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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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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Friday Frolics update ... end January and early February...

.... I have been a bit behind on updating what is happening for me on one of my other main blogs, Kitten Stitching and the Friday Frolics,  so here goes....


[Ooops, I forgot to say that this post also counts for my FNwF post - you can check out what everyone else got up to for FNwF - herehttps://stitchingcubbyhole.blogspot.com.au/2017/02/fnwf.html.]

28th January:

In true FF fashion, I faithfully went to my Girls' Nest to randomly choose a WIP/UFO.  This week my hand fell upon this gorgeous very large UFO....

"Secret Santa" by Lavender and Lace.

Now, as is usual with a lot of my WIPs/UFOs, I have no idea when I started it, but as there is absolutely no mention of it on my main blog, Kitten Stitching, and I started that blog in 2011, it must be sometime before then!

This is what it looked like before FF: (not very much at all, really!)


And this is where I was up to after Friday night.....


And this is what it will look like - one day!


3rd February:

Hmmm! Not as much progress as I would have liked yesterday, as TraderVic and I went to a Twilight concert at the Zoo to see the Hoo Doo Gurus, a band from the '80s.

It was a perfect evening for sitting listening to fun music, with good friends and a glass of prosecco in hand!


As the evening drew in, a colony of bats flew overhead - rather spooky!

(Sorry for the poor quality of the video - it is better if you enlarge it)


Anyway, here is my Friday Frolic piece.... 

The Village Alphabet by Cross My Heart Inc.

I last posted about this on my main blog, Kitten Stitching in June last year, when the pattern first arrived from an online needlework shop.

 Cross Stitch Stashwho specialise in Vintage, Out of Print and Hard to Find charts.


So, this is where I was up to ....


... and my progress after some Friday afternoon stitching...


Any stitching is good stitching, I say, and I am planning on stitching some more on this piece over the weekend.

Have a great stitching weekend, everyone,

So, that is FF up to date - quite a flurry of posts to come (WIPocalypse, Smalls SAL TUSAL SAL, Alphabet Club - all except the last long overdue) so please do visit again, soon.

hugs, 


P.S. Feel free to check out my Easter Exchange - you have one more day to join in the fun!


P.P.S. Don't forget to join in the fun of my second Girl's Nest Giveaway for 2017. Entries close on Feb 5th.  Good luck!


13 comments:

Mary said...

Any stitching is better than no stitching is what I always say. I think you are doing a lovely job.

Barb said...

Lovely stitching! It's fun to see an outdoor concert while we are in the middle of a cold nasty winter!!!

Bea said...

Well, was I ever wrong. I thought that red for Santa was the back of his hood and here it's his trousers as he snoozes! Laughs on me! It's a great picture though and I'm going to enjoy watching it grow.

What a glorious looking evening for a concert! Would you like some of our wind and rain?

Nice progress on Alphabet Village!

Linda said...

Nice progress Kaye.

Linda

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Lovely stitching. Great start to your projects.

Susan said...

As you say - Any stitching is good stitching - love all your cross stitch projects.

Stitching Noni said...

Love your FF pieces :o) Can't wait to see more them both over the coming months!

Raewyn said...

The Santa cross stitch is gorgeous so I hope you can keep up with working on it! A zoo sounds like a fun settng for a concert!

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely weekend stitching! (I also seem to have missed the deadline for your Easter exchange, but maybe that's a good thing - if I'm too busy to sign up for the exchange, how will I ever get anything made for it?!)

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

Love those reds in the Santa design. Do you have a full list of your WIPs anywhere? Most envious of your good weather, it is cold and wet here.

Julie said...

The santa is going to be so lovely when all finished, great progress on it.

Brigitte said...

Oh Kaye, I see that you pulled out your Village Alphabet again. It's such a great piece, isn't it? I always enjoy to add my monthly letter. And now I know where you got it from as it's a hard to get chart nowadays.
Nice progress on your Lavender & Lace Santa, too.

Heather said...

Lovely progress the concert sounded fun!

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