that these ideas are "OH YES" - please come join me!

hugs,





25 comments:

Nurdan Kanber said...

I have not heart that the Prairie Schooler will be closing down in 2016! It is indeed a sad news :((

So, I am interested in joining Prairie Schooler SAL event! My e-mail nurdan.kanber@gmail.com

Thank you for this great opportunity Kaye!

Hugs

Bette said...

I's be interested in the prairie Schooler SAL. My email address is azxser@aol.com

Ariadne said...

Ok I have some questions. When will these SALs start? I have a couple of Prairie Schooler patterns and a big Americana I want to start and see how it goes. But I know I will be too slow. And stitch very little.Do you mind? If not count me in!AriadnefromGreece

Brigitte said...

Oh yes, oh yes!! Please, count me in for the PS SAL - what a great idea. And I have finally decided to join the Christmas ornie SAL, too. I am not sure if I can do it each month but I will try.

Margaret said...

Great ideas! Unfortunately, my stitching mojo is nonexistent at the moment. I'm also lousy at SALs. lol! Bummer, huh?

Kaisievic said...

Hi Ariadne, the SALs will start once I get the blogs up and running (probably not until after the weekend) and then we will just keep them going as long as we like - it doesn't matter how slow or how fast we stitch as each month all that we need to do is post a progress pic. Easy peasy!

KimM said...

Oh, Kaye! You have such ideas! I love them all - please sign me up - not sure how much stitching I'll get done - but I', willing to give it a go!!
Hugs
SSF

shez said...

Wow Kaye you are ful, of great ideas xx

Chris said...

Please count me in the Prairie Schooler sal..when does it start?

Kate said...

LOL See what you get for thinking? They're both great ideas. Count me in for the Prairie Schooler SAL; I'm always working on one or more of their designs.

Carm said...

I could do the Americana but I don't think I have any PS designs. If someone has an extra they would like to exchange for something else that would work for me.

jhm said...

Kay

Count me in for both of them. I do love my patriotic stuff and I have a fair amount of PS to get stitched and this will help motivate me.

Jackie (from the Christmas ornies SAl ( I am getting stuff together to start next week.)

Bea said...

I think they are both great ideas, but will have to pass.

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
Visite-me:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

Obrigada.

Beijos Marie.

AnaCristina said...

Oh my God, Kaye! You had a great idea..two great ideas! I want to be in the Prairie Schooler SAL. You make me crazy. LOL Do you need my e-mail?

Jennifer M. said...

Love the ideas. I would love to be included in the Americana and Christmas Ornie SAL blogs.

This is the first I've heard about Prairie Schooler. I know many stitchers must be really disappointed at the news. Kudos to them and all of their designing success over the years.

butterfly said...

Great ideas Kaye, I wish I could join but I have just worked out my stitching for the rest of the year every thing is kitted up for the winter and I have lots of gifts to stitch too.
But good luck and I will love to watch what you are all stitching.

Carol said...

I would love to sign up for your PS SAL, Kaye--you know what a great love I have for those designs :)

Algodão Tão Doce said...

As pessoas entram em nossa vida por acaso, mas não é por acaso que elas permanecem.
Obrigada querida pela presença amável!

Beijos Marie.

Frances N said...

I'd like to join the PS SAL! I've never participated in a SAL, so it will be a new fun thing for me! I love PS and collect those charts, and I must stitch more of them! Thanks!
francesstitches@gmail.com

Stitching Noni said...

Kaye, you and your ideas are dangerous! :o)
Go on then... I'll join both - might not have anything to post for a couple of months... but I has always wanted to stitch a PS design and I have always loved looking at the "Americana" type of designs.... so why not indeed... I'm in :o)
Hugs xx

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oooooh, I love BOTH ideas! I can't join in now - I've got so much on my plate - but I might join in a few months, if that's all right :D

Shelly said...

Sounds like fun! I'll do the PS SAL. Posting once a month is perfect for me. Thanks, Kaye.

Shelly said...

Oh, and throw me in for the Americana too! I don't do any Patriotic stitching at all, and by Independence Day next year, I should have a lot!

Carm said...

I just found a PS Santa so sign me up for both, please. I don't have a blog as I have to rely on my kids to take pics for me. Thanks for doing this Kaye!

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