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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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Thursday, 29 December 2016

The 12 Days of Christmas_Days Three and Four ....

 In my Boxing Day post, I told you that I had joined a FB group called Stitchmaynia and that I had taken up the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge , and showed you my Days One and Two progress.  Well, here are Days Three and Four of the challenge.

[Each of the twelve days from Christmas Day to January 5, you stitch on something related to that day's theme - A partridge in a pear tree, etc.  Being the traditionalist that I am, I am stitching, yes, you guessed it!  The 12 Days of Christmas!]


Day Three:

Day Four:

The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery's 12 Days of Christmas
Stitched on 28ct Cashel linen, Serenity. 
Mixture of suggested floss and my own choices.

And, as it is so very hot here at the moment (30 degrees celsius/86 degrees fahrenheit overnight!!!!!), I woke up very early this morning, watched a movie  (Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren in Arabesque - what's not to love?) and got a good head start on Day Five - pic to come next post).


One positive of this very hot weather is some spectacular sunsets.....


I actually went to the movies, again, yesterday.  This time with my Dear younger sister.  We went to see La La Land...


Now, I know that this has been getting rave reviews but .... I didn't love it, I really wanted to, but I just didn't.  I thought that Emma Stone was great but Ryan Gosling just didn't really seem to love her enough in the movie, I thought, to make their romance really real for me.  Don't get me wrong, I am happy to have seen it but I would only give it Four Stars, not the Five Stars that every one else seems to be giving it.

Now, a movie that I would give Five Stars to, every single time, is The Princess Bride, which all watched on Netflix last night.  Such a wonderful film!  (Too hot to do much except watch movies or the test cricket on TV).


Just to finish off, here is another video, this is Furio, going ga ga for my chlorine laden shoes after I came back from water aerobics.  Does anyone have any idea as to why he would do that?


video

That is all from me for today, 

hugs, 







13 comments:

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

Your shoes are like catnip to your cat. Furio was getting a high from your shoes. hugs

Tiffstitch said...

The Princess Bride is my favourite movie of all time, great choice! Nice progress on the 12 Days as well.

Linda said...

Great progress on 12 Days Kaye. I love their designs but I sure can't see the charts. I have to get them enlarged.

Linda

Julie said...

I've had a lovely catch up read. Great pictures of your trip and such wonderful ones of your family Christmastime together. Lovely cushion for your niece and the ornament turned out beautifully.
Love the new 12 Days start, that does look nice.
Wishing you a Happy New Year Kaye

Melinda Forbes said...

Saw Princes Bride for the first time this year - raised six kids born in the 70's and 80's and had never seen it. But you are right it is certainly one I would never get tired of. Have a wonderful First Day of 2017!

deb said...

Loved the video of Furio with your shoes - made me laugh right out loud! No idea why he likes the chlorine, but we've had several cats who have dived into just worn shoes in the same manner.

Your 12 Days stitching is coming along great!

Sharmayne said...

sure is hot!!! Good idea getting up to watch movie and stitch .....we currently have Foxtel but wondering what Netflix is like

Bea said...

The 12 Days are looking great. That sunset is gorgeous! I'm also a Princess Bride fan - great way to spend a hot afternoon.

Shirlee said...

The 12 Days looks very nice! I have a special place in my heart for that one : )

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

Glad that you are enjoying the 12 Days SAL. Tomorrow is a work day so it's going to be a struggle for me.
Gorgeous sunset. We get some great ones here even with our lower temperatures!

I am said...

Hi Kaye the 12 days is looking fantastic,we have Netflix and love watching the movies on that.Happy New Year my friend xx

Brigitte said...

Your 12 Days are growing steadily, Kaye. I have never stitched a Frosted Pumpkins design but I often see them on the blogs and on floss tube.
I'm totally and thoroughly with you when it comes to The Princess Bride. And I can't tell you how often I have watched the DVD (www don't have Netflix), it should already been completely worn, lol.

Heather said...

Lol because kitties are weird? Cute though! I love the Princess Bride too. I liked La La Land but didn't love it. I was mad at the ending lol

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