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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, 25 May 2017

FNSI for May....

Last night The other night was Friday Night Sew In (FNSI), hosted by the wonderful Wendy from Sugarlane Designs.

Unfortunately, I seem to have missed the last few months (oops!  I actually haven't had a FNSI post since January!!!!!) but I actually managed to get my act together this month!  And now, I have a bit of a serendipitous story to tell.

Once upon a Friday, it was time for May FNSI and as it was a Friday, it was also Kitten Stitching and the Friday Frolics night, so I went to my Girls Nest and pulled out this UFO project.  I started this at the beginning of 2015.  My dear friend, Marie (of Sunday walks fame) was doing some clearing out and she was going to throw out his gorgeous wooden photo storage box.  Now, I thought to myself, I can do something with this and I started stitching like mad to create a memento or personalised sewing box for myself.  (Good idea, hey?)  I managed to finish five "windows" before the project somehow ended up on the back burner.

(I just checked back and the one and only, very brief, mention of this project was at the end of this post way back in March, 2015!!!!!)

Anyway, here is MY box as it is looking now:





 Now, as luck would have it, that very morning, I was reading dear Carol's lovely blog, Stitching Dreams, where she showcased a very special piece that she had stitched for her dear Mother's 90th birthday.  

It was a gorgeous freebie from The Snowflower Diaries.  Now, this design (sans border) looked perfect for my memento box, so I quickly printed the design and off I went.


However, I did change the word "loved" to "blessed" and added a third baby bird to represent my third child.

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... and every fairy tale has a happy ending (or dance), so here is my finished piece.




I am so pleased that FNSI and FF inspired me to get this project out again - who knows, maybe it will be a FFO very soon?

Thanks for visiting, everyone and if you would like to see what everyone else got up to for FNSI, please click on the pic below:




hugs, 


P.S.  As I am super busy the next three days (doing fun things, of course) - there is still time to join in my Merry Xmas in July Exchange.  Just click on a present below to sign up.




16 comments:

deb said...

What a fabulous sewing box that will be when it's all put together! Love the designs you've used - such lovely stitching.

Linda said...

Your box and stitched pieces are lovely Kaye.

Linda

Barb said...

You are making great progress and that is going to be a wonderful sewing box! I love the way you adapted the design to fit your family. It is a very pretty piece!

RJ said...

Hi Kaye! I'm a new follower and I'm enjoying viewing your blog tonight. I really love your sewing box and the stitches you are putting on it. I think the way you personalized the "you are loved" stitch is wonderful. My friend Mary and I have started a new blog called stitchingfriendsforever2 and we would love if you came by for a visit. Have a great week. RJ

butterfly said...


Your box is wonderful and your stitching looks great.

Kay said...

I love th way you have personalised this design to work in the fabulous box. You will be so pleased when it is all done. x

Nurdan Kanber said...

The sewing box is so very handsome as well as your stitchery ♥♥♥

Stitching Noni said...

I love the window box idea! Great finishes to include in it as well. Your latest finish is so lovely and well done on finishing it so quickly (I still have this one languishing in my WIPs basket!!)
Hugs x

KimM said...

What a lovely box, Kaye!! Well done!! Now I must pop over and look at the Christmas in July Exchange....
hugs
xxx

Vickie said...

Oh Kaye! This is wonderful!

cucki said...

The sewing box is so wonderful and I love your stitching so much
Big hugs xx

Carol said...

How lovely your sewing box is looking, Kaye! Love your change in the wording on You Are So Loved, too :) Glad I could inspire you to add another little birdie!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

I really like your box! Good idea!
Hugs!

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

Love the sewing box and the beautiful stitching too. I love it when the perfect design just presents itself to you like that. The addition of the extra baby bird is perfect too.
So pleased that this is nearly ready to be displayed and used.

Kerryp77 said...

Love how you have changed the snowflower diaries design. great ways to display your pieces too.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh my God, I LOVE this!! It's gorgeous, and you've picked really beautiful pieces to go into each window. I can't wait to see it all finished! :D

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