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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, 18 May 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness SAL_May update ....



Before I tell you about my two only entries on the GG front this month, I would like to thank everyone for their great advice on going bold on my next project which I posted about last post - everyone was so helpful - I love my bloggy, stitchy friends, thank you so much!

So, onto GG - my first piece is "Afternoon in Paris" by CCN, which I am stitching for a friend's 60th birthday.  Last month I was up to here:



This has now had quite a bit more love and attention and I am now up to here:



My other GG piece is the wonderful Nutcracker Sampler (the design was gifted to me by my dear friend Melinda.)  Here is last month's progress pic.


And now I am up to here, not as much progress as I would like but I did have to frog that red in the border on the right hand side as I discovered that I had used the wrong red!  Anyway, it is growing!


  

Now, if you do not know what I am talking about ...

Gifted Gorgeousness (or GG) is a SAL run by the wonderful SAL Mama, Jo from Serendipitous Stitching.  Basically, on the 15th of each month, we post anything which is stitchy gift-related.  If you would like to see everyone else's GG for May, please click here or on the pic below.

2017 GG


hugs, 
P.S.  I would like to invite you to join in the fun of my Merry Xmas in July exchange. Joining up closes by end of day tomorrow (19th May)  Just click on a present below to sign up.




16 comments:

Stitching Noni said...

Love your GG projects Kaye :o)
Afternoon in Paris is a favourite of mine - one day I will stitch that one and it's companion cities!! ;o)
Hugs x

butterfly said...

Love the Paris stitch , but every thing looks so beautiful.
Happy stitching week.

Lesley said...

Lovely stitching on An Afternoon In Paris,it is a pretty design.

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful progress on both pieces.
I have too started Afternoon in Paris. I think it's about time I added a few more crosses to it :)

Carol said...

Nice progress, Kaye! I simply love the colors in the Paris piece--it must be such an enjoyable one to stitch :)

Christine said...

Great stitching, I really like the Paris one

cucki said...

Super sweet stitching
I love the Paris so much
Big hugs x

Linda said...

Nice progress Kaye.

Linda

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month with two lovely designs. Paris is such a great city to visit and to stitch!

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely work on both!

Melinda Forbes said...

I have Paris in my Stash - I swear I am going to stitch it for a friend, she loves Paris. Yours is looking great. Also it is great fun to see the Nutcracker stitching. I do hope you enjoy it.

Kerryp77 said...

Lovely lovely stitching Kaye

Brigitte said...

Two great pieces you are currently stitching on. These Afternoon pieces are stitched by many stitchers at the moment, and they are so sweet with great details from the respective cities. And the nutcracker piece is very special.

Julie said...

Paris has really grown.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great stitching progress! Paris is looking beautiful :D

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Two nice projects and good progress on each. Paris is on my wishlist when I can justify getting it :)

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