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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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Monday, 26 December 2016

Christmas Day ....


.... and a Merry Christmas was had by all!






Giving the pudding a drink of brandy!


My dear Dad's 97th Christmas ... rather bittersweet as he is getting very frail.




Making Peking Duck for entree...






 Some earnest political discussion going on.


 My niece loved her Xmas cushion (not sure how it went from being an ornie to a cushion - it just grew like Topsy!)









Let's see, what else... Baby Joe, looking askance at his Christmas ornie made by me (photo kindly sent to me by his mama from Casino, NSW)


A few Christmas gifts, a kitten calendar from my Dear younger sister....


... and my summer reading all sorted, courtesy of my dear younger sister (again) and DS2.


... and, of course, some stitching to finish... this is for my FB group (just joined - wonderful group), Stitchmaynia, 12 Days of Christmas challenge (we stitch on something related to each of the 12 Days from December 25th to January 5th).


The 12 Days of Christmas
The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
28 ct Cashel linen, Serenity
Floss: some suggested colours, some my own choice.

I hope that everyone has had a Merry Christmas and is now looking forward to a Happy and Healthy 2017.


hugs, 






12 comments:

Linda said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Kaye. Looks like you had a great day. Love your new start.

Linda

Bea said...

Looks like a fantastic day and a Happy Birthday to your dad. Glad to see the stitching wasn't neglected.

Barb said...

What a wonderful family Christmas. It is just wonderful that your Dad was able to join in all the festivities!

marly said...

Baby Joe's look is a riot! How fortunate to have your dad at the gathering.

Vickie said...

Merry Christmas Kaye! So glad to see your father.♥

Brigitte said...

You seem to have spent a very relaxed Christmas Day with your family. So nice to see that your father could spend the day with you.

Margaret said...

So lovely to see everyone celebrating together. Glad you had a good Christmas!

Maria Nistor said...

Bellissime foto.
Buone feste!

Melinda Forbes said...

Thank for sharing the pictures of your Christmas celebration. 97 my goodness. That is so wonderful.

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

Looks like a fun time was had by all. Even the mystified baby Joe! I think your niece appreciated her gift rather more.
Peking Duck and English Pudding is a very international mixture for dinner too. We always set fire to our Pudding and Mum has the side where she spills the most brandy!

Tiffstitch said...

Great photos, it looks like a very nice time for all. Also, love the Blue Jays shirt!

Heather said...

Great photos! I love the baby's face!

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