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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, 1 December 2016

Online Advent Calendar 2016 - December 1st

Merry Christmas to all you lovely Elves out there, 

Here is Day One of Jo from Serendipitous Stitching's Online Advent Calendar



This is my very latest Christmas Ornament finish and it is, of course, for a relatively brand new baby (he is three months old now).  I am delighted with it.  I love the colours and the changes that I made.  I added his name and the year.  It is from the JCS 2016 Christmas Ornie Magazine


Jo always sets us a little task for our blog post; we have to answer a Christmassy question:

Decorations - do you have a favourite decoration you must have on display every year, maybe an heirloom, one the children made or something with a special story behind it?

For me, it is this sweet Kitty cat cross stitch that I made many, many years ago (at least twenty years, I think) and always put on the tree.  (It was stitched so long ago that I have no idea who the designer is but I have a feeling it was a kit) 


Now, you might notice that it bears a striking resemblance to my dear furbaby, Furio, so I must have been prophetic when I stitched it - lol!

Merry Christmas everyone, 

Now,please don't forget to visit the Advent Calendar on Jo's blog each day up until the Big Day! 

hugs, 



29 comments:

Clare said...

I had the same idea with that `Baby`s First Christmas` pattern our 3 month old,but making 3 with birth years of other Grandchildren for our tree. Happy Stitching.

Linda said...

Love the ornaments Kaye.

Linda

butterfly said...

What a great baby ornament love it.

Lesley said...

You stitched such a lovely ornament for baby's first Christmas.
I love your special piece too.🎄

gracie said...

Hello to our first blog hop day....I am on the 15th....

Brigitte said...

I love that baby ornament very much, such a lovely idea. And Furtio certainly is a very photogenic cat :))

Irmeli said...

A lovely idea to stitch ornament for a new baby on his first Christmas. It's very sweet stitching.

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

Thanks for taking part in the Advent Calendar Blog Hop this year and being our first door!
Love the baby ornie, such a nice idea. You certainly foresaw Furio too, the cats looks very much like him.

Vickie said...

What a lovely baby ornament! A perfect gift. The kitty most certainly does look like Furio.

Melinda Forbes said...

I love your little Kitty Ornament. I think it is a perfect one for your decorations, it is a Christmas Kitty!. The baby's first Christmas is a great idea. Think I need to make one or two of these.

Rhona said...

What a lovely kitty ornament! Baby's first Christmas is such a special time and I'm sure your stitching will be treasured for many years to come.

jocondine said...

Great to ring your bell for this first day in advent calendar, lovely baby ornament and how nice to have this cute cat on your Christmas tree. Amitiés. xxx

Tiffstitch said...

So fun that you're Door Number 1! Love your ornaments too. :)

Bea said...

Love your new ornament and the personalisation makes it just that little bit extra special. Cute cat!

Barb said...

Lovely ornaments Kaye, the baby's family will treasure that ornament.

Christine said...

Two lovely ornaments there

Julie said...

Gorgeous first Christmas ornament, an heirloom of the future for the new addition to your family.

Astrids dragon said...

Both of them are precious keepsakes!

gominam said...

Very cute and special Christmas ornament. A nice addition to your cherished collection👍

Gwen said...

Congrats on completing your ornament.

Merry Christmas!

Justine said...

Lovely ornaments Kaye, can't believe it's December already!

FlashinScissors said...

How exciting for you, being the first door on the advent calendar! Two lovely ornaments, Kaye! And your sweet cat ornament does bear an uncanny resemblance to a little cat I've seen around here! I can certainly see how Furio found his "forever home" here!
Hugs, Barbara xx

Southpaw Stitcher said...

The baby's ornament is adorable. The cat ornament brings back memories of my cat, who was just that color. Merry Christmas!

Ariadne said...

What sweet ornaments!AriadnefromGreece!

deb said...

Your Baby's First finish is lovely! And your special kitty ornie is sweet - makes me think of a couple I made about the same time - kitties, too, of course.

Katie said...

I'm hopping by on the blog hop. Nice to see your beautiful ornaments. Both the new one and the beautiful cat you stitched long ago. Happy Holidays!

gracie said...

How wonderful to mark a child's first Christmas.

Elfie said...

You made a lovely start to the Advent Blog. I'm a late visitor, having just returned from a holiday without computer access. I love your Baby ornament, and also the cat one (I stitched that one recently for a cat-loving young friend).

Heather said...

Great finish!

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