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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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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

TUSAL, FF and FNwF.... and a great giveaway for you to check out

Okay, well, this post is a bit of a grab bag!

First off, here  are my TUSAL updates:


For those of you who don't know, the TUSAL is a project run by Daffycat, click on the button above for more details.

2015 ORTS - an entire year's worth of threads from my work:

2016 Orts: Travel orts on the right, home on on the left:

2016 so far:

Friday Frolics and Friday Night with Friends:

Luckily for me, the first FNwF     run by the wonderful Cheryll (click on pic to find out more) happened to correspond to my first Friday night back home and, of course, Friday night is Frolic night  Our Badge (you can click on this pic to get to the blog) - so all was good.

This is what I stitched for FF and FNwF:

I randomly chose "Troubled Waters" part of the Bad Neighbourhood series by Ink Circles as my FF piece. The last time I stitched on this was 11 December, 2013!  Oh, my goodness!

So, this is my before pic:

... and this is my progress after last night.

So getting there!

Anyway, enough from me - see you all tomorrow with another update on our trip - Taiwanese Wedding - Part 2!

Have a great day everyone,


Hold the Presses!

The wonderful Nancy is having a fabulous floss giveaway, click on the pic to have a chance to win!

Drawing of the winner is on Feb 2nd.  Good luck!


Annette-California said...

Happy New Year! Lovely stitching! love Annette

Ma, Herself said...

You have been one busy gal, Kaye, even with the wedding trip...I'm impressed :)
I love "Troubled Waters," the colors are yummy and your stitching is perfect, as always.
Your ORTS are beautiful...last year's are such pretty colors all together in the jar, and this year is looking nice and frog less, so far...
Can't wait to hear Part 2 of the wedding and congratulations, again.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is a beautiful project Kaye and you got a good bit of work done too x

Heather said...

Nice progress :)

Linda said...

Awesome design and great progress Kaye.


Brigitte said...

Great that you could even stitch while traveling. I can't because I need my magnifier and I don't have one suitable for travels.
Nice progress on a nice project.

jocondine said...

Lovely stitching, so colorful xxx

jhm said...

Just saw the last few posts. Regarding the wedding photos - Is there a significance to the red shoes? Pictures are gorgeous!

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

Nice progress on Troubled Waters. It's always good to see an older project come out for an airing!

Emma/Itzy said...

Nice progress!

ANGIE said...

Lovely orts! Happy stitching!

Bea said...

Loving your Friday night piece.

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