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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, 18 September 2016

Gifted Gorgeousness_September Update.....

Okay, a few things to catch up on for GG this month... but first, in case you do not know what I am talking about ...

Gifted Gorgeousness (or GG) is a SAL run by the wonderful SAL Mama, Jo from Serendipitous Stitching.  Basically, on the 15th of each month, we post anything which is stitchy gift-related.

First up is a gift of some lovely Henry Viii and his six wives chocolates that my dear friend Anna (no blog) brought back for me from a recent trip to London.  I have been resisting eating them as they look so cute with my Henry Viii thimble (which I bought at Hampton Court Palace in 2006) and my Henry Viii and his six wives teapot.

Thank you, dear Anna, for thinking of me. Such a thoughtful gift.


Also, I have been working hard on my DD's London blanket.  She has been travelling all over Europe and even into Morocco, where she spent a night in the Sahara and kissed a camel - I wonder if in Moroccan fairytales it is camels that turn into princes if you kiss them rather than frogs (which are probably pretty rare in the Sahara - lol!)????


She arrives in London next week, so I had better get a wriggle on - I still have five colours to go after the lilac - and I want her to have it before the English winter.

Then, my dear friend Linda, came home from her trip to France and brought me back this gorgeous Medieval book mark kit.  I can't wait to stitch it up!



                                  Doesn't she know me so very well?

Also, this month, I had the Prairie Schooler train birth sample framed and gave it to the new mum and baby.

I am so very pleased with how this turned out and Hannah, the new mum, loved it.








We had lunch at The Kiln, a very nice cafe on the site of the old Northcote Pottery (I still have some of their terracotta pots in my garden).



Okay, I think that is it for now.  I do have one more GG piece finished, which I stitched for a dear friend's 60th but it is off being framed, so I think that I will hold it over until next month.

Take care everyone, happy stitching, 

lots of hugs, 


P.S.  Ooops, forgot to tell you, please click here, if you wish to see what the other GG participants got up to this month.





16 comments:

gracie said...

Love all the pictures

Pull the other thread said...

Great post, what lovely gifts of chocolate & cross stitch bookmark you got. Love the blanket you are working on, best of luck with getting it all finished up. That sampler is just beautiful and what a cute little baba, no wonder the new mama loves it.

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Wow, chocolates are nice, not to eat :-)
Blanket is already big, it's an interesting project!
Gift for a new mom is a nice, small child in her arms you enjoy!
Nice day!

Lesley said...

I love your Train sampler.Lovely gifts.
what a great HenryVIII teapot.

I am said...

Hi Kaye such lovely work and what a cute baby,hope you have a lovely evening xx

Julie said...

Lovely pics of the new baby, a nice blanket that is keeping him snuggly and warm.
I think you should eat Henry, then his wives would be safe from harm!

Mouse said...

love those chocolates and Julies response hehehe ... she will definately need that blanket when she is here ..lol love mouse xxxx

Bea said...

You will have to unwrap those chocolates very carefully so you don't ruin the pictures. Love the bookmark and the blanket - your DD will be so happy to have something so warm to snuggle under. The baby is adorable.

Margaret said...

So much lovely gifted gorgeousness! Love seeing everything. I would have a tough time with those chocolates. Can you keep the wrapping but eat the chocolates?

Sarah in Stitches said...

Gorgeous gifts indeed! I'm loving the colors on that baby blanket. I've never heard anything about camels turning into princes LOL!

Linda said...

Lovely stitching and knitting Kaye.

Linda

Barb said...

You have so many great things in this post. I'm so glad the new mom liked that adorable sampler. Great photos of the new little one. The blanket for your daughter is so pretty.

Brigitte said...

Wow, that is definitely a lot of gifts, in both directions. I so love the Prairie Schooler birth sampler, it looks gorgeous. A great idea. That blanket for your daughter will definitely protect her from the cold. And the bookmark is such a beauty. Le Bonheur des Dames has many wonderful bookmarks and I also have some in my stash. Have fun stitching yours.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh where to start! Love that train birth sampler :o)
You did receive some very nice gifts from travellers!
Looking forward to seeing more of the gorgeous London blanket... after all Winter is coming!! :o)
Hugs xx

Tiffstitch said...

Great progress on the London blanket and so glad the little one likes his blanket and Mom likes the sampler. Very cute little guy!

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I agree with Bea - careful unwrapping required!
Love the train design, I got to hold a one week old baby this morning at my Toddler Group!
It's still very warm here so your DD won't need that blanket for a while yet.

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